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3    
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8 swift 1.1
9     <sections>
10 swift 1.20
11 swift 1.36 <version>2.8</version>
12     <date>2005-10-09</date>
13 swift 1.20
14 swift 1.1 <section>
15     <title>Hardware Requirements</title>
16     <subsection>
17     <title>Introduction</title>
18     <body>
19    
20     <p>
21     Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
22 swift 1.24 successfully install Gentoo on your box.
23 swift 1.1 </p>
24    
25     </body>
26     </subsection>
27     <subsection>
28 swift 1.24 <title>Hardware Requirements</title>
29 swift 1.1 <body>
30    
31 swift 1.24 <table>
32     <tr>
33     <th>CPU</th>
34     <ti>
35     Please check with the <uri
36     link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/FAQ-5.html">Alpha/Linux FAQ</uri>
37     </ti>
38     </tr>
39     <tr>
40     <th>Memory</th>
41     <ti>64 MB</ti>
42     </tr>
43     <tr>
44     <th>Diskspace</th>
45     <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti>
46     </tr>
47     <tr>
48     <th>Swap space</th>
49     <ti>At least 256 MB</ti>
50     </tr>
51     </table>
52 swift 1.1
53     </body>
54     </subsection>
55     </section>
56 swift 1.28 <!-- Copy/paste from the hb-install-x86-medium.xml file. -->
57 swift 1.24 <!-- START -->
58 swift 1.1 <section>
59 swift 1.24 <title>The Gentoo Installation Approaches</title>
60 swift 1.1 <subsection>
61     <title>Introduction</title>
62     <body>
63    
64     <p>
65 swift 1.24 Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
66     A stage file is a tarball (compressed archive) that contains a minimal
67     environment.
68 swift 1.1 </p>
69    
70     <ul>
71 swift 1.24 <li>
72     A stage1 file contains nothing more than a compiler, Portage (Gentoo's
73     software management system) and a couple of packages on which the compiler
74     or Portage depends.
75     </li>
76     <li>
77     A stage2 file contains a so-called bootstrapped system, a minimal
78     environment from which one can start building all other necessary
79     applications that make a Gentoo environment complete.
80     </li>
81     <li>
82     A stage3 file contains a prebuilt minimal system which is almost fully
83     deployable. It only lacks a few applications where you, the Gentoo user,
84     needs to choose which one you want to install.
85     </li>
86 swift 1.1 </ul>
87    
88     <p>
89 swift 1.24 To help you decide what stage file you want to use, we have written down the
90     major advantages and disadvantages of each stage file.
91 swift 1.1 </p>
92    
93     </body>
94     </subsection>
95     <subsection>
96 swift 1.24 <title>A Stage1 Approach</title>
97 swift 1.1 <body>
98    
99     <p>
100 swift 1.24 A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system
101     from scratch.
102 swift 1.1 </p>
103    
104     <p>
105 swift 1.36 This approach builds core system packages that are vital to your system and is
106     used by Gentoo developers to prepare the Gentoo release media. It is a great
107     installation method for those who would like to learn more about the inner
108     workings of bootstrapping, toolchains and the like.
109     </p>
110    
111     <p>
112     However, if you do not plan to tweak the bootstrapping instructions in the
113     <path>bootstrap.sh</path> script written by the Gentoo developers, then a
114     stage1 approach has no benefits for you.
115 swift 1.1 </p>
116    
117     <table>
118     <tr>
119     <th>Stage1</th>
120     <th>Pros and Cons</th>
121     </tr>
122     <tr>
123     <th>+</th>
124     <ti>
125 swift 1.36 Allows you to have total control over the installation routine, bootstrap
126     sequence, etc.
127 swift 1.1 </ti>
128     </tr>
129     <tr>
130     <th>+</th>
131 swift 1.36 <ti>Suitable for powerusers and developers who know what they are doing</ti>
132 swift 1.1 </tr>
133     <tr>
134     <th>-</th>
135 swift 1.36 <ti>
136     Takes a long time to finish the installation (it is the lengthiest approach)
137     </ti>
138 swift 1.1 </tr>
139     <tr>
140     <th>-</th>
141     <ti>
142 swift 1.24 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time
143 swift 1.7 </ti>
144     </tr>
145 swift 1.31 <tr>
146     <th>-</th>
147     <ti>
148     Requires a working Internet connection during the installation
149     </ti>
150     </tr>
151 swift 1.1 </table>
152    
153 swift 1.24 </body>
154     </subsection>
155     <subsection>
156     <title>A Stage2 Approach</title>
157     <body>
158    
159 swift 1.1 <p>
160 swift 1.24 A <e>stage2</e> is used for building the entire system from a bootstrapped
161     "semi-compiled" state.
