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  Gentoo Linux Reloaded
Subject:   Installation notes...
Date:   2002-10-14 18:34:52
From:   anonymous2
To preface, Gentoo is not for the newbie. I've
administered large HP-UX/NCR/AIX systems for an
international corporation, and learned several
new things while installing. As far as a
graphical interface, although one would be *nice*,
the more generalized and "friendly" an installation
becomes, the less easy it is to make your own choices.
It is undeniably installable; the only reason I've
had to reinstall was because I installed WXP after
my original Gentoo and lost my partitions. If you
are considering trying this distro, be prepared to
wait and read a great deal. I've found nothing
that would be misleading to someone who's installed
some flavor of a Linux system and knew what was
going on.

Installing Gentoo is like following a new recipe --
you have to read ahead in order to do it properly.

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  • Installation notes...
    2003-10-11 04:05:10  anonymous2 [View]

    I agree that the graphical interface is not necessary, I also learned a lot that I didn't know, and once I was done installing, I realized that I could go back and re-install anything at any point in the installation process, emerge handled most everything, kernel rebuild is a snap, I goofed up and forgot to install hotplug and just put the cd back in, chroot, emerge hotplug... wow, easy! Now I think I'm ready to tackle LFS, but why would I want to do that when I have gentoo? I'll never go back to redhat again, that's for sure, my system runs twice as fast now it seems.
  • Installation notes...
    2002-11-03 08:10:54  anonymous2 [View]

    I second this.

    People who claim to have failed installing Gentoo because of bad documentation surely have not read ahead.

    I have installed Gentoo at least five times (on four different computers). I have not failed on installing Gentoo so far: the one re-install was due to me doing something stupid in fdisk, sometime after installing the OS.
    • Installation notes...
      2003-12-28 04:01:15  anonymous2 [View]

      I have even installed gentoo on a remote pc via ssh. I would like to see this done on another distro with the same ease as gentoo. No point and click here.

      Gentoo rocks, but you gotta read your stuff! Gentoo a breath of fresh air if you ask me.