Before you forget, set the root password by typing:
If you want root to be able to log on through the serial console, add
# echo "ttyS0" >> /etc/securetty
Working as root on a Unix/Linux system is
For instance, to create a user called
# useradd john -m -G users,wheel,audio -s /bin/bash # passwd john Password:
(Enter the password for john)Re-enter password: (Re-enter the password to verify)
If this user ever needs to perform some task as root, he can use
Congratulations! Your Gentoo system is now ready. Run
# etc-update # exit # cd / # umount /mnt/gentoo/boot /mnt/gentoo/proc /mnt/gentoo # reboot
Of course, don't forget to remove the bootable CD, otherwise the CD will be booted again instead of your new Gentoo system.
OldWorld PPC users will boot in MacOS since their bootloader
isn't installed yet. Those users should read
Now your machine is booted in MacOS, open the BootX control panel.
BootX can be configured to start Linux upon boot. If you do this, you will
first see your machine boot into MacOS then, during startup, BootX will
load and start Linux. See the
If you are a GRP users you can continue with
When you are rebooted, go to the
1) Start System 2) Install System Software 3) Run Diagnostics 4) Recover System 5) Enter Command Monitor Option? 5 Command Monitor. Type "exit" to return to the menu.
(<root device> = Gentoo's root partition, e.g. /dev/sda3)>> setenv OSLoadPartition <root device> (To list the available kernels, type "ls")>> setenv OSLoader <kernel name> >> setenv OSLoadFilename <kernel name> (Declare the kernel parameters you want to pass)>> setenv OSLoadOptions <kernel parameters> (Provide the location of the Volume Header)>> setenv SystemPartition scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(8) (Automatically boot Gentoo)>> setenv AutoLoad Yes (Set the timezone)>> setenv TimeZone EST5EDT (Use the serial console - graphic adapter users should have "g" instead of "d1" (one))>> setenv console d1
Now you're ready to enjoy Gentoo!
Now that your system is booted, log on as the user you created (for instance,
$ su - Password:
(Enter your root password)
Now we need to copy over the prebuilt binaries from the second CD (CD-2) if you have it. First mount this CD:
(Put CD-2 in the CD tray)# mount /mnt/cdrom
Now copy over all prebuilt binaries from the CD to
# cp /mnt/cdrom/packages/All/* /usr/portage/packages/All/
Now install the packages you want. CD-2 contains several prebuilt binaries, for instance KDE:
# emerge --usepkg kde
Be sure to install the binaries now. When you do an
Congratulations, your system is now fully equiped! Continue with