Who else is literally installing or has installed Gentoo recently? AMA
I've done it countless times, currently doing a refresh LFS install and then I'm going to see about throwing something interesting together for myself.
Linux for the kernel, some alt c library coreutils/userland etc and maybe nix or pkgsrc for a package manager.
Step it up fag.
I installed that shit. I tried manually configuring my own kernel but I had kernel panics after booting, so I just used genkernel and removed some shit I know I don't need.
Portage and USE flags are pretty cool too
top nigga right here.
In all seriousness though, I plan on doing this for my install, I don't know too much about computers or linux, but I have gotten gentoo to work in a virtual machine by doing this.
I want a different OS on my pc so I can get rid of my windows botnet, I am choosing memetoo because I like it from a design standpoint.
is it me, or is the gentoo logo the best distro logo evar?
arch's is weird
>implying install is the hard part
Wait until you get into the stupid shit that you just though was implied.
Easy mode: Install a VM in gentoo
Medium mode: Install GNS3
Hard mode: Live with the days of compiling over a year of use
first step for me is to configure prebuilt binaries in portage
this is some freebsd-tier bullshit, i want my openbsd generic kernel and binary packages
i used a gentoo server once and it was awesome, way better than any other linux
I always install gentoo from an ubuntu live cd. In the terminal you can type, as root,# lshw -C network
which lists all your network devices and information about them. You find the network device for your wireless and look at the configuration row to find the driver it uses, which should be at driver=. When you are selecting the drivers to install, press '/' to enter search and just type the driver name that you found from above and it should take you directly to the driver which you can then enable.
I literally just tried out Gentoo from a live USB that I made, I was having an issue connecting it to my wireless network and wasn't even able to establish dhcp via ethernet. I'm so new to Linux distros but I've always been interested. I recently acquired a raspberry pi 2 and have used it to install raspbian, rasplex, connect via ssh and even figured out how to use xrdp. I just want to find a distro that I like. I'm still too new to figure out how to customize everything via apt get / pacman / emerge on diff distros. (i also tried arch but the laptop I was working on got stolen. I only managed to get Xorg loaded to it. )
any guides on dual booting? I have two older laptops that I'm going to install gentoo on with one will be a full installation but the other will be a dual boot for when parents to use with windows on it
always reminded me of a painters pallet
I just tried to run the live cd to get a glimpse of what Gentoo is like
but due to my laptop being older the whole screen resolution is all fucked up... now I have a screen which has like a ghostly image and I can't click or navigate as what I see doesn't match up to where I put the cursor
I'm pretty sure I can fix this by re-running and setting the resolution in the command prompt, but wondering if this is a common problem
I did a quick google search and it seems to be a common problem when trying to install linux onto older laptops that use nvidia.
I'm re-booting right now and edited the start options to use vga=769 but even on that low end shit I'm still getting the same thing.
screen shot attached
>not having a fully working CLFS system rn which works on your MIPS machine and raspberry pi 2 as well as your amd64 machine.
>not using paludis with both gcc and llvm whilst watching 2160p anime girls on xinerama
jej nerd, u r a shit!
and I finally got it. was able to get the terminal up and from there I ran a coomand called xrandr -q
it showed my laptop running at a resolution 1024x768 that for some reason was fucking up. changed it to 1280x800 and now its working
I must admit that I haven't tried any OS that rhymes with Ubuntu, it seems to me that it's frowned upon by some of the community. However, I will eventually get to trying it because I think they look clean! What comes to mind when you think of Xubuntu? What makes it unique?
I have tried the linux mint distro and I thought it felt nice and lightweight.
My dad had it on the old laptop he gave me but I didn't keep it because I wanted to try to see if I could figure out Arch (I love the idea of using the terminal to install and felt that the challenge would be the best way for me to learn the distro)
I haven't heard of this before, I wouldn't mind checking it out. What do you like about it?
I hope it's fun since Fun is in the name.
I want to be able to practice using the terminal so that I can understand what I'm doing with the commands.
I'm still new to linux in general and I was leaning towards making Kali Linux my next install ( on Raspberry Pi 2 and separate install on USB).
I don't do any IT related or /g/ related work, I've just been interested in everything linux. I've never really had access to a proper computer that I could afford to break.
Thanks for all your input! I'll try all your recommendations.
Switched to it from Windows 8 about half a year ago, is my first Linux install.
For first 4 months mostly used Windows 8, and came regularly to tinker with the system and edit the configs until it got ideal. Actually learned quite a lot in the process, especially considering I didn't install Xserver until like 2 months in.
It also helped that I had a dorm neighbor who recently switched to Arch from Ubuntu and who constantly helped me with my questions. Now he jokes I actually sometimes know things he doesn't, despite him using Linux for several years prior.
Overall, it was fun setting up and it's pretty comfortable working in it, even if I'm still kinda configuring it "just so" as I go along.
Also, since I'm planning to be a programmer, the experience of working with it was priceless. I now know a lot more about system configuration.
Overall, was one of the best thing /g/ recommended me, I think.
I was going to install gentoo as a vm so that I could get acquainted with the OS. Was planning to install it on my next pc and go full autism.
But after five tries following the gentoo wiki guide from scratch and "emerge --ask sys-kernel/gentoo-sources" failing every single time I decided that I must be too retarded for this and have given up for the time being.