Bug 1) newer gcc will not install without some Work , it blocked many updates from posting until i masked it , downloaded it
their is often a time out on the 98-100 % rage on the GCC download etc, entropy times it out esp since its a larger file ,
i had to desktop download them GCC-XXX.etp MD5 bz etc , then by hand unmask them problem solved their
however my SAb Linux is ruining in a VM-ware box however doing more serious work ... is going to be hampered without a true install . , I had a 1TB nb Drive i bought about 6 months ago to consolidate my dying notebook onto etc, since windows will Dump all into windows.old painless add the config dumps to a transfer dir using the windows update util vola ,
this freed me up to wipe the factory laptop HDD , After forking out for a new set of 2nd bay rails , re-part it with a data part and a 200 ish for Sabayon this time a live boot , and crushing the factory recovery part to minimal .
Acronis disk tools under windows 7 was used for a few tasks , namely their os selector was installed for the simplicity of the windows 7 Grub/LILO wars ...... (one update to kernel or etc of the one kills the other) namely as well if you have a USB key hitting the bios boot menu key you have to have lighting fingers ... you missed it.. useful for making a Linux on a stick setup a few firewall servers or etc to deploy for clients/customers
I'm keenly aware of Lilo or resetting grub or windows boot loaders , thier just a pain , and as a grad student this boot loader is a major time savor. I need to get work IN/out not have to D!#K@#$%^ with the loaders ever windows update or kernel update / or custom compile/install
the Live CD 5.5 64 bit dies on some the hardware namily the usb 3.0 on install on this hardware the kernel locks up about 3/4 the way in .
so far the Gentoo install is going fine , the emerge entropy items is known , and having to resort to this , however this way is going to suck ,however since the hardware is a bit bleeding edge with wi-max adapters and intel wireless I have no choice but to use this method .