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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/altinstall.xml,v 1.47 2005/01/07 23:54:21 cam Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/altinstall.xml,v 1.48 2005/01/25 21:19:26 swift Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/altinstall.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/altinstall.xml">
6 6
7<title>The Gentoo Linux alternative installation method HOWTO</title> 7<title>The Gentoo Linux alternative installation method HOWTO</title>
49or a computer that can't boot cds. 49or a computer that can't boot cds.
50</abstract> 50</abstract>
51 51
52<license/> 52<license/>
53 53
54<version>0.55</version> 54<version>0.56</version>
55<date>2005-01-08</date> 55<date>2005-01-25</date>
56 56
57<chapter> 57<chapter>
58<title>About this document</title> 58<title>About this document</title>
59<section> 59<section>
60<body> 60<body>
691Make sure that the operations you want to do on your partition are supported by 691Make sure that the operations you want to do on your partition are supported by
692parted! 692parted!
693</impo> 693</impo>
694 694
695<p> 695<p>
696Get tomsrtbt boot/root disk (free of charge) from 696Get the mininux boot/root disk (a 2.4-powered mini Linux distributie on a
697floppy - free of charge) from
697<uri>http://freshmeat.net/tomsrtbt </uri>, create a floppy as suggested in the 698<uri>http://mininux.free.fr/uk/</uri>, create a floppy as suggested in the
698Documentation that accompanies the software package and insert a new floppy in 699Documentation that accompanies the software package and insert a new floppy in
699the drive for the next step. 700the drive for the next step.
700</p> 701</p>
701 702
702<note> 703<note>
703Note again that Linux is synonym of "There's one more way to do it". Your 704Note again that Linux is synonym of "There's one more way to do it". Your
704objective is to run parted on an unmounted partition so it can do its work. You 705objective is to run parted on an unmounted partition so it can do its work. You
705might use some other boot/root diskset other than tomsrtbt. You might not even 706might use some other boot/root diskset other than mininux. You might not even
706need to do this step at all, that is only umount the filesystem you want to 707need to do this step at all, that is only umount the filesystem you want to
707repartition in your Linux session and run parted on it. 708repartition in your Linux session and run parted on it.
708</note> 709</note>
709 710
710<pre caption="Utility disk creation"> 711<pre caption="Utility disk creation">
730 731
731<p> 732<p>
732Congratulations, you are ready to reboot and resize your partition. Do this 733Congratulations, you are ready to reboot and resize your partition. Do this
733only after taking a quick look at the parted documentation on the GNU website. 734only after taking a quick look at the parted documentation on the GNU website.
734The resize should take under 30 minutes for the largest hard-drives, be 735The resize should take under 30 minutes for the largest hard-drives, be
735patient. Reboot your system with the tomsrtbt boot disk (just pop it inside), 736patient. Reboot your system with the mininux boot disk (just pop it inside),
736and once you are logged in, switch the disk in the drive with your utility disk 737and once you are logged in, switch the disk in the drive with your utility disk
737we have created above and type mount /dev/fd0 /floppy to have parted under 738we have created above and type mount /dev/fd0 /floppy to have parted under
738/floppy. There you go. Run parted and you will be able to resize your 739/floppy. There you go. Run parted and you will be able to resize your
739partition. Once this lenghty process done, we are ready to have the real fun, 740partition. Once this lenghty process done, we are ready to have the real fun,
740by installing Gentoo. Reboot back into your old Linux system for now. Drive you 741by installing Gentoo. Reboot back into your old Linux system for now. Drive you
741wish to operate on is the drive containing the partition we want to resize. For 742wish to operate on is the drive containing the partition we want to resize. For
742example, if we want to resize /dev/hda3, the drive is /dev/hda 743example, if we want to resize /dev/hda3, the drive is /dev/hda
743</p> 744</p>
744 745
745<pre caption="Commands to run once logged into tomsrtbt system"> 746<pre caption="Commands to run once logged into mininux system">
746# <i>mount /dev/fd0 /floppy </i> 747# <i>mount /dev/fd0 /floppy </i>
747# <i>cd /floppy; ./parted [drive you wish to operate on]</i> 748# <i>cd /floppy; ./parted [drive you wish to operate on]</i>
748(parted) <i> print </i> 749(parted) <i> print </i>
749Disk geometry for /dev/hdb: 0.000-9787.148 megabytes 750Disk geometry for /dev/hdb: 0.000-9787.148 megabytes
750Disk label type: msdos 751Disk label type: msdos

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