Gentoo Linux Reloaded
Subject:   Is it possible to install???
Date:   2002-10-12 01:05:03
From:   anonymous2
How did anyone who uses Gentoo 1.4RC1 get it on their computer? Surely,you didn't follow the directions on the website because they are incomplete, misleading and written to deliberately confuse the unfamiliar. You are told to edit files without being told which files to edit. You follow the instructions and they give you warnings AFTER you type them. The list goes on. I have given the instructions, CD and stage 3 tarball to 4 different people and no one was able to install it. These people are not idiots, they are people you depend on when your life and livelihood are at stake (doctors, lawyers). They make their living by following instructions properly.
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  • Is it possible to install???
    2002-11-25 22:19:13  anonymous2 [View]

    I installed 1.4RC1 by reading the instructions on the installation page carefully. I had one bad install because I forgot to copy over the kernel after compiling it (!!!), and couldn't figure out what was wrong. The second install went fine, I think I worked from LiveCD and a stage 3 tarball that time because I was impatient.

    My linux/unix experience before gentoo was just red hat 7.0, which I hated and never used, so I consider myself a rank beginner (see above for embarassing newbie story). I think the installation instructions are actually very clear. I disagree that the instructions are incomplete, misleading and written to deliberately confuse (do you think the developers are sadists who enjoy causing unhappiness?). I had no trouble, apart from my forgetting to copy the kernel to /boot (which is in the instructions, but I was just so happy to have compiled my first kernel that I forgot).