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Old 06-05-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
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Ultra Linux geek


So, with this new Gentoo forum ... do we claim the title of the ultimate Linux Geeks ?
 
Old 06-06-2009, 12:29 AM   #2
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I think you get points off your Linux geek status by using the word "ultimate" in a Linux forum. :-)
 
Old 06-06-2009, 09:25 AM   #3
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It depends if you compare Gentoo with an another distro.

Gentoo is for expert but also for someone who has the time to learn and actually wants to learn Linux the manual way.

Gentoo is one the best distro to learn how to install and run a Linux distro.

The best IMOO is Linux From Scratch, but it's pretty hard to install it the first time :P
 
Old 06-06-2009, 01:33 PM   #4
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The best IMOO is Linux From Scratch, but it's pretty hard to install it the first time :P
I personally didn't like my LFS experience. It was tedious, and I didn't see any benefit (even in the area of learning) over Gentoo.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 05:11 PM   #5
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Gentoo = LFS with a decent package manager my friend :P

All the crazy stuff is done by the devs with all the good ebuilds out there.
 
Old 06-08-2009, 07:44 PM   #6
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Gentoo Ultimate Edition !!

No ?
 
Old 06-10-2009, 02:20 AM   #7
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It depends if you compare Gentoo with an another distro.

Gentoo is for expert but also for someone who has the time to learn and actually wants to learn Linux the manual way.

Gentoo is one the best distro to learn how to install and run a Linux distro.

The best IMOO is Linux From Scratch, but it's pretty hard to install it the first time :P
So what might I like about Gentoo? I'm pretty happy with Debian Sid, but sometimes I'm willing to give another distro a try.
 
Old 06-10-2009, 07:12 AM   #8
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Pretty recent packages and the most important thing, you compile your box with your current CPU, so instead of compiling for i686, you can compile your box for a core2 for example.

Finally, the Use Flags, the best customization part :P Each time that you compile a package, you can set the option for each one.

So, you can strip your installation to the max.
 
Old 06-10-2009, 02:05 PM   #9
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Pretty recent packages and the most important thing, you compile your box with your current CPU, so instead of compiling for i686, you can compile your box for a core2 for example.

Finally, the Use Flags, the best customization part :P Each time that you compile a package, you can set the option for each one.

So, you can strip your installation to the max.
Is there a package repo I can check out?
 
Old 06-11-2009, 01:56 PM   #10
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So I downloaded the install-amd64-minimal-20090604.iso image and got the error referred to in this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...lation-731062/
 
Old 06-11-2009, 02:58 PM   #11
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replica9000,

As that thread says, thats a known bug. You don't actually need a Gentoo CD to install Gentoo.
The -minimal- CDs only provide a few toold to allow you to install from the internet.

If you are installing Gentoo beside your Debian, you can use Debian for the install.
Try SystemRescueCD as a liveCD. It will even give you Xorg while you install.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 11:17 PM   #12
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I usually install Debian using net install (used to be a 8MB image at one time). But I'm not sure how I would go about installing Gentoo using Debian.

Edit: I'm gonna use the 2008.0-r1 image since that seems to work ok

Last edited by replica9000; 06-11-2009 at 11:28 PM.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 11:59 PM   #13
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It's the same.

If you want to use a livecd, boot it, and when you have a prompt. follow the handbook.

From debian, open an xterm, and follow the handbook.

All you need is at least one free partition or space to make it, and a working linux shell, it really doesn't matter which linux you use, if it's a livecd or an already existing distro or whatever.

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Old 06-12-2009, 01:24 AM   #14
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I'm currently in the middle of compiling the kernel. So far everything is going ok. But I don't think this will become my distro of choice any time soon...

Edit: Ok so I'm up and running on Gentoo, currently installing kdebase, and with 103 packages to download, compile, and install, guess I'll check back tomorrow lol. (The time it takes to install Gentoo would probably be my main reason that it wouldn't become my primary distro)

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Old 06-12-2009, 02:21 PM   #15
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replica9000,

To install Gentoo using your existing Debian, do
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mkdir /mnt/gentoo
and follow the Gentoo handbook.
You will need some unpartitioned space that will become your Gentoo install.
 
  


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