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Hi, I am interested in using Gentoo eventually (I'm still a bit of a newbie). Does anyone here have experience with VidaLinux (gentoo-based). I know they are probably very different ...
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    VidaLinux and Gentoo


    Hi,

    I am interested in using Gentoo eventually (I'm still a bit of a newbie).
    Does anyone here have experience with VidaLinux (gentoo-based). I know they are probably very different but I want to use VidaLinux as a stepping stone towards eventually installing Gentoo. Any other recommendations for a gentoo-based distro?

    Thanks,
    Bryan

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    I had great results with Vidalinux 1.1. I can't think of an easier way to get a Gentoo machine up and running...

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    Hi,

    Thanks kastorff for the opinion. Out of curiosity, can I use Gentoo's portage sources with Vidalinux or do I have to use another source? I read somewhere that you can use Gentoo's sources but I would like to make sure.

    Also, when I went to get the ISO's off of a mirror, there is a P4 and an i686 version. I have a P4 but from what I understand, my architechture is i686. What version should I use?

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    Thanks loft306,

    About the architecture thing...what is meant by i686? I am most likely going to get the P4 version unless i686 is faster or better optimized for my hardware. By the way, I am using a Dell Inspiron 1150. Hope that helps.

    Thanks in advance,
    Bryan

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    If you have a P4 use the P4 optimized kernel. i686 is a generic kernel for P4.

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    Thanks for the help everyone,

    Thanks debian for the reply about the i686 and P4 thing. I will download the P4 version as I would like to get the best optimized version for my laptop.

    Just one more thing...does anyone know where I can get a list of things I can do with emerge. I would like to know all the things I can do with it so I can utilize it the best.

    Thanks,
    Bryan

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    bryansmith check this PDF and this link out. This link, too.

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    Thanks alot for those links. They are exactly what I was looking for!

    Thanks again,
    Bryan

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