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27 <author title="Editor"> 27 <author title="Editor">
28 <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail> 28 <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
29 </author> 29 </author>
30 <author title="Editor"> 30 <author title="Editor">
31 <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail> 31 <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
32 </author> 32 </author>
33 <author title="Editor"> 33 <author title="Editor">
34 <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail> 34 <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
35 </author> 35 </author>
36 <author title="Editor"> 36 <author title="Editor">
37 <mail link="">Colin Morey</mail> 37 <mail link="">Colin Morey</mail>
38 </author> 38 </author>
39 <author title="Editor"> 39 <author title="Editor">
40 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail> 40 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
41 </author> 41 </author>
42 <author title="Editor">
43 <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
44 </author>
42 <abstract>These instructions step you through the process of installing Gentoo 45 <abstract>These instructions step you through the process of installing Gentoo
43 Linux 1.4_rc3. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation 46 Linux 1.4_rc3. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation
44 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from 47 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from
45 scratch. 48 scratch.
46 </abstract> 49 </abstract>
47<version>2.6</version> 50<version>2.6</version>
48 <date>20 March 2003</date> 51 <date>28 March 2003</date>
49 <chapter> 52 <chapter>
50 <title>About the Install</title> 53 <title>About the Install</title>
51 <section> 54 <section>
52 <body> 55 <body>
53 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well 56 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well
54as many SCSI CD-ROM drives, assuming that your CD-ROM and BIOS both support booting. 57as many SCSI CD-ROM drives, assuming that your CD-ROM and BIOS both support booting.
55Included on the CD-ROM is Linux support for IDE (and PCI IDE) (built-in to the 58Included on the CD-ROM is Linux support for IDE (and PCI IDE) (built-in to the
56kernel) as well as support for all SCSI devices (available as modules.) In 59kernel) as well as support for all SCSI devices (available as modules.) In
57addition, we provide modules for literally every kind of network card that 60addition, we provide modules for literally every kind of network card that
58Linux supports, as well as tools to allow you to configure your network and 61Linux supports, as well as tools to allow you to configure your network and
59establish outbound (as well as inbound) <c>ssh</c> connections and to download 62establish outbound (as well as inbound) <c>ssh</c> connections and to download
60files. </p> 63files. </p>
61 <p>To install from the build CD, you will need to have a 486+ processor and 64 <p>To install from the build CD, you will need to have a 486+ processor and
62ideally at least 64 Megabytes of RAM. (Gentoo Linux has been successfully 65ideally at least 64 Megabytes of RAM. (Gentoo Linux has been successfully
63built with 64MB of RAM + 64MB of swap space, but the build process is awfully 66built with 64MB of RAM + 64MB of swap space, but the build process is awfully
693 696
694<pre caption="Our swap partition has been created"> 697<pre caption="Our swap partition has been created">
695Command (m for help): p 698Command (m for help): p
696 699
697Disk /dev/hda: 30.0 GB, 30005821440 bytes 700Disk /dev/hda: 30.0 GB, 30005821440 bytes
698240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3876 cylinders 701240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3876 cylinders
699Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes 702Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes
700 703
701 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System 704 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
702/dev/hda1 1 14 105808+ 83 Linux 705/dev/hda1 1 14 105808+ 83 Linux
703/dev/hda2 15 81 506520 82 Linux swap 706/dev/hda2 15 81 506520 82 Linux swap
704</pre> 707</pre>
705 708
706<p>Finally, let's create the root partition. To do this, type <c>n</c> to 709<p>Finally, let's create the root partition. To do this, type <c>n</c> to
707create a new partition, then <c>p</c> to tell fdisk that you want a primary 710create a new partition, then <c>p</c> to tell fdisk that you want a primary
708partition. Then type <c>2</c> to create the second primary partition, 711partition. Then type <c>3</c> to create the third primary partition,
709<c>/dev/hda3</c> in our case. When prompted for the first cylinder, hit enter. 712<c>/dev/hda3</c> in our case. When prompted for the first cylinder, hit enter.
710When prompted for the last cylinder, hit enter to create a partition that takes 713When prompted for the last cylinder, hit enter to create a partition that takes
711up the rest of the remaining space on your disk. After completing these steps, 714up the rest of the remaining space on your disk. After completing these steps,
712typing <c>p</c> should display a partition table that looks similar to 715typing <c>p</c> should display a partition table that looks similar to
713this:</p> 716this:</p>
714 717
715<pre caption="Our root partition has been created"> 718<pre caption="Our root partition has been created">
716Command (m for help): p 719Command (m for help): p
717 720
718Disk /dev/hda: 30.0 GB, 30005821440 bytes 721Disk /dev/hda: 30.0 GB, 30005821440 bytes
719240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3876 cylinders 722240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3876 cylinders
720Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes 723Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes
721 724
722 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System 725 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
723/dev/hda1 1 14 105808+ 83 Linux 726/dev/hda1 1 14 105808+ 83 Linux

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