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Re: [vox-tech] Re: [ijtrotts@ucdavis.edu: [lugod lert] gentoo newbie que
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Re: [vox-tech] Re: [ijtrotts@ucdavis.edu: [lugod lert] gentoo newbie questions]



> >>Issac: I am forwarding your message to LUGOD's Vox-tech mailing list. Have
> >>you checked for information on Gentoo's website? Is /dev/hda3 in fact already
> >>in use?
> > 
> > 
> > There didn't seem to be anything about this on Gentoo's site.  The device
> > /dev/hda3 was already in use, since it's mounted as / .  Trying 
> > umount / (probably not wise) also tells me "device is busy".  
> 
> This is something that happens *during* the Gentoo install?  If so, 
> maybe you're misinterpreting an instruction, because I don't recall ever 
> having to mount any filesystem in two places during a Gentoo install. 
> You do have to chroot at some point, which could cause some confusion.
> 

Well, no, it's something that happens in preparation to install. 
Instead of burning a CD-ROM (which involves lots of extra trial-and-error
since I don't have my CD burner installed yet) I was going to do what
the Gentoo people said would be easier: install from within an existing
Linux installation.  

> I know it's been mentioned before, but Gentoo is not a very 
> newbie-friendly distribution.  That said, if you have a piece of 
> hardware laying around for which you can risk a lot of downtime, 
> installing Gentoo can be a great way to learn a bunch of stuff about how 
> a Linux system works... if you're ready for that kind of experience.

There's a machine I have at home that's just dying to be reconfigured.
Maybe I'll sacrifice it to the little penguin god.

> Good luck,
> Matt

Thanks, looks like I'll need it :^}. 

- Issac

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