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- Join Date
- Jan 2005
stuck during install
- Join Date
- Dec 2004
- Rockin' in the USA!!!
Firstly, make sure that the cdrom is mounted, secondly, make sure that the file name is correct
ls -l /mnt/cdrom/stages/stage3-<subarch>-20040412.tar.bz2
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- Jun 2004
- Windsor, CO
No it's not better to install from the CD most of the time, it really depends on what you want. Here's a explanation of each stage:
Stage 1 - It compiles and installs the whole system from sourcecode downloaded from internet, including the compiler and compile utilities (bootstraping).
Stage 2 - Same as above, but the bootstrap is pre-compiled.
Stage 3 - Use all pre-compiled packages from a CD (and thus somewhat out of date depending on how old the CD image is, and not really processor optimized), except for the kernel.
Now, the downside to using stage3 (from CD) is that one, you then have to use pre-compiled packages when updating or installing new programs; two, it's not compiled locally, which means you can't really add customization options (like taking out support for stuff you won't use and having it more suited to your specific processor); and three, you'll be stuck using less up to date packages.
If you can, use a network install, probably a stage2 if you're not as familiar with Linux. The downside to stage1/stage2 (sort of) is that compiling does take awhile for some programs, and making sure you have all the USE flags and CFLAGS you'll want can take some time. Make sure to run "emerge -pv" on any package before you actually emerge it so you can see what USE flags you might want to add that you didn't think of before.
A helpful little script I made to see what any particular USE flag does:
echo egrep -h "$@" /usr/portage/profiles/use.*desc > /usr/bin/useinfo chmod +x /usr/bin/useinfo
As for CFLAGS, it depends on what sort of CPU you have. For example, and AMD Athlon XP should include "-march=atlhon-xp", and almost anybody with a PC (x86) processor should include at least "-O2 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer", and it's not a bad idea to include "-ffast-math" too. For more optimization, you can put "-O3" instead of "-O2".
as for getting into the mount point, since you'll need to do that no matter what stage you use, first make sure you are in /mnt/gentoo, then try running this:
ls -l /mnt/cdrom/stages/stage3*
tar -xvjpf /mnt/cdrom/stages/Emotions are the key to the soul.
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