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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-x86-tipsntricks.xml,v 1.9 2004/09/22 21:57:14 neysx Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-x86-tipsntricks.xml,v 1.10 2004/09/25 12:38:50 swift Exp $ -->
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-x86-tipsntricks.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-x86-tipsntricks.xml">
6<title>Gentoo/x86 Installation Tips &amp; Tricks</title> 6<title>Gentoo/x86 Installation Tips &amp; Tricks</title>
7<author title="Author"> 7<author title="Author">
8 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 8 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
15submitted tips and tricks for reference purposes. 15submitted tips and tricks for reference purposes.
16</abstract> 16</abstract>
17 17
18<license/> 18<license/>
19 19
20<version>1.5</version> 20<version>1.6</version>
21<date>September 22, 2004</date> 21<date>September 25, 2004</date>
22 22
23<chapter> 23<chapter>
24<title>Introduction</title> 24<title>Introduction</title>
25<section> 25<section>
26<title>Preliminary</title> 26<title>Preliminary</title>
43</p> 43</p>
44 44
45<ul> 45<ul>
46 <li><uri link="#software-raid">Software RAID</uri></li> 46 <li><uri link="#software-raid">Software RAID</uri></li>
47 <li><uri link="#ata-raid-2.4">ATA RAID using 2.4 kernels</uri></li> 47 <li><uri link="#ata-raid-2.4">ATA RAID using 2.4 kernels</uri></li>
48 <li><uri link="#livecd-kernel">Using the LiveCD kernel</uri></li>
48</ul> 49</ul>
49 50
50<p> 51<p>
51<b>Simplifying the Installation</b> 52<b>Simplifying the Installation</b>
52</p> 53</p>
215 216
216<p> 217<p>
217LILO users can safely use the instructions mentioned in the installation 218LILO users can safely use the instructions mentioned in the installation
218instructions. 219instructions.
219</p> 220</p>
221
222</body>
223</section>
224<section id="livecd-kernel">
225<title>Using the LiveCD kernel</title>
226<body>
227
228<p>
229If you don't want to compile a kernel yourself you can use the kernel from the
230LiveCD and copy it to your system. When you come to the point that you're asked
231to compile a kernel, go to another terminal (press Alt-F2) and log in with the
232root password you've supplied at the beginning of the installation.
233</p>
234
235<p>
236Copy over the kernel and modules to your Gentoo system:
237</p>
238
239<pre caption="Copying over the LiveCD kernel">
240<comment>(${KN} is the kernel name, usually something like 'gentoo' or 'smp')</comment>
241cdimage ~# <i>cp /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/${KN} /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/${KN}.gz /mnt/gentoo/boot</i>
242cdimage ~# <i>mkdir -p /mnt/gentoo/lib/modules</i>
243cdiamge ~# <i>cp -Rp /lib/modules/`uname -r` /mnt/gentoo/lib/modules</i>
244</pre>
245
246<p>
247Make sure you <c>emerge hotplug</c> and have it added to the boot runlevel. To
248have all modules that are currently running (from the LiveCD) loaded during
249bootup of your Gentoo system, run the following command from within the chrooted
250environment:
251</p>
252
253<pre caption="Adding all running modules to the modules.conf file">
254# <i>cat /proc/modules | cut -d ' ' -f 1 &gt;&gt; \</i>
255 <i>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-`uname -r | cut -d . -f -2`</i>
256# <i>modules-update</i>
257</pre>
220 258
221</body> 259</body>
222</section> 260</section>
223</chapter> 261</chapter>
224 262

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