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    Will Gentoo have a GUI loader for 2005.0?


    Will Gentoo have a graphical loader for '05? I've always been too lazy to read the handbook so I never wanted to do the old hellish install of text and compiling. I've heard a rumor that a gui loader would be in this time around, is this true? Thanks.
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    I don't think so... I can't see why there would be, gentoo has always been a compile-it-yourself distro, that's something that you can't really accomplish with a graphical installer.

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    Well then...

    I guess I'll just have to break down and read the manual... I've tried the 2004.3 install and I was so confused. I skimmed the guide, grew bored with it and never picked it up again. I'll try it again today. Thanks for the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smindinvern
    I don't think so... I can't see why there would be, gentoo has always been a compile-it-yourself distro, that's something that you can't really accomplish with a graphical installer.
    I remember reading that the devs weren't planning to automate the install in any way/shape/form anytime in the forseeable future. This is a Good Thing (tm), IMHO. As you stated, you can't really customize it 100% from installation with a GUIish installer. If there were an automated Gentoo installer, I'd have to switch to LFS.
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    don't worry, it is not really that hellish, and most of it does make since once you read the handbook, its really easy to remember, you'll learn alot about a great distro and get a kick-ass system to boot
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    i deffenatly wouldnt want to see an automated installer but a gui installer that presented the next step for you would be nice. i screwed up twice before finaly lucking into a working install.
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    Re: Will Gentoo have a GUI loader for 2005.0?

    Quote Originally Posted by George Harrison
    Will Gentoo have a graphical loader for '05? I've always been too lazy to read the handbook so I never wanted to do the old hellish install of text and compiling. I've heard a rumor that a gui loader would be in this time around, is this true? Thanks.
    Yep same here, can't be arsed to read the handbook and install it because it's got no-installer, hell I would be contempt with a text-installer let alone a gui one.

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    I just installed 2005.0 and it went rather smoothly......suprising since I've never done this before.

    And the handbook isn't a bad read.........at least look at if. If you really don't want to, I've seen a bunch of sites with basic instructions (google is your friend).

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    Heh, I just tried to install my 2004.3 gentoo, it sucked, well for a start things on messed up on part 7 of the handbook, plus my portage make.conf got screwed up during mirrorlist configuration, it gave me a load of **** like funny characters, about 55,000 lines of it.

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    Well progress so far, at the moment im running links, yep you heard links on the livecd, ive nearly done my installation, im compiling a kernel now, wish me luck

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