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    about to install gentoo


    im about to install gentoo on a laptop. any tips?
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    Follow the handbook closely!

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    k i got a question:
    my processor is a pentinum m centrino thingy. which archetecture would that classify as?
    thanks
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    If you don't already know... it takes a long while for a full install due to the compiling of the source code. Be patient, or do something else while it happens for you.

    Good luck!

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    (If you don't have a hard/printed copy of the gentoo handbook)
    another hint...use ctrl+alt+f2, type "links", then push "esc" and follow until you get to gentoo.org. now look for the handbook and you can, if you feel comfortable (or if you don't have a printed copy) follow the handbook from a second screen. to get back to your original screen use ctrl+alt+f1.

    you can use any of the f-keys f1 through f6 to change to other screens. if you don't have a printed copy, this is probably the easiest way to follow the handbook (unless you can follow from another computer ). and, as said before, follow it closely..don't skip ahead unless it says to.

    good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by josolanes
    (If you don't have a hard/printed copy of the gentoo handbook)
    another hint...use ctrl+alt+f2, type "links", then push "esc" and follow until you get to gentoo.org. now look for the handbook and you can, if you feel comfortable (or if you don't have a printed copy) follow the handbook from a second screen. to get back to your original screen use ctrl+alt+f1.

    you can use any of the f-keys f1 through f6 to change to other screens. if you don't have a printed copy, this is probably the easiest way to follow the handbook (unless you can follow from another computer ). and, as said before, follow it closely..don't skip ahead unless it says to.

    good luck!
    There is a copy of the handbook right on the cd in both HTML and TXT formats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slip
    Quote Originally Posted by josolanes
    (If you don't have a hard/printed copy of the gentoo handbook)
    another hint...use ctrl+alt+f2, type "links", then push "esc" and follow until you get to gentoo.org. now look for the handbook and you can, if you feel comfortable (or if you don't have a printed copy) follow the handbook from a second screen. to get back to your original screen use ctrl+alt+f1.

    you can use any of the f-keys f1 through f6 to change to other screens. if you don't have a printed copy, this is probably the easiest way to follow the handbook (unless you can follow from another computer ). and, as said before, follow it closely..don't skip ahead unless it says to.

    good luck!
    There is a copy of the handbook right on the cd in both HTML and TXT formats.
    doh!

    that would have helped A LOT!! lol

    i never noticed

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    Just to say ..... good luck to you ...

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    1. You can use "links -driver fb" instead of just "links" to get to view images in the browser (graphically, not ascii-art), and to be able to browse with the mouse pointer.

    2. I beleve a centrino is a i686 (everything above "pentium pro" is i686)

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