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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:19 am    Post subject: help me, I have no idea Reply with quote

Could someone please help me or refer me to a site that can give me futher instruction, I have downloaded the x86 iso and now I run the install on gentoo. It boot up, then it says "livecd root#:" and I do not know what to do. I am new to linux, so could someone please help me out here. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you read the Gentoo Handbook?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did just that a long time ago, having read about Gentoo and deciding it was the operating system I wanted. After finding the handbook and struggling through some of the installation only to get stuck halfway somewhere. I ended up scrapping the gentoo plan and installed Fedora, which was a great distribution to learn about linux. Once I understood the whole linux thing a little better I went back and tried Gentoo again, well worth it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may try this this if you want easy installation, a gentoo installer, but it is still beta

I have tried it once though, and everything went ok
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used Windows for about 13 years. Then used Ubuntu for 2 weeks, and jumped straight to Gentoo. So other people should be able to follow the same route. I've struggled, sure... but that is how I've learned. I wouldn't have done it without the forums. It took me 2 sucessive installations during 2 weeks to get it running with LVM on top of RAID-0 (excluding /home)

So based on my experience, my suggestion is get the handbook. Print it out. Print out the installing KDE, printing, nvidia/ATI wikis, etc. Print all out, and follow them. Don't try fluxbox or any complicated stuff at the moment. Get a simple Gentoo system with KDE up and running first, and build from there. If you are self motivated, you will make it. Gentoo docs simply rock(tm) 8)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Truth. But you need to have time, nerves and guts for this :) I did it also this way, not a week of using other distros before moving to gentoo.

I just wanted to call attention to other possibilites... Learning the basic system using some distro with more simplified install, then moving to gentoo
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, it's all about choices :D
By the way, I've heard (but never tried) of a method called jackass, which is supposed to be easier than the normal method. Check that as well...
I believe that with the standard handbook method you will learn the most. Yyou will find obstacles, but solving them will make you learn :D
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, if you would see my first-time gentoo install. I made countless stupidities, and after restart I was wondering why it does not work :) But it is something I like about Linux in common: everytime you need to solve a new problem, you will learn something valuable ;)

Cheers
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No crossposting please.

Moved to dups.
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