Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: James <wireless@×××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Installation questions
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 16:01:50

I have read that the LiveCD is dead, no mas, ka_put_ski.

So I wondering when the installation docs (gentoo handbook)
will be modified for Chapter 2: Choosing the Right
Installation medium?

Many of the other installation methods (alternative to the  G
Handbook) also require CDs, stages and snapshots.
No 2009 profile yet?

I have seen this page as a recommended (on this list) method
to install Gentoo:

Maybe a quick list of instructions how to use it to
install gentoo? Maybe a boot-floppy and then get
everything from a usb stick< for older i586/P1 systems?
Many of the older machines I install gentoo on, do 
not support usb booting directly? 

Hell, for that matter, I do not know what to tell somebody
new to Gentoo, to use to install on a computer now-a-days?

Currently, I hack my way through using 2005 and 2006
minimal CDs until I find a combo of files/drivers that
work for an old x86 arch (K6 and such too).

I'd like to learn how other folks are performing Gentoo installations
these days. I just used a 2007 minimal cd without incidence, but
that seems to fading as a viable offering. I never had any luck
with 2008* cds.  

Maybe a list of really simple steps on a usb stick? or a home-made
catalyst CD? Particularly for old 586 and pentium 1 machines. It 
seems every install on an old x86 arch is a "random walk" to
get to a minimal working machine.... They do make excellent 
firewall and DNS servers.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Installation questions Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>