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    Installing Gentoo


    I was wondering how you would install Gentoo onto a blank harddrive. Do I need a boot disk or something else

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    If you have burned the gentoo iso to disk, you should be able to use that if your bios is set to boot from the cdrom drive.

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    I would make no /boot, just have it at the / partition (as I always do), have a decent / partition, maybe have a seperate /home (thought I call it /personal to make different operative systems have their own /home partitions and not mess up something because they use different versions of stuff, and a small /other partition where you can install other distros so that you won't have to earse gentoo if you ever would want to install an other OS or an other distro.

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    / partition
    /personal partition
    swap partition
    /other partition

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    you can use your dsl live cd to install gentoo just fine.
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    Oh, I thought you meant /boot disk

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    I can boot from a cd, so I could use the iso, but the iso files are kinda of big

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude500
    I can boot from a cd, so I could use the iso, but the iso files are kinda of big
    The iso's are big for a floppy, ok to big for a floppy.
    The minimal installation iso is only 60 MB or so.
    And the Universal iso is under 400 MB.
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    Okay that will work and I can get addtional software from other places

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude500
    I can boot from a cd, so I could use the iso, but the iso files are kinda of big
    dude500 all you need to install gentoo with in the minamal cd.....that is if you have a fast inet connx other wise i'd d/l the full iso and the pkg disk or aquire one from a site that sells them for $1-$5 apiece pre burned
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    Well I will just download the min iso

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