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From: Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Help w/Install
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 22:15:23
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Help w/Install by Jerry A!
1 On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 01:00:04AM -0400, Jerry A! wrote:
3 > I understand. But looking at things, I'm curious, is the current cd
4 > using devfs? If so, then anyone who needs to use a pcmcia cdrom to boot
5 > will be out of luck. I believe that we would need to install a kernel
6 > which supports pcmcia and have cardmangler installed to correctly
7 > register pcmcia devices.
8 >
9 > Anyway to install an rc3 system and bring it up to date?
11 The current CD doesn't use devfs by default, but it is supported. Also note
12 that we haven't actually tested Gentoo Linux on a laptop yet -- and PCMCIA
13 support doesn't exist yet. Is that something you'd be interested in fixing?
15 Yes, it's possible to install rc3 and bring it up-to-date -- if you're careful.
16 is an updated rc3 system, but, err... I'd wait for rc4 if you
17 can. Actually, it'll be called rc5 since there have been so many improvements
18 in the last two months. :))
20 Sorry that I don't have a distribution ready for you, but we will soon. For
21 now, if you want a distro on your laptop, I'd recommend installing a
22 mini-distro with laptop support and then using Achim's build.tbz2 file to get
23 Gentoo Linux up and running on a new partition. You may need to add a few
24 ebuilds (for laptop support) along the way. If you have the time and the
25 patience, go for it -- otherwise, hold tight for a week or so.
27 Best Regards,
29 --
30 Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>
31 President/CEO
32 Gentoo Technologies, Inc.


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Help w/Install Jerry A! <jerry@×××××××.org>