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ok ive tryed RH9 ,mandrake 9.2 , and slackware couldnt get any of them to install right. been trying to get MD 9.2 to install for the last 20 some odd hrs (gave that up) now ive been trying to install slackware for the last 5 hrs... is there any distro that doesnt frezze up when it encounters firewire guess ill try 1 last time with slackware then if that doesnt work it is back to stupid winxp damn win sucks but at least i can get it to run
o guess ill try that one now is there anything special that i need to do to install it ie.... hard drive partitions/boot up floppy type this or this at the cammand prompt i really just want to get one distro up and running so i can get used to a new system and by the way thx
Yeah, theres alot you need to do with Gentoo, but its all for the sake of learning. Yes it will work on a laptop, but you may need to adjust a few things to get pcmcia working. It doesnt matter how much of a newb you are, just follow Gentoo's install guide, and you cant go wrong.(just dont skip any steps!)
here's the link: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml
good luck, and about the firewire thing, gentoo autorecognized and had my firewire working, although i disabled it, along with a host of other things, for the sake of ungodly speed.
Should work on a laptop. Make sure your battery is charged before you start compiling that kernel though. Speaking of, compile you own. Don't use the genkernel. It works for some but it doesn't for a lot of folks.
Gentoo is so cool. It is fun installing, but it is fast.
Perhaps in the interests of hackerdom you could say what you mean by "freeze up" ... what exactly happens with your slackware installation, are you sure it's firewire related? Have you tried removing your firewire card (or turn it off in BIOS if onboard) and then installing?