Gentoo Linux is a source-based Linux distro that uses the Portage package management system.

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Can I stop a Gentoo “emerge world” to add a feature or use flag I forgot?

Can I stop a Gentoo "emerge world" to add a feature or use flag I forgot? If so, how much pain am I in for, and what steps would you recommend for safely getting the system back on its feet? Thanks.
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The Gentoo live-cd shows my drives as “hda”, but booting into my own kernel shows “sda” (therefore, boot fails). What should I do?

The Gentoo live-cd shows my drives as "hda", so I followed the Gentoo handbook and configured my partitions as "hda". However, the boot failed because, when booting into my kernel, it wanted to refer ...
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While gentoo is doing emerge update world, can I safely work in another terminal window (ALT-F3 for example)?

Got a new Gentoo installation, and doing a long emerge update world. I noticed that the other terminal windows are still available (ALT-F2, ALT-F3, etc.). Is it safe for me to work in them while the ...
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Simple Quagga BGP router

We are attempting to setup a Gentoo Linux box to run a Quagga BGP router for our internet connection. We've tried many things, but everything we've tried results in Quagga reporting that there is no ...
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Gentoo and GPT Grub support

Grub seems to support GPT, or so it says, there is a patch for it, however when i try to boot after installing grub into the active boot partition (ext2) it starts to boot and before grub loads any ...
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Has anyone done a Gentoo Xen Dom0/DomU update?

I am running a couple of xen 3.1.1 systems (production, test/dev) with gentoo Dom0 and DomU. With plans to update to 3.3 soon, I am wondering if anyone has any successes or failures they'd like to ...
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Howdo I tell which kernel modules are required?

Say, I have a default Gentoo install with all the modules (e.g. device drivers) compiled. From this point, is there an easy way to exclude the unused modules the next time I recompile the kernel?
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Optimal procedure to upgrade Gentoo Linux?

This is how I have been upgrading Gentoo for a long time. Is this the recommended method? Any gotchas or better methods to use? emerge --sync emerge -uDav --tree world emerge -av --depclean ...