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Originally Posted by jaboua What I mean is that almost any livecd would do it (If you have high download times, use the minimal not universial. Also, you should NOT ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    What I mean is that almost any livecd would do it (If you have high download times, use the minimal not universial. Also, you should NOT download it from the main mirror, but from a local mirror from gentoo.org.
    I guess my confusion comes from, what is reiser4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by COKE CAN
    I guess my confusion comes from, what is reiser4?
    It's a type of filesystem. Reiser4.
    Right now you are probably using ReiserFS or ext3.
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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    Why can't I get my gentoo cd to boot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by COKE CAN
    Why can't I get my gentoo cd to boot?
    Check your BIOS settings to make sure they're set to boot from CD? Also make sure you burn the iso as an image, not a data CD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COKE CAN
    Holy cow, 14 hours to download
    all you realy needed was the x86_64 minimum install cd
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    Quote Originally Posted by unobtanium
    I am in similar situation I am waiting for the Gentoo 2005.1 universal CD to download.
    rats.. just finished 2005.0 install and now thers 2005.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by whisker
    Quote Originally Posted by unobtanium
    I am in similar situation I am waiting for the Gentoo 2005.1 universal CD to download.
    rats.. just finished 2005.0 install and now thers 2005.1
    hahah I know how you feel, I recall downloading and burning 2004.2 a bit ago when it was first released because I heard that it was all the rage to use Gentoo, having no clue to what I was doing and a few failed installs later I just quit. Then I gave it another chance one day because I was bored and I pulled it off.. then I noticed that 2004.3 was out.

    You can just overhaul your system to virtually be 2005.1 I believe. emerge -u for stuff and emerge -e for stuff, too. Keep in mind that update and emptytree take a buttload of time to complete so go watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy.. that's right.. all of them.
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    I've installed a 2005.1 with 2005.0 livecd, just make sure to get the right stage-tarball (2005.1).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    I've installed a 2005.1 with 2005.0 livecd, just make sure to get the right stage-tarball (2005.1).
    Darn, I should download the tarball and make a cd with it. I was actually doing good, I'm over half way through with a 2005.0 install.
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    Though Gentoo Linux is probably the best distro to take advantage of 64-bit processors, It's certainly not perfect. I've found that a lot of packages are either broken or untested/unstable on amd64. For instance ndiswrapper and the synaptics touchpad utility are both masked, which is quite a pain for a laptop user.

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