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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<abstract> 11<abstract>
12This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this 12This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
13handbook. 13handbook.
14</abstract> 14</abstract>
15 15
16<version>9.1</version> 16<version>10</version>
17<date>2010-06-14</date> 17<date>2012-05-22</date>
18 18
19<section> 19<section>
20<title>Introduction</title> 20<title>Introduction</title>
21<subsection> 21<subsection>
22<title>Welcome!</title> 22<title>Welcome!</title>
23<body> 23<body>
24 24
25<p> 25<p>
26First of all, <e>welcome</e> to Gentoo. You are about to enter the world 26First of all, <e>welcome</e> to Gentoo. You are about to enter the world
27of choices and performance. Gentoo is all about choices. When 27of choices and performance. Gentoo is all about choices. When
28installing Gentoo, this is made clear to you several times -- you can 28installing Gentoo, this is made clear to you several times -- you can
29choose how much you want to compile yourself, how to install Gentoo, 29choose how much you want to compile yourself, how to install Gentoo,
30what system logger you want, etc. 30what system logger you want, etc.
31</p> 31</p>
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100</ul> 100</ul>
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102<p> 102<p>
103When you are given a certain choice, we try our best to explain what the pros 103When you are given a certain choice, we try our best to explain what the pros
104and cons are. We will continue then with a default 104and cons are. We will continue then with a default
105choice, identified by "Default: " in the title. The other 105choice, identified by "Default: " in the title. The other
106possibilities are marked by "Alternative: ". Do <e>not</e> 106possibilities are marked by "Alternative: ". Do <e>not</e>
107think that the default is what we recommend. It is however what we 107think that the default is what we recommend. It is however what we
108believe most users will use. 108believe most users will use.
109</p> 109</p>
110 110
111<p> 111<p>
112Sometimes you can pursue an optional step. Such steps are marked as 112Sometimes you can pursue an optional step. Such steps are marked as
113"Optional: " and are therefore not needed to install Gentoo. 113"Optional: " and are therefore not needed to install Gentoo.
114However, some optional steps are dependant on a previous decision you 114However, some optional steps are dependent on a previous decision you
115made. We will inform you when this happens, both when you make the 115made. We will inform you when this happens, both when you make the
116decision, and right before the optional step is described. 116decision, and right before the optional step is described.
117</p> 117</p>
118 118
119</body> 119</body>
120</subsection> 120</subsection>
121<subsection> 121<subsection>
122<title>What are my Options?</title> 122<title>What are my Options?</title>
123<body> 123<body>
124 124
125<p> 125<p>
126You can install Gentoo in many different ways. You can download and install from 126You can install Gentoo in many different ways. You can download and install from
127one of our Installation CDs, from a distribution already installed, from a 127one of our Installation CDs, from a distribution already installed, from a
128non-Gentoo bootable CD (such as Knoppix), from a netbooted environment, from 128non-Gentoo bootable CD (such as Knoppix), from a netbooted environment, from
129a rescue floppy, etc. 129a rescue floppy, etc.

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