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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>1.22</version> 11<version>9.2</version>
12<date>2005-01-04</date> 12<date>2009-01-25</date>
13 13
14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 15<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>Introduction</title> 17<title>Introduction</title>
30 30
31<table> 31<table>
32<tr> 32<tr>
33 <th>Sparc System</th> 33 <th>Sparc System</th>
34 <ti> 34 <ti>
35 Please check the <uri 35 Please check the <uri link="/proj/en/base/sparc/sunhw.xml">Gentoo
36 Linux/SPARC64 Compatibility list</uri> or the <uri
36 link="http://www.ultralinux.org/faq.html#s_2">UltraLinux FAQ</uri> 37 link="http://www.ultralinux.org/faq.html#s_2">UltraLinux FAQ</uri>
37 </ti> 38 </ti>
38</tr> 39</tr>
39<tr> 40<tr>
40 <th>CPU</th> 41 <th>CPU</th>
57</table> 58</table>
58 59
59</body> 60</body>
60</subsection> 61</subsection>
61</section> 62</section>
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65<section> 65<section>
66<title>The Gentoo Installation Approaches</title> 66<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
67<subsection> 67<subsection>
68<title>Introduction</title> 68<title>Introduction</title>
69<body> 69<body>
70 70
71<p> 71<p>
72Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
73A stage file is a tarball (compressed archive) that contains a minimal
74environment.
75</p>
76
77<ul>
78 <li>
79 A stage1 file contains nothing more than a compiler, Portage (Gentoo's
80 software management system) and a couple of packages on which the compiler
81 or Portage depends.
82 </li>
83 <li>
84 A stage2 file contains a so-called bootstrapped system, a minimal
85 environment from which one can start building all other necessary
86 applications that make a Gentoo environment complete.
87 </li>
88 <li>
89 A stage3 file contains a prebuilt minimal system which is almost fully
90 deployable. It only lacks a few applications where you, the Gentoo user,
91 needs to choose which one you want to install.
92 </li>
93</ul>
94
95<p>
96To help you decide what stage file you want to use, we have written down the
97major advantages and disadvantages of each stage file.
98</p>
99
100</body>
101</subsection>
102<subsection>
103<title>A Stage1 Approach</title>
104<body>
105
106<p>
107A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system
108from scratch.
109</p>
110
111<p>
112Starting from a stage1 allows you to have total control over the
113optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is
114initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for
115power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
116installation method for those who would like to know more about the
117inner workings of Gentoo Linux.
118</p>
119
120<table>
121<tr>
122 <th>Stage1</th>
123 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
124</tr>
125<tr>
126 <th>+</th>
127 <ti>
128 Allows you to have total control over the optimization settings and optional
129 build-time functionality that is initially enabled on your system
130 </ti>
131</tr>
132<tr>
133 <th>+</th>
134 <ti>Suitable for powerusers that know what they are doing</ti>
135</tr>
136<tr>
137 <th>+</th>
138 <ti>Allows you to learn more about the inner workings of Gentoo</ti>
139</tr>
140<tr>
141 <th>-</th>
142 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti>
143</tr>
144<tr>
145 <th>-</th>
146 <ti>
147 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time
148 </ti>
149</tr>
150</table>
151
152</body>
153</subsection>
154<subsection>
155<title>A Stage2 Approach</title>
156<body>
157
158<p>
159A <e>stage2</e> is used for building the entire system from a bootstrapped
160"semi-compiled" state.
161</p>
162
163<p>
164Stage2 installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process; doing this
165is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose
166for your particular stage2 tarball.
167</p>
168
169<table>
170<tr>
171 <th>Stage2</th>
172 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
173</tr>
174<tr>
175 <th>+</th>
176 <ti>You don't need to bootstrap</ti>
177</tr>
178<tr>
179 <th>+</th>
180 <ti>Faster than starting with stage1</ti>
181</tr>
182<tr>
183 <th>+</th>
184 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti>
185</tr>
186<tr>
187 <th>-</th>
188 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti>
189</tr>
190<tr>
191 <th>-</th>
192 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
193</tr>
194<tr>
195 <th>-</th>
196 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
197</tr>
198</table>
199
200</body>
201</subsection>
202<subsection>
203<title>A Stage3 Approach</title>
204<body>
205
206<p>
207A <e>stage3</e> installation contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been
208built for you. You will only need to build a few packages of which we can't
209decide for you which one to choose.
210</p>
211
212<p>
213Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
214Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
215settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings
216and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
217stability). Stage3 is also required if you want to install Gentoo using
218prebuilt packages or without a network connection.
