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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, 04:39 PM
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you can probably do the gentoo install with the full version, just after you get to the command prompt, start following the instructions.

there will be plenty of times throughout the install period when it takes several hours to complete the instructions after you spend five minutes typing them in.

A full statge one install with GNOME and KDE takes 3-4 days ... but most of that is cpmpile time. Take a look at the link I gave to termina ... it contains my USE= and my cflags= settings. These 2 items are key to getting a good install ... the CFLAGS are the compiler flags that control how all the programs are compiled ... the USE flag controls what options are compiled into programs.

Gentoo is easier than LFS ... sarge is easiest of all to install.


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