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Sorceror Linux kernel compile help

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a b 5 Linux
November 5, 2011 10:43:17 AM

So I think this is the part where I need to compile the Linux kernel:





Please help me, I would really like to know what is going on. :D 

Running the sorcerer-i686-SMP-20110907.iso image in Virtualbox.

Best answer if someone tells me it's not worth my time or solves my problem. :D 

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a b 5 Linux
November 5, 2011 11:41:18 AM

I've loaded it up in VirtualBox and had a try. As far as I can tell, you just leave it and it installs the software and will eventually reboot. But it's not very clear is it?

If you open a shell and do "top" it is definitely doing something as it's using a lot of CPU.

Edit: Choose the Scry option after a couple of minutes and it seems to show you what's happening.
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a b 5 Linux
November 5, 2011 12:21:51 PM

How long did you have to wait for it to finish?

I just unfroze it out of a snapshot and am considering reinstalling again...
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a b 5 Linux
November 5, 2011 12:24:26 PM

It hasn't finished for me yet. (That's about an hour so far.) But it is definitely installing stuff. Whether it will be worth it remains to be seen.

Just leave it for an hour or two and see what happens.
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a b 5 Linux
November 5, 2011 3:57:19 PM

I give up! I got the system installed (I think) but then I can't do anything with it. Can't select additional software to install, so I can't even install a Window Manager. I'm sure it's a good idea, but it's too flawed for me to bother further with.
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a b 5 Linux
November 5, 2011 5:25:48 PM

I was curious and had a look myself. Seems to be the conclusion of a few people that tried it. Nice concept but really no more friendly than Gentoo.
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a b 5 Linux
November 5, 2011 6:06:36 PM

The problem is that it tries to be Gentoo for the masses. Unfortunately, Gentoo just isn't for the masses. It's fine when things go as planned, but if something goes wrong you have problems. At least with Gentoo there is copious documentation that tells you what is going on, how the various tools work, and a huge user base to help. Sorcerer seems to lack both. Even LFS was easier than this!
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a b 5 Linux
November 5, 2011 9:30:11 PM

audiovoodoo said:
I was curious and had a look myself. Seems to be the conclusion of a few people that tried it. Nice concept but really no more friendly than Gentoo.

Ahem, portage is very user friendly, it's just a bit selective of its friends.

(Seriously, though, battling with OpenEmbedded/Angstrom/bitbake lately, I pine for portage, it actually makes sense and is significantly easier to debug an issue and fix/tweak/modify)
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a b 5 Linux
November 5, 2011 9:53:28 PM

I guess you can't trust what distrowatch tells you all the time...
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a b 5 Linux
November 5, 2011 10:17:16 PM

Portage is great, but it can be a little bit hairy when things go slightly wrong. TBH, it's just a rip-off of the FreeBSD ports; now that is a system that really works (most of the time).
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a b 5 Linux
November 5, 2011 10:19:15 PM

Yeh, I think I stay away from Sorcerer.

The lack of documentation and software license disturbs me.
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