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I love GentooX. Is PC Gentoo just as good?
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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..
Posted: 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.
Ah well. I'll give it a shot anyway!
Do you know if emerge is a standard tool that comes with linux distros?
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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
Posted: 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!!!!
Posted: 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.
Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:30 pm
The xbox is a pc you know..
Posted: 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