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I love GentooX. Is PC Gentoo just as good?

Post by DracFlamloc » Sat Nov 15, 2003 5:19 pm

Hey, I actually have two questions.

One: I repacked distro.rar from the extracted ISO for Gentoox because I wanted a pre-setup rootfs. Should I use XISO to create my CDRW or should I just make a regular ISO. I'm using the X2 bios.

Two: I love Gentoox! Thanks ShaLLaX! Anyway... I was wondering if anyone here had experience with Gentoo, more specifically if it has all the packages for laptop compatibility. I want linux on my PC but I don't want to use redhat or mandrake because they are too dumbified and I won't learn anything.

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Post by roadrash » Sat Nov 15, 2003 5:58 pm

I installed gentoo linux on a PC to see what it was like and it seems just like gentoox. But remember Gentoox is a distro so it comes with a software already installed like the KDE & XFCE graphical interface where as gentoo is just the OS so you will have to emerge everything yourself but its worth a go cos it will teach you a bit about whats happening in gentoox on the xbox..

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Post by DracFlamloc » Sat Nov 15, 2003 7:09 pm

Oh so gentoo doesn't come with any preinstalled stuff then? It'd probably make it pretty tough to get running on a laptop then huh. :shock: Ah well. I'll give it a shot anyway!

Do you know if emerge is a standard tool that comes with linux distros?

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Post by roadrash » Sun Nov 16, 2003 12:32 am

once you have installed gentoo linux onto your laptop you will have all you need to start installing software using the "emerge" command. go to http://www.gentoo.org/ and you can get all the instructions you need to install it.

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Post by scoobydu » Wed Nov 19, 2003 10:47 am

I can totally recommend gentoo!

It is more involved distro though. Shallax has done a hell of a lot of work with the home edition of gentoox.

Perhaps have a try with gentoox pro, as it is more like gentoo, with some xbox tweaks.

gentoo.org has a great community, THE most helpful out there, IMHO.

So you shouldn't get stuck getting your machines up and running :)

cheers

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Post by Anastrophe » Mon Dec 01, 2003 6:36 pm

I'm also trying to setup Gentoo on an (reasonably) old Ipaq PC.

Day 3 and counting, it's been a real bitch for a ignoramous like me

Makes me all the more appreciative of all the effort Shallax has put into Gentoox!!!!

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Post by Trogdor » Wed Dec 03, 2003 1:29 am

DracFlamloc wrote:Oh so gentoo doesn't come with any preinstalled stuff then?Do you know if emerge is a standard tool that comes with linux distros?
1) Yes, you can get the Gentoo Reference Platform (GRP) install, that has pre-built packages. But isn't that against the point of gentoo?

2) Nope. Emerge is only in Gentoo. Debian has apt-get, which d/ls a binary. But emerge is better.
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Post by Loke » Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:30 pm

The xbox is a pc you know..

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Post by DracFlamloc » Sat Dec 13, 2003 9:52 pm

Well it's a PC but without legacy driver support. And I did get gentoo installed on my laptop. Works like a charm and I have it running Fluxbox

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