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I love GentooX. Is PC Gentoo just as good?

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2003 5:19 pm
by DracFlamloc
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
by roadrash
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
by DracFlamloc
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?

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2003 12:32 am
by roadrash
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 and you can get all the instructions you need to install it.

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2003 10:47 am
by scoobydu
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. 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
by Anastrophe
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
by Trogdor
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
by Loke
The xbox is a pc you know..

Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 9:52 pm
by DracFlamloc
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