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oui
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:23 pm    Post subject: compile my Linux without toil Reply with quote

Hi

I did compile my Linux 3 time between the last 3 years myself using a script running in the console window using an other distro (as I will use no USB memory and no CD: only my harddisk...).

The profit?

My poor old computer stay about completely free for all other jobs (excepted shutdown :lol: ) and it is absolutely not a problem, that it needs so long (about 3 day until xorg can be used and you can continue in the new system also compiling more in the same way: in a console window in X :idea: - as soon you can use X, you are some kind of winner!).

Is that possible with gentoo and where can I find the step by step instructions?

Kind regards
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oui,

If your computer is blank, you have to start it somehow to install Gentoo.
If you already have a Linux installed, you can use that to install Gentoo.

Follow the Gentoo Handbook
There is one extra step you might need.
Code:
mkdir /mnt/gentoo


If you want a 64 bit install, you need a 64 bit kernel in your existing Linux.
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