bruce at computerbooksforless.com
Thu Nov 7 16:31:10 EST 2002
At 04:12 PM 11/7/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>On Thursday 07 November 2002 16:07, Shad Young wrote:
> > Does it actually do a complete ports style install? (I.E. Go, grab the src
> > and compile the system on the fly?) I only did a complete ports install
> > with BSD once... the install for a very basic system took 7 hours, but when
> > it was done, my god was it stable and fast. Same with Gentoo?
> > This is looking like my kind of Distro.
>Yup thats about it except from my reading of the page you start with a
>install, compile it and then work upwards. Its definitely an overnighter even
>on moderm fast hardware...
>Best of luck. Let me know how you get on as its somthing I was pondering
Yup, this is true. I'm running Gentoo on a AMD 1.33/266 and it took 6/8
hours to go from empty HDD to a running functional KDE desktop. I really
like the flexibility that this distro provides. It gets me as close to
debian without all the debian install difficulties. I'm very happy with
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