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I plan on removing windows from my hdd completely, but how would i do that so when i press the power button it comes up with "no operating system detected" so then i can install gentoo.
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All you'll have to do is boot from the Gentoo CD (it will give you the option to boot from a CD in your BIOS). From the CD, you'll be able to wipe your hard drive.

Will this be your first time installing linux? If so, I'd recommend avoiding Gentoo for the time being. You'll need some background linux knowledge to get it running effectively.
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like what kind of linux background knowledge?
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You could try VMWare method to play with Linux in Windows.
There is a how to in the Folding at Home setion on how to aquire and install VMWare and how to load Linux in it as a Virtual Machine.
    
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wow two forum directors helping me...wow...yeah i plan on installing with the gentoo liveCD install...thanks forum directors
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like what kind of linux background knowledge?
I take it by that question you should wait before trying gentoo, or you could end up hating linux.

Have you ever used linux before? If so what distro?
Are you ok with the command line, and know some basic linux commands?
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If you have to ask questions you shouldn't install gentoo. Really.

Go download VMWare (excellent suggestion, Duke) and boot up a little linux VMWare application.

VMWare server is free, ~100MB.

Damn Small Linux vmware session is ~50MB.
Others are ~300+MB.

No, this isn't the baby method. I run Debian etch out of VMware, and I've installed gentoo a LOT. Setup (esp for newbs) is ridiculous, honestly. NOTHING is done for you, nearly.
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Well, we've talked over some things, and I like 2 things I saw. One, he's using the LiveCD, so installation is not nearly as difficult as the minimal CD. And 2, he's reading the Gentoo Handbook. Pre-education = very good to see.
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