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Old 05-23-2005, 12:52 PM   #1
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How long and complex is the quick way to install gentoo?

I was thinking of installing gentoo on the quickest way (cant remember what its called stage1 2 or 3 cant remember!) i was wondering how long and hard to install is it? thanks all who reply
Old 05-23-2005, 01:09 PM   #2
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all of this IMO :

stage 3 is the one you want if you want the quickest option.

difficulty: they are all about the same. gentoo is easy to install, read instructions, type command.

length depends on your machine and how fast you read/type. stage 3's generally don't take too long ( it uses precompiled packages for the base). also, your network connection comes into play a little when syncing portage (unless you use a snapshot, but sooner or later you will want to sync before using portage).
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A stage 3 with GRP is the fastest install/post install...... (can comfortably be done (with "post install") within 1.5-2 hours when you know what you're doing) - another alternative is a straight stage 3 pulling in a variety of elements from the Net during the install - this takes a little longer though ("_I" has noted some of the factors above).

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Old 05-24-2005, 11:23 PM   #4
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it took me about a day with stage 3. just follow the instructions.


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