Originally Posted by rntr
alright that sounds good to me. I have another question. Is gentoo worth the hassle?
Personally, I didn't find it to be. I had issues doing installations on two different systems, and eventually left it for what I was more comfortable with. I have personally had very good luck with Slackware (10-12), CentOS (4.4 and 5) and Fedora (FC5 - F7) on a myriad of laptops. I will mention that Slackware on a laptop is not for the faint of heart! But if you're a power user or Linux pro, its great.