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On a previous post i've read, it suggested that i can boot using a liveCD (i have an old knopix liveCD lying around somewhere) and then running the gentoo install ...
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    Can i install Gentoo manually through a LiveCD


    On a previous post i've read, it suggested that i can boot using a liveCD (i have an old knopix liveCD lying around somewhere) and then running the gentoo install manually (in a terminal?)


    I was wondering if this was indeed possible as i need some way of having access to the detailed HOWTO through the internet whilst entering the commands to configure the gentoo install as root. Or can i just boot from the full install CD i have and then somehow enter the manual installation through a terminal?

    Does any one have any suggestions?

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    In my previous post these guys confirmed that it is possible and recommended, I haven't tried it yet tho. You could print the handbook before starting it also makes it alot easier when you have it on paper.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/gen...65027-iso.html

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    I'll let you know from experience; every Gentoo install I've done (about 6) has been from a non-Gentoo LiveCD.
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    Culd you please tell me which liveCD you prefer to use and breifly how you got the "command line installer" ? surely using a non gentoo liveCD only gets you access to the cd, how can you access the commands required by the handbook to complete the install?

    I too am confused about the descriptions of the CD's

    In the handbook it gives instruction for a non-gui install. when the liveCD(?) boots, theres a command line installer (which is a blue screen installer) which i thought was what everyone was on about when they said "dont use the gui" , turns out its more or less the same as the gui.

    i think i'm sadly gonna have to copy the handbook onoto my sisters computer next door and run frantically between rooms what a modern age of computing we live in! lol

    well at least i'm learning

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    Go to gentoo.org and in the installation section look for alternative methods.
    You will see directions on how to install from knoppix.

    One note Knoppix does not have nano, you will have to use vi or some other editor till you get into the chroot environment.
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    I've used DSL, Knoppix, Ubuntu, and Mepis. Just bring up a command line, become root, create /mnt/gentoo, and follow the instructions in the Gentoo handbook.
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