Gentoo: Stage 1, Stage 2, or Stage 3
I have just spent the last few hours reading the Gentoo documentation (well done!) I am planning on using an old AMD 800mhz Thunderbird box and turning into a web server, file server/repository, mail server, ftp server, media server, etc.
I would like to attempt a Stage 1 install, but after reading many posts, users complain that it takes days to compile - most likely the same on my machine.
Would a Stage 3 install be much different from a Stage 1 performance-wise for my needs?
Here's my system.
AMD Thunderbird 800mhz processor
2 - 20gb IBM Deskstar
1 - 200 gb Maxtor
Generic 56x cd-rom
Sony 12x DVD Writer
Nvidia Geforce 2 MX
3Com 100mb Ethernet (don't remember brand, but it's auto detected)
Yamaha stupid little soundcard thing