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adakadavule
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:31 am    Post subject: Does the install take 9 hrs or more? Reply with quote

Since i am a noob to linux ,i read all the manuals with greatest sincerity read the help at all steps,Now i start my install.In gtk+ The top bar shws working and the bottom bar shows preparing,I turn off the monitor at 9.55 pm.Next morning at 7 am i turn on the monitor and it's the same thing.No hard drive busy light or noise.No cd drive bsy light .How long for the install.I have a d drive which i formatted as fat32,In options i chose delete and used recommended .Please tell me if everythn is in order and how long will it take.I would have let it run,but i didn't know if all was well.
Extremely sorry ,but this is my first encounter with linux.Ppl said i should try another easy distro like ubuntu first,But i have decided to go with gentoo despite the step learning curve coz i know that i can get help with the forums,pls help me.
I have an amd athlonxp 2200+,so i chose athlon xp in processor type,I have 384 mb ram
of which 32 is used by my video card.Pls tell me how long does it take?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:23 am    Post subject: Re: Does the install take 9 hrs or more? Reply with quote

adakadavule wrote:
Since i am a noob to linux ,i read all the manuals with greatest sincerity read the help at all steps,Now i start my install.In gtk+ The top bar shws working and the bottom bar shows preparing,I turn off the monitor at 9.55 pm.Next morning at 7 am i turn on the monitor and it's the same thing.No hard drive busy light or noise.No cd drive bsy light .How long for the install.I have a d drive which i formatted as fat32,In options i chose delete and used recommended .Please tell me if everythn is in order and how long will it take.I would have let it run,but i didn't know if all was well.
Extremely sorry ,but this is my first encounter with linux.Ppl said i should try another easy distro like ubuntu first,But i have decided to go with gentoo despite the step learning curve coz i know that i can get help with the forums,pls help me.
I have an amd athlonxp 2200+,so i chose athlon xp in processor type,I have 384 mb ram
of which 32 is used by my video card.Pls tell me how long does it take?


If you chose to do a minimum install with no X, KDE or Gnome it should take about an hour at max.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Split from Odd install failures..

Please follow up to 9hrs and not yet completed install?
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