Bob Schwier on 21 Aug 2015 07:07:18 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Gentoo install

I tried to ask the question before but as I did not get a bounce, I assume it did not go through.  
Where is FOSSCOMM being held?
Sorry about the top posting.  
On Fri, 8/21/15, Rich Mingin (PLUG) <> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [PLUG] Gentoo install
 To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List" <>
 Date: Friday, August 21, 2015, 9:03 AM
 FWIW, most
 of my Gentoo installs were done from Ubuntu livecds, back in
 the day. It took a day or two to get my Gentoo install fully
 functional (X, WM/DE, browser, music player, etc), so
 I'd hang out in Ubuntu while my compiles ran, so I could
 google issues and listen to music. Any livecd should
 On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at
 8:54 AM, Rich Freeman <>
 On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 8:31 AM,
 Jonathan Simpson
 > There should be
 folks at the fosscon installfest tomorrow who can help.
 > Come on by, it's free and we'll have free
 danish and bagels.
 Yup, I am planning to have a systemrescuecd boot USB
 handy (which in
 theory will support EFI - believe it or not I've yet to
 buy a
 motherboard that supports it other than my chromebook, and
 I've yet to
 get USB boot to work on that).
 One word of warning.  The gentoo install CD suggested in
 the handbook
 created by release engineering does not support EFI. 
 Everybody just
 uses systemrescuecd as the gentoo install CD is really
 nothing more
 than that (and in many ways it is less).  If the builds
 already scripted I suspect we'd just stop making it.
 You can install Gentoo from any boot medium that gives you a
 shell and
 internet, and access to basic tools like mkfs,
 f/gdisk/parted, etc.
 Like arch you're basically just extracting a tarball and
 chrooting and
 from there you're in Gentoo for the rest.
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