Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 17th Sep 2002 02:21 UTC, submitted by Daniel Robbins
Gentoo From the official note: The Gentoo Linux 1.4 release candidate 1 is gcc 3.2-based, supporting optimizations for Pentium III, Pentium 4, Athlon (Classic through XP,) K6 (Classic through K6-3,) PowerPC G3 and PowerPC G4 with AltiVec. Also included is a new 2.4.19-based high-peformance kernel with IBM EVMS (enterprise volume management) support, countless enhancements to Portage and a new "live" bootable CD that boots directly into a runtime version of Gentoo Linux 1.4_rc1. Includes KDE 3.0.3, KDE 3.1-beta1, KOffice 1.2, OpenOffice 1.0.1, GNOME 2.0.1 (2.0.2 on the way) and Mozilla 1.0 (1.1 available for testing). The "rc1" release includes bootable CD ISOs for x86, stage tarballs for PPC and Sparc64 (ISOs on their way) and new Alpha Processor stage1 support. Update: Unreal Tournament 2003 Gentoo CD! Read on.
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by TET on Tue 17th Sep 2002 02:29 UTC

Would someone kindly explain where these x86 isos besides the livecd ones are? Or should I use these to install?

Surely I don't want to burn the CD and reinstall everything from beginning since I am already a gentoo user from 1.2. How could I 'emerge' to 1.4 RC-1 using portage? Please point me the proper instructions, I can not find it anywhere.. ;) Thanks a lot....

If I can emerge to 1.4 based on my 1.2, how long it is going to take? I don't want to take 10 days... ;)

What about Sparc32?!?!
by Anonymous on Tue 17th Sep 2002 02:50 UTC

No one loves my souped up SparcStation-20 but me!!! ;)

Is there an OS out there that supports multiple CPUs, is free to use for non-commercial use, and doesn't spit out "Unimplemented System Call" thousands of times on the console (on Sparc32)?

Yes, I know Solaris 8 (download edition) qualifies... but where can I download it? Solaris 9 (download edition) only supports 1 cpu.

Also Debian (stable) qualifies... but its too out of date for me. But maybe I'm too picky...

I don't think you can emerge it. By reading the forums at forum.gentoo.org (haven't try it yet - busy today), you need to download, burn and boot with the 1.2 bootable ISO CD and then 'wget' the appropriate 1.4-RC1 .tbz for your CPU and then re-install using the new .tbz file. Back up your /home/* before you do that elsewhere.

Re:What about Sparc32?!?!
by Jeffrey Boulier on Tue 17th Sep 2002 03:45 UTC

I don't know about downloading, but it looks like Sun is still selling Solaris 8 media for $75. You can probably also pick up (legit?) media kits on ebay for cheap.

How usable is the SMP -current code for NetBSD/SPARC and FreeBSD/SPARC these days?

Yours truly,
Jeffrey Boulier

Install using the livecds
by Daniel Robbins on Tue 17th Sep 2002 04:04 UTC

Hi everyone,

Our new liveCD's are intended to be used for installing Gentoo Linux 1.4_rc1. The "old style" CD is no longer available, as the liveCD does everything it did and more. We'll clarify this on our site, but remember that "livecd" also equals "install CD"

Re: What about Sparc32...
by Anonymous on Tue 17th Sep 2002 04:43 UTC

i'd look at NetBSD for it...IIRC 1.6 was just recently released...so it should be somewhat up to date...also, you could always try debian unstable which is supposed to be more stable than Gentoo but less stable than something like debian stable or slackware or redhat

anyways, that's what i would do

-bytes256

ITX
by Gumby on Tue 17th Sep 2002 05:49 UTC

I was going to get an ITX system and was thinking of putting gentoo on it does it have opitmatations for that to? and if not how do I opitmise the C3 chip in the ITX system?

APCI
by Brandon Barker on Tue 17th Sep 2002 05:58 UTC

Come on Gentoo, be the first to support APCI in all it's glory so I don't have to fool with FreeBSD or WinXP on my laptop! (Sony Vaio U1).

Great!
by Shard on Tue 17th Sep 2002 06:03 UTC

I'm downloading iso right now. LiveCD is a very good idea, because at last i cat try gentoo without spending hours (days?) on installation (not to mention reading tons of manuals etc.. because i'm almost total newbie ;)
THX.

Re: What about Sparc32?!?!
by rajan r on Tue 17th Sep 2002 06:03 UTC

Also Debian (stable) qualifies... but its too out of date for me. But maybe I'm too picky...

The "stable" version of Debian is a highly tested distro that is made for production machines like servers, where glitches caused by conflicts of packages is frown upon.

Try Sarge, or if you are really adventurous, Sid.

