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Screw it, I'm out to download this thing. I already like Gentoo, hope it's less fiddly to install though.
No, it wouldn't be right to call it a Gentoo Desktop, any more than you call Ubuntu a Debian desktop.
Sabayon is relatively new, which makes it quiet close to Gentoo still (behind the scenes at least). Sabayon users sometimes ask questions on the Gentoo forums.
You do have to know your command line when installing Gentoo, I look forward to hearing how Sabayon is in that respect
I recently made the switch to Sabayon, so far I've been quite pleased. It seems less buggy than Ubuntu was and the installation was much easier than Gentoo.
One tip on the installation: manually partition your hard drive. I used the auto partition because I was feeling lazy when I installed and it did somethings on the main partition with logical volumes that I'm not completely sure about. I just know that I couldn't mount my main partition while running a live cd, so it may make rescuing files difficult if you run into issues or do something stupid.
And, if you use binary packages, which is what Sabayon does, then you lose all that flexibility, which is in my opinion what Gentoo is about.
True, Sabayon offers some binary packages, as does Gentoo; however, in every instance that I've seen a binary package, I've also found the option available to install from source and the vast majority of the packages are source that gets compiled at the time of emerging. My understanding of the way Sabayon handles Portage is that you sync with Gentoo's Portage tree and also sync a Sabayon Portage tree that overlays Gentoo's.
its hardware recognition and compatibility is fabolous
Originally Posted by hashbangbinbash
I can't seem to boot from the Sabayon installation DVD
Does anyone have a link to an iso file I can burn that has worked for them to boot from please?
(The Sabayon site lists torrents but there's no links for me to use rtorrent on, it's all gui client stuff).
I've been using Sabayon for about 2 years as 4°distro BOOTING IN A NOTEBOOK Intel 5450 2 Core 2 Duo with 2 gb ram with Vista,Pclinux Kde,Mint 4.0 CE,
,NOW I USE the 3.4 version which i just downloaded from Sabayon home page and works without any problems,its hardware recognition and compatibility is as Fabolous as Pclinux and Mint ones..its only defects are:
1)its boot is slower than other distros
2)it needs about 12 GB of HD space for the basic installation !
3)when you install something from its repos,you can wait hundreads of time 'cos it DOWNLOADS AND COMPILES SOURCES AS GENTOO DOES..maybe you'd bettertake a coffee and a walk in the meantime
i SUGGEST you to try it...
Good luck !
Last edited by DOTT.EVARISTI; 05-21-2008 at 05:54 AM.