Gentoo Installer: 1, Me: 0

I attempted to install Gentoo last night. It was a complete and utter failure.

Here’s where I went wrong:

Wrong: I used the LiveCD which has several sticky threads in the gentoo user forums website on bugs and such.

Correct: Use the minimal install CD instead.
Wrong: Selecting packages to install from the LiveCD GUI installer options.

Correct:
——- Comment #1 From Jakub Moc 2007-08-22 12:49:33 0000 [reply] ——-
If you want to use GRP install, then don’t select packages that are not
available on the install media. Otherwise use a normal install with updated
portage tree.