Joined: Oct. 2004
||Posted: Aug. 15 2005,14:52
I am trying Gentoo for the first time.
I chose a Stage3 install, because i thought that would be easy enuf for a beginner. The documentation on how to do this is very straight forward and easy to comprehend. They did a good job on that. Kudos.
However, i have been working on this for two solid days. Holy crap, Batman! That does not include downloading the .iso either. The compiling takes f o r e v e r. Compiling the kernel took ~2.5 hours. When i went to "emerge" Xorg, i walked away from the box after 3 hours. That was last night, I hope it's done by now, but didn't check it.
Talk about time consuming! No difficulties so far, but for crying out loud, it's slow. This may be due to the box I'm running it on:
Intel PII 350Mhz, 220Mb RAM
I had no idea which modules i want loaded at boot so i picked a couple and went for it. It worked on reboot. Got network and a functioning CLI. So that's good. So then, on with a GUI.
Has anyone had similar experiences with Gentoo?