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    Kittens hate Gentoo

    Just thought I would share my bit of tragedy last night. It is funny, well not so much to me but my Wife was laughing for a good 10 minutes.

    I have a Powerbook G4 that i fixed a while back. Lately it has been testing various Ubuntu versions but I wanted to try something new. In the past I had given Gentoo a go on an older system, only to have it crash after 3 days of compiling xorg. But this is a newer and faster system...should be fine....right??

    Over the past week I had done 2 builds. For some reason the kernel kept on giving me drive issues so I ended up using genkernel on Monday to get it finally booting.

    Yeah me....

    Tuesday afternoon comes and we are going out for the night. Perfect time to setup the laptop to compile xorg. So I setup my drivers and start the emerge, 67 packages total. Happy in my endeavorer we go out to dinner.

    11 comes and we return home. Excited I rush to the room only to find the laptop powered off. Apparently the power adapter looked like a toy to our new kittens and they accidental pulled the plug. 2 hours later, during the emerge process, the battery dropped.

    Now the drive has corruption and refuses to boot.

    So, my kittens hate Gentoo. Think I may try Arc on it next...if they approve...

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    Re: Kittens hate Gentoo

    Quote Originally Posted by Calash View Post
    In the past I had given Gentoo a go on an older system, only to have it crash after 3 days of compiling xorg.
    You should have used that system to try to compile OpenOffice!

    Anyway, I don't think your kittens hate Gentoo. They were simply testing the robustness of the filesystem you were using. Perhaps they had an opinion about ext3/4, whatever it was, and were making a point.

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    Re: Kittens hate Gentoo

    At least your kittens didn't do this...

    311 may be down with "the unity", but I am not.
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    Re: Kittens hate Gentoo

    I loled.
    http://sekuritysuks.wordpress.com

    ~$ sudo apt-get meabeer
    E: Invalid operation meabeer

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    Re: Kittens hate Gentoo

    Gentoo is only good if your time means nothing

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    Re: Kittens hate Gentoo

    Quote Originally Posted by giddyup306 View Post
    At least your kittens didn't do this...

    Too funny

    I know I could probably fix it. The bootup is complaining about file system errors. A fsck will likely clean it up...not sure how emerge handles crashes so I don't know how difficult that would be to fix. It just takes so long to do most anything that I will probably just be happier trying a different distro on it.

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    Re: Kittens hate Gentoo

    Quote Originally Posted by Calash View Post
    . It just takes so long to do most anything that I will probably just be happier trying a different distro on it.

    I don't blame you if you want to switch to a different distro. I had both Arch and Gentoo installed on my desktop. They both took about a half a day to install. The big deal breaker for Arch was that there is no security at all for it. Gentoo is probably the same way.

    I like good old Ubuntu myself. It's challenging enough for me to use a development release, or Fedora (Linus Torvalds uses Fedora). I guess Arch and Gentoo is more customizable, but the only thing I want to change in Ubuntu that I can't is to get rid of the format option from the drop down menu, and I'd like to password protect the shred function.
    311 may be down with "the unity", but I am not.
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    Re: Kittens hate Gentoo

    Funny story.

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