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Old 12-03-2006, 04:44 PM   #1
neelybob
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Exclamation "Problem" Installing from Gentoo liveCD


Hello, this is my first post, and this is my first time installing linux (friend is a guru and has converted me to Gentoo Gnome).

I was installing Gentoo(Gnome) from the liveCD iso (burned onto a CD) and after 3 hours of Emerging was getting a little bit bored, so started using the Epiphany web browser to kill the time.

The install had progressed to the stage where it was emerging the add-on packages i had chosen earlier in the install process, but as I was fiddling with Epiphany (!!MAJOR IDIOT ALERT!!) I closed the install window and lost all my progress!!!!! (I use a pretty jumpy optical mouse which is a tad too sensitive when using the liveCD)

I was wondering if i can just resume the install process from inside the partially installed OS i have now using the emerge function (it doesnt have a GUI yet AFAIK was only on package 85/363)

Problem is I don't know the exact usage of emerge and am afraid to try the installer program again in case i have to format all the partitions it made and start over!

Yours thankfully,

Neelybob, a frightful

 
Old 12-03-2006, 04:50 PM   #2
Renars
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Sorry, no. You can't resume the installation. You got to start from the beginning.
 
Old 12-03-2006, 04:51 PM   #3
neelybob
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Oh well, thanks anyway =D
 
  


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