Gentoo 1.4RC1
by steve on Tue 17th Sep 2002 07:50 UTC

i have 1.4rc1 since sunday runing on my athlon pc. the very bad thing is, that i could not successfull install the thing, until i took 512mb OUT of my pc. now i only have 1GB of memory and i was able to compile everything i need.

another thing wich is anoying: they took out the sgi xfs filesystem.
they had it once in their gentoo-sources kernel, but after one of their maintainers had a crash and data loss with xfs, the xfs fs is not anymore in their kernel. however... just because one person had a problem with xfs, does not mean that everyone will have trouble with it! btw: this is the price you pay when you are tweaking with "agcount" and other xfs specific flags. and just because of that, you don't need to get xfs out of the gentoo-kernel!! if i and other would act the same way, then we all would not give gentoo a chance! then i had more then once a crash and more then once a messed up system with gentoo. but i did not give up and continued to work with it!


cheers

SteveB

Re: Gentoo 1.4RC1 (xfs)
by le grimpeur on Tue 17th Sep 2002 08:29 UTC

You should just dig informations a little bit before posting such comments:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=15314

Doesn't work for me :((
by Shard on Tue 17th Sep 2002 08:32 UTC

I've burned cd, rebootet comp and booted from cd. I've run "pci-setup", then "x-setup". X gives me fatal error after i chose options. I've tried many combinations of resolution and colors and AGP. After last "OK" screen is black for a second or so (probably x tries to make what i wanted) and then it goes back to text mode with fatal error info. It writes something about "no screens found".

I have ECS K7s5A mobo, all built in thingies off. Creative GeForce 2 MX 32 DDR (on AGP of course). 512 DDR RAM. Athlon Thunderbird 1,4 GB. And LG 795ft plus Flatron monitor (if it matters).

One more thing: i had the same problem when i tried FreeBSD. It installed ok, but x-setup was saying "no screens found" ;) On the other hand i was doing something wrong probably then. But here, with liveCD, i've done what they wrote to do...

Gentoo support
by Anonymous on Tue 17th Sep 2002 08:56 UTC

Is this a Gentoo support board or a news site?
I think for people having specific problems with Gentoo there are better (better in the sense of more possible help) places to discuss such things.

http://forums.gentoo.org/
http://lists.gentoo.org/mailman/listinfo/gentoo-user
http://lists.gentoo.org/mailman/listinfo/gentoo-newbies
IRC channel #gentoo on openprojects.net

=D
by m00by on Tue 17th Sep 2002 13:28 UTC

mmm...live CD...small, great way to infiltrate an organization's computers and play around ;) wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! =D

on a slightly related note.....
by Dubhthach on Tue 17th Sep 2002 13:54 UTC

Looks like xfs has just being merged into the 2.5 development kernel

XFS: "AutoVersion"
Date: Fri Sep 13 14:59:34 PDT 2002
Workarea: chuckle.americas.sgi.com:/build/lxfs-cvs/2.5.x-xfs-VER
Author: cattelan
The following file(s) were checked into:
bonnie.engr.sgi.com:/isms/slinx/2.5.x-xfs
Modid: 2.5.x-xfs:slinx:127397a
linux/fs/xfs/linux/xfs_version.h - 1.2

merge xfs up to 2.5.35
Date: Mon Sep 16 09:10:25 PDT 2002
Workarea: jen.americas.sgi.com:/src/lord/xfs-merge.2.5
Author: lord
The following file(s) were checked into:
bonnie.engr.sgi.com:/isms/slinx/2.5.x-xfs
Modid: 2.5.x-xfs:slinx:127481a
linux/fs/xfs/linux/xfs_lrw.c - 1.166
linux/fs/xfs/support/time.h - 1.7
linux/fs/xfs/linux/xfs_aops.c - 1.5


http://linus.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.5/ChangeSet@-1d?nav=index.html

for whoever said solaris download edition supports 1 CPU...
by Dimitris on Tue 17th Sep 2002 14:18 UTC

The download edition is the same code as the one you buy, AFAIK.

There is no restriction, at least there was none with 8.

D

About Solaris download edition and NetBSD
by Anonymous on Tue 17th Sep 2002 14:47 UTC

You're right, Solaris 8 download edition supported multiple CPUs, but not Solaris 9 download edition.

And *BSD (including NetBSD) does not support multi-processors on Sparc32, and probably never will.

mozilla 1.1
by bahamot on Tue 17th Sep 2002 16:33 UTC

i know it's not relevant here, but my mozilla can't even display gentoo.org properly i wonder why........., and even worse when i go to desktop faq, anyone has same prob ?

re:mozilla 1.1
by cj on Tue 17th Sep 2002 20:35 UTC

no. not at all. in fact i can view it just fine with mozilla 9.1 too.

mirrors?
by pc dude on Tue 17th Sep 2002 21:11 UTC

Um, the link is dead now.....mirror?

Re: mirros?
by Eugenia on Tue 17th Sep 2002 21:13 UTC

The link works fine.

mirror
by pc dude on Tue 17th Sep 2002 22:24 UTC

Sorry but Ibiblio is maxx0red. Do the other gentoo mirrors have the iso?

check out netbsd for sparc...
by fredo on Wed 18th Sep 2002 08:43 UTC

"No one loves my souped up SparcStation-20 but me!!! ;)

Is there an OS out there that supports multiple CPUs, is free to use for non-commercial use, and doesn't spit out "Unimplemented System Call" thousands of times on the console (on Sparc32)? Yes, I know Solaris 8 (download edition) qualifies... but where can I download it? Solaris 9 (download edition) only supports 1 cpu. Also Debian (stable) qualifies... but its too out of date for me. But maybe I'm too picky..."

What about NetBSD (www.netbsd.org) ? Ever looked at that one ?

-fredo