[clug-talk] Inspiron 9400

Nick Wiltshire nick at customdesigns.ca
Wed May 10 07:57:09 PDT 2006


On Wednesday 10 May 2006 8:49 am, Jon wrote:
> Yowsa! I didn't meant to throw a gernade into the room and then go to bed
> :)
>
> I think Shawn (?) has me pegged. I like the *idea* of Gentoo and the *idea*
> of compiling my system from source, but I'm not sure that I'm either up to
> it technically or willing to wait a day or so to use my brand new laptop to
> see if I got it right.

You could create a loopback device and do your install on that now, then when 
you get your shiny new toy just tar it up & move it over, install a boot 
loader & cross your fingers. Pre-emptive strike!

>
> Thanks for all the great info on Gentoo, though. I've got a much better
> understanding of what I can expect from it (should I go that way now or in
> the future) and where its strengths lie.
>
> I have another week to ponder

.
>
> J
>
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