I'm installing gentoo 2006.0 on a vaio laptop 850mhz pentium 3 via a stage 3 install/stage 3 tarball. I read read read before the install and believe I had everything configured correctly before clicking "install."
On the first try I had it run through the night. In the morning I noticed it had frozen at the Installing additional packages section during the 'emerging mozilla (75/120)' or something. So I let it sit for about an hour and gave up. I closed the install window and restarted the computer. Grub showed gentoo and even allowed me to boot it to the login screen. I got a fatal error when starting X so I decided to try the install again.
So last night I started the process over again. Re-entered and re-selected everything and hit install. It ran all night, and upon checking it this morning I saw it was at the Installing additional packages part again, this time at the "Emerging app-office/openoffice-2.0.2-r1 (103/120)" It looked frozen, but I thought maybe I was just impatient last time and didn't give it enough time to emerge the apps. So I've let this thing sit all day. I just got back home, it's been 9½ hours, and the thing is still stuck. And worse, now the entire computer is frozen. Can't even get the cursor to move or the cd drive to open. The weirdest part though - is that the clock is still working, but it fast forwarded itself. It used to be correct, but now it's 4 hours fast.
So my question is this - why is my install freezing up everything but my clock, which mysteriously moved up 4 hours? I'm quite confused...