just got it up and running. i was up till 4 am last night trying to figure out why the kernel wouldn't boot.... then when i had a dream about my scsi harddrives (don't ask), i remembers i never compiled in support for my scsi drives. and since that's where the kernel is, the kernel paniced...
anyways, I have it up and running. I'm loving it so far. I need to install x windows, but i gotta wait for freaking nmap to finish compiling.
if your curious what gentoo is, check out their website at http://www.gentoo.org
looks spiffy... man i really want to try fiddling with linux one of these days, just gotta make my server.