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9 <sections>
10
11 <version>1.31</version>
12 <date>2004-11-04</date>
13
14 <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 successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your
23 architecture.
24 </p>
25
26 </body>
27 </subsection>
28 <subsection>
29 <title>The PPC Architecture</title>
30 <body>
31
32 <p>
33 Check the following requirements before you
34 continue with the Gentoo installation:
35 </p>
36
37 <ul>
38 <li>
39 You need at least 2 GB of free disk space
40 </li>
41 <li>
42 If you do not use prebuilt packages, you need at least 300 MB of memory (RAM +
43 swap), if you do use prebuilt packages you need at least 64 MB of memory to boot the system.
44 </li>
45 <li>
46 For the <e>PowerPC architecture</e>, you can install Gentoo/PPC on NewWorld machines
47 having a Power or PowerPC microprocessor, including but not limited to G3, G4
48 or G5 powered Apple computers such as the iMac, the eMac, the iBook, the PowerBook,
49 Xserve, PowerMac, and bPlan's Pegasos II. We also provide limited
50 support for OldWorld systems, IBM (RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries, ...) and Amiga
51 systems. Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo
52 PPC FAQ</uri> before you begin.
53 </li>
54 </ul>
55
56 </body>
57 </subsection>
58 </section>
59 <section>
60 <title>Make your Choice</title>
61 <subsection>
62 <title>Introduction</title>
63 <body>
64
65 <p>
66 Still interested in trying out Gentoo? Well, then it is now time to
67 choose the installation medium you want to use. Yes, you have the
68 choice, no, they are not all equal, and yes, the result is always the same: a
69 Gentoo base system.
70 </p>
71
72 <p>
73 The installation media we will describe are:
74 </p>
75
76 <ul>
77 <li>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</li>
78 <li>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD</li>
79 </ul>
80
81 <p>
82 Every single media has its advantages and disadvantages. We will list
83 the pros and cons of every medium so you have all the information to
84 make a justified decision. But before we continue, let's explain our
85 three-stage installation.
86 </p>
87
88 </body>
89 </subsection>
90 <subsection>
91 <title>The Three Stages</title>
92 <body>
93
94 <p>
95 Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
96 The one you choose depends on how much of the system you want to compile
97 yourself. The <e>stage1</e> tarball is used when you want to bootstrap and
98 build the entire system from scratch. The <e>stage2</e> tarball is used for
99 building the entire system from a bootstrapped &quot;semi-compiled&quot; state.
100 The <e>stage3</e> tarball already contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has
101 been built for you. As we will explain later, you can also install
102 Gentoo without compiling anything (except your kernel and some optional
103 packages). If you want this, you have to use a <e>stage3</e> tarball.
104 </p>
105
106 <p>
107 Now what stage do you have to choose?
108 </p>
109
110 <p>
111 Starting from a <e>stage1</e> allows you to have total control over the
112 optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is
113 initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for
114 power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
115 installation method for those who would like to know more about the
116 inner workings of Gentoo Linux.
117 </p>
118
119 <p>
120 A <e>stage1</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
121 Internet connection.
122 </p>
123
124 <table>
125 <tr>
126 <th>Stage1</th>
127 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
128 </tr>
129 <tr>
130 <th>+</th>
131 <ti>
132 Allows you to have total control over the optimization settings and optional
133 build-time functionality that is initially enabled on your system
134 </ti>
135 </tr>
136 <tr>
137 <th>+</th>
138 <ti>Suitable for powerusers that know what they are doing</ti>
139 </tr>
140 <tr>
141 <th>+</th>
142 <ti>Allows you to learn more about the inner workings of Gentoo</ti>
143 </tr>
144 <tr>
145 <th>-</th>
146 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti>
147 </tr>
148 <tr>
149 <th>-</th>
150 <ti>
151 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is probably a waste of time
152 </ti>
153 </tr>
154 <tr>
155 <th>-</th>
156 <ti>
157 Not suitable for networkless installations
158 </ti>
159 </tr>
160 </table>
161
162 <p>
163 <e>Stage2</e> installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process and doing this
164 is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose
165 for your particular <e>stage2</e> tarball.
