Gentoo on an Alienware Sentia

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Following the Gentoo Handbook was mostly easy. The rumor is, Gentoo is the hardest Linux distribution to use. This is partly due to the fact that the installation process involves:

Partitioning disk space
Compiling a kernel
Configuring a bootloader
Compiling and setting up a window manager

As a Ubuntu user, I feel like finally going into the deep end of Linux. I know my way around a terminal. I can get by with vi. And four years after wiping my dad's computer with a Fedora install (it was supposed to be on my external USB drive), I now know my way around fdisk and G/QtParted. Downloading, burning, and booting the ISO are the easiest, most routine steps I know. I shrunk Windows XP to give Gentoo 21GB. Now for the hard part: the kernel build.

The kernel compile was actually pretty easy.

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