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Re: How hard is it to learn gentoo? Easier than RH?
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.
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.
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.