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22 February 2005 @ 02:19 pm
I thought it was funny  

<@insomnia> it only takes three commands to install Gentoo
<@insomnia> cfdisk /dev/hda && mkfs.xfs /dev/hda1 && mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/gentoo/ && chroot /mnt/gentoo/ && env-update && . /etc/profile && emerge sync && cd /usr/portage && scripts/bootsrap.sh && emerge system && emerge vim && vi /etc/fstab && emerge gentoo-dev-sources && cd /usr/src/linux && make menuconfig && make install modules_install && emerge gnome mozilla-firefox openoffice && emerge grub && cp /boot/grub/grub.conf.sample /boot/grub/grub.conf && vi /boot/grub/grub.conf && grub && init 6
<@insomnia> that's the first one

la femme stygiangunn on February 22nd, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
Ha ha ha ha ha ha.... geek.
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: For Science!discoflamingo on February 24th, 2005 07:33 am (UTC)
Nightwalkerhalfawake on February 22nd, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC)
Heh, I agree. The greatest kind of funny this is.
push loud penspush_loud_pens on February 22nd, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC)
effing linux
give me my OS X gui....

Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on February 24th, 2005 07:33 am (UTC)
Re: effing linux
Been there, done that, still don't like their software patents thing, but more power to the not-Microsoft crowd.

One of these days Linux will be easy enough for a grandmother to install - that day will of course be the day that IM-using teenagers are grandmothers.
Josh Jacksonpturing on February 23rd, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC)
hehe, I like that :)

picky criticisms:

  • he left out extracting the stage tarball after mounting and before chrooting, and also extracting the initial portage tarball

  • I'm not sure, but I think once you chroot, you're in a new shell, and have to start with a new command there

  • No need to bootstrap and install vi if you use the stage3 tarball instead

  • gentoo can configure the kernel for you, so that would decrease the number of interactive commands

  • if editing /etc/fstab was moved to the end somewhere, then the process could be left unattended from the initial command until the editing right before the reboot

Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on February 24th, 2005 07:31 am (UTC)
You are now officially funnier than that guy, because you are that much more right.
BigBoy: hackerphotomoviegeek on February 24th, 2005 04:14 am (UTC)
granted, I haven't ever even looked @ gentoo, but counting between the double &s, there appear to be 25 different unique commands, not one, even though && is used to append commands together...

but still, script that & what a quick setup/install!
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on February 24th, 2005 07:31 am (UTC)
The "just three simple commands" part is really where the joke is for the gentoo zealots.