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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:32 am    Post subject: Install Gentoo from usb thumb drive Reply with quote

Burned the Gentoo iso image to a thumb drive. Booted laptop from it. All went well. Here is my question----On other Linux installs like this one once you are on the Desktop or before it gives you the option to install to the hard drive. Can not find that option with Gentoo. Where I'm I going wrong? Thanks in advance. :?:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi valid and welcome to gentoo. :)

There is no such thing as an installer which makes decisions for you. The installer is yourself, so grab the handbook and a cup of coffee and follow the steps as described in the handbook.

https://gentoo.org/get-started/

In case, you hit an issue and cannot continue come back here and describe your problem. There most probably will be support that lets you continue. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are using the live DVD image, that is woefully out of date. Use the latest minimal install iso that matches your architecture and follow the handbook, as Elleni suggested.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hit a snag already. Gparted is asking for the root password. None that I use work. Is there a default one?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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hit a snag already. Gparted is asking for the root password. None that I use work. Is there a default one?


You're not in a root shell? Setting root password is one of the first steps : https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64/Installation/Media#Optional:_User_accounts
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elleni wrote:
Hi valid and welcome to gentoo. :)

There is no such thing as an installer which makes decisions for you. The installer is yourself, so grab the handbook and a cup of coffee and follow the steps as described in the handbook.

https://gentoo.org/get-started/

In case, you hit an issue and cannot continue come back here and describe your problem. There most probably will be support that lets you continue. Good luck.


"There is no such thing as an installer which makes decisions for you". Elleni, not sure how long you have been using Linux distros but Gentoo is the only one does not have an installer that I know of. Thanks for your input anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

valid,

the world of Linux is more versatile than you think. Strictly speaking Gentoo is even not a distro, it is a DIY Linux, like Linux from Scratch, with added convenience of great package manager - Portage.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

valid wrote:
"There is no such thing as an installer which makes decisions for you". Elleni, not sure how long you have been using Linux distros but Gentoo is the only one does not have an installer that I know of. Thanks for your input anyway.

I was obviously talking about gentoo, not linux in general. As for your question - the date of my registration in this forum could give you an estimation. You're welcome. How long are you have been using Linux distros anyway?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elleni wrote:
valid wrote:
"There is no such thing as an installer which makes decisions for you". Elleni, not sure how long you have been using Linux distros but Gentoo is the only one does not have an installer that I know of. Thanks for your input anyway.

I was obviously talking about gentoo, not linux in general. As for your question - the date of my registration in this forum could give you an estimation. You're welcome. How long are you have been using Linux distros anyway?


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Plus, being that Gentoo is never one's first distro, you need to add a few more years to that total.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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..Plus, being that Gentoo is never one's first distro..


Assumptions is the mother of all fuckups - Gentoo was my first Linux (on PC anyway - had a (no)go at RedHat on my Amiga 12oo)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be able to install Gentoo from most any running linux system but SystemRescueCD is a nice Gentoo based environment to work through the handbook with. Another option is booting the minimal iso and using ssh to connect via another machine. If you have an existing linux install you can always shrink a partition or make make some space for Gentoo and just do a handbook install from your current environment.
http://www.system-rescue-cd.org/

If you're on a common x86_64 chip you can start here:
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64/Installation/About

Arch Linux is another popular distro that does not come with an installer, generally faster to install than Gentoo as you're not compiling the kernel and other software from source code. Both run on a rolling model.

If you want something Gentoo based that you can get up and running with a few clicks Calculate Linux may be worth a look. They have an installer, binary package host and some overlays on top of Gentoo so you can install a full desktop/server/whatever system quickly and still have access to all the power of Gentoo/Portage. https://www.calculate-linux.ru/en

Sabayon is 'beginner friendly' Gentoo, but I've never tried it, I assume somewhat similar to Calculate. https://www.sabayon.org/

Funtoo is another derivative with a similar install method to Gentoo, you, but offers pre built kernels from Debian and elsewhere to save some install time. https://www.funtoo.org/Install/Download_LiveCD

I've not tried the Gentoo Studio, audio production focused desktop, install process but that may be of interest. https://gentoostudio.org/?page_id=2

But......if you have an interest in the nuts and bolts of linux and crafting a system tailored to your particular hardware and needs which will just keep on keeping on then simply install plain old Gentoo via the handbook realising that it will likely be a bit of time sink at least initially.

I would be wary of the advice provided by Elleni. The correct way to install Gentoo is with tea, not coffee.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would be wary of the advice provided by Elleni. The correct way to install Gentoo is with tea, not coffee.


Unless you royally screw up the install, at that point whiskey is required.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't listen to Muso either.

When shit hits the fan you want whisky, not whiskey.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Proinsias wrote:
Don't listen to Muso either.

When shit hits the fan you want whisky, not whiskey.


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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