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Old 03-31-2005, 05:56 PM   #1
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Gentoo boot, autoconfiguring device

I am trying Gentoo for first time. I boot on disc, I see F1 and F2 options or click enter, after I clicked just enter, it read all ok. But it got to point when it reach to run level 3, hardware detection, cpu info, then autoconfiguring devices...if anyone know what I meant where we see slash line spinning forward to right leaving green trail. I wonder how long does autoconfiguring devices will take? It been going on for like 5-10 mins, is it normal? when will it complete autoconfiguring the devices? My harddrive was blank before I boot on gentoo disc.
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I am installing Gentoo tonight for the first time. From everything that I read it takes a long time to compile everything. Some say it takes 24 hours.
Old 03-31-2005, 09:53 PM   #3
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How long autoconfig takes depends entirely on your hardware. If you're going to install Gentoo you'd best be prepared to be very patient. I used Gentoo for a while but got tired of all the long compile times.


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