162 swift 1.1 </p>
163    
164 swift 1.7 <p>
165 swift 1.36 When you perform a stage2 installation approach, you will build all system
166     packages (core packages, including toolchain) using your specific <c>USE</c>,
167     <c>CFLAGS</c> and <c>CXXFLAGS</c> settings. Any package build will therefore be
168     optimized to your preference.
169     </p>
170    
171     <p>
172     However, this installation takes some time and if you do not intend to change
173     the <c>CFLAGS</c> and <c>CXXFLAGS</c> settings that we have defined as a "good
174     default", using this approach only makes sense if your <c>USE</c> variable is
175     sufficiently different from the default <c>USE</c> we provide.
176 swift 1.7 </p>
177    
178 swift 1.1 <table>
179     <tr>
180     <th>Stage2</th>
181     <th>Pros and Cons</th>
182     </tr>
183     <tr>
184     <th>+</th>
185     <ti>You don't need to bootstrap</ti>
186     </tr>
187     <tr>
188     <th>+</th>
189     <ti>Faster than starting with stage1</ti>
190     </tr>
191     <tr>
192     <th>+</th>
193     <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti>
194     </tr>
195     <tr>
196     <th>-</th>
197 swift 1.24 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
198 swift 1.1 </tr>
199     <tr>
200     <th>-</th>
201 swift 1.31 <ti>
202     Requires a working Internet connection during the installation
203     </ti>
204     </tr>
205 swift 1.1 </table>
206    
207 swift 1.24 </body>
208     </subsection>
209     <subsection>
210     <title>A Stage3 Approach</title>
211     <body>
212    
213     <p>
214     A <e>stage3</e> installation contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been
215 swift 1.36 built for you. You will only need to build a few packages (such as system
216     logger, networking tools, ...) before you can boot into a base Gentoo
217     installation.
218 swift 1.24 </p>
219    
220 swift 1.1 <p>
221 swift 1.24 Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
222 swift 1.1 Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
223     settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings
224     and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
225 swift 1.24 stability). Stage3 is also required if you want to install Gentoo using
226 swift 1.6 prebuilt packages or without a network connection.
227 swift 1.1 </p>
228    
229     <table>
230     <tr>
231     <th>Stage3</th>
232     <th>Pros and Cons</th>
233     </tr>
234     <tr>
235     <th>+</th>
236     <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
237     </tr>
238     <tr>
239 swift 1.36 <th>+</th>
240     <ti>
241     You can still tweak your system
242     </ti>
243 swift 1.1 </tr>
244     </table>
245    
246     <p>
247 swift 1.24 You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different
248     optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to
249 swift 1.36 recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings. The same goes
250     for any <c>USE</c> flag changes: Portage is intelligent enough to know what
251     packages need to be rebuild.
252 swift 1.1 </p>
253    
254 swift 1.24 </body>
255     </subsection>
256     </section>
257 swift 1.36
258 swift 1.24 <section>
259 swift 1.28 <title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
260 swift 1.24 <subsection>
261     <title>Introduction</title>
262     <body>
263    
264 swift 1.1 <p>
265 swift 1.28 The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
266 swift 1.24 self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
267     During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
268     are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
269     </p>
270    
271     <p>
272 swift 1.28 All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
273 swift 1.24 partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
274 swift 1.28 two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
275     as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
276     latest version of the available packages.
277 swift 1.24 </p>
278    
279     <p>
280 swift 1.26 If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
281 swift 1.24 the installation instructions described in the <uri
282 swift 1.34 link="2005.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.1 Handbooks</uri>.
283 swift 1.24 </p>
284    
285     <p>
286 swift 1.28 The two Installation CDs we currently provide are:
287     </p>
288    
289     <ul>
290     <li>
291     The Gentoo Minimal Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which
292     sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and continue
293     with the Gentoo installation.
294     </li>
295     <li>
296     The Gentoo Universal Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same abilities
297     as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains a stage1 and
298     several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
299     </li>
300     </ul>
301    
302     <p>
303     To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
304     major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
305 swift 1.1 </p>
306    
307     </body>
308     </subsection>
309     <subsection>
310 swift 1.28 <title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
311 swift 1.1 <body>
312    
313     <p>
314 swift 1.34 The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-minimal-2005.1.iso</c>
315 swift 1.28 and takes up only 54 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to
316     install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
317 swift 1.1 </p>
318    
319 swift 1.24 <table>
320     <tr>
321 swift 1.28 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
322 swift 1.24 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
323     </tr>
324     <tr>
325     <th>+</th>
326     <ti>Smallest download</ti>
327     </tr>
328     <tr>
329     <th>+</th>
330     <ti>
331     You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the
332     net
333     </ti>
334     </tr>
335     <tr>
336     <th>-</th>
337     <ti>
338     Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
339     therefore not suitable for networkless installation
340     </ti>
341     </tr>
342     </table>
343 swift 1.1
344     </body>
345     </subsection>
346 swift 1.28 <subsection>
347     <title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
348     <body>
349    
350     <p>
351 swift 1.34 The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-universal-2005.1.iso</c>
352 swift 1.28 and consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this Installation CD
353     to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working
354     internet connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than
355     the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
356     </p>
357    
358     <table>
359     <tr>
360     <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
361     <th>Pros and Cons</th>
362     </tr>
363     <tr>
364     <ti>+</ti>
365     <ti>
366     Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
367     connection.
