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    Can anybody help?

    I am trying to install Gentoo 2006 on a pc. I have partitioned the hard drive into 3 sections. Whilst downloading and unzipping the tarball I started to get error messages saying not enough space. What is the typical partition setup for a hdd?

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    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
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    Did you take a look at the Gentoo Handbook?

    It has a chapter on "preparing the disks":
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    I seem to remember having this problem... the solution was that i wasn't extracting the tarball to the mounted filesystem. At some point you will have mounted the root filesystem to /mnt/gentoo (assuming you're followig the handbook ok) and then you will need to download the tarball and extract to /mnt/gentoo. the simplest way to ensure this i found is to download it straight to /mnt/gentoo, and then extract from there.
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    Linux Engineer d38dm8nw81k1ng's Avatar
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    since you shouldn't be browsing the web as root, you can use the -C option with tar:
    tar xvf stage3-arch.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo
    or wherever you mounted gentoo and whatever your stage file is called. it's all explained in the manual
    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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