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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"> 42 <author title="Editor">
43 <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail> 43 <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
44 </author> 44 </author>
45 <author title="Editor"> 45 <author title="Editor">
46 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 46 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
47 </author> 47 </author>
48 <abstract>These instructions step you through the process of installing Gentoo 48 <abstract>These instructions step you through the process of installing Gentoo
49 Linux 1.4_rc4. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation 49 Linux 1.4_rc4. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation
50 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from 50 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from
51 scratch. 51 scratch.
52 </abstract> 52 </abstract>
53<version>2.6.1</version> 53<version>2.6.1</version>
54 <date>6 May 2003</date> 54 <date>7 May 2003</date>
55 <chapter> 55 <chapter>
56 <title>About the Install</title> 56 <title>About the Install</title>
57 <section> 57 <section>
58 <body> 58 <body>
59 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well 59 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well
60as many SCSI CD-ROM drives, assuming that your CD-ROM and BIOS both support booting. 60as many SCSI CD-ROM drives, assuming that your CD-ROM and BIOS both support booting.
61Included on the CD-ROM is Linux support for IDE (and PCI IDE) (built-in to the 61Included on the CD-ROM is Linux support for IDE (and PCI IDE) (built-in to the
62kernel) as well as support for all SCSI devices (available as modules.) In 62kernel) as well as support for all SCSI devices (available as modules.) In
63addition, we provide modules for literally every kind of network card that 63addition, we provide modules for literally every kind of network card that
64Linux supports, as well as tools to allow you to configure your network and 64Linux supports, as well as tools to allow you to configure your network and
65establish outbound (as well as inbound) <c>ssh</c> connections and to download 65establish outbound (as well as inbound) <c>ssh</c> connections and to download
66files. </p> 66files. </p>
67 <p>To install from the build CD, you will need to have a 486+ processor and 67 <p>To install from the build CD, you will need to have a 486+ processor and
68ideally at least 64 Megabytes of RAM. (Gentoo Linux has been successfully 68ideally at least 64 Megabytes of RAM. (Gentoo Linux has been successfully
69built with 64MB of RAM + 64MB of swap space, but the build process is awfully 69built with 64MB of RAM + 64MB of swap space, but the build process is awfully
1428<comment>or</comment> 1428<comment>or</comment>
1429# <c>emerge app-admin/msyslog</c> 1429# <c>emerge app-admin/msyslog</c>
1430# <c>rc-update add msyslog default</c> 1430# <c>rc-update add msyslog default</c>
1431</pre> 1431</pre>
1432 <impo> 1432 <impo>
1433 Metalog flushes output to the disk in blocks, so messages aren't immediately recorded into 1433 Metalog flushes output to the disk in blocks, so messages aren't immediately recorded into
1434 the system logs. If you are trying to debug a daemon, this performance-enhancing behavior 1434 the system logs. If you are trying to debug a daemon, this performance-enhancing behavior
1435 is less than helpful. When your Gentoo Linux system is up and running, you can send 1435 is less than helpful. When your Gentoo Linux system is up and running, you can send
1436 metalog a USR1 signal to temporarily turn off this message buffering (meaning that 1436 metalog a USR1 signal to temporarily turn off this message buffering (meaning that
1437 <i>tail -f <path>/var/log/everything/current</path></i> will now work 1437 <i>tail -f <path>/var/log/everything/current</path></i> will now work
1438 in real time, as expected), 1438 in real time, as expected),
1439 and a USR2 signal to turn buffering back on 1439 and a USR2 signal to turn buffering back on
1440 again. If you want to disable buffering permanently, you can change METALOG_OPTS="-B" to METALOG_OPTS="-B -s" 1440 again. If you want to disable buffering permanently, you can change METALOG_OPTS="-B" to METALOG_OPTS="-B -s"
1441 in <path>/etc/conf.d/metalog</path>. 1441 in <path>/etc/conf.d/metalog</path>.
1442 </impo> 1442 </impo>
1443<pre caption="Turning metalog buffering on/off">
1444<codenote>To turn the buffering off:</codenote>
1445# <c>killall -USR1 metalog</c>
1446<codenote>To turn the buffering back on:</codenote>
1447# <c>killall -USR2 metalog</c>
1448</pre>
1443 <p>Now, you may optionally choose a cron package that you would like to use. 1449 <p>Now, you may optionally choose a cron package that you would like to use.
1444 Right now, we offer dcron, fcron and vcron. If you do not know which one to choose, 1450 Right now, we offer dcron, fcron and vcron. If you do not know which one to choose,
1445 you might as well grab vcron. They can be installed as follows: 1451 you might as well grab vcron. They can be installed as follows:
1446 </p> 1452 </p>
1447<pre caption="Choosing a CRON Daemon"> 1453<pre caption="Choosing a CRON Daemon">
1448# <c>emerge sys-apps/dcron</c> 1454# <c>emerge sys-apps/dcron</c>
1449# <c>rc-update add dcron default</c> 1455# <c>rc-update add dcron default</c>
1450# <c>crontab /etc/crontab</c> 1456# <c>crontab /etc/crontab</c>
1451<comment>or</comment> 1457<comment>or</comment>
1452# <c>emerge sys-apps/fcron</c> 1458# <c>emerge sys-apps/fcron</c>
1453# <c>rc-update add fcron default</c> 1459# <c>rc-update add fcron default</c>
1454# <c>crontab /etc/crontab</c> 1460# <c>crontab /etc/crontab</c>
1455<comment>or</comment> 1461<comment>or</comment>
1456# <c>emerge sys-apps/vcron</c> 1462# <c>emerge sys-apps/vcron</c>
1457# <c>rc-update add vcron default</c> 1463# <c>rc-update add vcron default</c>

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