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Old 06-05-2004, 11:03 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2001
Location: Hong Kong, China
Distribution: CentOS, Red Hat, Mandrake, Debian
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Do Gentoo Linux is easy for beginner?

Hi all,

I want to ask do Gentoo Linux is easy to install for beginner, I know how to install RH Linux 8, 9, Fedora 1, but Fedora 2 can't install on my PC....

So I try Offical Debian R1 later, it is hard to install and failed again, so I want to try Gentoo Linux to replace the old old RH 9.0.

And I want to ask, do Gentoo is base on LSB 1.2 like Mardrake Linux, do it is best for be a server, I want to learning more server technology, so it is why I learning Linux, and also want to find a good linux to replace the WXP Desktop, don't introduce me to using Mandrake, I dislike it can't boot on my PC after install it on the Partition 1 and Logical Partition

thx for your time
Old 06-05-2004, 11:09 AM   #2
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Location: Next to Equator
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if you can read the manual and a very careful person, yes, gentoo is not exactly impossible for even a newbie. You shouldn't face too much problem too as you have previous experience with other distroes.

read and reread this before your start:

Their forum is very active and most of the times, friendly too.
Old 06-07-2004, 11:41 AM   #3
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the above link have nothing but ???????
Old 06-07-2004, 01:32 PM   #4
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Try this link
The original link is doc/tw not doc/en which means it is for Taiwan.
Old 06-07-2004, 11:51 PM   #5
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Originally posted by santosh82
the above link have nothing but ???????
sorry, i was linking it for explorer1979, who claimed that he's from HK. Most hongkonger will have no problem with that.


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