Yeah. Anything other the Gentoo is lame. Convert to the one true Linux. Join Larry the Cow.
Tried doing a gentoo install once years ago. Got fed up when I couldn't get my kernel to compile for the 20th time.
Also tried Arch, but couldn't get the xserver to work correctly.
I wonder if there is a way to install from a VM? As in have the VM actually writing to the linux partition so that I have internet access to read manuals etc until i can at least get gentoo compiled up with a working kernel and networking drivers.