Gentoo Coverdisc - scripts/bootstrap???

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Gentoo Coverdisc - scripts/bootstrap???

Postby robarson » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:12 pm

So I'm trying to install Gentoo, but I don't know what to do when I get to step 6c in the handbook. according to the handbook, i need to

# cd /usr/portage
# scripts/bootstrap.sh -f

& then,

# cd /usr/portage
# scripts/bootstrap.sh

Since I'm using the coverdisc, i need to copy files from the DVD (per instructions from the magazine).

What files do I copy and how do I do it?

Thanks a lot you linux gurus :)

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not real sure, but...

Postby stardis » Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:02 am

I am installing this also. Next time I will make meticulous notes but for now all I have written down is:
#cd /usr/portage
# scripts/bootstrap.sh

I think when I typed that it took off and ran for hours, maybe all night.
The next thing I wrote down is :
#emerge -e system

Again it ran for hours, I think. I typed "emerge -e system" because when bootstrap was finished there was a message on the terminal that said to type that command so I followed that instead of some other command that I had seen. Everything seems to work well so far. I am emerging x11 right now and it has been running for maybe 3.5 hours.
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RE: not real sure, but...

Postby nelz » Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:26 am

You don't need to copy files from the DVD, see the paragraph at the end of page 115/beginning of page 116.
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