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    Installing Gentoo


    I have just bought an new computer..

    How do I start the bootstapping stuff...

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    this page has a few simple instructions on how to install and bootstrap gentoo:


    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...x86.xml?full=1
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    Look at http://www.michaeldolan.com/ it has a good walk through, although the best source will almost always be www.gentoo.org and the gentoo handbook.

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    You really need to print out the handbook before beginning your install if you don't have access to it from another computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozar
    You really need to print out the handbook before beginning your install if you don't have access to it from another computer.
    Why do you need to do this? you can view the handbook in another virtual terminal with the help of links2
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    Most of the newbies I've come across have no idea how to do that.

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    I also prefer to print out the handbook, it makes things much easier, plus you can go through it and write down all of the commands in a row that you need to issue and cue them up with &&, that way you don't have to hover as much...plus links2 doesn't make for a great viewing experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozar
    Most of the newbies I've come across have no idea how to do that.
    This is explained in the handbook.

    Even though I can do it with links, I prefer to have the handbook in my hand.

    Some of the commands are kind of long, and it is easy to make a typo if you are switching virtual terminals.

    Plus, if you print out the entire handbook, you have it on hand for later reading and studying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    This is explained in the handbook.
    Yeah, that was my point in saying brill01 should print out the handbook before beginning the install. Gentoo is intimidating enough to newbies without having to spend time trying to figure out how to access the handbook through unknown methods within the installation itself.

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    It is also explained before you begin the installation on the cd.

    It tells you where to go to get the handbook, how to view it using Alt + F2 and returning to the installation screen using Alt + F1.

    I just personally don't like switching between vt's during the install.
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