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installing gentoo....

Discussion in 'LOS Archive' started by Lucifer, 31 Oct 2002.

  1. Lucifer

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    which source ebuild? vanilla-sources? gentoo-sources? is the gentoo one unstable?

    (more questions to follow, i'm sure :D )
     
  2. Nozzer

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    I installed it yesterday with gentoo-sources, seems stable enough.

    Linux gentoo.nozzer.org.uk 2.4.19-gentoo-r9 #1 Thu Oct 31 02:02:26 GMT 2002 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) III CPU 1200MHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
     
  3. Mpemba Effect

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    I use gentoo-sources-r10 which is the 2.4.19 kernel with xfs patch :) ... it's masks at the moment so use it with caution. Been running on it for a couple of weeks now and alls fine. gentoo-sources stable is at r9 and doesn't have xfs. If you want to use stable sources and want xfs use xfs-sources.
     
  4. Lucifer

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    i went for reiserfs on the / partition, ext3 for the boot and swap for the swap... i dunno much about them, so it was a case of eenie meenie miney mo :)
     
  5. Mpemba Effect

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    Yeah in that case stick with the gentoo-sources, they've got jfs on now, no idea how good it is though.
     
  6. caveman

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    Boring me uses vanilla but I patch with the preemptive and latency stuff...
     
  7. Shak

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    Gentoo sources support Reiser and is patched better, as I advised by the wonders of SMS while performing a Jazz set :)

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  8. Lucifer

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    :D cheers
     
  9. Shak

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    No problems - the gentoo-sources have the pre-emptive patches and the zero-latency patches compiled in, supposedly making it faster :p

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  10. Lucifer

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    righty then, i booted the first time and got a kernel panic :(

    Code:
    read_super_block: can't find reiserfs filesystem on (dev 03:03, block 64, size 1024)
    read_super_block: can't find reiserfs filesystem on (dev 03:03, block 8, size 1024)
    kernel panic VFS: unable to mount root partition on 03:03
    
    :(
     
  11. Nozzer

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    Did you enable resierfs support in the kernel? I thought it was enabled by default, at least it was in mine as I distinctly remember disabling it...
     
  12. Lucifer

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    i'm just about certain i did... any way i can check?
     
  13. Lucifer

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    DOH!
    had grub pointed at /dev/hda3 instead of /dev/hda4
    boots fine now, no errors, where do i go from here?
     
  14. Mpemba Effect

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    Thats it! You have a clean install of the Gentoo base system. Next thing to do is proberbly emerge xfree (if you want X that is) and emerge phoenix and other little tools you want :)
     
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    is the actual command "emerge xfree" ? how can i see all the other emergeable stuff?
     
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    If you want to install a package but aren't sure of the package name try:

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    emerge -s <name>
    
    If I was looking for a SETI program, not called anything to do with SETI I would try:

    Code:
    emerge --searchdesc SETI
    
    To install X the command is xfree this can be seen by looking at the line emerge -s xfree

    Code:
    root@lemming linux # emerge -s xfree
    Searching...   
    [ Results for search key : xfree ]
    [ Applications found : 1 ]
     
    *  x11-base/xfree
          Latest version available: 4.2.1
          Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
          Homepage: [url]http://www.xfree.org[/url]
          Description: Xfree86: famous and free X server
    
    Shak
     
  17. Mpemba Effect

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    Useful emerge commands

    emerge -s "program" will show you what version you have installed and whats the lastest version avaliable.

    emerge -p "program" will show you the program you want to install and more importantly will show you all the dependencies (and recommendencies) it will install if you typed emerge "program".

    emerge -C "program" will remove a program

    emerge -c will remove any duplicate programs (the older one will be removed). Since in Gentoo you can install many versions of the same program.

    emerge -c "program" is the same as above but clean a specific program.

    emerge -e "program" will download and install your desire program and re-download and install all it's dependencies again.

    More can be found by man emerge
     
  18. Shak

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    emerge -f will just get the package so you can compile it later.

    You may also want to emerge gentoolkit as it has a load of useful tools such as qpkg

    Shak
     
  19. Lucifer

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    right... i've emereged X, fluxbox and gentoolkit... what else do i need?
     
  20. Mpemba Effect

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    Well you have a somewhat functioning linux desktop. Just list up what other stuff you want to do with your machine and we can recommend some programs :)