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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:06 am    Post subject: preinstallation check list Reply with quote

I'm wondering if there is a preinstallation check list for gentoo x64 amd? I haven't been able to locate one, in the passed I had found some kernel perameters that might have served well in helping me make sure I configure gentoo correctly from installation, and have one less action to perform as post-installation maintenance. I can't seem to relocate that material, although I have found both versions of the installation guides from the main pages.

I'm not really sure how looking up my hardware on the HCL will turn, I've heard Gentoo is a very customized brand of Linux and although I got it installed once before, I haven't really sized it up or tried to really utilize it yet so I can't say from personal experience. The former installation was a breeze, but I didn't perform kernel configuration with said perameter options, and it was also for an x86 build.

x64 is more time consuming from what I understand, unless I've got the installation material confused with linuxfromscratch. Anyhow, I dragged on, sorry to bother you for something that should be more readily available on the net, I just can't seem to find it again.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The handbook is a great checklist
The System Rescue Cd is the best install cd Boot a sysreccd 64 bit kernel to the xfce GUI, start firefox and run a browser window with the handbook in it beside a terminal window. Copy and paste. When it is time to configure a kernel visit Pappy's lean and reliable seeds and directions .
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looking up my hardware on the HCL
can be replaced or supplemented using the driver listings found by running
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lspci -k

Linux-sea a great reference and trouble guide.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If are interested in steps for security, then check out the Gentoo Security Handbook. Its got some great tips if you want to go in that direction. Good luck with you instillation and welcome to Gentoo.
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