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billcu
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:48 pm    Post subject: install for first time Reply with quote

I am having trouble finding the tarball to install from. I have read there is a "stage 3 tarball" available somewhere here online. I can't seem to ftp to a distro repository. How can I get this tarball and install from scratch.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What you are looking for is the Gentoo Handbook. It includes all the information you should need, barring complications. I do recommend that you use the System Rescue CD instead of the minimal one offered by Gentoo. There is no functional difference as far as installing Gentoo is concerned, but the system recuse CD includes a much more user friendly environment and better hardware support.

A list of official mirrors is maintained here http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/mirrors2.xml, but they won't do you any good if you don't know what to do with them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello!!!

The stage 3 you can download from here http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/where.xml. You must choice you arquitecture.

In the same link you can download de minimal CD to begin the install and the liveDVD (2012). Both have a complete and powerfull tools.

Other option to start is Hiren, http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/. It is my favorite to make partitions and disk maintainer.

Good luck!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Doctor wrote:
What you are looking for is the Gentoo Handbook. It includes all the information you should need, barring complications. I do recommend that you use the System Rescue CD instead of the minimal one offered by Gentoo. There is no functional difference as far as installing Gentoo is concerned, but the system recuse CD includes a much more user friendly environment and better hardware support.

A list of official mirrors is maintained here http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/mirrors2.xml, but they won't do you any good if you don't know what to do with them.


Oh I love the Jon Pertwee pic! He was on of th greats. He and Tom Baker.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

billcu,

After William Hartnell left, Dr Who was all downhill.
Anyway, sorry for the off topic post.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prefer Tom Baker myself.
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