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I started bootstrapping a Gentoo Stage1 install at 0425 this morning on an AMD K6 166 with 32MB of RAM. I figured someone would get a kick outta this. I'll ...
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    Insanity?


    I started bootstrapping a Gentoo Stage1 install at 0425 this morning on an AMD K6 166 with 32MB of RAM. I figured someone would get a kick outta this.

    I'll keep everyone posted on how long it takes to bootstrap and build the system, just for a reference.
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    place your bets, I guess 6 days to build.

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    nah, I reckon it'll fall over with a Sig 11 before that!

    have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerderello
    nah, I reckon it'll fall over with a Sig 11 before that!
    Such faith in GCC :P

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    i think it will take prolly 7-8 days
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    What the hell does Gentoo do to take that long to install?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H


    What the hell does Gentoo do to take that long to install?
    It compiles everything from source rather than just copying pre-compilied binaries across.

    Jason

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    and on a decent machine it will take about 1 day or 2 if you know what you are doing. but on this slow of a machine i think my pick of 7-8 days mite be a low ball shot
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    Well, I woke up this morning and ncurses had failed compiling, so it was sitting still for a little while...it's going again now, no errors yet...
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    Oh man, I can't understand you.. Why not just install Slackware and have a usable system in half an hour or something?

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