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right now im downloading the universal iso file from the mirror but there were also a few other files with it: install-x86-universal-2005.0.iso.asc install-x86-universal-2005.0.iso.md5 CONTENTS.universal and the minimal iso download files ...
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    download gentoo?


    right now im downloading the universal iso file from the mirror but there were also a few other files with it:
    install-x86-universal-2005.0.iso.asc
    install-x86-universal-2005.0.iso.md5
    CONTENTS.universal
    and the minimal iso download files

    do i need to donload any other files besides the universal iso file and do i need to download anything in the packagecd and stages directory?
    thanks

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    nope, the md5 is to check that your version is not corrupt. u dont have to worry about the other 2

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    will there be any packages i would want on the packagecd (if thats whats it is)

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    No, you can just emerge whatever package you need.
    If you have the Universal cd, that is all you need. If you want to do a Stage3, that file is on the cd. There are a couple more files on the cd, but you will read about them as you do the install.

    So what have you decided on, Stage1, 2, or 3?
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    Dumb question - probably!

    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    So what have you decided on, Stage1, 2, or 3?
    Hi ..a total newbee here to Linux. Still have to decide of my install.

    I am reading up on Gentoo and I have many questions - such as stage 1,2, or 3. Looks as if 3 is an install that is pretty much intact - not to be tweaked that much.

    Am I right? If not, please educate me just a bit to get me started.

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    im doing a stage 3 install right now as my first install of gentoo. been at it for about 6 hours now and im tired as hell and i have a massive headache. definately go for a stage 3 and save the stage 1 for the people who truely know what they are doing. well for an update on my TB hd. it currently has fedora and devian installed. im going to put vector linux on it and right now im in the process of putting gentoo on it. ive got a few BSDs lined up and im actually considering trying to figure out a way to put a mac mini inside my chasis(which is extravigantly huge) just to complete the bunch. i dont think its possible to install mac OS on a comp that doesnt have a mac motherboard is it? well if it is correct me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    So what have you decided on, Stage1, 2, or 3?
    im gonna try for stage 1 first and if its too complicated ill do one of the other two

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    Stage 1 can take a long time to install..
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    Quote Originally Posted by *DEAD*
    im doing a stage 3 install right now as my first install of gentoo. been at it for about 6 hours now and im tired as hell and i have a massive headache. definately go for a stage 3 and save the stage 1 for the people who truely know what they are doing.
    The main reason IMO that people would do a Stage 3 instead of a Stage1 would be the compile time. But on a machine with 8 Gig of ram. That should not even be a concern.

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    well, my networks not working when i try to install, so im gonna go for a stage 3 instead

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