michaelkintzios at gmail
May 14, 2012, 10:55 PM
On Tuesday 15 May 2012 01:27:25 Stroller wrote:
> On 14 May 2012, at 20:12, James wrote:
> > …
> > I inserted a 12.0 lived DVD. It put for
> > small gentoo symbols across the top, then went
> > blank after 3 minutes. The DVD drive was very active
> > for about 5 minutes then silence?
> > Any suggestions or install guides are most welcome.
> I boot from a SystemRescueCD and follow the Gentoo quick install guide.
> This has never failed me.
+1 for the SystemRescueCD which tends to be kept more up to date that the
Gentoo LiveCD used to be.
If there is a possibility of having to re-expand the MSWindows partition and
taking it back to Costco I would recommend reading an old thread of mine here:
If you don't want to read the whole thread, you'll have to at least read this
message where I explain how to edit the MSWindows boot menu:
Unlike other bootloaders it does not interfere much with the original
installation and you can easily reverse the edits in the MSWindows boot menu
and re-expand the original partition before you return the laptop to Costco.