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From: Chris Walters <cjw2004d@×××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Possible new gentoo user
Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2006 19:40:50
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Possible new gentoo user by Terry Eck
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4 Hello Terry,
6 Well, the way I learned it, when I switched from Debian to Gentoo, was
7 that I used the "Minimal Install CD". I also used the Gentoo Handbook
8 (not the "Installation Docs" for the current version. The CD will
9 detect ethernet links to the Internet, so you will be able to use:
10 "links" (without quotes, of course) links is a
11 console-based web browser.
13 That will give you access to the Gentoo site and the Handbook.
15 Doing it the way I've done it requires that you be familiar, or become
16 familiar with the console. You pretty much follow the instructions from
17 the Handbook, and you will learn what makes Gentoo tick. There is
18 information and are links to information in the Handbook, that help.
20 Oh, and a couple of other things regarding links: 1. When you want to
21 download something, do not click on it - instead, use the arrow keys to
22 navigate to the file and use the 'd' key - this will bring up a dialog.
23 You can append a path to the beginning, by moving your cursor there and
24 entering the path - I recommend '/mnt/gentoo/' if you are going to use
25 the standard path for Gentoo. 2. You can navigate to pages you've been
26 to before by using the left arrow key (the equivalent of the back
27 button), or the right arrow key (the equivalent of the forward button).
28 3. It is better to navigate on a page by using page up and page down.
30 The only other advice I have is, make sure you back everything up, in
31 case you want to go back, read the handbook carefully, and don't forget
32 to set your password.
34 Regards,
35 Chris
37 Terry Eck wrote:
38 > I've been a SuSE user for several years now currently running 10.0.
39 > I'm interested in giving gentoo a try with the object of converting
40 > from SuSE to gentoo. I've been looking at this list for a couple of
41 > weeks and have determined that there may be a steep learning curve
42 > on my part converting. Any words of advice on getting up to speed
43 > using gentoo before I install it.
44 >
45 > Thanks for any advice you might be able to give me.
46 >
47 > Terry Eck
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