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I am currently waiting for my 64 bit processor and motherboard. A guy from another website (car related) recomend I go with Gentoo. He stated that everything would be geared ...
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    Gentoo good for 64?


    I am currently waiting for my 64 bit processor and motherboard. A guy from another website (car related) recomend I go with Gentoo. He stated that everything would be geared for 64 bit. I am not familiar with Gentoo one bit. I have recently started using Linux, and I have been using Debian. I see you guys running Gentoo with different stages attached at the end, what is with that? Any info would be much appreciated.
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    I am in similar situation I am waiting for the Gentoo 2005.1 universal CD to download. Try this link it has everything you ever wanted to know about Gentoo but were afraid to ask
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...intable&full=1

    I also found this that may be useful
    I didn't find the installation too difficult. Basically, just follow the Handbook EXACTLY.

    Also, I highly recommend doing it through Knoppix, so as to allow for a GUI and graphical Internet access:

    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/altinstall.xml#doc_chap3
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    As long as you give it the right CFLAGS, everything will be optimized for your 64bits-processor. Just follow the handbook, and when you come to the sction about opening up make.conf, check these sites for available CFLAGS in make.conf:

    http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-3....timize-Options
    http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-3....002d64-Options

    If you are unsure if for example your processor supports mmx (something it probably does), do a "cat /proc/cpuinfo|grep flags" to see which instruction sets it supports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    As long as you give it the right CFLAGS, everything will be optimized for your 64bits-processor. Just follow the handbook, and when you come to the sction about opening up make.conf, check these sites for available CFLAGS in make.conf:

    http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-3....timize-Options
    http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-3....002d64-Options

    If you are unsure if for example your processor supports mmx (something it probably does), do a "cat /proc/cpuinfo|grep flags" to see which instruction sets it supports.
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    Where can I find the iso for the install disc for a P4 2GHz?
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    It is the same install disk for amd and pentium... You have multiple choises, you should decide... The most usual is gentoo livecd: http://gentoo.osuosl.org/releases/x8...mal-2005.0.iso
    or http://gentoo.osuosl.org/releases/x8...sal-2005.0.iso

    If you want reiser4, you should use for example "lxnay gentoo rr4 livecd".

    Many peaple also choose to use knoppix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    It is the same install disk for amd and pentium... You have multiple choises, you should decide... The most usual is gentoo livecd: http://gentoo.osuosl.org/releases/x8...mal-2005.0.iso
    or http://gentoo.osuosl.org/releases/x8...sal-2005.0.iso

    If you want reiser4, you should use for example "lxnay gentoo rr4 livecd".

    Many peaple also choose to use knoppix.
    Everything is pretty much done over the internet right?
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    Holy cow, 14 hours to download
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua

    If you want reiser4, you should use for example "lxnay gentoo rr4 livecd".

    Many peaple also choose to use knoppix.
    What do you mean?
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    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.

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