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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 1.57 2005/06/20 18:10:46 swift Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/altinstall.xml,v 1.58 2005/06/24 02:20:45 smithj 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>0.63</version> 58<version>0.64</version>
59<date>2005-06-19</date> 59<date>2005-06-23</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>
76</body> 76</body>
77</section> 77</section>
78</chapter> 78</chapter>
79 79
80<chapter> 80<chapter>
81<title>Booting the LiveCD with Smart BootManager</title> 81<title>Booting the Install CD with Smart BootManager</title>
82<section> 82<section>
83<body> 83<body>
84 84
85<p> 85<p>
86Download Smart BootManager available from 86Download Smart BootManager available from
135Replace fd0 with your respective floppy device name if yours is different. 135Replace fd0 with your respective floppy device name if yours is different.
136</note> 136</note>
137 137
138<p> 138<p>
139Now simply place the floppy in the floppy drive of the computer you'd like to 139Now simply place the floppy in the floppy drive of the computer you'd like to
140boot the LiveCD on, as well as placing the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and boot the 140boot the Install CD on, as well as placing the Install CD in the CD-ROM and boot
141computer. 141the computer.
142</p> 142</p>
143 143
144<p> 144<p>
145You'll be greeted with the Smart BootManager dialog. Select your CD-ROM and 145You'll be greeted with the Smart BootManager dialog. Select your CD-ROM and
146press ENTER to boot the LiveCD. Once booted proceed with the standard 146press ENTER to boot the Install CD. Once booted proceed with the standard
147installation instructions. 147installation instructions.
148</p> 148</p>
149 149
150<p> 150<p>
151Further information on Smart BootManager may be found at 151Further information on Smart BootManager may be found at
242<title>Installing from Stage 1 without network access</title> 242<title>Installing from Stage 1 without network access</title>
243<section> 243<section>
244<body> 244<body>
245 245
246<p> 246<p>
247Burn a LiveCD iso. 247Burn an Install CD iso.
248</p> 248</p>
249 249
250<p> 250<p>
251Get the latest portage snapshot from 251Get the latest portage snapshot from
252<uri>http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/gentoo/snapshots/</uri> 252<uri>http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/gentoo/snapshots/</uri>
257</p> 257</p>
258 258
259<p> 259<p>
260Follow all instructions of the Gentoo Installation Handbook up to <c>chroot 260Follow all instructions of the Gentoo Installation Handbook up to <c>chroot
261/mnt/gentoo</c> in Chapter 6. If you only have one CD-ROM remember to use the 261/mnt/gentoo</c> in Chapter 6. If you only have one CD-ROM remember to use the
262<c>docache</c> option while booting so you can unmount the LiveCD and mount 262<c>docache</c> option while booting so you can unmount the Install CD and mount
263your portage snapshot CD. 263your portage snapshot CD.
264</p> 264</p>
265 265
266<p> 266<p>
267Open a new console (Alt-F2), we will continue with the Install Doc up to 267Open a new console (Alt-F2), we will continue with the Install Doc up to
268running the bootstrap.sh script. 268running the bootstrap.sh script.
269</p> 269</p>
270 270
271<warn> 271<warn>
272Older realeases of the livecd required you to change the password using the 272Older realeases of the Install CD required you to change the password using the
273<c>passwd</c> command, before logging in manually. 273<c>passwd</c> command, before logging in manually.
274</warn> 274</warn>
275 275
276<p> 276<p>
277Go back to the first console (Alt-F1, without chroot) and mount a second CD on 277Go back to the first console (Alt-F1, without chroot) and mount a second CD on
480<section> 480<section>
481<title>Creating the system on the server</title> 481<title>Creating the system on the server</title>
482<body> 482<body>
483 483
484<p> 484<p>
485You might want to reboot the server with a Gentoo LiveCD, although you can 485You might want to reboot the server with a Gentoo Install CD, although you can
486very well continue immediately if you know how to proceed with the Gentoo 486very well continue immediately if you know how to proceed with the Gentoo
487Installation Instructions from an existing installation. Follow the standard 487Installation Instructions from an existing installation. Follow the standard
488install procedure as explained in the Gentoo Install Howto BUT with the 488install procedure as explained in the Gentoo Install Howto BUT with the
489following differences: 489following differences:
490When you mount the file system, do the following (where hdaX is the partition 490When you mount the file system, do the following (where hdaX is the partition

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