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steve_pa
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:21 am    Post subject: New User Reply with quote

Hi to all Gentoo users from a newbie.

Hope this is the right sub forum for this post!

I'm Steve from Houston Tx, and just installed Gentoo in a VM under Fusion on a MacBook Pro 2011. I run VB also but wanted to get more use from Fusion. Very good product btw.

I plan on using Gentoo to continue my study of scripting.

The incredible documentation allowed me to progress through the install with only two hitches. Both were my fault.

First, I edited the grub.conf file wrong, and second, I misconfigured the net. The grub error resulted in error 15, and the net error resulted in no interfaces, not even lo!

After a bit of review, I discovered my errors and the system booted and the networks came up.

I've updated the system and installed three programs:
1. less - missing from default install and installed fine
2. vim - I use this a lot and installed fine.
3. links - will use this in Gentoo as I won't likely install a desktop also installed fine.

That's about my progress so far.

Have a good night.
Steve.

ps
I have tried to get a buddy to try Gentoo but I think the length of the install doc scared him off. He is a IT pro supporting Windows.
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Kollin
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome and wish you many hours of fun with Gentoo 8)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: New User Reply with quote

steve_pa wrote:

I've updated the system and installed three programs:
1. less - missing from default install and installed fine
2. vim - I use this a lot and installed fine.
3. links - will use this in Gentoo as I won't likely install a desktop also installed fine.


Sounds like you're working in text mode for now, try installing X
It will make writing scripts a lot easier.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Install TMUX/Screen, It's a "Tiling WM" in the TTY, wich needs no Xs.
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