I was wondering if there was ever going to be anyone who put some time into some of the more common Distro's. Personally, I have not even heard of gentoo or Debian before I was reading this site.
I am surprised that you haven't heard of Debian, but have heard of FreeBSD. Debian is arguably the most popular non-commercial (as in, there isn't a company that decides what goes into the distribution and what doesn't) Linux distribution right now.
Gentoo is great because it has a much better package management tool than most other distributions. See: http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/about.xml
One of the reasons I like Gentoo is that it has all the aspects of Debian that I like (and last year went to a non-profit organization to finally), but I always liked FreeBSD's ports system, and Portage goes that several better.
I think you'll pick up Gentoo very quickly. You might find it difficult to find people who know Redhat and the PowerPC architecture and the wrinkles that Kuro-Box introduces. At least with Gentoo, there are plenty of people here that could help you.
I guess I'm one of those hard to find people!
While I'm not a PPC expert I am old school enough to have experience with multiple architectures. That
is the principle issue with Red-Hat on the kuro, RH is very X86/PC architecture centric, never mind more esoteric objections. <mutter> Damn kids today, don't know anything but Wintel PC's even if they run Linux... </mutter>
I guess what I am wondering is if there is a way to install one if these from telnet? Would it be hard to configure? Is there someone who would be will to help me with this project?
It is possible. You would need to reproduce what TGL and jgmdean did, but using your favourite distribution instead. Probably not something that a Linux newbie would want to attempt.
I'll second that. I didn't pick Gentoo just because I like the Portage system or that it's proven to run on PPC. I picked primarily it because it's the easiest "full blown Linux" system to get up and running on less-than-mainstream platforms. FreeBSD is a definite probable, but since the kernel on the kuro is a Linux kernel and it's in "easy to brick your kuro" flash, I wasn't prepared to take that risk. The "history" of Gentoo (http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/about.xml
goes a long way towards explaining how Gentoo wound up with some of the best features of other Distributions and OS'. I find the whole "Larry the Cow" thing silly, but apart from that Gentoo is architected by professionals, for professionals, and it shows. I should know, I is an Systems Architect!