Robert on 29 Dec 2015 17:42:21 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Topics of Interest for Gentoo Talk

On Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:33:22 -0500
Rich Freeman <> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 29, 2015 at 2:20 PM, LeRoy <> wrote:
> >
> > On 12/29/2015 01:35 PM, Rich Freeman wrote:
> >> I'm going to be doing an intro to Gentoo talk in each of the venues
> >>  over the next few months and I wanted to solicit any
> >> questions/topics that everybody would like to see addressed.
> >>
> >> If there is something you'd be interested in seeing me cover, just
> >> let me know.
> >>
> >> Otherwise I'll aim to try to give a sense of what Gentoo is all
> >> about, and its strong/weak points as a distro.
> >>
> >
> > Gentoo and Arch are similar thou they use different package systems.
> > I think that it would help a lot of members to dwell on the
> > installation since there are no complex ( easy to use ) installation
> > utilities like Debian based systems.
> >
> I actually cut out a lot of installation-related content that I used
> in a previous talk.  I don't think it really was the best use of time
> and I always tend to run over anyway.
> I get that installation is one of the big initial hurdles for Gentoo,
> but doing a real walkthrough with any kind of commentary at all is
> going to kill an hour by itself.  I routinely install Gentoo with
> fairly little hands-on time, but there is a big difference between
> doing it, and explaining it.  The nature of Gentoo also involves a
> fair bit of downtime while the install is running.
> I will say that the Gentoo and Arch install procedures are similar,
> and that just makes sense since they both use the same approach.
> Really it is no different than what most other distros do, except that
> you're the one typing in the command lines vs having it hidden behind
> an installer.

My biggest problem is the install.  I cannot get past the setup.



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