Install Gentoo from a Debian?
Apparently, though unproven, at 13:49 on Wednesday 15 September 2010, Al did
> 2010/9/15 firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>:
> > Hi guys,
> > I want to try install gentoo, but there no blanks or usb, but there i
> > got a debian(amd64). Can i use this to install gentoo without a doubt?
> > greetings
> Hello Alex,
> I installed it from Ubuntu which is similar to Debian. While doing
> that I did rework the german Wiki page not long ago.
> It was helpfull for me. Now it should be even more up-to-date.
You can even do it from Windows if you feel that way inclined.
All an installer does is write a bunch of files to known names on a disk. It
does absolutely nothing else. All you'd need Windows to do is:
have a driver for the filesystem you want Gentoo to run on
make valid partitions and filesystems, then write to them
run portage correctly
This is all the installer ever does.
it's also what wubi does.
alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com