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9<sections> 9<sections>
10<section> 10<section>
11<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 11<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
12<subsection> 12<subsection>
13<title>Introduction</title> 13<title>Introduction</title>
14<body> 14<body>
15 15
16<p> 16<p>
17Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to 17Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
18successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your 18successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your
19architecture. 19architecture.
20</p> 20</p>
21 21
22</body> 22</body>
434security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change 434security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change
435the root password. 435the root password.
436</p> 436</p>
437 437
438<p> 438<p>
439To change the root password, use the <c>passwd</c> utility: 439To change the root password, use the <c>passwd</c> utility:
440</p> 440</p>
441 441
442<pre caption="Changing the root password"> 442<pre caption="Changing the root password">
443# <i>passwd</i> 443# <i>passwd</i>
444New password: <comment>(Enter your new password)</comment> 444New password: <comment>(Enter your new password)</comment>
445Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter your password)</comment> 445Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter your password)</comment>
446</pre> 446</pre>
447 447
448<p> 448<p>
449To create a user account, we first enter his/her credentials, followed by 449To create a user account, we first enter their credentials, followed by
450its password. We use <c>useradd</c> and <c>passwd</c> for these tasks. 450its password. We use <c>useradd</c> and <c>passwd</c> for these tasks.
451In the next example, we create a user called &quot;john&quot;. 451In the next example, we create a user called &quot;john&quot;.
452</p> 452</p>
453 453
454<pre caption="Creating a user account"> 454<pre caption="Creating a user account">
455# <i>useradd john</i> 455# <i>useradd john</i>
456# <i>passwd john</i> 456# <i>passwd john</i>
457New password: <comment>(Enter john's password)</comment> 457New password: <comment>(Enter john's password)</comment>
458Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment> 458Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment>
459</pre> 459</pre>
460 460
461<p> 461<p>
462You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using 462You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using
463<c>su</c>: 463<c>su</c>:
464</p> 464</p>

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