219</p>
220
221<table>
222<tr>
223 <th>Stage3</th>
224 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
225</tr>
226<tr>
227 <th>+</th>
228 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
229</tr>
230<tr>
231 <th>-</th>
232 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti>
233</tr>
234</table>
235
236<p>
237You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different
238optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to
239recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings.
240</p>
241
242</body>
243</subsection>
244</section>
245<section>
246<title>The Gentoo LiveCDs</title>
247<subsection>
248<title>Introduction</title>
249<body>
250
251<p>
252The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 72The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
253self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD. 73self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
254During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 74During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
255are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 75are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
256</p> 76</p>
257 77
258<p> 78<p>
259All LiveCDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 79All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
260partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide 80partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
261two LiveCDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long as you're 81two Installation CDs which are equally suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
262planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the latest version 82as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the latest
263of the available packages. 83version of the available packages.
264</p>
265
266<p> 84</p>
85
86<p>
267If you whish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 87If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
268the installation instructions described in the <uri 88the installation instructions described in the <uri
269link="2004.3/index.xml">Gentoo 2004.3 Handbooks</uri>. 89link="2008.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2008.0 Handbooks</uri>.
270</p>
271
272<p> 90</p>
91
92<p>
273The two LiveCDs that we currently provide are: 93The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
274</p> 94</p>
275 95
276<ul> 96<ul>
277 <li> 97 <li>
278 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> LiveCD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which 98 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD
279 sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and continue with 99 which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and
280 the Gentoo installation. 100 continue with the Gentoo installation.
281 </li> 101 </li>
282 <li> 102 <li>
283 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> LiveCD, a bootable CD with the same abilities as 103 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same
284 the Minimal LiveCD. Additionally, it contains a stage1 and several stage3 104 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains
285 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures). 105 several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
286 </li> 106 </li>
287</ul> 107</ul>
288 108
289<p> 109<p>
290To help you decide which LiveCD you need, we have written down the major 110To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
291advantages and disadvantages of each LiveCD. 111major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
292</p> 112</p>
293 113
294</body> 114</body>
295</subsection>
296<subsection> 115</subsection>
116<subsection>
297<title>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</title> 117<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
298<body> 118<body>
299 119
300<p> 120<p>
301The Minimal LiveCD is called <c>install-sparc64-minimal-2004.3.iso</c> and 121The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-sparc64-minimal-2008.0.iso</c>
302takes up only 130 MB of diskspace. You can use this LiveCD to install Gentoo, 122and takes up only 44 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to
303but always with a working Internet connection only. 123install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
304</p> 124</p>
305 125
306<table> 126<table>
307<tr> 127<tr>
308 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th> 128 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
309 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 129 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
310</tr> 130</tr>
311<tr> 131<tr>
312 <th>+</th> 132 <th>+</th>
313 <ti>Smallest download</ti> 133 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
314</tr> 134</tr>
315<tr> 135<tr>
316 <th>+</th>
317 <ti>
318 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the
319 net
320 </ti>
321</tr>
322<tr>
323 <th>-</th> 136 <th>-</th>
324 <ti> 137 <ti>
325 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is 138 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
326 therefore not suitable for networkless installation 139 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
327 </ti> 140 </ti>
328</tr> 141</tr>
329</table> 142</table>
330 143
331</body> 144</body>
332</subsection> 145</subsection>
333<subsection> 146<subsection>
334<title>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD</title> 147<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
335<body> 148<body>
336 149
337<p> 150<p>
338The Universal LiveCD is called <c>install-sparc-universal-2004.3.iso</c> and 151The Universal Installation CD is called
339consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this LiveCD to install 152<c>install-sparc64-universal-2008.0.iso</c> and uses 295 MB. You can use this
340Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet 153Installation CD to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo
341connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one you 154without a working internet connection.
342are currently installing Gentoo on :)
343</p> 155</p>
344 156
345<table> 157<table>
346<tr> 158<tr>
347 <th>Universal LiveCD</th> 159 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
348 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 160 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
349</tr> 161</tr>
350<tr> 162<tr>
351 <th>+</th> 163 <th>+</th>
352 <ti> 164 <ti>
365<subsection> 177<subsection>
366<title>Other CDs</title> 178<title>Other CDs</title>
367<body> 179<body>
368 180
369<p> 181<p>
370You might find a so-called <e>Package CD</e> on one of our mirrors. This CD is 182You might find a <e>Package CD</e> on one of our mirrors. This CD is not an
371no LiveCD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a networkless 183Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
372installation. It contains prebuilt packages (the so-called GRP set) that allows 184networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (also known as the GRP
373you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such as 185set) that allow you to easily and quickly install additional applications
374OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless Gentoo 186(such as OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless
375installation. 187Gentoo installation.
