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    Where can I find a Gentoo ISO?

    I need an amd64 Gentoo ISO image, but I don't know what one to use. Can a Gentoo veteran direct me?
    My laptop: 15-inch Early 2011 MacBook Pro, dual-booting OS X Lion and Ubuntu 12.04

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    Re: Where can I find a Gentoo ISO?

    Quote Originally Posted by tm222 View Post
    I need an amd64 Gentoo ISO image, but I don't know what one to use. Can a Gentoo veteran direct me?
    Why would you need one? Gentoo does not need any specfic installation medium. You can use any Live CD, or an existing Linux installation, to install Gentoo.
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    Re: Where can I find a Gentoo ISO?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bachstelze View Post
    Why would you need one? Gentoo does not need any specfic installation medium. You can use any Live CD, or an existing Linux installation, to install Gentoo.
    How would you install using an existing distro? I already have a partiton.
    My laptop: 15-inch Early 2011 MacBook Pro, dual-booting OS X Lion and Ubuntu 12.04

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    Re: Where can I find a Gentoo ISO?

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    Re: Where can I find a Gentoo ISO?

    Quote Originally Posted by tm222 View Post
    How would you install using an existing distro? I already have a partiton.
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml
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    Re: Where can I find a Gentoo ISO?

    Quote Originally Posted by swoll1980 View Post
    Thank you so much!
    My laptop: 15-inch Early 2011 MacBook Pro, dual-booting OS X Lion and Ubuntu 12.04

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    Re: Where can I find a Gentoo ISO?

    If you want an iso, use the minimal install cd. That's the way I installed it. It also includes mirrorselect, which makes it easier to add mirrors. Make sure to follow the guide, and have some patience. It can be frustrating at times. Especially during the install. I should know, I use gentoo.
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    Re: Where can I find a Gentoo ISO?

    Quote Originally Posted by tm222 View Post
    I need an amd64 Gentoo ISO image, but I don't know what one to use. Can a Gentoo veteran direct me?
    Start here.

    You can use a Gentoo DVD if you want, but be advised that there is no graphical installer on the DVD; you will be following the Gentoo Handbook regardless of which installation medium you choose. Nothing from the CD/DVD ends up in your installed Gentoo system.

    The Gentoo Minimal CD might be a better choice since it's much smaller. The Gentoo-based SystemRescueCD is quite popular as well.

    As mentioned above by Bachstelze, you can also use your existing OS. Just create a mount point:

    Code:
    # mkdir /mnt/gentoo
    and follow the Handbook.

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    Re: Where can I find a Gentoo ISO?

    You're asking such a question, I don't recommend installing Gentoo.

    You wont like it, and then most probably curse the OS.

    Furthermore, remember, there's nothing graphical in Gentoo prepare for command line.

    Do the installation in installments -

    http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-824652.html

    Finally, why are you installing Gentoo?...what's the purpose.
    Last edited by dE_logics; May 16th, 2010 at 02:58 PM.

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    Re: Where can I find a Gentoo ISO?

    Quote Originally Posted by tm222 View Post
    I need an amd64 Gentoo ISO image, but I don't know what one to use. Can a Gentoo veteran direct me?
    Use System Rescue CD:

    http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page

    Quote Originally Posted by dE_logics View Post
    You're asking such a question, I don't recommend installing Gentoo.

    You wont like it, and then most probably curse the OS.

    Furthermore, remember, there's nothing graphical in Gentoo prepare for command line.

    Do the installation in installments -

    http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-824652.html

    Finally, why are you installing Gentoo?...what's the purpose.
    I think you might be jumping to conclusions. He could want to try a more custom-tailored distribution than Ubuntu, in which case Gentoo would be perfect for him, and does not know where to begin, which would cause him to ask such a thing.

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