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Old 04-06-2005, 01:22 PM   #1
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before installing gentoo

i wrote this in the gentoo Distro Reviews and nobody has responded, pls help me...

hi there; I'm currently using suse 9.2 and windowsXP and I'm thinking after some research on installing gentoo on my system so the question is:
1-can i install gentoo over suse? (without format my pc).
2-i downloaded the gentoo "install-x86-universal-2005.0.iso" (after i burned it) is this a bootable disc?
3-after install gentoo will i still have access to windows?

if this questions have been answered before pls can u give me the link?.

thank u all so much, sorry for my noobness and bad English
Old 04-06-2005, 02:16 PM   #2
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1. Over Suse? If you mean delete Suse and install Gentoo on the disk where Suse was then yes.

2. Yes, it is bootable.

3. If you setup your grub.conf correctly you will.
Old 04-06-2005, 02:32 PM   #3
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If you follow the handbook;
you will create the partitions and make filesystems and suse will be gone.
Old 04-06-2005, 05:28 PM   #4
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Talking Tnks

Tkns to u all for Reply ill try that,

emm, just 1 more question...

its worth it the try i mean get rid of suse and try gentoo?. im a completely newb but i wana lern linux from scratch.....

Old 04-06-2005, 06:17 PM   #5
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Yeah, give it a try!

If you don't like Gentoo you can always just install SuSE back over the top of it.
Old 04-06-2005, 06:58 PM   #6
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it is well worth the effort.once configured and running,i would say maintaining gentoo is the easiest of all distros.emerge is a dream come true .
Old 04-06-2005, 08:35 PM   #7
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Wink Tnks

Well, thkns to all for Reply... ill give it try
Old 04-06-2005, 09:31 PM   #8
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Depending on how fast your system is, you might want to take a look at Arch... it's almost as configurable as gentoo (and a little easier to config IMHO), but doesn't require the long compile times.

It's up to you (not intending to start a flame war). I used gentoo for a bit (longer than any other distro), and while it is super fast and basically throws you out to the dogs to learn, Arch does too, and doens't have the lengthy compile times.
Old 04-06-2005, 10:57 PM   #9
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well i have a PIV 512 RAM ati radeo 128mb and 120gb HD
besides i found alot of documentation in gentoo website (i mean alot of detailed documentation) about installing gentoo, Frequently Asked Questions, Gentoo Desktop Documentation Resources and so on.... so thats attracts me the most.... peace (" ,)
Old 04-07-2005, 06:20 AM   #10
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yeah give gentoo a go

If you have the time and patience then its a great distro to use. Its great to learn on and its pretty neat to watch programs compile....{although it takes a bit of time}.
Word of advice, read the instruction manual very carefully, it can save alot of wasted time {from previous experince }
Good luck.


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