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Building a Gentoo installation.

Posted 04-04-2011 at 07:00 PM by tekra
Updated 04-04-2011 at 07:24 PM by tekra

Four years ago I built my first Gentoo installation. It's a rather steep learning curve at first, but quite straight-forward for anyone with a technical background, and I soon had a basic install running. Within a few months it was the best-customized, most robust and most enjoyable working environment I'd ever used.

Some months later I went overseas for a time, and reverted to a package-based distro for practical reasons (Gentoo is source-based), and have stuck with it ever since. However, the abandoning of KDE3 for the horrors of KDE4 have made me drop it, and I've decided to rebuild a new Gentoo install.

I've also decided to use this blog to record my progress, both for my own amusement and as a source of information for anyone considering Gentoo but deterred by its technical aspects. My advice is "Don't be!" One of the best aspects of Gentoo is its voluminous and well-written documentation. So long as you are comfortable learning new technical ideas, you'll find the learning curve steep but painless, and the depth of understanding you'll gain into the workings of Linux will be invaluable.

I'll be using my preferred Fvwm2 desktop, so configuration freaks will be delighted.

For an oversight of my own Linux perspective, see my Linux subsite:
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    I was interested in your Gentoo experience, and so went to the link for your website, but couldn't get past the "Id" and "Pw." I tried a couple of guesses, with no luck.
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