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    Hey im trying to find someone who would be able to help me to do a Gentoo 2005.1 install on my machine, by phone or text whatever.

    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

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    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".
    And about partition tables, if you plan to dual/multi-boot.

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulbsry
    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
    If you are going to do it this way, you should just go with vidaLinux.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    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.
    I just installed Gentoo over the weekend and I SO agree. First getting it installed, then getting X up and running... Since then, I've setup fluxbox all transparent emerged the programs I need (and nothing more). Sure, it took all weekend, but it was worth it. Just follow the handbook to the letter!

    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!
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    hehe, following my example of flux + minimalist install
    Here'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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d38dm8nw81k1ng
    hehe, following my example of flux + minimalist install
    Less is more.
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