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I am wanting to install Gentoo but find I do not know how to go about doing the need editing of files. I have no idea of what (if any) text editors are available during the install. Also I have never used a command line editor. Can anyone let me what I have available and perhaps point me in the direction of some instructions on how it (they) are used
I responded to your first reply without thinking, sorry. Once you had given me the name "nano" it took a minute to realize I had what I needed. Booted my Gentoo cd and entered the command
"nano --help". Just a guess on my part but WHEE!! it worked.
Again thank-you. Don't know how I missed the reference to nano in the instructions but somehow managed to.
it appears that nano is broken. I am unable to get past the first page. The key to do this is <^V> but nothing happens. <^G> is for help and it works as well as <^X> to exit. the help gave <F8> as an alternative, it does nothing as well. ???
Yes it appears to be very easy! The problem is that I can only get at the first screen of my /etc/profile file. to "page down" to more of the file doesn't work. the little help at the bottom of the screen tells me CRTL+V will do it but nothing happens. CRTL+G gives a help page and there it says F8 will also scroll to the next page but it does nothing as well. I am tempted to work around this by coping the file(s) to floppy and doing the editing in RedHat then coping them back to my Gentoo partition. I expect it would work but it seems like avoiding a problem rather than solving it.