188</p>
189
190<p>
191If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software,
192make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage3 tarball you use.
193</p>
194
195</body>
196</subsection>
197<subsection>
198<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title>
199<body>
200
201<p>
202A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment, suitable
203to continue the Gentoo installation using the instructions in this manual.
204Previously, the Gentoo Handbook described the installation using one of three
205stage tarballs. While Gentoo still offers stage1 and stage2 tarballs, the
206official installation method uses the stage3 tarball. If you are interested in
207performing a Gentoo installation using a stage1 or stage2 tarball, please read
208the Gentoo FAQ on <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#stage12">How do I Install Gentoo
209Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri>
376</p> 210</p>
377 211
378</body> 212</body>
379</subsection> 213</subsection>
380</section> 214</section>
381<!-- STOP --> 215<!-- STOP -->
382<section> 216<section>
383<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo LiveCD</title> 217<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
384<subsection> 218<subsection>
385<title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title> 219<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
386<body> 220<body>
387 221
388<p>
389You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD. We'll first start by downloading and
390burning the chosen LiveCD. We previously discussed the several available
391LiveCDs, but where can you find them?
392</p> 222<p>
393 223You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
224downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
225the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
394<p> 226</p>
227
228<p>
395You can download any of the LiveCDs (and, if you want to, a Packages CD as well) 229You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages CD
396from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The LiveCDs 230as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
397are located in the <path>releases/sparc/2004.3/livecd/sparc64</path> directory. 231Installation CDs are located in the <path><keyval
398</p> 232id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory.
399
400<p> 233</p>
234
235<p>
401Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images 236Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images which you
402which you can write on a CD-R. 237can write on a CD-R.
403</p>
404
405<p> 238</p>
239
240<p>
406n case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check its 241In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check its
407MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 242MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
408<path>install-sparc64-minimal-2004.3.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 243<path>install-sparc64-minimal-2008.0.iso.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5
409checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 244checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
410link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 245link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
411</p> 246</p>
412 247
413<p> 248<p>
415verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with 250verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
416<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 251<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
417</p> 252</p>
418 253
419<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 254<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
420$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i> 255$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 17072058</i>
421</pre> 256</pre>
422 257
423<p> 258<p>
424Now verify the signature: 259Now verify the signature:
425</p> 260</p>
437 272
438<ul> 273<ul>
439 <li> 274 <li>
440 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso 275 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
441 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device 276 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device
442 path) followed by the path to the ISO file :) 277 path).
443 </li> 278 </li>
444 <li> 279 <li>
445 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then 280 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>Burn CD Image</c>. Then you can locate
446 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click 281 your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click <c>Start</c>.
447 <c>Start</c>.
448 </li> 282 </li>
449</ul> 283</ul>
450 284
451</body> 285</body>
452</subsection> 286</subsection>
453<subsection> 287<subsection>
454<title>Booting the LiveCD</title> 288<title>Booting the Installation CD</title>
455<body> 289<body>
456 290
457<p> 291<p>
458Insert the Gentoo LiveCD in the CD-ROM and boot your system. During startup, 292Insert the Gentoo Installation CD in the CD-ROM and boot your system. During
459press Stop-A to enter OpenBootPROM (OBP). Once you are in the OBP, boot from the 293startup, press Stop-A to enter OpenBootPROM (OBP). Once you are in the OBP,
460CD-ROM: 294boot from the CD-ROM:
461</p> 295</p>
462 296
463<pre caption="Booting the LiveCD"> 297<pre caption="Booting the Installation CD">
464ok <i>boot cdrom</i> 298ok <i>boot cdrom</i>
465</pre> 299</pre>
466 300
467<p> 301<p>
468You will be greeted by the SILO boot manager (on the LiveCD). Type in 302You will be greeted by the SILO boot manager (on the Installation CD). You can
469<c>gentoo-2.4</c> (single-CPU kernel) or <c>gentoo-2.4-smp</c> 303hit Enter for more help if you want. Type in <c>gentoo</c> and press enter to
470(multi-CPU kernel) and press enter to continue booting the system. In the 304continue booting the system:
471following example we'll boot the <c>gentoo-2.4</c> kernel.
