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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 1.55 2005/05/03 17:00:09 neysx Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/altinstall.xml,v 1.56 2005/06/05 15:10:58 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>
53or a computer that can't boot cds. 53or a computer that can't boot cds.
54</abstract> 54</abstract>
55 55
56<license/> 56<license/>
57 57
58<version>0.61</version> 58<version>0.62</version>
59<date>2005-05-03</date> 59<date>2005-06-05</date>
60 60
61<chapter> 61<chapter>
62<title>About this document</title> 62<title>About this document</title>
63<section> 63<section>
64<body> 64<body>
163 163
164<note> 164<note>
165Knoppix is only available for x86 users. 165Knoppix is only available for x86 users.
166</note> 166</note>
167 167
168<!-- this works with knoppix 3.6, 3.77 and gentoo 2004.3, 2005.0--> 168<!-- this works with knoppix 3.6-3.8.2 and gentoo 2004.3, 2005.0-->
169 169
170<p> 170<p>
171Booting 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
172way to have a fully functional linux system while you're compiling Gentoo. Tux 172way to have a fully functional system while you're compiling Gentoo. Tux Racer
173Racer will help you pass the time while you wait for bootstrap. 173will help you pass the time while you wait, and you can use OpenOffice for
174</p> 174work.
175
176<p> 175</p>
177Boot from the Knoppix CD. For a 2004.3+ install, you will need to specify 176
177<warn>
178Be aware that if you save anything in Knoppix's home directory while waiting
179for your Gentoo system to install, it will not be available when you reboot
180into Gentoo. Be sure to save important files on the hard disk or on some other
181computer!
182</warn>
183
184<p>
185Boot from the Knoppix CD. If you have Knoppix 3.6-3.8.2, you will need to
178<c>knoppix26</c> as a boot option to load a 2.6 kernel. If you miss this step, 186specify <c>knoppix26</c> as a boot option to load a 2.6 kernel. If you miss
179when you <c>chroot</c>, you will recieve an error saying that your kernel is 187this step, when you <c>chroot</c>, you will recieve an error saying that your
180too old. 188kernel is too old. If, however, you have Knoppix 3.9+, this step is
181</p> 189unnecessary, since the 2.6 kernel is default.
182
183<p> 190</p>
191
192<p>
184By default Knoppix boots into a KDE 3.3 desktop. Open a konsole and <c>su -</c> 193By default Knoppix boots into a KDE desktop. Open a konsole and <c>su -</c>
185so you can change your password. This lets you set the root password for 194so you can change your password. This lets you set the root password for
186Knoppix. You can now configure <c>sshd</c> for remote login, at your 195Knoppix. You can now configure <c>sshd</c> for remote login, at your
187preference. 196preference.
188</p> 197</p>
189 198

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