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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<abstract> 13<abstract>
13This HOWTO is meant to be a repository of alternative Gentoo installation 14This HOWTO is meant to be a repository of alternative Gentoo installation
14methods, 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
15or a computer that cant boot cds. 16or a computer that cant boot cds.
16</abstract> 17</abstract>
17 18
18<version>0.3</version> 19<version>0.3</version>
19<date>10 September 2002</date> 20<date>10 May 2003</date>
20 21
21<chapter> 22<chapter>
22<title>About this document</title> 23<title>About this document</title>
23<section> 24<section>
24<body> 25<body>
47<p>The requirements for a netboot install are a host computer than can 48<p>The requirements for a netboot install are a host computer than can
48provide a tftp server and a computer 49provide a tftp server and a computer
49that can netboot itself via either bios or a floppy drive used to boot GRUB 50that can netboot itself via either bios or a floppy drive used to boot GRUB
50or another network bootloader. A dhcp server might also be necessary. Of 51or another network bootloader. A dhcp server might also be necessary. Of
51course, you will also need the latest build ISO, which can be found at 52course, you will also need the latest build ISO, which can be found at
52<uri>http://www.ibiblio.org/gentoo/releases/build/</uri></p> 53<uri>http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/gentoo/releases/</uri></p>
53</body> 54</body>
54</section> 55</section>
55 56
56<section> 57<section>
57<title>Overview</title> 58<title>Overview</title>
246</body> </section> 247</body> </section>
247 248
248<section> <title> Building parted to resize partition </title> 249<section> <title> Building parted to resize partition </title>
249<body> 250<body>
250<p>Parted is an utility supplied by the GNU foundation, an old and respectable huge project whose software you are using in this very moment. There is one tool, however, that is extremely useful for us at the moment. It's called parted, partition editor and we can get it from <uri> 251<p>Parted is an utility supplied by the GNU foundation, an old and respectable huge project whose software you are using in this very moment. There is one tool, however, that is extremely useful for us at the moment. It's called parted, partition editor and we can get it from <uri>
251http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/ </uri> 252http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/</uri>
252</p> 253</p>
253<note> There are other tools for doing resize of partitions as well, but author 254<note> There are other tools for doing resize of partitions as well, but author
254is unsure/uninterested whether PartitionMagic(tm) or other software of the kind 255is unsure/uninterested whether PartitionMagic(tm) or other software of the kind
255do the job. It's the reader's job to check them out </note> 256do the job. It's the reader's job to check them out </note>
256 257
336<impo> Be patient! The computer is working! Just look at the hardware LED on 337<impo> Be patient! The computer is working! Just look at the hardware LED on
337your case to see that it is really working. This should take between 2 and 30 338your case to see that it is really working. This should take between 2 and 30
338minutes. </impo> 339minutes. </impo>
339 340
340<p>Once you have resized, boot back into your old linux as described. Then go to 341<p>Once you have resized, boot back into your old linux as described. Then go to
341<uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml">http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml</uri> and follow steps 6, 7, 9 through 342<uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml">http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml</uri> and follow steps 6 through 17. Don't forget to create the <path>/mnt/gentoo</path> directory before proceeding with step 7. In step 8 you have to download the requested stage-tarball as we're not working from a LiveCD.
34217.
343 343
344 344
345Enjoy! 345Enjoy!
346</p> 346</p>
347</body> 347</body>

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