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6<guide link="/doc/en/altinstall.xml"> 6<guide link="/doc/en/altinstall.xml">
7<title>The Gentoo Linux alternative installation method HOWTO</title> 7<title>The Gentoo Linux alternative installation method HOWTO</title>
8<author title="Author"><mail link="lordviram@rebelpacket.net">Travis Tilley</mail></author> 8<author title="Author"><mail link="lordviram@rebelpacket.net">Travis Tilley</mail></author>
9<author title="Contributor"><mail link="davoid@gentoo.org">Faust A. 9<author title="Contributor"><mail link="davoid@gentoo.org">Faust A.
10Tanasescu</mail></author> 10Tanasescu</mail></author>
11<author title="Contributor"><mail link="aliz@gentoo.org">Daniel Ahlberg</mail></author> 11<author title="Contributor"><mail link="aliz@gentoo.org">Daniel Ahlberg</mail></author>
12<author title="Editor"><mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail></author> 12<author title="Editor"><mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail></author>
13<abstract> 13<abstract>
14This HOWTO is meant to be a repository of alternative Gentoo installation 14This HOWTO is meant to be a repository of alternative Gentoo installation
15methods, for those with special installation needs such as lack of a cdrom 15methods, for those with special installation needs such as lack of a cdrom
16or a computer that cant boot cds. 16or a computer that cant boot cds.
17</abstract> 17</abstract>
18 18
19<version>0.3</version> 19<version>0.3</version>
20<date>10 May 2003</date> 20<date>1 June 2003</date>
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22<chapter> 22<chapter>
23<title>About this document</title> 23<title>About this document</title>
24<section> 24<section>
25<body> 25<body>
26 26
27<p>If the standard boot-from-CD install method doesn't work for you 27<p>If the standard boot-from-CD install method doesn't work for you
28(or you just don't like it), 28(or you just don't like it),
29help is now here. This document serves to 29help is now here. This document serves to
30provide a repository of alternative Gentoo Linux installation techniques 30provide a repository of alternative Gentoo Linux installation techniques
31to those who need them. 31to those who need them.
32Or, if you prefer, it serves as 32Or, if you prefer, it serves as
33a place to put your wacky installation methods. If you have an 33a place to put your wacky installation methods. If you have an
34installation method that you yourself find useful, or you have devised an 34installation method that you yourself find useful, or you have devised an
35amusing way of installing gentoo, please dont hesitate to write something 35amusing way of installing gentoo, please dont hesitate to write something
295<pre caption="Building the utility floppy"> 295<pre caption="Building the utility floppy">
296# <i> mkdir /floppy; mount -t minix /dev/fd0 /floppy &amp;&amp; 296# <i> mkdir /floppy; mount -t minix /dev/fd0 /floppy &amp;&amp;
297export CFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer -static" &amp;&amp; ./configure 297export CFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer -static" &amp;&amp; ./configure
298&amp;&amp; make &amp;&amp; cp parted/parted /floppy &amp;&amp; umount /floppy </i> 298&amp;&amp; make &amp;&amp; cp parted/parted /floppy &amp;&amp; umount /floppy </i>
299</pre> 299</pre>
300 300
301<p> 301<p>
302Congratulations, you are ready to reboot and resize your partition. Do this only 302Congratulations, you are ready to reboot and resize your partition. Do this only
303after taking a quick look at the parted documentation on the GNU website. The 303after taking a quick look at the parted documentation on the GNU website. The
304resize should take under 30 minutes for the largest hard-drives, be patient. 304resize should take under 30 minutes for the largest hard-drives, be patient.
305Reboot your system with the tomsrtbt boot disk (just pop it inside), and once 305Reboot your system with the tomsrtbt boot disk (just pop it inside), and once
306you are logged in, switch the disk in the drive with your utility disk we have 306you are logged in, switch the disk in the drive with your utility disk we have
307created above and type mount /dev/fd0 /floppy to have parted under /floppy. 307created above and type mount /dev/fd0 /floppy to have parted under /floppy.
308There you go. Run parted and you will be able to resize your partition. Once 308There you go. Run parted and you will be able to resize your partition. Once
309this lenghty process done, we are ready to have the real fun, by installing 309this lenghty process done, we are ready to have the real fun, by installing
310gentoo. Reboot back into your old Linux system for now. Drive youwish to operate 310gentoo. Reboot back into your old Linux system for now. Drive you wish to
311on is the drive containing the partition we want to resize. For example, if we 311operate on is the drive containing the partition we want to resize. For
312want to resize /dev/hda3, the drive is /dev/hda </p> 312example, if we want to resize /dev/hda3, the drive is /dev/hda
313</p>
313 314
314<pre caption="Commands to run once logged into tomsrtbt system"> 315<pre caption="Commands to run once logged into tomsrtbt system">
315# <i>mount /dev/fd0 /floppy </i> 316# <i>mount /dev/fd0 /floppy </i>
316# <i>cd /floppy; ./parted [drive you wish to operate on]</i> 317# <i>cd /floppy; ./parted [drive you wish to operate on]</i>
317(parted) <i> print </i> 318(parted) <i> print </i>
318Disk geometry for /dev/hdb: 0.000-9787.148 megabytes 319Disk geometry for /dev/hdb: 0.000-9787.148 megabytes
319Disk label type: msdos 320Disk label type: msdos
320Minor Start End Type Filesystem Flags 321Minor Start End Type Filesystem Flags
3211 0.031 2953.125 primary ntfs 3221 0.031 2953.125 primary ntfs
3223 2953.125 3133.265 primary linux-swap 3233 2953.125 3133.265 primary linux-swap
3232 3133.266 5633.085 primary ext3 3242 3133.266 5633.085 primary ext3
3244 5633.086 9787.148 extended 3254 5633.086 9787.148 extended
3255 5633.117 6633.210 logical 3265 5633.117 6633.210 logical
3266 6633.242 9787.148 logical ext3 3276 6633.242 9787.148 logical ext3
327(parted) <i> help resize </i> 328(parted) <i> help resize </i>

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