Originally Posted by stumped
I tried, but the system rescuecd wouldn't boot for some reason. So i've been installing gentoo through a ubuntu livecd all this afternoon (and so far, it's gone quite well).Update:
I've gotten to the point of compiling the kernel, configured and compiled the kernel, installed it, and am now making a initramfs (not entirely sure if i need this or not). I'm going to try to get to a point where I can shutdown and native boot the laptop tonight, but that might be a pipe dream at the moment.
As long as your not going back and doing a Stage 2 install, meaning where you recompile your core install with your updated use-flags. I find I like the Stage 2 install but it will take time, like over night plugged in time...
Yea any live distro works well... I just like SystemRescueCD... now the hardest part will be once your in your system and you have it setup and grub 2 is installed and running correctly, I would would wait till tomorrow to do a
First do a emerge --syncemerge --update --deep --with-bdeps=y --newuse world
<--perform this with --newuse when you update useflags in /etc/make.confemerge --update --deep --with-bdeps=y world
<--this would be the normal update for the system with current use-flags unmodified from last modifications.
You can use the --pretend to see what will be installed, but usually I just do an --ask so it will ask before installing so I know what will happen, but sometimes --pretend flag is useful.
Also... if you want to get rid of old stuff that is junking up your system you can do a depclean like this:
emerge --update --deep --newuse world
The revdep-rebuild is key to this process and make sure you have gentoolkit
package installed. Depclean will remove all dependencies that can be removed.
I am really thinking of going back to Gentoo ~amd64 build on my desktop in dual boot with my Arch Linux install.. However I will need a bigger SSD and have a huge partition for portage on a HDD. I miss Gentoo lol Edited by adramalech707 - 6/16/13 at 10:16pm