166 </p>
167
168 <p>
169 A <e>stage2</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
170 Internet connection.
171 </p>
172
173 <table>
174 <tr>
175 <th>Stage2</th>
176 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
177 </tr>
178 <tr>
179 <th>+</th>
180 <ti>You don't need to bootstrap</ti>
181 </tr>
182 <tr>
183 <th>+</th>
184 <ti>Faster than starting with stage1</ti>
185 </tr>
186 <tr>
187 <th>+</th>
188 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti>
189 </tr>
190 <tr>
191 <th>-</th>
192 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti>
193 </tr>
194 <tr>
195 <th>-</th>
196 <ti>It's not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
197 </tr>
198 <tr>
199 <th>-</th>
200 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
201 </tr>
202 <tr>
203 <th>-</th>
204 <ti>
205 Not suitable for networkless installations
206 </ti>
207 </tr>
208 </table>
209
210 <p>
211 Choosing to go with a <e>stage3</e> allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
212 Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
213 settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings
214 and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
215 stability). <e>stage3</e> is also required if you want to install Gentoo using
216 prebuilt packages or without a network connection.
217 </p>
218
219 <table>
220 <tr>
221 <th>Stage3</th>
222 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
223 </tr>
224 <tr>
225 <th>+</th>
226 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
227 </tr>
228 <tr>
229 <th>+</th>
230 <ti>Suitable for networkless installations</ti>
231 </tr>
232 <tr>
233 <th>-</th>
234 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti>
235 </tr>
236 <tr>
237 <th>-</th>
238 <ti>You cannot brag about having used stage1 or stage2</ti>
239 </tr>
240 </table>
241
242 <p>
243 Write down (or remember) what stage you want to use. You need this later when
244 you decide what LiveCD (or other installation medium) you want to use. You might
245 be interested to know that, if you decide to use different optimization settings
246 after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to recompile your entire system
247 with the new optimization settings.
248 </p>
249
250 <p>
251 Now take a look at the available installation media.
252 </p>
253
254 </body>
255 </subsection>
256 <subsection>
257 <title>Gentoo LiveCDs</title>
258 <body>
259
260 <p>
261 The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
262 self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
263 During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
264 are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
265 </p>
266
267 <p>
268 All LiveCDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
269 partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. However, some
270 LiveCDs also contain all necessary source code so you are able to install
271 Gentoo without a working network configuration.
272 </p>
273
274 <p>
275 Now what do these LiveCDs contain?
276 </p>
277
278 </body>
279 </subsection>
280 <subsection>
281 <title>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</title>
282 <body>
283
284 <p>
285 This is a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the
286 system, prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. It
287 does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a single stage1 file),
288 source code or precompiled packages. For example the ppc variant of this
289 LiveCD can be found in the <path>livecd</path> subdirectory and is called
290 <c>install-ppc-minimal-2004.3.iso</c>.
291 </p>
292
293 <table>
294 <tr>
295 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th>
296 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
297 </tr>
298 <tr>
299 <th>+</th>
300 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
301 </tr>
302 <tr>
303 <th>+</th>
304 <ti>Suitable for a complete architecture</ti>
305 </tr>
306 <tr>
307 <th>+</th>
308 <ti>
309 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the
310 net
311 </ti>
312 </tr>
313 <tr>
314 <th>-</th>
315 <ti>
316 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no GRP packages and therefore not
317 suitable for networkless installation
318 </ti>
319 </tr>
320 </table>
321
322 </body>
323 </subsection>
324 <subsection>
325 <title>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD</title>
326 <body>
327
328 <p>
329 Gentoo's Universal LiveCD is a bootable CD suitable to install Gentoo without
330 networking. It contains a stage1 and several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the
331 individual subarchitectures). For example the ppc variant of this CD is called
332 <c>install-ppc-universal-2004.3.iso</c> and can be found in the
333 <path>livecd</path> subdirectory.
