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Old 03-30-2003, 10:02 PM   #1
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Gentoo Linux


Has anyone downloaded Gentoo and used it?

I see two iso files, one basic which is 45 megs or so, and another called group witch is signifcantly bigger. I can assume that the group iso has everything to get started without having to have internet access, but I was curious if I could get that confirmed.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 12:23 AM   #2
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Re: Gentoo Linux

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Has anyone downloaded Gentoo and used it?

I see two iso files, one basic which is 45 megs or so, and another called group witch is signifcantly bigger. I can assume that the group iso has everything to get started without having to have internet access, but I was curious if I could get that confirmed.
The GRP isos have the big packages like X, GNOME, KDE, and OpenOffice pre-compiled for your specific processor. If you want your system to be up and running quickly, use GRP. If you want to squeeze every last nanosecond and CPU cycle out of your system, compile everything from scratch.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 01:42 AM   #3
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They used to have 3 stages. Stage1 was very basic & you did everything, stage 2 & 3 had more already done for you. They also seperated them according to chip version.

Looks like the 2nd & 3rd stages are a single iso now. /shrug

I always go with the 1st stage (the smaller iso) and set all my settings & flags then compile everything, Takes a bit longer, but it's customized for my system a bit better.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 07:56 AM   #4
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Then another question for you...

Why is there an x86 and a i686 file groups? Arent they the same, or is x86 the more generic versions and i686 is for the newer processors?
 
Old 03-31-2003, 09:50 AM   #5
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Then another question for you...

Why is there an x86 and a i686 file groups? Arent they the same, or is x86 the more generic versions and i686 is for the newer processors?

Pretty much, yeah. There's also isos optimized for PIII, Athlon, Athlon XP, etc. Choose the one that right for your chip.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 04:53 AM   #6
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I was reading the installation documentation last night for rc1-4. It seemed pretty straight forward. I have only a modem at home (but I am trying to download stuff at work). I would like to compile gentoo from stage 1, then add the pacakges etc that I want, but I would like to do it from a CD - so I was thinking I could get the stage 1 disk and the GRP disk.
Am I able then to install from stage 1 and use the packages on the GRP disk to install the rest of the system?
 
Old 04-02-2003, 07:46 AM   #7
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Hmm..hey guys i'm kinda new here...

By the way, is gentoo ver. 1.4 final version already done? or is it still in rc 3???

thanx
 
  


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