472</p> 305</p>
473 306
474<pre caption="Continue booting from the LiveCD"> 307<pre caption="Continue booting from the Installation CD">
475boot: <i>gentoo-2.4</i> 308boot: <i>gentoo</i>
476</pre> 309</pre>
477 310
478<p> 311<p>
479Once the LiveCD is booted, you will be greeted by a login prompt <e>if</e> there 312Once the Installation CD is booted, you will be automatically logged on to the
480is no automated login. If that is the case, log on as <c>root</c>. There is no 313system.
481password, so when you are asked for one, press Enter.
482</p>
483
484<pre caption="Logging on onto the LiveCD">
485login: <i>root</i>
486password: <comment>(Press Enter here)</comment>
487</pre>
488
489<p> 314</p>
315
316<p>
490You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch 317You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You will also find a
491to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you 318root prompt on the serial console (<path>ttyS0</path>).
492started on by pressing Alt-F1.
493</p> 319</p>
494 320
495<p> 321<p>
496Continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>. 322Continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>.
497</p> 323</p>
498 324
499</body> 325</body>
500</subsection> 326</subsection>
501<subsection id="hardware">
502<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
503<body>
504 327
505<p>
506If not all hardware is supported out-of-the-box, you will need to load the
507appropriate kernel modules.
508</p>
509
510<p>
511In the next example we try to load the <c>8139too</c> module (support for
512certain kinds of network interfaces):
513</p>
514
515<pre caption="Loading kernel modules">
516# <i>modprobe 8139too</i>
517</pre>
518
519</body>
520</subsection> 328<subsection>
329<include href="hb-install-bootconfig.xml"/>
521<subsection> 330</subsection>
522<title>Optional: Tweaking Hard Disk Performance</title>
523<body>
524 331
525<p>
526If you are an advanced user, you might want to tweak the IDE hard disk
527performance using <c>hdparm</c>. With the <c>-tT</c> options you can
528test the performance of your disk (execute it several times to get a
529more precise impression):
530</p>
531
532<pre caption="Testing disk performance">
533# <i>hdparm -tT /dev/hda</i>
534</pre>
535
536<p>
537To tweak, you can use any of the following examples (or experiment
538yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your
539disk):
540</p>
541
542<pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance">
543<comment>Activate DMA:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i>
544<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i>
545</pre>
546
547</body>
548</subsection>
549<subsection id="useraccounts">
550<title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
551<body>
552
553<p>
554If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
555environment or you want to chat using <c>irssi</c> without root privileges (for
556security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change
557the root password.
558</p>
559
560<p>
561To change the root password, use the <c>passwd</c> utility:
562</p>
563
564<pre caption="Changing the root password">
565# <i>passwd</i>
566New password: <comment>(Enter your new password)</comment>
567Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter your password)</comment>
568</pre>
569
570<p>
571To create a user account, we first enter their credentials, followed by
572its password. We use <c>useradd</c> and <c>passwd</c> for these tasks.
573In the next example, we create a user called &quot;john&quot;.
574</p>
575
576<pre caption="Creating a user account">
577# <i>useradd -m -G users john</i>
578# <i>passwd john</i>
579New password: <comment>(Enter john's password)</comment>
580Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment>
581</pre>
582
583<p>
584You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using
585<c>su</c>:
586</p>
587
588<pre caption="Changing user id">
589# <i>su - john</i>
590</pre>
591
592</body>
593</subsection>
594<subsection>
595<title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
596<body>
597
598<p>
599If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the
600installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri
601link="#useraccounts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
602go to a new terminal and log in.
603</p>
604
605<p>
606If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
607<c>links2</c> to read it:
608</p>
609
610<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
611# <i>links2 /mnt/cdrom/docs/html/index.html</i>
612</pre>
613
614<p>
615However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
616more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links2</c>
617as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
618chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
619document):
620</p>
621
622<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
623# <i>links2 http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-sparc.xml</i>
624</pre>
625
626<p>
627You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
628</p>
629
630</body>
631</subsection>
632<subsection>
633<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
634<body>
635
636<p>
637If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the
638Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you
639install Gentoo, or even do it for you), you need to create a user
640account for them and perhaps even provide them with your root password
641(<e>only</e> do that <e>if</e> you <b>fully trust</b> that user).
642</p>
643
644<p>
645To fire up the SSH daemon, execute the following command:
646</p>
647
648<pre caption="Starting the SSH daemon">
649# <i>/etc/init.d/sshd start</i>
650</pre>
651
652<p>
653To be able to use sshd, you first need to set up your networking. Continue with
654the chapter on <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=3">Configuring your Network</uri>.
655</p>
656
657</body>
658</subsection>
659</section> 332</section>
660</sections> 333</sections>

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