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> To Learn And Retain Knowledge, Whats the best distro to learn on?
Venom
post May 31 2004, 02:00 AM
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Total noob here! compiled 10 kernels so far just for the sake of doing it (seeing how long it would take for my pc). Now i'm ready to sit down and learn some junk! Any Ideas on the best distro to learn linux on? Knoppix? Gentoo? I'm not afraid of work, and I have time to spare when the kids are sleeping. I am willing to do a full install without a GUI, and willing to document my actions so I can write about what I did for other noobs to learn. I have intermediate VB skills, and embarrasingly huge amount of DOS, Windows knowledge (willing to forget it all if the need arises!). Lastly my wife bet me I cant do it! So for my sake and my future! I need to learn this stuff...

If this is amusing, Good! I want to feel that I will have fun doing this... so please don't bust my happy lil' bubble... for now at least.

Please let me, and other know what we need, and possibly where to get what we need before creating a whole new world! Yes! I have a phobia of penguins!

Thank you all in advance before I end this post.

Your's trully,
Venom
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post Jun 2 2004, 01:40 PM
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Great! I guess that's where I was confused. I ran a Gentoo Live CD (not minimal) and it booted to a promt after discovering tons of hardware... Not what I wanted! So I will follow the Sarge link and get that D/L, or can I do the stage 1 with the Gentoo disk I have. As for the free server, very excited to hear that, but not ready yet. I have the Gentoo documentation printed, and was ready to start the install but got very tired and went to bed. How much time would you say I need during install sessions (interactive time). are there places where I can stop, then return to later? Just worried I wont be able to stop until it is done.

About having a bootable system? When I boot Gentoo Live CD it gives me options for the Gentoo, and smp kernel. I choose the smp for the simple reason the 2.6 Kernel boot is recognizing my net adapter, and the Gentoo kernel boot does not!

Is this what I should do? are you saying use Sarge to build my system, or Gentoo? Please excuse my ignorance, I am trying to understand what I need to do in order to build a complete system.

Would it be a good idea to do a stage one install for Gentoo, then a LFS? I am assuming Gentoo is a bit easier to do from the looks of the installation manual.

Thanks
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