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Old 07-05-2009, 07:24 PM   #31
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Gentoo.realy very hard distro.but the most beautifull and will learn you a lot of things only just trying to install it!!!!!!!!!my fisrt distro was ubuntu.i was not really learn a lot of things.i was hearing for bugs kernels,hdd mount.what are all this things??????when i try gentoo i really understand why linux is hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!flags,config to kernel,graphical?????not yet.try to love your terminal!!!the black screen with big white letters became my best friend!!!!after that i really learn a lot of things at linux.but the most important thing i learn was that the most beautifull thing is to have an operating system,all with your passion.to try hard for this and know better from anywone his wicknesses and his requirements.if you want really to die in your keyboard try to install gentoo.is really a very big experiense.the happyness will come months after your first installation try but really worth
 
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:33 PM   #32
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:34 PM   #33
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i heard somewhere (on the bus) that in debian the kernel compilation is a bit different compared to most of the other distros', is that true?
Yes, it is true. Most distros use "make" to build a kernel. Debian, OTOH, has a pretty nice tool that does the make and then creates a .deb file for you. It's not harder (I'd say it's actually easier) but it is different.
 
Old 09-21-2011, 12:15 PM   #34
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If you are seeking to exercise you brain without blowing a fuse, take a look at Arch Linux. I have learned more from setting this up than with any other distro.

The full masochist route would be NO distro. LFS is an organized way to do that, but you could just start collecting the pieces on your own.
Hahaha, not to bring up an old post back to life, but I"m currently using Arch Linux, honestly, to me, it was just as easy to install as (K)Ubuntu, and OpenSUSE, I currently trying out Gentoo in a Virtual Machine, to me, this has been the hardest to learn, everything is compiled by you, took 2 hours to install/compile Gentoo, and man, can't tell you how long it took to compile KDE..
 
Old 09-21-2011, 01:07 PM   #35
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Please don't drag up old threads like this.
 
Old 09-21-2011, 01:54 PM   #36
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Please don't drag up old threads like this.

Heh, yeah, sorry, I just happened upon it in Google, it didn't say [resolved] in Topic Line, so figured it was still an ongoing post..
 
Old 09-21-2011, 07:35 PM   #37
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Linux from scratch may be the hardest but since it isn't a distro, I'd then have to say Gentoo.
 
Old 09-21-2011, 08:13 PM   #38
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i'd say something like lfs, gentoo, arch...
i've never used them but from what i hear, you essentially have to compile everything.

next i would think something like busybox would be hard to master. (i think that is what my lg blu-ray player runs)
 
Old 09-21-2011, 08:57 PM   #39
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i'd say something like lfs, gentoo, arch...
i've never used them but from what i hear, you essentially have to compile everything.

next i would think something like busybox would be hard to master. (i think that is what my lg blu-ray player runs)
Arch, there's no compiling, you do start out in a Terminal, but it's all easy, for example:

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    pacman -Syu // Updates pacman, the Arch Package Manager;

    pacman -S kde // kde for example; pacman -S is pacman's install command.

    does the rest for you.
By the way, currently running Arch as we speak, running Gentoo in Virtualbox.
 
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:45 PM   #40
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in my 10+ years of using linux, I pretty much tried them all except Gentoo and LFS. Not because they're hard, it's the amount of compiling that is involved. I don't have that kind of patience.

Maybe one day if I get a second generation i7 desktop, I might opt to install Gentoo first.

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Old 09-21-2011, 09:56 PM   #41
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in my 10+ years of using linux, I pretty much tried them all except Gentoo and LFS. Not because they're hard, it's the amount of compiling that is involved. I don't have that kind of patience.

Maybe one day if I get a second generation i7 desktop, I might opt to install Gentoo first.
Yeah, not to diss Arch, but I'm not really liking this, it runs good for a few days, then it starts acting up, things just don't stay running and stay stable. I'm still compiling stuff in Gentoo in Virtualbox as we speak, been over a day now, hahaha.. ANd it's only been a few years for me, I've impressed most people, it's been about 3 years I'd say. I merged from Windows, lets not even go there, LOL, then I merged to Kubuntu.. Kubuntu is excellent for new Linux Users, I was getting too advanced for that, then, and currently merged to Arch Linux, now I'm trying out Gentoo in a VM, I was playing WoW(World of Warcraft)in a private server, and it's ran in Gentoo, loved how well it ran, and was stable, so I decided to give Gentoo a try.. I personally like the command line, so yeah, Arch is a lot of command line at first, but Gentoo is even more command line. I never checked out LFS though, in fact, didn't know of it's existence. Let me tell you though, Gentoo has been a hair puller, LOL.. I keep getting all these errors when trying to get KDE installed, Gentoo installed 100% Successfully..
 
Old 09-21-2011, 10:25 PM   #42
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That's the best thing about linux. You try distro after distro and BINGO -- one distro will shine for you.
 
Old 09-21-2011, 10:38 PM   #43
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Gentoo.realy very hard distro.but the most beautifull and will learn you a lot of things only just trying to install it!!!!!!!!!my fisrt distro was ubuntu.i was not really learn a lot of things.i was hearing for bugs kernels,hdd mount.what are all this things??????when i try gentoo i really understand why linux is hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!flags,config to kernel,graphical?????not yet.try to love your terminal!!!the black screen with big white letters became my best friend!!!!after that i really learn a lot of things at linux.but the most important thing i learn was that the most beautifull thing is to have an operating system,all with your passion.to try hard for this and know better from anywone his wicknesses and his requirements.if you want really to die in your keyboard try to install gentoo.is really a very big experiense.the happyness will come months after your first installation try but really worth

LOLOLOL, that Black screen? I call the Big Black Monster, =P.
 
Old 09-22-2011, 01:17 AM   #44
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Heh, yeah, sorry, I just happened upon it in Google, it didn't say [resolved] in Topic Line, so figured it was still an ongoing post..
In future, please look at the date on the post.
 
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In future, please look at the date on the post.
Hahahaha, yeah, 2003, it's a wonder this topic hasn't been deleted yet.
 
  


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