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2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/altinstall.xml,v 1.52 2005/04/06 09:39:59 neysx Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/altinstall.xml,v 1.53 2005/04/07 13:24:35 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>
40 <mail link="blubber@gentoo.org">Tiemo Kieft</mail> 40 <mail link="blubber@gentoo.org">Tiemo Kieft</mail>
41</author> 41</author>
42<author title="Editor"> 42<author title="Editor">
43 <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail> 43 <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
44</author> 44</author>
45<author title="Editor">
46 <mail link="smith.jonathan@gmail.com">Jonathan Smith</mail>
47</author>
48
45 49
46<abstract> 50<abstract>
47This HOWTO is meant to be a repository of alternative Gentoo installation 51This HOWTO is meant to be a repository of alternative Gentoo installation
48methods, for those with special installation needs such as lack of a cdrom 52methods, for those with special installation needs such as lack of a cdrom
49or a computer that can't boot cds. 53or a computer that can't boot cds.
50</abstract> 54</abstract>
51 55
52<license/> 56<license/>
53 57
54<version>0.59</version> 58<version>0.60</version>
55<date>2005-02-19</date> 59<date>2005-03-30</date>
56 60
57<chapter> 61<chapter>
58<title>About this document</title> 62<title>About this document</title>
59<section> 63<section>
60<body> 64<body>
159 163
160<note> 164<note>
161Knoppix is only available for x86 users. 165Knoppix is only available for x86 users.
162</note> 166</note>
163 167
168<!-- this works with knoppix 3.6, 3.77 and gentoo 2004.3, 2005.0-->
169
164<p> 170<p>
165Booting from the <uri link="http://www.knoppix.org/">Knoppix</uri> LiveCD is a 171Booting from the <uri link="http://www.knoppix.org/">Knoppix</uri> LiveCD is a
166way to have a fully functional linux system while you're compiling Gentoo. Tux 172way to have a fully functional linux system while you're compiling Gentoo. Tux
167Racer will help you pass the time while you wait for bootstrap. 173Racer will help you pass the time while you wait for bootstrap.
168</p> 174</p>
169 175
170<p> 176<p>
171Boot from the Knoppix CD. It generally does a really good job of hardware 177Boot from the Knoppix CD. For a 2004.3+ install, you will need to specify
172detection. Although, you may have to add some boot options. 178<c>knoppix26</c> as a boot option to load a 2.6 kernel. If you miss this step,
173</p> 179when you <c>chroot</c>, you will recieve an error saying that your kernel is
174 180too old.
175<p> 181</p>
176By default Knoppix boots into a KDE 3.0 desktop. The first thing I did was open 182
177a konsole and typed <c>sudo passwd root</c>. This lets you set the root
178password for Knoppix.
179</p> 183<p>
180 184By default Knoppix boots into a KDE 3.3 desktop. Open a konsole and <c>su -</c>
181<p> 185so you can change your password. This lets you set the root password for
182Next, I <c>su</c> to root and typed <c>usermod -d /root -m root</c>. This sets 186Knoppix. You can now configure <c>sshd</c> for remote login, at your
183user roots home directory to /root (the Gentoo way) from /home/root (the Knoppix 187preference.
184way). If you do not do this, then you will receive errors when emerging about
185"/home/root: not found" or something to that effect.
186</p>
187
188<p>
189I then typed <c>exit</c> and then <c>su</c> back into root. This loads the
190change that was made with the usermod command. Now create the
191<path>/mnt/gentoo</path> mountpoint using <c>mkdir</c>:
192</p> 188</p>
193 189
194<pre caption="Creating the /mnt/gentoo mountpoint"> 190<pre caption="Creating the /mnt/gentoo mountpoint">
195# <i>mkdir /mnt/gentoo</i> 191# <i>mkdir /mnt/gentoo</i>
196</pre> 192</pre>
197 193
198<p> 194<p>
199At this point, you can pick up with the standard install documentation at <uri 195At this point, you can pick up with the standard install documentation at <uri
200link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=1&amp;chap=4">part 4</uri>. 196link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=1&amp;chap=4">part 4</uri>.
201However, when you're asked to mount the proc system, issue the following 197However, when you are asked to mount the proc system, issue the following
202command instead: 198command instead:
203</p> 199</p>
204 200
205<pre caption="Bind-mounting the proc pseudo filesystem"> 201<pre caption="Bind-mounting the proc pseudo filesystem">
206# <i>mount -o bind /proc /mnt/gentoo/proc</i> 202# <i>mount -o bind /proc /mnt/gentoo/proc</i>
441 437
442title=Diskless Gentoo 438title=Diskless Gentoo
443root (nd) 439root (nd)
444kernel /eta/bzImage ip=dhcp root=/dev/nfs nfsroot=<i>ip.add.re.ss</i>:/diskless/eta 440kernel /eta/bzImage ip=dhcp root=/dev/nfs nfsroot=<i>ip.add.re.ss</i>:/diskless/eta
445 441
446<comment>(For the nfsroot option, the IP address is the one of the server and 442<comment># For the nfsroot option, the IP address is the one of the server and
447the directory is the one where your diskless client files are located on the server).</comment> 443the directory is the one where your diskless client files are located (on the server).</comment>
448</pre> 444</pre>
449 445
450<p> 446<p>
451Setup NFS: NFS is quite easy to configure. The only thing you have to do is to 447Setup NFS: NFS is quite easy to configure. The only thing you have to do is to
452add a line on the <path>/etc/exports</path> config file : 448add a line on the <path>/etc/exports</path> config file :

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