Redcore is yet another distribution consciously staying away from systemd, it is part of their “philosophy” as it is for Artix and Devuan. Redcore is a fork of Gentoo in a non Gentoo kind of way. In Gentoo you built all packages from source and you built the system piece by piece instead of doing an installation where an already built system is copied into your drive intact and ready to boot. Redcore takes that step to avoid you of all the trouble (days of work, reading, compiling and configuring) and builds the Gentoo packages incorporating the most common hardware it may adopt to. Continue reading
I had no problems myself, first try, first hit.
Actually it is the best installer I have used yet.
I then moved on, scraped LXQT which I dislike and installed openbox and then LXDE.
I also switched to Lightdm from the original one.