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    Gentoo install problems - appreciate a quick response (I'm stuck halfway thru the install)


    Well, I never thought I would be doing this the day before an exam... I'm trying to install gentoo (as we speak - I'm using links2 to write this) with the minimal install cd and a stage 2 from the internet. I managed to get the portage snapshot off the net as well but how do I get the distfiles? I have found them on the internet at the blueyonder ftp site but its just a directory and I don't know links2 well enough to be able to download the contents of a directory. Also I imagine its rather large so do I need to get it or what? The handbook is rather helpfully written for the universal cd so its not helping much. Thanks in advance

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    You mean a tarball? The 2005.0 guide has a most excellent guide to fetch files from Links2. If you got a Portage snapshot off the internet than it's essentially the same thing for the tarball (is the tarball what you are even talking about?) go here for the files www.gentoo.org you shouldn't have anyt troubles - tarballs and snapshots are the only things you must fetch from the internet on a minimal cd. Good luck - I too have final exams.
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    With distfiles, do you mean the sources of the apps? If so - it's all automaticly downloaded when you run "emerge -f system && emerge -e system" to get up the base system.

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    Are you using the 2005.0 minimal installation cd, and that only has a stage3 handbook?

    If so, go to gentoo.org, and use one of the other online handbooks, not 2005.0.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    Are you using the 2005.0 minimal installation cd, and that only has a stage3 handbook?

    If so, go to gentoo.org, and use one of the other online handbooks, not 2005.0.
    Yeah, I forgot, it only explains stage 3 with GRP or something on the livecd... Use the 2005.0 manual found at gentoo.org as budman7 said, that one explains how to use stage2.

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