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Old 07-15-2008, 09:47 PM
Matt Harrison
 
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I've got one of these Asus EEEPc's and I'm thinking about installing
gentoo on it as the (xubuntu) distro isn't really up to par with gentoo
IMHO.


I'm not worried about messing things up as I can just re-image it with
the supplied discs if something goes wrong but I do have a couple of
questions.


I've seen people writing about using USB sticks etc to install, I was
just wondering, is there anything stopping me from just scp'ing across
the stage3 and portage tarballs, extracting them somewhere and chrooting in.


Then I should be able to complete the install from the chroot (although
using distcc to speed up compilation times).


Does anyone know why this might not be a good idea?

Thanks

Matt
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:19 PM
Neil Bothwick
 
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On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 22:47:15 +0100, Matt Harrison wrote:

> I've seen people writing about using USB sticks etc to install, I was
> just wondering, is there anything stopping me from just scp'ing across
> the stage3 and portage tarballs, extracting them somewhere and
> chrooting in.
>
> Then I should be able to complete the install from the chroot (although
> using distcc to speed up compilation times).

The installed xandros doesn't have chroot (or rsync) so you'd have to
install those first. I downloaded an eeexbuntu ISO on my desktop and ran
the script on it to create a bootable USB stick, although I actually used
an SD card, then booted from that and installed Gentoo in the usual way.


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Old 07-15-2008, 10:26 PM
"Daniel da Veiga"
 
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On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 6:47 PM, Matt Harrison
<iwasinnamuknow@genestate.com> wrote:
> I've got one of these Asus EEEPc's and I'm thinking about installing gentoo
> on it as the (xubuntu) distro isn't really up to par with gentoo IMHO.
>
> I'm not worried about messing things up as I can just re-image it with the
> supplied discs if something goes wrong but I do have a couple of questions.
>
> I've seen people writing about using USB sticks etc to install, I was just
> wondering, is there anything stopping me from just scp'ing across the stage3
> and portage tarballs, extracting them somewhere and chrooting in.
>
> Then I should be able to complete the install from the chroot (although
> using distcc to speed up compilation times).
>
> Does anyone know why this might not be a good idea?
>

I simply installed a whole chroot in my main machine to do the
compiling, then rsynced the whole chroot to / on the EEE. I used the
default xandros to create a simple live SD to boot and rsync for the
first time, after that, the system is ready and the SD became backup
storage space. You can still compile stuff using your main machine,
and rsync the changes back to the EEE, saving a LOT of compile time.

Simple, fast (you don't want the EEE to compile X and compiz stuff, it
is really slow). And you save the space, cause you don't need to rsync
the portage tree and/or kernel sources, etc.

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