they have changed it recently
but basically, the installcd is the live cd , you boot
Packagecd are generic packages of 3rd party software which you may insta,, this
is not necessary to get , but handy, especially if you dont have a web
connection on the machine ur installing.
stages, there are 3 stages,
1. where you compile everything from scratch (takes ages)
2. where you just bootstrap (takes a while)
3. where its all done already, u just compile ur kernel and whatever 3rd part
apps u want (fastest)
not if u have alot of 3rd party apps to compile, it will take a while, X alon
will take over an hour to compile, even on a modern 64 bit machine
a few tips, read the install docs carefully, theya re great,
read any tips u find in the documentation,
when making your make.conf file , make sure your USE flags are what u want, and
take a few minutes to read over the file.
check out gentoo-wiki
the gentoo forums are fantastic for troubleshooting , also the gentoo bug data
base can have useful information
have fun :)
Quoting Braun Brelin <bbrelin at openapp.biz>:
> Good idea, I'm downloading Gentoo .iso's now.
>> I do, however, have a question,
>> There seem to be three .iso images,
>> 1. installcd
> 2. packagecd
> 3. stages
>> The first two are .iso's, the third is a list of .bz2 files. I'm assuming
> that I download the first two and not the third?
>> Braun Brelin
>>> > gentoo
> > wouldn't touch anything else.
> > Quoting Bernhard Rohrer <graylion at sm-wg.net>:
> >> Conor Wynne wrote:
> >> > I'm currently in love with ubuntu.
> >> *hugs Ubuntu*
> >> Bernhard
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