334 </p>
335
336 <p>
337 If you take a closer look on our mirrors, you will see
338 that we provide <e>Gentoo Package CDs</e>. This CD (which isn't
339 bootable) only contains precompiled packages and can be used to install software
340 after a succesfull Gentoo Installation. To install Gentoo, you only
341 need the Universal LiveCD, but if you want OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, KDE, GNOME
342 etc. without having to compile every single one of them, you need the Packages
343 CD too. For example the G4 (a subarchitecture of ppc) Packages CD is
344 called <c>packages-g4-2004.3.iso</c> and can be found in the appropriate
345 subdirectory (<path>g4/</path>).
346 </p>
347
348 <p>
349 You only need the Packages CD if you want to perform a stage3 with GRP
350 installation.
351 </p>
352
353 <table>
354 <tr>
355 <th>Universal LiveCD with Packages CD</th>
356 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
357 </tr>
358 <tr>
359 <th>+</th>
360 <ti>Packages CD is optimized to your architecture and subarchitecture</ti>
361 </tr>
362 <tr>
363 <th>+</th>
364 <ti>
365 Packages CD provides precompiled packages for fast Gentoo installations
366 </ti>
367 </tr>
368 <tr>
369 <th>+</th>
370 <ti>
371 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
372 connection.
373 </ti>
374 </tr>
375 <tr>
376 <th>-</th>
377 <ti>Huge download</ti>
378 </tr>
379 </table>
380
381 </body>
382 </subsection>
383 </section>
384 <section>
385 <title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo LiveCD</title>
386 <subsection>
387 <title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title>
388 <body>
389
390 <p>
391 You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD (if not, then you are reading the
392 wrong section). We'll first start by downloading and burning the chosen
393 LiveCD. We previously discussed the several available LiveCDs, but where can you
394 find them?
395 </p>
396
397 <p>
398 Visit one of our <uri
399 link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to
400 <path>releases/ppc/2004.3/livecd</path>, which is
401 the path where the LiveCD(s) of your choice are located. Inside that
402 directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
403 which you can write on a CD-R.
404 </p>
405
406 <p>
407 In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
408 check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
409 <path>install-ppc-minimal-2004.3.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum
410 with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
411 link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
412 </p>
413
414 <p>
415 As long as Mac OS X does not support <c>md5sum</c> you have to use the md5
416 capability of <c>openssl</c>. Therefore type in Terminal.app:
417 </p>
418
419 <pre caption="md5sum with the help of openssl">
420 $ <i>openssl md5 /path/to/iso</i>
421 <comment>This could take some time depending of the size of the ISO and your CPU</comment>
422 </pre>
423
424 <p>
425 Now compare this output with the appropriate file found on the server where you
426 downloaded the ISO (the file will end with .md5). If it is the same, the ISO
427 image downloaded correctly. Be sure you have not mounted it (e.g. with Disk
428 Copy) yet!
429 </p>
430
431 <p>
432 More information are available in our <uri
433 link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ</uri>.
434 </p>
435
436 <p>
437 To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
438 do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c>,
439 <c>k3b</c> and the MacOS burning possibilities here; more information can be
440 found in our <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri> and the
441 <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ</uri>.
442 </p>
443
444 <ul>
445 <li>
446 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace
447 <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device path) followed
448 by the path to the ISO file :)
449 </li>
450 <li>
451 With k3b, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then
452 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click
453 <c>Start</c>.
454 </li>
455 <li>
456 With Mac OS X Panther, launch <c>Disk Utility</c> from
457 <path>Applications/Utilities</path>, select <c>Open</c> from the
458 <c>Images</c> menu, select the mounted disk image in the main window and
459 select <c>Burn</c> in the <c>Images</c> menu.
460 </li>
461 <li>
462 With Mac OS X Jaguar, launch <c>Disk Copy</c> from
463 <path>Applications/Utilities</path>, select <c>Burn Image</c> from the
464 <c>File</c> menu, select the ISO and click the <c>Burn</c> button.
465 </li>
466 </ul>
467
468 </body>
469 </subsection>
470 </section>
471 <section>
472 <title>Booting the PPC LiveCD(s)</title>
473 <subsection>
474 <title>Default: Apple/IBM</title>
475 <body>
476
477 <p>
478 On NewWorld machines place the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. When
479 the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the CD loads.
