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Old 05-18-2003, 11:12 PM   #1
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Cool Gentoo Install...What Stage Do You Use?

Reading over documentation at for an install on an x86 system. I was wondering what stages everybody uses for install and some arguments as to why they use it.

Old 05-19-2003, 01:41 AM   #2
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I use stage one because it seems to install better and easier with fewer mistakes. I never could get stage 2 or 3 to install on my Celeron Coppermine box, but they would on my Duron box.
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Stage 3, IMO it makes my Gentoo install process a bit easier.
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Stage 1 - I like to be as hands on as possible through the complete process, and not just partially involved. And yes, that makes LFS my next project .... whenever I have a free month or 2
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well 1 of course...
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I just finished a Stage 1 install. It was great, but beware, it takes a long time. I didn not let it use binary packages for anything. (It is possible to use binary packages for some things like KDE/Gnome or Xfree once you get a basic system up). I actually started the installed at 7:30 EST on Friday May 16th. It finished sometime last night (Tuesday May 20th) while I was sleeping. Now keep in mind I started it and left it serveral times so I am sure it was waiting on me for a few hours in there somewhere. And keep in mind I was doing it on a Pentium III 550Mhz with all optimazations turned way up on the compiler.

Eitherway, I have never tried the other methods of installing Gentoo but I am very happy with the performance and everything of the system as it is right now. I think kde set a record though, took 30 hours to compile on my machine (including dependancies).


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