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Maybe this is too basic but If I go to gentoo.org in the "get gentoo" link I just see some not very common architechtures and no the most usual x86 ...
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    Getting Gentoo?


    Maybe this is too basic but If I go to gentoo.org in the "get gentoo" link I just see some not very common architechtures and no the most usual x86 and just find a minimal live-cd for x86 and a live-cd for i686

    the common process is just to download the minimal live-cd and then emerge everything else to have a fully optimized system?

    A month ago I downloaded the live-cd but the installer damaged totally my disk geometry and this is a process i don't want to repeat
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    I highly recommend avoiding the Gentoo graphical installer: it is known to be quite bug-ridden. Besides, you learn more by doing it on your own.

    The process is explained in the Gentoo Handbook:
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml

    The Handbook also explains the two different CDs (yes, you do it all through a LiveCD: you can actually use any LiveCD, or even another distro: I usually use Knoppix because I need ndiswrapper).

    Anyway, use that Handbook and follow it to the letter (I do recommend using cfdisk instead of fdisk though). I've installed Gentoo three times, and I've never had a problem.

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    I think I'm ready for gentoo, reading the sticky was helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabhan
    I highly recommend avoiding the Gentoo graphical installer: it is known to be quite bug-ridden. Besides, you learn more by doing it on your own.
    I agree on both points.
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    i always use the minimal on any install, thats the best part about gentoo and all other distros that use ftp, your almost up to date on a fresh install. and yes the GUI is buggy as hell, just follow the handbook and you wont go wrong, note stage 1 and 2 are no longer supported but i think they still have doc's somewhere

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    Yea, don't use grafical installer, i've lerned far far more installing gentoo on my own for the first time, than i have for 6 months using Suse.
    Gentoo rocks!

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    I read the handbook about the installation and I am familiar with most commands and things there so I think I won't get any problems (maybe my SLOW internet connection will drive me crazy)
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    Slow internet may be a pain in the ass
    Printout the gentoo instalation giude befor you start and your cool
    have fun

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