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3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/altinstall.xml"> 5<guide>
6 6
7<title>The Gentoo Linux alternative installation method HOWTO</title> 7<title>The Gentoo Linux alternative installation method HOWTO</title>
8 8
9<author title="Contributor"> 9<author title="Contributor">
10 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald Normandin Jr.</mail> 10 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald Normandin Jr.</mail>
57 57
58<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 58<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
59<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 59<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
60<license/> 60<license/>
61 61
62<version>1</version> 62<version>2</version>
63<date>2008-09-10</date> 63<date>2010-06-14</date>
64 64
65<chapter> 65<chapter>
66<title>About this document</title> 66<title>About this document</title>
67<section> 67<section>
68<body> 68<body>
160</body> 160</body>
161</section> 161</section>
162</chapter> 162</chapter>
163 163
164<chapter> 164<chapter>
165<title>Knoppix Installation</title> 165<title>Installation from non-Gentoo LiveCDs</title>
166<section> 166<section>
167<title>Introduction</title>
167<body> 168<body>
168 169
169<note> 170<impo>
170Knoppix is only available for x86 users. 171The Gentoo developers cannot support you if something goes wrong with a
171</note> 172non-Gentoo LiveCD, as there's no way to fix, troubleshoot, or document every
173quirk of every LiveCD out there. Only Gentoo LiveCDs are officially supported.
174If you run into problems with alternative installation media, please visit the
175<uri link="http://forums.gentoo.org">Gentoo Forums</uri> for community help.
176</impo>
172 177
173<!-- this works with knoppix 3.6+ and gentoo 2004.3, 2005.0--> 178<p>
174 179It is possible to boot some other LiveCD besides the Gentoo-provided CDs. This
180will give you a functional environment to use while you're compiling and
181installing Gentoo. The instructions provided here should work in principle with
182just about any other LiveCD.
175<p> 183</p>
176Booting from the <uri link="http://www.knoppix.org/">Knoppix</uri> LiveCD is a 184
177way to have a fully functional system while you're compiling Gentoo. Tux Racer 185<p>
178will help you pass the time while you wait, and you can use OpenOffice for 186There are too many LiveCDs out there to <uri
179work. 187link="http://distrowatch.com/search.php">list</uri>, but you might try <uri
188link="http://www.knoppix.org/">Knoppix</uri>. It provides a full graphical
189desktop, with office applications, web browsers, and games to keep you busy.
190Knoppix is only available for x86 users, so depending on your needs you may need
191to find a different LiveCD.
180</p> 192</p>
181 193
182<warn> 194<warn>
183Be aware that if you save anything in Knoppix's home directory while waiting 195Be aware that if you save anything in your LiveCD's home directory while waiting
184for your Gentoo system to install, it will not be available when you reboot 196for your Gentoo system to install, it will not be available when you reboot
185into Gentoo. Be sure to save important files on the hard disk or on some other 197into Gentoo. Be sure to save important files on the hard disk or on some other
186computer! 198computer!
187</warn> 199</warn>
188 200
189<p> 201</body>
190Boot from the Knoppix CD. If you have Knoppix 3.6-3.8.2, you will need to 202</section>
191specify <c>knoppix26</c> as a boot option to load a 2.6 kernel. If you miss 203<section>
192this step, when you <c>chroot</c>, you will recieve an error saying that your 204<title>Installation instructions</title>
193kernel is too old. If, however, you have Knoppix 3.9+, this step is 205<body>
194unnecessary, since the 2.6 kernel is default. 206
195</p> 207<p>
196 208Boot from your LiveCD. Open a terminal and run <c>su -</c> so you can change your
197<p> 209password. This lets you set the root password for the CD. You can now configure
198By default Knoppix boots into a KDE desktop. Open a <c>konsole</c> and <c>su 210<c>sshd</c> for remote login, if you need to install Gentoo remotely. Next,
199-</c> so you can change your password. This lets you set the root password for 211you'll need to create the <path>/mnt/gentoo</path> mountpoint.
200Knoppix. You can now configure <c>sshd</c> for remote login, at your
201preference.
202</p> 212</p>
203 213
204<pre caption="Creating the /mnt/gentoo mountpoint"> 214<pre caption="Creating the /mnt/gentoo mountpoint">
205# <i>mkdir /mnt/gentoo</i> 215# <i>mkdir /mnt/gentoo</i>
206</pre> 216</pre>
215<pre caption="Bind-mounting the proc pseudo filesystem"> 225<pre caption="Bind-mounting the proc pseudo filesystem">
216# <i>mount -o bind /proc /mnt/gentoo/proc</i> 226# <i>mount -o bind /proc /mnt/gentoo/proc</i>
217</pre> 227</pre>
218 228
219<p> 229<p>
230When you're ready to unpack the stage tarball in <uri
231link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=1&amp;chap=5">part 5</uri>, you
232will need to use a different <c>tar</c> command to ensure that proper group IDs
233are enforced on the unpacked stage:
234</p>
235
236<pre caption="Unpacking the stage tarball">
237# <i>tar --numeric-owner -xvjpf stage3-*.tar.bz2</i>
238</pre>
239
240<p>
220Also, know that some of Portage's FEATURES will not work in knoppix. Especially 241Finally, know that some Portage FEATURES may not work in your LiveCD. Especially
221watch out for <c>userpriv</c> and <c>usersandbox</c>. If you find yourself 242watch out for <c>userpriv</c> and <c>usersandbox</c>. If you find yourself
222getting errors, it might be wise to disable some or all of the optional 243getting errors, it might be wise to disable some or all of the optional
223features. 244FEATURES.
224</p> 245</p>
225 246
226<!-- 247<!--
227 Commenting out due to #78716. If it needs to be restated again, note 248 Commenting out due to #78716. If it needs to be restated again, note
228 that some will require to bind-mount it, others don't, and that you have 249 that some will require to bind-mount it, others don't, and that you have

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