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linuxluver
November 29th, 2008, 05:16 PM
Alright, today I installed Gentoo on my machine. It went through and everything, but it didn't find all my other OS's! So therefore, it didn't put them in GRUB, so when I started it up, X did not launch!:confused: So I had to "shutdown now" it, and I had to install a rescue Ubuntu to fix the stupid bootloader!:mad: Scary, eh? Just goes to show ya how wonderful Ubuntu is, and how pitiful Gentoo is.

SunnyRabbiera
November 29th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Actually Gentoo is a good distro, but it is far from anything I would want to install at this time.

eternalnewbee
November 29th, 2008, 05:25 PM
No need to look down on other os's. Ubuntu's not perfect either.
I bet if Gentoo had the same Ubuntu Community Forums as Ubuntu, you wouldn't have posted this thread.
EDIT: You beat me to it, SunnyRabbiera. (btw. your new avatar needs some time to get used to)

jomiolto
November 29th, 2008, 05:29 PM
Alright, today I installed Gentoo on my machine. It went through and everything, but it didn't find all my other OS's! So therefore, it didn't put them in GRUB, so when I started it up, X did not launch!:confused: So I had to "shutdown now" it, and I had to install a rescue Ubuntu to fix the stupid bootloader!:mad: Scary, eh? Just goes to show ya how wonderful Ubuntu is, and how pitiful Gentoo is.

Uhm, I don't about the latest developments of Gentoo, but at least a couple of years ago when I still used it, you were supposed to do things like that yourself. So, technically it's not Gentoo's fault, because it's not even supposed to do that. There are some other distros too that don't even try to guess what other OSs you have installed, since they expect you to make the adjustments to GRUB yourself.

linuxluver
November 29th, 2008, 05:34 PM
It must have been a bad CD, cause X didn't start on the live CD either. By the way, it wasn't version 2008.0, it was actually 2007.0. And I'm not saying that Gentoo stinks, I'm just saying that I've had some(a lot) of trouble with it, and so I'm never doing it again.

p_quarles
November 29th, 2008, 05:57 PM
Moved to Gentoo Discussions & closed. We don't need distro-bashing threads here, and it's certainly unfair to base one's opinion on a fly-by attempt at installation.