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Old 05-13-2011, 01:56 AM
Mike Edenfield
 
Default mirrorselect on new install

On 5/12/2011 8:06 PM, Felix Miata wrote:


In the pages preceding
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=1&chap=6
it seemed as though the process would be easy enough, having
built up some experience working in chroot lately to fix
fubar'd Fedora and Mandriva rpm database disasters
(https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=32547 &
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=680508).

I guess I missed the requirement to be running Gentoo to be
able to initiate an install of Gentoo. I thought whatever
Linux was already installed would be good enough, until I
got to the mirrorselect instructions, and found no
incorporated alternative such as Indi has replied with.
Indeed, not needing to have booted Gentoo to run a Gentoo
installer was part of the allure that got me started.


You don't need to be running Gentoo to install Gentoo. You
do need to be running a Gentoo install CD to follow the
Handbook's "How to install Gentoo using a Gentoo install CD"
guide. But you could perform the same basic steps using any
bootable CD and get a working Gentoo system.


Mirrorselect in particular is completely optional; you don't
*have* to set a specific distfile or rsync mirror. Portage
will use sensible defaults. Or, you could just as easily set
up your selected mirror with a text editor


--Mike
 
Old 05-13-2011, 08:27 AM
Neil Bothwick
 
Default mirrorselect on new install

On Thu, 12 May 2011 16:41:15 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

> I tried to find an answer via http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-user/
> but it seems to lack a search function/box. :-(

Use Google, search for "search string site:archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-user"


--
Neil Bothwick

When the going gets tough, upgrade.
 

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