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Old 05-13-2014, 04:32 AM   #16
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I consider installing Gentoo base system is about 15 minutes of installer activity, not including kernel configuration. When installing from SystemRescueCD one can browse internet and has no dire need watching compilation. http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-...ickinstall.xml
 
Old 05-13-2014, 11:40 AM   #17
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I consider installing Gentoo base system is about 15 minutes of installer activity, not including kernel configuration. When installing from SystemRescueCD one can browse internet and has no dire need watching compilation.
If you're going to install someone-else's compilation of Gentoo, that rather misses the whole point of Gentoo if it ever had one! Of course, you'd be able to watch a film on the internet while you waited for all your applications to compile.
 
Old 05-13-2014, 12:18 PM   #18
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Actually, I'm installing Gentoo right now, over SSH, it is just a window in my main desktop. I check every now and then if my input is needed. I don't think you understood what I said, I said installing base system takes about 15 minutes of user time. It still is mine, not someone else's. I do everything as needed, even rebuild the toolchain and world after setting up make.conf.
 
Old 05-13-2014, 10:35 PM   #19
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Downloading PCLOS KDE64 MiniMe now, will be trying it out as time permits.
 
Old 05-14-2014, 11:02 AM   #20
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If you're going to install someone-else's compilation of Gentoo, that rather misses the whole point of Gentoo if it ever had one! Of course, you'd be able to watch a film on the internet while you waited for all your applications to compile.
I think you misunderstood. What Emerson is saying is that he uses the SystemRescueCD as host OS (instead of Gentoo's live-CD) to build the system, not that he installed SystemRescueCD as OS to base his Gentoo machine on.
 
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:37 PM   #21
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So OpenSuse is gone and PCLinuxOS is installed. Not a bad distro. Already more complete than I had OpenSuse even after adding 5 or 6 additional 3rd party repositories to it. Seeing if I can work through a few minor issues, but overall, great suggestion. Thanks!!
 
Old 05-21-2014, 09:50 PM   #22
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If you're going to install someone-else's compilation of Gentoo, that rather misses the whole point of Gentoo if it ever had one! Of course, you'd be able to watch a film on the internet while you waited for all your applications to compile.
FYI Gentoo has a point. As a matter of fact, if you have an Android phone in your pocket then the point is right there - Android is built on Gentoo. Not to mention highly professional sysadmins who find managing Gentoo farms is easier than with other distros, provided you know what you are doing.
 
  


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