I picked up the Pegasos from Scott last night and didn’t delay a moment before slamming Gentoo back over its measly Debian and YDL installs.
The previous hardware problems disappeared — I compiled all night long and into today, and I heard nary a whisper from the hardware. Props to the folks at Genesi and bPlan for working with me on this and fixing the problem.
At the same time, I managed to run into a huge bug in glibc somewhere. So the system is mostly non-working at present because portage died most of the way through installing a broken glibc.
Most of my executables don’t run, and I’m afraid to log out of ssh because I don’t want to have to figure out how to get back in neatly.
In other news, I’m setting up a few VMWare installs to see how the “competition” is: Just did FreeBSD tonight, later will do Fedora and Ubuntu. Maybe others if I really get bored.