OK, I broke down and finally printed out the handbook for 2004.3 after many failed attempts to install Gentoo. The install was great until right before Chrooting. I entered in:
nano -w /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf
I went in and made
and one space down I made:
I then saved and exited. Everything went smoothly as I mounted the proc but then when I
it freaked out and said the makeopts was all invalid and told me not to use it. So I try to go back and change the file but it says the file and/or directory isn't there; perfect. I yelled some profanities and shut down my computer after that. I will try this again later today and not mess with anything in the nano editor (the code up above the screwed me). Is editing this file really that important or can I just skip it? I also noticed why it said the file was not found is because when I was in nano it said: "gentoo~", but when I started to chroot it went back to: "livecd#". Very odd...
I don't think I'll be editing that file again unless it's manditory, and I need to know exactly what to put in there if someone wouldn't mind telling me. Looking at the guide it seems I was about half way done to completing the install, which kind of pisses me off. I'll try again later today though, I will give you the thread I read regarding the rumor on the gui installer for 2005.0, I'll have that posted up later today. I'll try to keep you all posted on updates. I've heard Gentoo is very fast and really cool, I've also heard it has a great community and that it is quite powerful. Before the chrooting incident I really didn't think it was all that bad. Hopefully I can finish this project before my break ends.
Any helpful advice on my situation of the makeopts error would be most appreciated. Thanks.