Originally Posted by Zmyrgel
Neither would I as it crashed on my computer when I tried it on 2006.0.
The CLI installation has worked always and I never go far without my Gentoo livecd as I can repair my system easily with it.
CLI installation is easy but take your time with it. Easiest solution would be printing out the quick installation quide from Gentoo site and going through the installation with it. It took me around 4 hours to install the basic system at the first time. Now it goes in a hour.
Concur with Zmyrgel and others. I've done gentoo in about an hour and a half, but thats what used to be called Stage 3 + GRP (GRP=gentoo reference platform). It was undoubtedly the quickest way. No moding of USE flags etc etc (see handbook). You just install all the "bin" (pre-compiled) packages to get it up and running. Then when you want to finish for the night, you make sure that all the optimisation stuff is done (the use flags and stuff like that) and then issue the update command and leave it to it's own devices. 99 times out of 100, it will have sorted itself and compiled any packages you want, but weren't available pre-compiled.
p.s. Oh and I used to find that while there was an absolute mountain of info/assistance etc, at the gentoo forums, if you don't do your research before asking a question, they have a way of "sniffing it out" and can come across as a little "aloof".