At 08:57 -0400 on 2004-8-17 Lincoln Rutledge wrote:
> Okay, sounds like the stage file is my root file system that I'll have
> after install?
Quite accurate, also see the other popst answering your question for a
bit more detail, and do read the said Gentoo Handbook. It does have
some limitations, but it is the most complete document out there.
> This assumes I already have a Linux system running with networking. I
> have a chicken-or-egg problem here.
Unfortunately, you are right. I brought the whole thing up because
you mentioned a working Debian system on your machine, which will do
quite nicely. If not, I am sure you could consider installing some
minimal installation (in the swap partition maybe if disk space is an
issue) and take it all from there.
> This is above my head, but I can sit down with the handbook.
Yes, this is very advisable, it is a must in fact, one should read the
handbook before attemtping a Gentoo installation.
> Thanks Stefan, I'll look into it. :)
You are welcome, good luck.
If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as
it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
--Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass
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