On 5/12/2011 8:06 PM, Felix Miata wrote:
In the pages preceding
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
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