Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
When I first installed Gentoo, I thought it was pretty good. It was not as easy as other distros (such as Ubuntu), but it gave me lots of control on how I wanted the system configured and set up and I really liked that. I liked it so much that I was considering using it for my main development workstation here at home.
At work, we have an old mail server set up on Gentoo. For some reason, another tech here rebooted it. It would not come back up. This happened in the middle of the afternoon, which is not the best time for things like this to happen. So I connected to it with a Remote KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) device and saw that it had failed to boot up. It was sitting there at the console with a message like this: