Step 1

Begin by letting your friends to vote on what distro you should install.

Distro poll

If they vote for Gentoo, you are now entitled to play the Gentoo Drinking Game.

Note: the two “other” votes were for Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista.

Step 2

Gather some friends and your laptop. Go to the pub.

Several drinks

Step 3

Install Gentoo. Follow these rules:

Take a drink…

  • Every 5 minutes
  • Every time you fail to do something on the first try
  • Every time you have to Google something
  • If you ask the bar staff if they know how to install Gentoo

Finish your drink…

  • If you mess the install up so badly you have to start again
  • If you give up

Continue playing until…

  • Gentoo has been installed
  • You are far too inebriated to continue
  • The pub wifi proves too slow to download the Stage 3 tarball and everyone gets bored of waiting

Tom shrugging

Some quotes from our attempt

This is a bad idea and will go horribly ~ Alex

I don’t know what the f*ck I’m doing ~ Tom

You’re now in charge of his jobs ~ Chris, speaking to Alex

I nominate Bailey Dawson as the new social exec ~ Alex, in response

Let’s just assume I made my partition table correctly… ~ Tom

If you make your own attempt at playing the Gentoo Drinking Game, let us know how it goes!