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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>13 June 2003</date> 54 <date>22 June 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
1382 <p>If you use PPPoE to connect to Internet, you will need the following 1382 <p>If you use PPPoE to connect to Internet, you will need the following
1383 options in the kernel (built-in or as preferably as modules) : 1383 options in the kernel (built-in or as preferably as modules) :
1384 &quot;PPP (point-to-point protocol) support&quot;, &quot;PPP support for async serial ports&quot;, 1384 &quot;PPP (point-to-point protocol) support&quot;, &quot;PPP support for async serial ports&quot;,
1385 &quot;PPP support for sync tty ports&quot;. The two compression options won't harm but 1385 &quot;PPP support for sync tty ports&quot;. The two compression options won't harm but
1386 are not definitely needed, neither does the &quot;PPP over Ethernet&quot; option, 1386 are not definitely needed, neither does the &quot;PPP over Ethernet&quot; option,
1387 that might only be used by <i>rp-pppoe</i> when configured to do kernel mode PPPoE. 1387 that might only be used by <i>rp-pppoe</i> when configured to do kernel mode PPPoE.
1388 </p> 1388 </p>
1389 <p>If you have an IDE cd burner, then you need to enable SCSI emulation in the 1389 <p>If you have an IDE cd burner, then you need to enable SCSI emulation in the
1390 kernel. Turn on &quot;ATA/IDE/MFM/RLL support&quot; ---&gt; &quot;IDE, ATA and ATAPI Block 1390 kernel. Turn on &quot;ATA/IDE/MFM/RLL support&quot; ---&gt; &quot;IDE, ATA and ATAPI Block
1391 devices&quot; ---&gt; &quot;SCSI emulation support&quot; (I usually make it a module), then 1391 devices&quot; ---&gt; &quot;SCSI emulation support&quot; (I usually make it a module), then
1392 under &quot;SCSI support&quot; enable &quot;SCSI support&quot;, &quot;SCSI CD-ROM support&quot; and 1392 under &quot;SCSI support&quot; enable &quot;SCSI support&quot;, &quot;SCSI CD-ROM support&quot; and
1393 &quot;SCSI generic support&quot; (again, I usually compile them as modules). If you 1393 &quot;SCSI generic support&quot; (again, I usually compile them as modules). If you
1394 also choose to use modules, then <c>echo -e &quot;ide-scsi\nsg\nsr_mod&quot; 1394 also choose to use modules, then <c>echo -e &quot;ide-scsi\nsg\nsr_mod&quot;
1395 &gt;&gt; /etc/modules.autoload</c> to have them automatically added at boot time. 1395 &gt;&gt; /etc/modules.autoload</c> to have them automatically added at boot time.
1396 </p> 1396 </p>
1397 <p>If you require it, don't forget to include support in the kernel for your ethernet card.</p>
1397 <note> 1398 <note>
1398 For those who prefer it, 1399 For those who prefer it,
1399 it is now possible to install Gentoo Linux with a 2.2 kernel. 1400 it is now possible to install Gentoo Linux with a 2.2 kernel.
1400 However, doing this comes at a price: 1401 However, doing this comes at a price:
1401 you will lose many of the nifty features that 1402 you will lose many of the nifty features that
1402 are new to the 2.4 series kernels (such as XFS and tmpfs 1403 are new to the 2.4 series kernels (such as XFS and tmpfs
1403 filesystems, iptables, and more), although the 2.2 kernel sources can be 1404 filesystems, iptables, and more), although the 2.2 kernel sources can be
1404 patched with ReiserFS and devfs support. 1405 patched with ReiserFS and devfs support.
1405 Gentoo linux boot scripts require either tmpfs or ramdisk support in the kernel, so 1406 Gentoo linux boot scripts require either tmpfs or ramdisk support in the kernel, so
1406 2.2 kernel users need to make sure that ramdisk support is compiled in (ie, not a module). 1407 2.2 kernel users need to make sure that ramdisk support is compiled in (ie, not a module).
1407 It is <comment>vital</comment> that a <e>gentoo=notmpfs</e> flag be added to the kernel 1408 It is <comment>vital</comment> that a <e>gentoo=notmpfs</e> flag be added to the kernel
1408 line in <path>/boot/grub/grub.conf</path> or to the append line in <path>/etc/lilo.conf</path> for the 2.2 kernel so 1409 line in <path>/boot/grub/grub.conf</path> or to the append line in <path>/etc/lilo.conf</path> for the 2.2 kernel so
1409 that a ramdisk is mounted for the boot scripts instead of tmpfs. If you choose not to use devfs, then 1410 that a ramdisk is mounted for the boot scripts instead of tmpfs. If you choose not to use devfs, then
1410 <e>gentoo=notmpfs,nodevfs</e> should be used instead. 1411 <e>gentoo=notmpfs,nodevfs</e> should be used instead.
1411 </note> 1412 </note>

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