480 </p>
481
482 <p>
483 If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used.
484 Instead you need to download <uri
485 link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> and have a working
486 MacOS installed on your system. You need to copy the <c>BootX Extension</c> from
487 the unpacked archive-file into the <c>Extensions Folder</c> and make a new
488 directory called <c>Linux Kernels</c> in the System Folder. In the next step you
489 need to copy the files <c>G3G4kernel</c> and <c>initrd.img.gz</c> from the
490 LiveCD <path>boot</path> folder into the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. Then
491 reboot the system and wait for BootX to load. After BootX loaded you still have
492 to set up a few items. In the options dialog you need to check <c>Use Specified
493 RAM Disk</c> and select the <c>initrd.img.gz</c> which you put in the <c>Linux
494 Kernels</c> directory. The ramdisk size should be set to at least <c>32000</c>.
495 Furthermore the kernel argument needs to be set to <c>rw init=/linuxrc
496 cdroot</c>. Eventually you are able to boot the LiveCD when you select Linux on
497 Startup.
498 </p>
499
500 <p>
501 After the LiveCD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome message and a
502 <e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen.
503 </p>
504
505 <p>
506 At this prompt you are able to select a kernel for the subarchitecture you use.
507 We provide <c>G3</c>, <c>G4</c> and <c>G5</c>. All kernels are built with
508 support for multiple CPUs, but they will boot on single processor machines as
509 well.
510 </p>
511
512 <p>
513 You are also able to tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following
514 table lists the available boot options you can add:
515 </p>
516
517 <table>
518 <tr>
519 <th>Boot Option</th>
520 <th>Description</th>
521 </tr>
522 <tr>
523 <ti><c>video</c></ti>
524 <ti>
525 This option takes one of the following vendor-specific tags:
526 <c>radeonfb</c>, <c>rivafb</c>, <c>atyfb</c>, <c>aty128</c> or
527 <c>ofonly</c>. You can follow this tag with the resolution and refreshrate
528 you want to use. For instance <c>video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75</c>. If you are
529 uncertain what to choose, <c>ofonly</c> will most certainly work.
530 </ti>
531 </tr>
532 <tr>
533 <ti><c>nol3</c></ti>
534 <ti>
535 Disables level 3 cache on some PowerBooks (needed for at least the 17&quot;)
536 </ti>
537 </tr>
538 <tr>
539 <ti><c>debug</c></ti>
540 <ti>
541 Enables verbose booting, spawns an initrd shell that can be used to debug
542 the LiveCD
543 </ti>
544 </tr>
545 <tr>
546 <ti><c>sleep=X</c></ti>
547 <ti>
548 Wait X seconds before continuing; this can be needed by some very old SCSI
549 CD-ROMs which don't speed up the CD quick enough
550 </ti>
551 </tr>
552 <tr>
553 <ti><c>bootfrom=X</c></ti>
554 <ti>
555 Boot from a different device
556 </ti>
557 </tr>
558 </table>
559
560 <p>
561 At this prompt, hit enter, and a complete Gentoo Linux environment will be
562 loaded from the CD. Continue with <uri link="#booted">And When You're
563 Booted...</uri>.
564 </p>
565
566 </body>
567 </subsection>
568 <subsection>
569 <title>Alternative: Pegasos</title>
570 <body>
571
572 <p>
573 On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type
574 <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos</c>. If you need any special boot options you can append them to the
575 command-line. For instance <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>.
576 </p>
577
578 </body>
579 </subsection>
580 <subsection id="booted">
581 <title>And When You're Booted...</title>
582 <body>
583
584 <p>
585 You will be greeted by a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You can also
586 switch to other consoles by pressing Alt-fn-F2, Alt-fn-F3 and Alt-fn-F4. Get
587 back to the one you started on by pressing Alt-fn-F1.
588 </p>
589
590 <p>
591 If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, use
592 <c>loadkeys</c> to load the keymap for your keyboard. To list the available
593 keymaps, execute <c>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</c>. Do not use the keymaps in
594 <path>ppc</path> or <path>mac</path> as they are for ADB-based OldWorld
595 machines.
