gentoo easy install no way!!!

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  1. unvme

    unvme Guest

    so i decided i would try gentoo and i downloaded 1.4 live cd from thier mirror. i get to the iso burning part and i find that it is blahblah.iso.md5 no iso file.....so filnaly i find some progam to do something i dont know abut this md5 file to make it burnable... :rant2: no way....time for me to download suse since it was said to be easy install (i have dont installs without gui so i am not worried) and i hear it is easy to use like windows so i guess now i try to get this installed then i am onto getting my windows hdd and my suse hdd to dual boot.... any comments or tips??? time for bed it's 4:00 am and i work at 8 :slap:
     
  2. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    if all else fails ... RTFM ...
     
  4. float

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    Gentoo is easy to install. All you do is copy the instructions from the install help file. It's just time consuming. Stick with it, you'll be happy. Also, don't compile everything once the system is installed. I recommend installing Binaries of X and whatever window manager you like.
     
  5. why binaries?
     
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    My guess, time.
     
  7. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    i've followed the instructions religiously three times now and still get screw ups when i try to install X. :sad2:
     
  8. Blindsight

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    Are you on a laptop? Sometimes laptops don't play nice with linux in general (I know mine didnt)
     
  9. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    save an end user from compiling
     
  10. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    ???

    binaries = no compiling from source
     
  12. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    I know that, but who would you want to keep from compiling? The person running the software?
     
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    I just said the binaries thing to save time. For some packages you can simply download pre-compiled versions and install those. I recommend it for X and window managers (expecially Gnome and KDE) because most are huge and take a day to compile (depending on system setup) when the binaries are good enough. You probably won't notice an increase in speed unless you have a blazing new 3 GHz P4 and you use the binaries which are undoubtedly compiled on something much slower.
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    it doesn't really matter, but i can see someone who has never done it before be like WTF???
     
  15. omg they might have to ./configure ; make ; make install

    holy shat! :eek:
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    considering all the people who want gui installers these days, ./ is enough to throw them

    but yes, i agree it is basic
     
  17. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/
    Check to see if you're model is listed, then see what they did to work-around the problem. I had to do that with my laptop, or else i would've never gotten any Linux experience. My Desktop is too precious to experiment much with.
     
  18. I hear ya, I'm just screwin' around. I still get f-d by dependencies quite a bit myself, so it's really not just cake ... my current project is to rebuild my router from the kernel up sourcing _all_ packages :o
     
  19. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    gentoo baby!! haha, see you back in a couple of days ;)
     
  20. I don't know if gentoo likes my router machine :( it goes on like paint on some of my other, newer machines ...

    md5's checked out, CDs burned clean, but I can't fully unpack either stage1 or stage2 without error msgs :(

    and I can't log into the gentoo forums, I registered a while back and forgot my username ...

    have to check it out more after work.
     

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