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Old 02-24-2005, 11:05 AM   #31
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as a matter of interest, does any1 know of a good reason why i couldn't copy gentoo from my laptop onto my desktop? I'd only have to edit grub.conf and fstab, right?
If you're talking about a straight copy (all files from one machine straight to the other), my guess is you're going to be in trouble.
The whole operating system is configured to run on specific hardware, so you're taking that configuration and trying to run it on totally different hardware. I don't see that working out too well for you.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 11:57 AM   #32
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yeah, but those are pre-compile tgz packages, you might as well use rpms as there's more of them.
And the slackware checkinstall (the one in the 3rd CD) works great if you want to compile something and pack it.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 11:59 AM   #33
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checkinstall is excellent....i use it on both slack and suse.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 05:58 AM   #34
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If you're talking about a straight copy (all files from one machine straight to the other), my guess is you're going to be in trouble.
The whole operating system is configured to run on specific hardware, so you're taking that configuration and trying to run it on totally different hardware. I don't see that working out too well for you.
true! but if i re-configured/compiled the kernel before i boot into it, that should work shouldn't it?
 
Old 02-28-2005, 02:58 AM   #35
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So, the conclusion with Slack is that you don't like it, since you think it doesn't have an adequate package manager, but haven't tried the ones there are? That's a bit... limited.
 
  


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