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18This HOWTO is meant to be a repository of alternative Gentoo installation 18This HOWTO is meant to be a repository of alternative Gentoo installation
19methods, for those with special installation needs such as lack of a cdrom 19methods, for those with special installation needs such as lack of a cdrom
20or a computer that can't boot cds. 20or a computer that can't boot cds.
21</abstract> 21</abstract>
22 22
23<version>0.31</version> 23<version>0.32</version>
24<date>17 July 2003</date> 24<date>September 7, 2003</date>
25 25
26<license/> 26<license/>
27 27
28<chapter> 28<chapter>
29<title>About this document</title> 29<title>About this document</title>
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111<p>By default Knoppix boots into a KDE 3.0 desktop. The first thing I did was open a konsole and typed <c>sudo passwd root</c>. This lets you set the root password for Knoppix.</p> 111<p>By default Knoppix boots into a KDE 3.0 desktop. The first thing I did was open a konsole and typed <c>sudo passwd root</c>. This lets you set the root password for Knoppix.</p>
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113<p> Next, I su to root and typed <c>usermod -d /root -m root</c>. This sets user roots home directory to /root (the Gentoo way) from /home/root (the Knoppix way). If you do not do this, then you will receive errors when emerging about "/home/root: not found" or something to that effect.</p> 113<p> Next, I su to root and typed <c>usermod -d /root -m root</c>. This sets user roots home directory to /root (the Gentoo way) from /home/root (the Knoppix way). If you do not do this, then you will receive errors when emerging about "/home/root: not found" or something to that effect.</p>
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115<p>I then typed <c>exit</c> and then <c>su</c> back into root. This loads the change that was made with the usermod command. At this point, you can pick up with the standard install documentation at step 6. </p> 115<p>I then typed <c>exit</c> and then <c>su</c> back into root. This loads the change that was made with the usermod command. At this point, you can pick up with the standard install documentation at step 6. However, when you're asked to mount the proc system, issue the following commands instead: </p>
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117<pre caption = "Bind-mounting two important filesystems">
118# <i>mount -o bind /proc /mnt/gentoo/proc</i>
119# <i>mount -o bind /dev /mnt/gentoo/dev</i>
120</pre>
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116</body> 122</body>
117</section> 123</section>
118</chapter> 124</chapter>
119 125
120<chapter> 126<chapter>

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