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I tried installing it on one of my other computers and i failed miserably, so it would be awesome if there is anyone particularly experianced with the installation of Gentoo
My computer is a P4 1.8ghz
thanks a bunch if you could help me out
This is a really good place to start.
The only place you should deviate from the handbook is when the handbook tells you to use "fdisk", you should use "cfdisk".
If you run into problems during the install, let us know, and we will be more than glad to help.
But telling you step-by-step the commands that you need is just a bad idea.
If you do it on your own, without a great deal of help, o at least just a little help, you will get much more satisfaction out of it.
Or if you are interested in having a ready to go system, check out vidalinux
Originally Posted by budman7
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- Mar 2005
I would also say, if you get into trouble, open a new virtual terminal in the gentoo livecd, start irssi, /server freenode, /join #linuxforums.
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When I ran into a hiccup, I had a guy that had sshd into my system, and I'd echo a message to him, and he's walk me through it. That's how I did it
10-09-2005 #5Originally Posted by Ulbsry
Using this method takes all the satisfaction out of installing Gentoo.
After doing an installation by yourself, and getting it to boot up properly, this gives you a great deal of satisfaction.
And then getting X to work after that is really cool.
It is a lot of work, but once you do it, it feels really good.
And doing it yourself, and tracking down and solving issues will give you a better understanding of your system.
10-10-2005 #6Originally Posted by budman7
They really should warn you though. Like, when you go to download the .iso's (or perhaps sometime in the installation), a message saying something along the lines of "Warning! Illegaly fast and wicked operating system! Do not underestemate!"
edit: got the fonts to look nice, yeah!
hehe, following my example of flux + minimalist installHere's why Linux is easier than Windows:
Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?
10-13-2005 #8Originally Posted by d38dm8nw81k1ng