Linked by Steve Husted on Wed 5th Oct 2005 17:53 UTC
Gentoo I've been wanting to try Gentoo for some time, but always had to roll my eyes at the pages and pages of installation instructions. This time, however, I rolled up my sleeves and buckled down. Minutes later, I was on my way.
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learning gentoo and not linux?
by on Fri 7th Oct 2005 16:58 UTC

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since when are all distros supposed to be the same? every distro ive tried (even distros based on each other) have had huge differences.

how unique is the following to gentoo?

-fdisk to chop up a drive
-extracting some sort of image into the root partition
-chrooting
-compiling a kernel
-choosing a boot loader

yes, there are little steps in between that are very gentoo (like emerge or rc-update) but the bigger picture is VERY linux. if you blindly go through the install, you learn nothing. if you take the time to understand what youre doing at each step and why, youll learn plenty.

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