596 </p>
597
598 <pre caption="Listing available keymaps">
599 <comment>(PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. The mac/ppc keymaps provided
600 on the LiveCD are ADB keymaps and unusable with the LiveCD kernel)</comment>
601 # <i>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</i>
602 </pre>
603
604 <p>
605 Now load the keymap of your choice:
606 </p>
607
608 <pre caption="Loading a keymap">
609 # <i>loadkeys be-latin1</i>
610 </pre>
611
612 <p>
613 Now continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>.
614 </p>
615
616 </body>
617 </subsection>
618 <subsection id="hardware">
619 <title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
620 <body>
621
622 <p>
623 When the LiveCD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and
624 loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the
625 vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases, it may
626 not auto-load the kernel modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some
627 of your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules
628 manually.
629 </p>
630
631 <p>
632 In the next example we try to load the <c>airport</c> module (support for
633 certain kinds of network interfaces):
634 </p>
635
636 <pre caption="Loading kernel modules">
637 # <i>modprobe airport</i>
638 </pre>
639
640 </body>
641 </subsection>
642 <subsection>
643 <title>Optional: Tweaking Hard Disk Performance</title>
644 <body>
645
646 <p>
647 If you are an advanced user, you might want to tweak the IDE hard disk
648 performance using <c>hdparm</c>. With the <c>-tT</c> options you can
649 test the performance of your disk (execute it several times to get a
650 more precise impression):
651 </p>
652
653 <pre caption="Testing disk performance">
654 # <i>hdparm -tT /dev/hda</i>
655 </pre>
656
657 <p>
658 To tweak, you can use any of the following examples (or experiment
659 yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your
660 disk):
661 </p>
662
663 <pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance">
664 <comment>Activate DMA:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i>
665 <comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i>
666 </pre>
667
668 </body>
669 </subsection>
670 <subsection id="useraccounts">
671 <title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
672 <body>
673
674 <p>
675 If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
676 environment or you want to chat using <c>irssi</c> without root privileges (for
677 security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change
678 the root password.
679 </p>
680
681 <p>
682 To change the root password, use the <c>passwd</c> utility:
683 </p>
684
685 <pre caption="Changing the root password">
686 # <i>passwd</i>
687 New password: <comment>(Enter your new password)</comment>
688 Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter your password)</comment>
689 </pre>
690
691 <p>
692 To create a user account, we first enter their credentials, followed by
693 its password. We use <c>useradd</c> and <c>passwd</c> for these tasks.
694 In the next example, we create a user called &quot;john&quot;.
695 </p>
696
697 <pre caption="Creating a user account">
698 # <i>useradd -m -G users john</i>
699 # <i>passwd john</i>
700 New password: <comment>(Enter john's password)</comment>
701 Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment>
702 </pre>
703
704 <p>
705 You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using
706 <c>su</c>:
707 </p>
708
709 <pre caption="Changing user id">
710 # <i>su - john</i>
711 </pre>
712
713 </body>
714 </subsection>
715 <subsection>
716 <title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
717 <body>
718
719 <p>
720 If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the
721 installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri
722 link="#useraccounts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
723 go to a new terminal and log in.
724 </p>
725
726 <p>
727 If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
728 <c>links2</c> to read it:
729 </p>
730
731 <pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
732 # <i>links2 /mnt/cdrom/docs/html/index.html</i>
733 </pre>
734
735 <p>
736 However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
737 more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links2</c>
738 as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
739 chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
740 document):
741 </p>
742
743 <pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
744 # <i>links2 http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml</i>
745 </pre>
746
747 <p>
748 You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
749 </p>
750
751 </body>
752 </subsection>
753 <subsection>
754 <title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
755 <body>
756
757 <p>
758 If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the
759 Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you
760 install Gentoo, or even do it for you), you need to create a user
761 account for them and perhaps even provide them with your root password
762 (<e>only</e> do that <e>if</e> you <b>fully trust</b> that user).
763 </p>
764
765 <p>
766 To fire up the SSH daemon, execute the following command:
767 </p>
768
769 <pre caption="Starting the SSH daemon">
770 # <i>/etc/init.d/sshd start</i>
771 </pre>
772
773 <p>
774 To be able to use sshd, you first need to set up your networking. Continue with
775 the chapter on <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=3">Configuring your Network</uri>.
776 </p>
777
778 </body>
779 </subsection>
780 </section>
781 </sections>

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