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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:57 pm    Post subject: Do you still use the handbook? Reply with quote

Just a point of curiosity: How many of you out there still need to refer to the handbook during installation? And how many of you know the installation process so well that you don't need to refer to it?

I'd make this a poll, but I can't seem to find the poll button.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polls work for regular users in Gentoo Chat and Off the Wall only. Might want to restart there.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah. Okay. Forget this post then!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well each time I install a notebook, I only use notebooks I use the handbook and the internet!

Well I know the basic steps but I refer to the handbook and go through. Some things are very clear.

Basically I use first a gparted cd to set up partitions because I dont know how to calculate cylinders to get exact size (e.g. 25gb) partitions.

To set up network and encryption I use the internet.

Well I dont know how often do I set up a box.

My old notebook, 1.8ghz turion: 2 or 3 times
My new notebook: at least 3 or 4 times.

But some thins arent documented so well. E.g. encryption of the harddisc or using encrypted swap space.

Well now I dont have a swap space, because I dont know how to set this up with tuxonice. Well It doesnt matter because the notebook has a hardware issue and so I install in the next days 2 cheaper notebooks each cost around 500 euros.

The handbook of gentoo is good. You can find the related steps.

I have set up Opensuse linux, but the documentation there is worse. How to install updates and so on
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't use it that often anymore like in the years before (I started 2004), there are from time to time still things that I need to look up at the handbook or wiki

but this doesn't happen too frequently anymore - usually I need to look up things every few months (when updating the system or setting up something new)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've jotted down in a document how to install Gentoo so I get reminded every time.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads, please continue the discussion here: Do you still use the handbook?
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