No, the install isn't the easiest thing to someone not familar with it,
but the Gentoo documentation is quite good. The basic install (known as a
stage 1 install) alone can take a fair amount of time since everything has
to be compiled. However, you can save time by using what's called a stage
2 install where some of the basic install is precompiled. A stage 3
install is where the entire basic install is already compiled.
We would not be able to complete a stage 1 or stage 2 install during a
typical WLUG meeting and it is the kind of thing to let run overnight. If
you are a laptop user you can download all the neccessary source files in
advance and leave the meeting with the laptop still compiling. Otherwise,
a constant, and preferably fast, network connection is required.
On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 Mike Leo <mleo963(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have heard way to much about Gentoo to not try it
> out, but have also heard the install is not so easy.
> Someone has mentioned it before, but how about an
> install fest so others can get hands on with different
> distro installs?
> just one man's opinion....