[ubuntu-uk] possible to install ubuntu like gentoo?

Farran fazzy.baboon at ntlworld.com
Thu Apr 17 14:28:48 BST 2008

On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 14:18 +0100, andylockran wrote:

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> matt at mattjones.me.uk wrote:
> > Are you sure this isn't a hardware issue? Could it be overheating/a 
> > drive DOA? What components are you using, as there may be issues 
> > relating to drivers that are causing the instability.
> >
> > As to the Installing Ubuntu like Gentoo thing I have absolutely no 
> > idea, but I suspect not.
> > Mj
> > Quoting Farran <fazzy.baboon at ntlworld.com>:
> >
> >> hi everyone
> >>
> >>> been having LOTS of issues with my newly built pc - runs smoothly most
> >>> of the time, but does really random things: freezes for no reason,
> >>> compiz dying for no visible reason etc, and it's taken to booting up
> >>> in just under 10 minutes if I'm lucky. 4-core processor, 2GB ram, 1GB
> >>> graphics memory etc - not something I'd expect to happen on a system
> >>> of that spec. Or am I just being naive and expecting too much? :P
> >>> Anyway, I was wondering if it's possible to install ubuntu from
> >>> source, like you would with gentoo (I think that's right), where every
> >>> package installs itself to work with your hardware perfectly... or
> >>> does that completely defy the idea of ubuntu?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks :D
> >>>
> >>> ===============================
> >>> Farran Lee
> >>> I'm only 15 :P
> >
> >
> >
> >
> Your best bet would probably be to installer ubuntu-server, then
> install the packages manually for a _similar_ method to gentoo... but
> I don't really see much point.
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Matt: there's the possibilty that there's a problem with the ram - one
chip was bad, so I can't even use it, but the other might be damaged a
bit too (don't know if that's posisble :/). During bootup, shutdown,
hibernate, suspend and resume from either of those, it dumps data - in
the syslog it says it did that for the best part of 8 minutes.
The graphics card thermometer says it's fine, peaking at 50 degrees,
which I guess is alright?
Don't think I've got a processor thermometer, or at least not one that
it recognises.

Andy: no, I can't see the point in that either, as I'd just end up with
the same thing wouldn't I? Just wondered if there was a process similar
that I could use, as I'm pretty sure the hardware is alright (apart from
the ram).


Farran Lee
I'm only 15 :-P
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