368     </ti>
369     </tr>
370     <tr>
371     <ti>-</ti>
372     <ti>
373     Huge download
374     </ti>
375     </tr>
376     </table>
377    
378     </body>
379     </subsection>
380     <subsection>
381     <title>Other CDs</title>
382     <body>
383    
384     <p>
385     You might find a so-called Package CD on one of our mirrors. This CD is no
386     Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
387     networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (the so-called GRP set)
388     that allows you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such as
389     OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless Gentoo
390     installation.
391     </p>
392    
393 swift 1.36 <p>
394     If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software,
395     make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage-3 tarball you use.
396     </p>
397    
398 swift 1.28 </body>
399     </subsection>
400 swift 1.1 </section>
401 swift 1.24 <!-- STOP -->
402 swift 1.1 <section>
403 swift 1.28 <title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
404 swift 1.1 <subsection>
405 swift 1.28 <title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
406 swift 1.1 <body>
407    
408     <p>
409 swift 1.28 You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
410     downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
411     the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
412 swift 1.1 </p>
413    
414     <p>
415 swift 1.28 You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages
416     CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
417 swift 1.34 Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/alpha/2005.1/installcd</path>
418 swift 1.28 directory.
419 swift 1.24 </p>
420    
421     <p>
422     Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
423     which you can write on a CD-R.
424 swift 1.1 </p>
425    
426     <p>
427     In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
428     check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
429 swift 1.34 <path>install-alpha-minimal-2005.1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5
430 swift 1.28 checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
431 neysx 1.11 link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
432 swift 1.1 </p>
433    
434     <p>
435 swift 1.8 Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
436     verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
437     <path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
438     </p>
439    
440     <pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
441 swift 1.12 $ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i>
442 swift 1.8 </pre>
443    
444     <p>
445     Now verify the signature:
446     </p>
447    
448     <pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature">
449 swift 1.12 $ <i>gpg --verify &lt;signature file&gt; &lt;downloaded iso&gt;</i>
450 swift 1.8 </pre>
451    
452     <p>
453 swift 1.1 To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
454 swift 1.9 do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and
455     <c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri
456     link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
457 swift 1.1 </p>
458    
459     <ul>
460     <li>
461 swift 1.24 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
462     file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's
463 swift 1.27 device path).
464 swift 1.1 </li>
465 swift 1.2 <li>
466 bennyc 1.5 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then
467     you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click
468 swift 1.2 <c>Start</c>.
469     </li>
470 swift 1.1 </ul>
471    
472     </body>
473     </subsection>
474     <subsection>
475 swift 1.28 <title>Booting the Installation CD</title>
476 swift 1.1 <body>
477    
478     <p>
479     When your Alpha is powered on, the first thing that gets started is the
480     firmware. It is loosely synonymous with the BIOS software on PC systems. There
481     are two types of firmware on Alpha systems: SRM (<e>Systems Reference
482     Manual</e>) and ARC (<e>Advanced Risc Console</e>).
483     </p>
484    
485     <p>
486     SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an
487 swift 1.28 operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARC
488 swift 1.1 is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides
489 vapier 1.14 an operating environment for Windows NT. You can find a
490     <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/SRM-HOWTO/">detailed guide</uri> on
491     using SRM over at the Alpha Linux website.
492 swift 1.1 </p>
493    
494     <p>
495 vapier 1.29 If your Alpha system supports both SRM and ARCs (ARC, AlphaBIOS, ARCSBIOS) you
496 swift 1.1 should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these
497     instructions</uri> for switching to SRM. If your system already uses SRM, you
498     are all set. If your system can only use ARCs (Ruffian, nautilus, xl, etc.) you
499     will need to choose <c>MILO</c> later on when we are talking about bootloaders.
500     </p>
501    
502     <p>
503 swift 1.28 Now to boot an Alpha Installation CD, put the CD-ROM in the tray and reboot the
504     system. You can use SRM to boot the Installation CD. If you cannot do that, you
505     will have to use <c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already,
506     use one of the precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri
507 swift 1.1 link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>.
508     </p>
509    
510     <pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM">
511     <comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment>
512     &gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i>
513     dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM
514     <comment>(...)</comment>
515     <comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
516     &gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i>
517 swift 1.33 <comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:</comment>
518     &gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb -flags 1</i>
519 swift 1.1 </pre>
520    
521     <pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO">
522     <comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
523 swift 1.33 MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.6 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_6.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot</i>
524     <comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:</comment>
525     MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.4 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_4.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot</i>
526 swift 1.1 </pre>
527    
528     <p>
529     You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch
530     to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you
531     started on by pressing Alt-F1.
