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TinyMinds.org: Daniel Robbins of Gentoo Linux

Jul 30, 2002, 04:00 (2 Talkback[s])


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"TM: One common complaint from users who are considering using Gentoo is that the install seems too difficult. Are there any plans to create a more streamlined version of the install, or do you plan on staying with the 'shell and 14 pages of instructions' approach?

"DR: Yes; we have a beta Anaconda installer and a beta live CD installer that uses Debian's 'discover' hardware detection code. We also have a developer working on an in-house installer. So expect some nice things in the future :)

"*important note:* We will always have a 'bare-bones' shell-based installation method available for those who want to be in total control of the installation process. A well-documented bare-bones install using standard Linux tools is a essential part of Gentoo Linux that is not going to go away..."

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