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Old 12-07-2003, 09:22 PM   #1
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Sheesh what a waste of time..

Well I downloaded Gentoo and was runnning back and forth between the installation instructions on one computer on the gentoo website and the other one i was installing on and after 3 hours of downloading and installing, CRASH.. "EOF error, could not proceed shutting down" while extracting. Retried it 5 times and same thing every time. At least this time i didnt smash my keyboard with my fist like i did when found out i couldnt use my CDwriter, LOL. Ill get something going here sooner or later.

Youve probably seen this but anyway..

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Old 12-07-2003, 10:28 PM   #2
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Gentoo : Sounds like you have a corrupted file at hand.
Did you MD5-it?
Try DL-ing it again.

About the (mainly)SuSE-article : I think Mr Tyde has it spot on:
"You have to think about what they are really buying," he said. "They are not buying the rights to all that code. They are buying credibility to that space."

And, Tyde said, for Novell to gain credibility in the Linux community means keeping consumer product on the shelves.
'nuff said....
Old 12-07-2003, 10:32 PM   #3
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I've tried gentoo and it is a nice distro what got me in the end though every time you updated you spent 2 days compiling. Try arch linux its a binary distro and is package manager is similar to gentoos.
Old 12-07-2003, 10:38 PM   #4
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Wow - we were up to the same stuff. I had some problems installing Gentoo yesterday, too - or was it the day before? Been a *long* weekend. Anyway - I was trying to use an old disk I'd burned awhile ago and couldn't get it working. Stuff that was supposed to be on the disk (or chroot environment) wasn't and so on. So I just downloaded the 'Basic x86 Install' from LinuxISO and tried again last night/today. As far as I can tell so far, it went great. Gentoo's extremely weird - not sure how I feel about it yet - but it's interesting. So try another disk, maybe. Some of the instructions I was reading off the first one were outright wrong, and there were differences in the install process with the newer one. It's a lot of effort, concentration, time, etc., but not too bad, really.

Or just go with Slack.

(Funny as hell, though - I finished the main install and rebooted. So there I am unable to find links and so I figure, well, 'emerge w3m' - and the entire XFree86 and then some came with it. What the hell's a console browser got to do with X? But once you get Gentoo up it's so easy to install stuff you can do it by accident. )


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