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I am trying to boot the live cd., the full version(587 MB) I typed "gentoo", then it starts to boot up, stops at runlevel 3, I typed "startx", command not ...
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    Gentoo live cd


    I am trying to boot the live cd., the full version(587 MB)
    I typed "gentoo", then it starts to boot up, stops at runlevel 3,
    I typed "startx", command not found
    I typed "init 5", then it says "switching to runlevel 5"
    Then right after this I get
    *stopping input hotplugging
    *stopping pci hotplugging
    *stopping USB hotplugging
    then I get a blinking cursor and it just hangs their

    I do have a Logitech cordless optical USB mouse, could this be the problem?
    Any help is appreciated, if more information is needed, let me know.
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    which livecd are you using? (minimal, universal?)

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    universal, the Gentoo website said this should take 650 MB, but mine only uses 587 MB
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    ummm.. there's no X server on a gentoo liveCD. they're used for installs only. (and a handy recovery disk.)
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    you can install stage3 though, and then, if you have the time, set it to recompile everything like this:
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    READ THE HANDBOOK MANUAL ... DISPONIBLE IN A LOT OF LANGUAGES ...

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    I did read the manual, it says that their is a full version of Gentoo on the disk. To me that means a GUI, I was corrected.

    And what is up with the CAPS LOCK. And what is "disponible"
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    I did read the manual, it says that their is a full version of Gentoo on the disk. To me that means a GUI, I was corrected.

    And what is up with the CAPS LOCK. And what is "disponible"
    Apparently, it's nothing:

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=disponible




    And just a note...'full version' can mean many different things to different people. To gentooers, a full version consists of everything you *need*, and X is not a necessity.
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    ha ah! sarumont......
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    disponible = available

    au francais mes amis.

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