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    Installing gentoo with windows


    I have windows and i downloaded a gentoo iso file and burned that to a cd using NERO, but when i try to boot from a CD, i dosent say anything, it just tries to boot from cd, the loads windows. Can anyone help me??? I also think i downloaded the wrong one, what do i download --- amd64, alpha, x86, sparc, ppc, ppc64, hppa, or mips? I downloaded the alpha version.

    I am running on an AMD Athlon XP 2000+ with a shuttle Motherboard. I dont know if that would have anything to do with it, but just in case.

    Thanks

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    You're running an AMD? Then try downloading the AMD version?

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    Download from here.
    ftp://ftp.ussg.iu.edu/pub/linux/gent...ges/athlon-xp/

    Hope this helps.

    Plus, read the manual for burning instructions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    Download from here.
    ftp://ftp.ussg.iu.edu/pub/linux/gent...ges/athlon-xp/

    Hope this helps.

    Plus, read the manual for burning instructions.
    ummm thoes are stages they are not the install cd
    here is the minamal install cd it is all you need to do a network install
    http://gentoo.osuosl.org/releases/x8...mal-2005.0.isoand here is the md5http://gentoo.osuosl.org/releases/x8...2005.0.iso.md5
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    At least he will know where to go once he is installing. Unless he wants to use one off the cd.
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    make sure you only get the amd64 if you have a 64 bit amd proc, if you just have a regular amd then get the x86, each one of those is for a different architecture, e.g. ppc is for a mac comp to run gentoo, sparc is for sun, etc
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    Silly question: did you burn the CD as an ISO image? If you didn't your CD won't be bootable.

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    Go here to get your iso.
    http://iso.linuxquestions.org/versio...ersion=133#x86
    Make sure you get the x86 version.
    You only need to get one of the iso's.
    The universal has everything you will need to do the install right on it.
    The minimal, is just that, minimal, you will have to download everything from the net. Advantage more up2date packages.
    Go here for burning instructions.
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...iewcat&catid=8
    Hope this helps.
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    Gentoo has had issues with some of their universal releases (2004.1 i think comes to mind). I'd recommend getting the minimal CD and doing the lowest order stage install you feel up to. It'll take a week but oh it's worth it.

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