Gentoo Linux Step by Step Installation Guide with Screenshots – Part 1

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10 Responses

  1. Lilian says:

    Step 6.21
    # emerge gentoo-sources
    emerge: there are no ebuilds to satisfy “gentoo-sources”.

    Ce-i de facut?

  2. BORKBORK says:

    I’m a Linux noob but Gentoo and Arch Linux just make me barf. It’s easier to to just repackage, re-brand and re-roll your own distro based on an existing one. The amount of time and punishment it takes to learn the Linux kernel, File system, Daemons, Partitions etc.. A newb like me would rather just based a distro on an existing one. It’s cheap, it’s dirty, it’s under handed but it’s free so why not.

  3. Patrick P says:

    What is the su – password???

  4. GNU Rida says:

    Thanks! I used this guide to install Gentoo in the club!

  5. esrin says:

    You forgot to include the step for mounting the partitions. There is just a screenshot but you skipped that step in your guide.

    Kinda ruined the whole guide for me because it seemed so thorough that I didn’t question it until I kept running out of space trying to install the kernel and had to go back only to see you completely left that step out. I finally found it in the tiny font of the screenshot.

    Good effort though but you should really fix that if you are going to call it an installation guide because without the step it makes it awfully confusing considering there is a step along with each screenshot for everything else. It’s supposed to be an installation guide “with” screenshots, right?

  6. chaneng says:

    Thanks for posting.
    It was very useful to me.
    I’m not linux specialist, so step-by-step manual is good for beginer.
    Thanks.

  7. Chris says:

    Good luck i havent tried gentoo in ages it had an installer back then i believe this was hmm perhaps 7 years ago give or take now i miss it and its capabilities trying it again alongside my windows good luck CJ this guide makes it much easier in case a hiccup browser next to u for reference :) if using live dvd tat is

  8. CJ says:

    I’ve attempted to install Gentoo at least a dozen times since 2005 and have met with failure each time. I recently decided to give it another try and I’m going to use your tutorials. Wish me luck.

  9. Joe says:

    Wow! Very complicated but much appreciated. I just followed the links in this tutorial, and will do so again for part 2, but I learned a little bit. Thanks for posting this.

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