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Old 10-03-2004, 02:05 AM   #1
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I need a couple of answers... before i install gentoo..


Hi all,

my primary hardisk has WinXp/Redhat 9 which i dont wanna touch..

I am planning to install Gentoo on a new hard-disk [6gb] ... and set it up as a slave..
eventually..

My question's are

1)is it a good idea to set up a gentoo on a 6gb hard-disk .. i am planning to have kde and other stuff....

2)
When i am installing Gentoo i wanna set it up as primary for a few days[coz i dont want it to touch my other hard-disk] and later remove it and put it as a slave...

In the above case when i set up my gentoo as slave.. what configuration changes should i make apart from editing the grub.conf on my redhat 9 system????


Thanks in advance...
 
Old 10-03-2004, 03:14 AM   #2
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I have /root and /home on seperate partitions, and made my /home about 4.5 gigs, so I think you'll have enough space for kde. just make sure that you regularly clean /var/tmp/portage and /usr/portage/distfiles, so that it won't give you a "no disk space" error while emerging things. Do it after the initial install before you start emerging KDE (btw, it takes a while).

Not sure I understand your other question. Are you physically removing your hard drive? If you're worried about messing up your primary drive, cause I'm sure there's a better way to keep it safe than removing the drive. The two locations I can think of that you'd need to change /hda to /hdb and vice versa would be grub.conf and /etc/fstab

hope this helps
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Old 10-03-2004, 09:06 AM   #3
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Agreed. Gentoo lived on my box on a 4gig drive for nearly 1/2 year and I survived. Clean out the distfiles and you'll be fine
 
Old 10-03-2004, 12:28 PM   #4
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Oops, I mean't I made /root 4 gigs
 
Old 10-03-2004, 12:43 PM   #5
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A Big Thanks to Dswissmiss and Vectordrake for ur suggestions...

I will go ahead and give Gentoo a try.. I am so sick of facing dependency problems in RH9, hoping Portage will be the answer....
 
Old 10-03-2004, 09:19 PM   #6
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If it isn't, you can go back to a binary distro like Deb (but i have tried most of them and Gentoo's got me hooked).
 
Old 10-04-2004, 09:54 AM   #7
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Why is this in the slackware section??? lol...
 
Old 10-04-2004, 09:54 AM   #8
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Sry its in the software section..my bad hahaha (thought i was still in slack section lol)
 
Old 10-04-2004, 04:20 PM   #9
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Sry its in the software section..my bad hahaha (thought i was still in slack section lol)
LOL. Why're YOU in the software section??? LOL




....been there done that, several times....




.......will again and again........
 
  


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