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    Gentoo variations?


    I'm probably going to rebuild my main computer here in a few weeks. Right now it's running Gentoo and things are going just fine but I want to put in new hard drives. Although I'm really happy with Gentoo and would use it again, are there any good variations on it out there? Also--this isn't Gentoo related--is it possible to install Linux directly onto striped SATA drives if the striping is done in the BIOS?

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    Sorry if I did'nt get the question properly, but what do you mean with variations Related distros?

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    Re: Gentoo variations?

    Quote Originally Posted by groovygroundhog
    I'm probably going to rebuild my main computer here in a few weeks. Right now it's running Gentoo and things are going just fine but I want to put in new hard drives. Although I'm really happy with Gentoo and would use it again, are there any good variations on it out there?
    Vidalinux is derived from Gentoo. You might want to try that.

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    Yeah, distros that are based on Gentoo (still use portage etc.).

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    Re: Gentoo variations?

    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    Vidalinux is derived from Gentoo. You might want to try that.
    Like I said, VidaLinux. However, in many apt4rpm repositories and, I'd imagine, in Debian APT repositories, you can
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    apt-get install emerge
    and use a different distro with portage, but that would seem kind of dumb.

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    There is also an app called "emerde", which implents portage on other architectures, in particular slackware.

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    I'm interested in emerde cause i use slackware, but I heard it was really buggy. Isn't there a big name distro that's based on Gentoo?

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    The biggest one that's Gentoo-based that I've heard of is Vida.

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    lakerdonald, did'nt jedilinux 0.1 come with emerge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    lakerdonald, did'nt jedilinux 0.1 come with emerge?
    early versions did, but not 0.1
    I don't like the Jedi <--> Gentoo connection being made, but Jedilinux 0.0.x and Jedilinux 0.1.x are all Gentoo-based.
    but no Jedi GNU/Linux 0.2.x (coming soon)

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