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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>22 May 2003</date> 54 <date>29 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
776Command (m for help): p 776Command (m for help): p
777 777
778Disk /dev/hda: 30.0 GB, 30005821440 bytes 778Disk /dev/hda: 30.0 GB, 30005821440 bytes
779240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3876 cylinders 779240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3876 cylinders
780Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes 780Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes
781 781
782 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System 782 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
783/dev/hda1 1 14 105808+ 83 Linux 783/dev/hda1 1 14 105808+ 83 Linux
784</pre> 784</pre>
785 785
786<p>Next, let's create the swap partition. To do this, type <c>n</c> to create a 786<p>Next, let's create the swap partition. To do this, type <c>n</c> to create a
787new partition, then <c>p</c> to tell fdisk that you want a primary partition. Then 787new partition, then <c>p</c> to tell fdisk that you want a primary partition. Then
788type <c>2</c> to create the second primary partition, <c>/dev/hda2</c> in our case. 788type <c>2</c> to create the second primary partition, <c>/dev/hda2</c> in our case.
789When prompted for the first cylinder, hit enter. When prompted for the last cylinder, 789When prompted for the first cylinder, hit enter. When prompted for the last cylinder,
790type <c>+512M</c> to create a partition 512MB in size. After you've done this, type 790type <c>+512M</c> to create a partition 512MB in size. After you've done this, type
791<c>t</c> to set the partition type, and then type in <c>82</c> to set the partition 791<c>t</c> to set the partition type, <c>2</c> to select the partition you just
792created, and then type in <c>82</c> to set the partition
792type to "Linux Swap". After completing these steps, typing <c>p</c> should display 793type to "Linux Swap". After completing these steps, typing <c>p</c> should display
793a partition table that looks similar to this:</p> 794a partition table that looks similar to this:</p>
794 795
795<pre caption="Our swap partition has been created"> 796<pre caption="Our swap partition has been created">
796Command (m for help): p 797Command (m for help): p
797 798
798Disk /dev/hda: 30.0 GB, 30005821440 bytes 799Disk /dev/hda: 30.0 GB, 30005821440 bytes
799240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3876 cylinders 800240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3876 cylinders
800Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes 801Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes
801 802
802 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System 803 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
803/dev/hda1 1 14 105808+ 83 Linux 804/dev/hda1 1 14 105808+ 83 Linux
804/dev/hda2 15 81 506520 82 Linux swap 805/dev/hda2 15 81 506520 82 Linux swap
805</pre> 806</pre>
806 807

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