Originally posted by emetib
you should have net access for a gentoo install. you can do it without access at the time, but make sure that you print off the instrucitons and get the full iso. once you reboot then you can change your make.config file and get everything up to date.
as mirrorball said, gentoo isn't easy for a newbie. get mandrake, red hat, or suse. personally i think that debian and slack are easier then gentoo.
No you should not need net access while using a GRP install. I did it without any net access. If you have read the manual correctly poet225 you might see something like:
GRP is a combination install with a stage3 install, because it will allow you to do a gentoo install without net access ....
In the first place, follow the steps needed for a stage 3 install, after that you'll see on every new subject (for GRP users) bl bla bla ...
Have a good look at: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-...tyle=printable
And check this text I just copy out of the manual:
3+GRP No CD 1, CD 2 optionally Partition/filesystem setup, final config, install CD 1 pre-built packages (optional), reboot, install extra pre-built packages like KDE and GNOME (if using "CD 2")
Hope this helps,