OK I'm going to try a from scratch (4th time!) install. I'm a little frustrated right now. I've been using Linux since Linus was in college and you got distros on floppies. I feel like there should be a 100% clear set of instructions (i.e. a cold-start procedure) that any first time user will be able to ace, let alone a 20 year veteran. So in the interest of developing those instructions I will log my all of my steps and post to the list anytime there is an error or question.
I am going to start a fresh ubuntu 10.10 i386 32 bit install in the latest virtualbox on my quad core windows vista 64 bit machine. I will give the VM 512 MB of ram and a dynamic 60 Gig hard virtual hard drive formatted with ext4.
I'm choosing standard USA defaults and a username of dhumphre.
OK the virtualbox image is installed and booted.
I'm logging in as dhumphre and opening a terminal. I will start by following the instructions on http://wiki.openembedded.net/index.php/OEandYourDistro#Debian
OK. So here's the first point in the instructions that are not 100% unambiguous:
Should I do this: "The easiest way is via apt-get'able Openembedded which will pull the OE meta-data for you and keep it up-to-date."
Or should I follow the directions and do:"aptitude install sed wget cvs subversion git-core \coreutils unzip texi2html texinfo docbook-utils \ gawk python-pysqlite2 diffstat help2man make gcc build-essential g++ \ desktop-file-utils chrpath?
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