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i'm currently running debian sarge but i have both gentoo 2005.1 cds for installation, so i'm planning on checking it out. so i have a few questions. how do i ...
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    a question or two.


    i'm currently running debian sarge but i have both gentoo 2005.1 cds for installation, so i'm planning on checking it out.

    so i have a few questions.

    how do i go about just going through the fastest stage?(3?)
    do i get all the latest updates?


    also, anything i should know before i go ahead and do this?
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    I don't mean to say RTFM, but when installing Gentoo, this is an absolute requirement.
    Actually it is the Handbook that you need to read, not the manual.
    And as for updating packages, once your system is installed, just do

    emerge sync
    emerge - u world

    That will update your system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    I don't mean to say RTFM, but when installing Gentoo, this is an absolute requirement.
    Actually it is the Handbook that you need to read, not the manual.
    And as for updating packages, once your system is installed, just do

    emerge sync
    emerge - u world

    That will update your system.
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    Code:
    emerge --update --deep world
    is my preferred method of update.
    and yes... RTFM
    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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    you should have at least a day or two of time availabe. Much of this time will be spent just waiting for stuff to "emerge" like X, or Firefox, or Gnome. But you'll probably mess something up your first time, at least I did. Or find out that if you did so and so you're system would be better. So if you don't have this time make sure you have an alternate computer available, this is also very very helpful for solving problems during installation.
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    hm, well i just tried to install it and it told me that i don't have enough space on the device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d38dm8nw81k1ng
    Code:
    emerge --update --deep world
    is my preferred method of update.
    and yes... RTFM
    um, yea. i think i saw it the first time, smart guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neanderthal // anarchism
    hm, well i just tried to install it and it told me that i don't have enough space on the device.
    That's actually quite odd, since Gentoo can be a VERY minimalist installation.

    How much space do you have available?

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    Make sure you are CD'ed into the right location, and not a folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varean
    Make sure you are CD'ed into the right location, and not a folder.
    that must have been the error. i did however ask the users at the gentoo forums and that's what they came up with. link
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