Who is running Gentoo Linux? was Re: [brlug-general] good tutorial for Linux newbies
johnahebert at yahoo.com
Sun May 12 07:35:08 CDT 2002
I shoulda left a message. Sorry. Me and Mat were there
until about 11:45am. Where were you, sleepyhade?
Agreed on the rescue disk, bootstrap yoself into
--- abbott mujica <rade0n at linuxmail.org> wrote:
> the only thing that sucks about gentoo is that it
> requires 64mb ram and that is gay... heh well its
> cool cuz its source code based but my machine doesnt
> run on any distro... thats right i have completed
> the QueefBox its mah baby mommas mommas.. well you
> get the idea i made it from a rescue floppy... if
> someone wants to learn linux start with a rescue and
> a couple of packages (lilo.tar.gz and rpm.tar.gz)
> and there ya go mount your floppy to like /dev/hdx
> fix ya /proc and youve got it youve got it bad bah
> where are you john its may 11 and you left me! well
> guess what i got a pII machine with 64 mb ram and
> its gonna run some sort of linux so you better get
> yo %^^&R*(#@**& over here!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: John Hebert <johnahebert at yahoo.com>
> Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 21:34:42 -0700 (PDT)
> To: General at brlug.net
> Subject: Who is running Gentoo Linux? was Re:
> [brlug-general] good tutorial for Linux newbies
> > --- Doug <zenhonky at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> > > Speaking of gentoo, has anyone here tried it?
> > > been thinking about it
> > > myself.
> > I'm using Gentoo1.1a on my Sony Vaio PCG-FX390P
> > and it works great. I like the minimal install and
> > amount of control over the configuration. Because
> > Gentoo is source code based, you will have to
> > and compile most every piece of software, unless
> > go with one of the pre-builds. You will have to
> > compile a kernel to complete the install.
> > I preferred compiling everything myself, because
> > gave me a much better idea what was going on with
> > machine. The install doc is excellent. As I
> > to Tim Fournet the other day in #brlug, its kinda
> > a quick and dirty Linux From Scratch.
> > Be warned that it is a very new Linux distribution
> > they are fixing bugs and security holes and
> > updates fairly often right now. But I think it is
> > very interesting distribution that is worth
> > out.
> > Good luck, and let me know if you have any other
> > questions!
> > John Hebert
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