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2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/altinstall.xml,v 1.48 2005/01/25 21:19:26 swift Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/altinstall.xml,v 1.49 2005/01/26 14:34:55 neysx 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>0.56</version> 54<version>0.57</version>
55<date>2005-01-25</date> 55<date>2005-01-26</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>
92several options that can be utilized while creating your boot floppy, as seen 92several options that can be utilized while creating your boot floppy, as seen
93below. 93below.
94</p> 94</p>
95 95
96<pre caption="Smart BootManager Options"> 96<pre caption="Smart BootManager Options">
97<i>sbminst [-t theme] [-d drv] [-b backup_file] [-u backup_file] 97sbminst [-t theme] [-d drv] [-b backup_file] [-u backup_file]
98 98
99 -t theme select the theme to be used, in which the theme could be: 99 -t theme select the theme to be used, in which the theme could be:
100 us = English theme de = German theme 100 us = English theme de = German theme
101 hu = Hungarian theme zh = Chinese theme 101 hu = Hungarian theme zh = Chinese theme
102 ru = Russian theme cz = Czech theme 102 ru = Russian theme cz = Czech theme
103 es = Spanish theme fr = French theme 103 es = Spanish theme fr = French theme
104 pt = Portuguese theme 104 pt = Portuguese theme
105 105
106 106
107 -d drv set the drive that you want to install Smart BootManager on; 107 -d drv set the drive that you want to install Smart BootManager on;
108 for Linux: 108 for Linux:
109 /dev/fd0 is the first floppy driver, 109 /dev/fd0 is the first floppy driver,
110 /dev/hda is the first IDE harddisk driver. 110 /dev/hda is the first IDE harddisk driver.
111 /dev/sda is the first SCSI harddisk driver. 111 /dev/sda is the first SCSI harddisk driver.
112 for DOS: 112 for DOS:
113 0 is the first floppy drive 113 0 is the first floppy drive
114 128 is the first hard drive; 114 128 is the first hard drive;
115 115
116 -c disable CD-ROM booting feature; 116 -c disable CD-ROM booting feature;
117 117
118 -b backup_file backup the data that will be overwritten for 118 -b backup_file backup the data that will be overwritten for
119 future uninstallation; 119 future uninstallation;
120 120
121 -u backup_file uninstall Smart BootManager, should be used alone; 121 -u backup_file uninstall Smart BootManager, should be used alone;
122 122
123 -y do not ask any question or warning.</i> 123 -y do not ask any question or warning.
124</pre> 124</pre>
125 125
126<pre caption="Using sbminst to build the boot floppy"> 126<pre caption="Using sbminst to build the boot floppy">
127# <i>sbminst -t us -d /dev/fd0</i> 127# <i>sbminst -t us -d /dev/fd0</i>
128</pre> 128</pre>
641none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620) 641none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
642none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nodev,nosuid,noexec) 642none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nodev,nosuid,noexec)
643# <i>df -h </i> 643# <i>df -h </i>
644Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on 644Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
645/dev/hdb2 4.0G 1.9G 2.4G 82% / 645/dev/hdb2 4.0G 1.9G 2.4G 82% /
646none 38M 0 38M 0% /dev/shm 646none 38M 0 38M 0% /dev/shm
647</pre> 647</pre>
648 648
649<p> 649<p>
650As we can see, the partition mounted as <path>/</path> named 650As we can see, the partition mounted as <path>/</path> named
651<path>/dev/hdb2</path> has 2.4 gigabytes free. In my case, I think I will 651<path>/dev/hdb2</path> has 2.4 gigabytes free. In my case, I think I will
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 the mininux boot/root disk (a 2.4-powered mini Linux distributie on a 696Get the mininux boot/root disk (a 2.4-powered mini Linux distribution on a
697floppy - free of charge) from 697floppy - free of charge) from <uri>http://mininux.free.fr/uk/</uri>, create a
698<uri>http://mininux.free.fr/uk/</uri>, create a floppy as suggested in the 698floppy as suggested in the Documentation that accompanies the software package
699Documentation that accompanies the software package and insert a new floppy in 699and insert a new floppy in the drive for the next step.
700the drive for the next step.
701</p> 700</p>
702 701
703<note> 702<note>
704Note again that Linux is synonym of "There's one more way to do it". Your 703Note again that Linux is synonym of "There's one more way to do it". Your
705objective is to run parted on an unmounted partition so it can do its work. You 704objective is to run parted on an unmounted partition so it can do its work. You

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