LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-29-2003, 09:30 AM   #1
silverbullet
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 74

Rep: Reputation: 15
How hard is it to learn gentoo? Easier than RH?


I have RH9. I think I want to try a new easier distro. Maybe gentoo? Is this easier for installations? Or just as hard? Give me the best distro you think for the easiest to install apps. Thanks guys.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 09:37 AM   #2
Nu-Bee
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: USA
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
Posts: 269

Rep: Reputation: 30
Re: How hard is it to learn gentoo? Easier than RH?

Quote:
Originally posted by silverbullet
I have RH9. I think I want to try a new easier distro. Maybe gentoo? Is this easier for installations? Or just as hard? Give me the best distro you think for the easiest to install apps. Thanks guys.
Easiest?...Mandrake without a doubt. Their urpmi beats everyone.

Gentoo?...download & print the entire Installation Handbook.

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=0&chap=0
 
Old 11-29-2003, 09:55 AM   #3
Demonbane
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 1,796

Rep: Reputation: 47
Gentoo's installation is a bit tricky because it doesn't come with a installer, but the documentation is easy to follow so as long as you have a slight idea of what you're doing you'll be fine.
If you think redhat installation is hard then better look else where.. mandrake or suse is good IMO.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 02:22 PM   #4
crashmeister
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Distribution: t2 - trying to anyway
Posts: 2,541

Rep: Reputation: 47
You wont need to print the manual - it's on the cd and you can read it with less while installing.
A misconception about gentoo is that it involves learning something.All it involves is reading the manual and type the commands.
If you do install it go from stage1 - everytime I tried with stage2 or stage3 tarballs someting got screwed up badly.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is RR4 easier than Gentoo? Per M. Linux - Newbie 1 10-26-2005 10:16 PM
Easier Gentoo install guide? adamb10 Linux - Distributions 5 06-18-2005 12:30 PM
Why *NIX is so hard to learn PTrenholme General 7 02-28-2005 11:50 AM
Gentoo is there an easier way? DavidTempler Linux - General 10 12-13-2003 06:38 AM
installation: Gentoo easier than Debian ? ptesone Linux - Distributions 5 12-05-2003 08:47 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:51 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration