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Posted 04 May 2008 - 22:07
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 22:13
Is there another distro I can use?
Yeap, assuming you did everything right it will still take a very long time on your machine because gentoo requires compiling and your cpu isnt really what makes compiling short.
Posted 04 May 2008 - 22:15
Posted 04 May 2008 - 22:17
Posted 04 May 2008 - 22:25
It's too slow for me to put up with. I am going to install Fedora 3 and see what happens.
Posted 04 May 2008 - 22:40
personally, i love swaret. I know it doesn't come with slack, but install it then you're good to go.
You're right around the right time mark. Compiling on a PIII is why its taking you so long. If you want something like gentoo, but with binary packages I suggest trying my personal favorite, archlinux, or slackware. Gnome or KDE will probably take at the very least 12+ hours to compile.
Edit: I recommend trying archlinux as it has a far superior package manager compared to the little slackware offers.
This is a very nice guide to get you started with Arch: http://wiki.archlinu...Beginners_Guide
Posted 04 May 2008 - 23:57
Posted 05 May 2008 - 02:59
Snipped all the jabbering.
Fedora core 3 is too old, you will not ba able to install recent application, the base system is too old (gcc, glibc, binutils). Fedora in general is heavy, ...
Posted 05 May 2008 - 16:40