532     </p>
533    
534     <p>
535     Now continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>.
536     </p>
537    
538     </body>
539     </subsection>
540     <subsection id="hardware">
541     <title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
542     <body>
543    
544     <p>
545 swift 1.28 When the Installation CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and
546 swift 1.1 loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the
547 swift 1.28 vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases it may
548     not auto-load the kernel
549 swift 1.1 modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some of your system's
550     hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules manually.
551     </p>
552    
553     <p>
554     In the next example we try to load the <c>8139too</c> module (support for
555     certain kinds of network interfaces):
556     </p>
557    
558     <pre caption="Loading kernel modules">
559     # <i>modprobe 8139too</i>
560     </pre>
561    
562     </body>
563     </subsection>
564     <subsection>
565     <title>Optional: Tweaking Hard Disk Performance</title>
566     <body>
567    
568     <p>
569     If you are an advanced user, you might want to tweak the IDE hard disk
570     performance using <c>hdparm</c>. With the <c>-tT</c> options you can
571     test the performance of your disk (execute it several times to get a
572     more precise impression):
573     </p>
574    
575     <pre caption="Testing disk performance">
576     # <i>hdparm -tT /dev/hda</i>
577     </pre>
578    
579     <p>
580     To tweak, you can use any of the following examples (or experiment
581     yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your
582     disk):
583     </p>
584    
585     <pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance">
586     <comment>Activate DMA:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i>
587     <comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i>
588     </pre>
589    
590     </body>
591     </subsection>
592 swift 1.13 <subsection id="useraccounts">
593 swift 1.1 <title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
594     <body>
595    
596     <p>
597     If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
598     environment or you want to chat using <c>irssi</c> without root privileges (for
599     security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change
600     the root password.
601     </p>
602    
603     <p>
604     To change the root password, use the <c>passwd</c> utility:
605     </p>
606    
607     <pre caption="Changing the root password">
608     # <i>passwd</i>
609     New password: <comment>(Enter your new password)</comment>
610     Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter your password)</comment>
611     </pre>
612    
613     <p>
614 swift 1.4 To create a user account, we first enter their credentials, followed by
615 swift 1.1 its password. We use <c>useradd</c> and <c>passwd</c> for these tasks.
616     In the next example, we create a user called &quot;john&quot;.
617     </p>
618    
619     <pre caption="Creating a user account">
620 swift 1.18 # <i>useradd -m -G users john</i>
621 swift 1.1 # <i>passwd john</i>
622     New password: <comment>(Enter john's password)</comment>
623     Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment>
624     </pre>
625    
626     <p>
627     You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using
628     <c>su</c>:
629     </p>
630    
631     <pre caption="Changing user id">
632 swift 1.15 # <i>su - john</i>
633 swift 1.1 </pre>
634    
635     </body>
636     </subsection>
637     <subsection>
638 swift 1.13 <title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
639     <body>
640    
641     <p>
642     If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the
643     installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri
644 neysx 1.19 link="#useraccounts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
645 swift 1.13 go to a new terminal and log in.
646     </p>
647    
648     <p>
649     If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
650 swift 1.16 <c>lynx</c> to read it:
651 swift 1.13 </p>
652    
653     <pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
654 neysx 1.35 # <i>lynx /mnt/cdrom/docs/html/index.html</i>
655 swift 1.13 </pre>
656    
657     <p>
658     However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
659 swift 1.16 more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>lynx</c>
660 swift 1.13 as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
661     chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
662     document):
663     </p>
664    
665     <pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
666 swift 1.16 # <i>lynx http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml</i>
667 swift 1.13 </pre>
668    
669     <p>
670     You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
671     </p>
672    
673     </body>
674     </subsection>
675     <subsection>
676 swift 1.1 <title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
677     <body>
678    
679     <p>
680     If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the
681     Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you
682     install Gentoo, or even do it for you), you need to create a user
683     account for them and perhaps even provide them with your root password
684     (<e>only</e> do that <e>if</e> you <b>fully trust</b> that user).
685     </p>
686    
687     <p>
688     To fire up the SSH daemon, execute the following command:
689     </p>
690    
691     <pre caption="Starting the SSH daemon">
692     # <i>/etc/init.d/sshd start</i>
693     </pre>
694    
695     <p>
696 swift 1.17 To be able to use sshd, you first need to set up your networking. Continue with
697 swift 1.1 the chapter on <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=3">Configuring your Network</uri>.
698     </p>
699    
700     </body>
701     </subsection>
702     </section>
703     </sections>

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