Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Thomas Lingefelt <tomtechguy@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Install Advice
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 20:33:09
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Install Advice by Mike Adolf
1 Mike Adolf wrote:
2 > I have been using Linux for several years, but am new to gentoo. I just
3 > got a new dell xps 410 system with a intel duo E6400 processor. I have
4 > tried all the distros I've used in the past, kubuntu, suse, mandriva.
5 > All had problems serious enough to not use them. The problems may stem
6 > from using prebuilt x86 distros. Maybe since gentoo is built during
7 > install it might have a better chance.
8 >
9 > What would be the 'best' medium for me, minimal or live CD? I have a
10 > high speed connection.
11 >
12 > Two avoid a typical dual boot install. I would like gentoo to boot from
13 > my second hard drive. During boot up, I can now select which HD I want
14 > to boot from. Will the install process let me assign a boot disk?
15 >
16 > Thanks, Mike
17 >
19 The install process of Gentoo is much different from the other distros
20 that you mentioned. Basically the install is done from the command
21 line. You partition your disks yourself, you create the filesystem,
22 install the basic packages, configure the configuration files with nano
23 or something, etc. It's not hard, its just intensive.
25 To answer your question, yes you can install to your just your 2nd HDD.
26 You can opt to install GRUB or LILO where ever you wish leaving the
27 previous bootloader on the MBR intact.
29 As to the medium. I use the minimal personally. The Live has an
30 automated installer but I've never been able to get it to work.
32 Read this, it will be your best friend during the install...
35 Hope this helps.
37 Thomas
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Re: [gentoo-user] Install Advice Dale <dalek@××××××××××.net>