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Hi there, Im installing gentoo from netinstall - using links in other terminal to view the online documentation. Everything went fine (already tried 2 times) but every time I try ...
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    Gentoo installation , got stuck


    Hi there, Im installing gentoo from netinstall - using links in other terminal to view the online documentation. Everything went fine (already tried 2 times) but every time I try there is one thing where I get stuck. The emerge portage command.

    I takes soooo looooong and it never finishes cause everytime it just stops on one place. Is there a way to make it faster? Something that might be helpful:

    Got nc6120 HP laptop with pentium M processor. Settings in my CFLAGS:

    CFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium-m -fomit-frame-pointer -funroll-loops -pipe"

    I think the problem might be that it takes so long and that the HDD turns itself off after some time but not sure. Anyone with help please?

    PS: I think I did everything before emerge portage correctly.

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    I stopped emerge portage itself after 5 hours and thats pretty a lot for stage3 installation I gues...mainly on 1,86 GHz with 1 GB of RAM

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    Yes, that's a lot specially for Portage, it is written in Python and shouldn't take more than 5 minutes on a decent internet connection (say 128 kbps)
    Can you post the text exactly when it gets stuck?
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    Well I think I cant cause everytime it stops at te different place. Yesterday I tried something. When it started I aborted it using Ctrl + C. Then I did emerge poertage again and I found out that all thats hapening is compilation. I could clearly see all that stuff like creating makefile, checking compiler and output (a.out)...I dont know, maby Ill try not to modify CFLAGS except MAKEOPT="-j2" and then just add mirrors and try it this way.

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    I don't know why it is compiling, Portage is written in Python and Python is an interpreted language. Are you sure it is not installing dependencies?
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