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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:27 am    Post subject: Question about the Gentoo Handbook(Solved) Reply with quote

Is the handbook available in a printable format? Possibly as a PDF file? I find trying to navigate an HTML document that is all broken up into tiny sections to be cumbersome at best and mostly at least for me unusable when trying to do something very technical for the first time. It is much easier to have a printed copy laying on your desk to refer to. I suppose that it might be usable if you had more than one computer, one to read the HTML handbook next to the computer that you are actually trying to do the install on.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most people run X and open a terminal for Gentoo install. This allows for copying and pasting commands from Handbook.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can create pdf by printing (to file) handbook in a single page

EDIT: But Jaglover suggestion is better
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
Most people run X and open a terminal for Gentoo install. This allows for copying and pasting commands from Handbook.


I actively avoided this, due to, i think i understand better if reading, spelling and typing everything by hand. I might be wrong, but i've done this approach since i installed Arch Linux the first time a couple of years ago. But, of course, it's individual.
E: Down side, it takes a bit longer
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fedeliallalinea wrote:
You can create pdf by printing (to file) handbook in a single page

EDIT: But Jaglover suggestion is better


I knew that this full page handbook existed, I had considered doing a Gentoo install a few years ago and printed this out. I did open it in OpenOffice and improved the formatting and printed it out both sides of a page and bound it into a book, I have one of those binding machines (I cannot remember the name of the machine) that uses the plastic binding, the one with all of the fingers that go into small rectangular holes that the binding machine cuts into the pages as well as the cover. But it is too old to use with the new stuff. It was back when everything was done from a stage 1 boot strapping all the way to the stage 3. Thanks for the link to the single page.

Also I have to agree with tuggbuss, I like to type all of the stuff manually, if I cut and paste everything I will not learn much. Along with wanting a more traditional Linux without Systemd even though I am not a developer I want to develop to be more knowledgeable about whats under the hood. This way if something gets messed up or stops working I will know where the problem is and how to fix it without feeling like I will have to reinstall everything.

Thanks for all your replies to my post
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