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Old 08-02-2003, 08:36 PM   #1
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Gentoo Install


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

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Old 08-02-2003, 08:43 PM   #2
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gentoo.org has a great install guide, use it. The command line editor is nano.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 08:53 PM   #3
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Thank you.

Do you know, is there a help file for nano or a man page?
 
Old 08-02-2003, 09:11 PM   #4
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not sure, it is pretty well explained in the documentation. It isn't like vi or anything very simple and easy to use.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 10:10 PM   #5
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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.

Ron
 
Old 08-03-2003, 12:01 AM   #6
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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. ???

I'm lost as to what to do next.

R
 
Old 08-03-2003, 04:10 AM   #7
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nano really is amazingly easy to use.... you shouldn't need help on it. ctrl-X to exit will work fine, and ask you if you want to save and all that jazz
 
Old 08-03-2003, 10:00 AM   #8
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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.

Ron
 
  


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