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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:41 pm    Post subject: this might be a dumb question Reply with quote

I'm fairly new to the linux world, and I made a live-cd of this dist. The computer went through the seeminly normal boot process for linux, and then dumped me at a root user prompt. Is there a gui in the live-cd? I'm more familiar with knoppix on my pc, and that had kde. Help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, no GUI.
Did you burn the CD as a normal image?

Have you checked the md5sum of the image after downloading ?
What, exactly does it say when booting ?
You can give many options to the boot loader in case something doesn't work with your hardware.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:42 am    Post subject: booting Reply with quote

I get to the part where it says, for installation, type "Hi". I typed hi, and it tells me about some things, and I have a prompts that looks like this:

livecd root #

I just felt more comfortable with the environment of the gui on the pc, so I was hoping for that on the mac. Perhaps not?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:53 am    Post subject: Re: booting Reply with quote

tkatchev69 wrote:
I get to the part where it says, for installation, type "Hi".

Somehow, I seriously doubt that.

tkatchev69 wrote:
I typed hi, and it tells me about some things, and I have a prompts that looks like this:
livecd root #

Excellent!
You are perfectly poised to start the installation of Gentoo.

tkatchev69 wrote:
I just felt more comfortable with the environment of the gui on the pc, so I was hoping for that on the mac. Perhaps not?

What GUI ?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 1:02 am    Post subject: serious Reply with quote

I am completely serious in what I said earlier. Anyways, I tried Knoppix live cd before I installed it on my pc, and I think that ran a KDE environment. It obviously fit on the cd, so I thought this might have it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 1:32 am    Post subject: Re: this might be a dumb question Reply with quote

tkatchev69 wrote:
I'm fairly new to the linux world, and I made a live-cd of this dist. The computer went through the seeminly normal boot process for linux, and then dumped me at a root user prompt. Is there a gui in the live-cd? I'm more familiar with knoppix on my pc, and that had kde. Help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Dan


Gentoo is a distribution for people that love fiddling with the command line. So there's no graphical installer; you have to read through the install guide and configure everything yourself. If that's not your cup of tea, Gentoo is probably not the right distro for you (and I don't mean that in any condescending way - we Gentoo'ers are somewhat crazy folk). The upside is, there are plenty of friendly people on the boards that will help you with the install, and once it's up and running you will never want to go back to a packaged distro.

A great newbie distro is SuSE, btw.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 1:34 am    Post subject: Re: serious Reply with quote

tkatchev69 wrote:
I am completely serious in what I said earlier. Anyways, I tried Knoppix live cd before I installed it on my pc, and I think that ran a KDE environment. It obviously fit on the cd, so I thought this might have it.

Yes, but Knoppix is a complete OS, not an installer.

With Gentoo the installer is... you.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 3:34 am    Post subject: live Reply with quote

I guess I misunderstood what "live-cd" meant. I was looking for something like Knoppix to play with without giving up a partition yet. Thanks anyways.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it's not a dumb question, and yes there is a Live CD with *both* KDE and Gnome on it, including a lot of other useful apps, too:

http://www.metadistribution.org/gentoo/2004.2/kde-gnome-universal-2004.2.iso

Boot from the CD by holding down the c key, login as per the instruction given, run Xeasyconf and then type startx and you should be all set.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: live Reply with quote

tkatchev69 wrote:
I guess I misunderstood what "live-cd" meant. I was looking for something like Knoppix to play with without giving up a partition yet. Thanks anyways.

Yeah, don't worry. I was really suprised at that too when I found out the gentoo definition of "live cd" Technically it is, but we install from one because we don't use binary installs, so we need something to bootstrap and all that. Happy linux-ing ^_^
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