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> In trying to reply to the issues as I did, well, let's just say I'd have
> been confused trying to read the present install documentation as a
> Gentoo newbie (it was confusing enough as it was, knowing what was in the
> old handbook and trying to see if it was in the current one, then finding
> there was a 2007.0 one as well). <snip>
A few months ago I posted an alternative solution to the Gentoo newbie
confusion problem. I have put together the following Gentoo installation
materials which are specifically designed to guide newbies through the Gentoo
installation process in a thorough and unambiguous way:
I recently tested these materials with a group of 25 high school students in a
distance learning course and all but one was able to successfully install
Gentoo. I have also had a 13 year old use the materials to install Gentoo with
very few problems.
I think that the current documentation that Nightmorph has put together is well
suited to more experienced users. For example, I like the different paths that
the documentation present at various points because it allows me to see
alternatives that I often did not know existed.
Instead of replacing the handbook, or radically altering it, my intent with the
newbie materials is to have a newbie use them to successfully install Gentoo
and then they should blow their installation away and do a reinstall from
scratch using the normal Handbook.
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