Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
[SOLVED] Installing without ethernet
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

Goto page Previous  1, 2  
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Installing Gentoo
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
creaker
l33t
l33t


Joined: 14 Jul 2012
Posts: 651

PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

turboscrew wrote:
I extracted the stuff from Mageia 4.1, but I'm not sure it's a good idea to use its kernel config, or /etc/modules.
It didn't feel very stable...
...
Maybe I'll use some other distro's - like Mint's - stuff for reference...


No matter, what a distro you will extract config from. Config is just a text file, modules stability doesn't depends on it.
Just extract it from kernel that supports most of your equipment.

Another one option is to use "make localmodconfig". It will give you config depening on lsmod command output.
Attach all the devices that you planning to use - keyboard, mouse, mike, camera, usb sticks (with different filesystems), e.t.c. mount all the filesystems and run make localmodconfig.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
turboscrew
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 13 Jul 2014
Posts: 88
Location: Nokia (town), Finland

PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second try was better. I now have Gentoo up and running, but being a lazy pampered bum, command line seems insufficient for me.
Is it usually the case that Gentoo is installed first, then from the command line you install the rest (like X)?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gerard27
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 04 Jan 2004
Posts: 2377
Location: Netherlands

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you had taken the trouble to study the handbook first you would have known the answer is yes.
There's oodles of "point and click" distro's out there,take your pick.
Gerard.
_________________
To install Gentoo I use sysrescuecd.Based on Gentoo,has firefox to browse Gentoo docs and mc to browse (and edit) files.
The same disk can be used for 32 and 64 bit installs.
You can follow the Handbook verbatim.
http://www.sysresccd.org/Download
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
cwr
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 17 Dec 2005
Posts: 1969

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to follow the handbook pretty closely, especially on a first install. Gentoo has a number of desktops available, most (but not all) based on X, so that's a major choice you need to make before installing a GUI. You need to build _everything_ apart from the stuff in the Stage 3 file (which just gets you a login shell); and some of the Stage 3 stuff gets updated and rebuilt as you proceed through the install.

Will
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
turboscrew
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 13 Jul 2014
Posts: 88
Location: Nokia (town), Finland

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looksd like good old unix before X came along... :)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NeddySeagoon
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 05 Jul 2003
Posts: 43213
Location: 56N 3W

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

turboscrew,

Yep. :)

Gentoo gives you two things
1) The packages you explicitly ask for
2) The packages required to support the packages you explictitly asked for.

It follows that if you haven't installed it, you don't have it.
This can seem a bit odd when you are coming from a binary distro that installs what its packagers think of as a desktop system but its the source of Gentoos flexibility.
You are making your own distro using the tools provided by Gentoo.
_________________
Regards,

NeddySeagoon

Computer users fall into two groups:-
those that do backups
those that have never had a hard drive fail.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
turboscrew
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 13 Jul 2014
Posts: 88
Location: Nokia (town), Finland

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, all.
Now that the Gentoo itself is up and running, it's time to go after X and KDE (I think).

Due to being "free time challenged" I used .config and modules from Linux Mint 17 as the base.
(Just for those that may need similar kind of approach.)
Just have to get rid of all kinds of "kitchen sink drivers" and other excess stuff at some point later.
Some of it I already removed.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Installing Gentoo All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum