Since W11 cannot be installed, without a new mobo, I have decided to ditch W10 and run W7 Home Premium. Why? One thing, is because I was tired of W10 and W7, with my Nvidia GT620, still runs all the games I have purchased from steam and elsewhere.
W7 needed help and it is in dual-boot with Ubuntu 22.04.
Ubuntu, although not my first choice, is running quite well, and is even using Nvidia drivers for the graphics card. Ubuntu is also used for my online use also, will explore gaming on Ubuntu later on.
Ubuntu is not using grub to boot but is being booted with EasyBCD through W7, working quite well for now.
Got Gentoo running in VirtualBox, have something to play with now. Compiled
Gentoo in a totally different way and it worked well.
Can you tell us about that compile?
I will try!!!
When compiling Gentoo, using VirtualBox, and sometimes even with a hard install, one can get an unfinished compile when trying to run the “emerge -avuND world” command.
This a step in the Handbook, right after the “eselect profile set” selection, and one I have questioned, since I have been running Gentoo.
For myself, and it has worked more than once, is to set the profile, but do not update, at this time. Go ahead and install the kernel and the system, and run the “emerge -avuND world” command after the system has been installed.
I get it. Dont try to update the profile packages. Get the kernel compiled first. That should be fine.
What is the smallest profile you can get?
Notice!!! I have Gentoo running on a two partitioned disk, and I have enough ram to run Gentoo without the swap partition, but old habits are hard too break, my next VM will have only one partition.
When installing Gentoo in a one partition, the initramfs and vmlinuz will be found in the / partition.
But!!! When the kernel is upgraded, all this will be found in /boot!! One then has to do a “eselect kernel set” and a “grub-install” and the a “grub-mkconfig” reboot and select the kernel and “F10” to boot the kernel.
If one is running VirtualBox do a new “app-emulation/virtualbox-guest-additions” compile.
Really nothing hard, One can do a “cd / ls” and delete the grub files.
I usually do a desktop profile, but that is because I usually install the Mate DE. For XFCE their is a generic profile that can be used, but one will have more compiling, once the profile is updated.
I have gone too installing the entire system before I do my first world update.