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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 June 2003</date> 54 <date>25 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
1103# <c>env-update</c> 1103# <c>env-update</c>
1104Regenerating /etc/ld.so.cache... 1104Regenerating /etc/ld.so.cache...
1105# <c>source /etc/profile</c> 1105# <c>source /etc/profile</c>
1106<comment>(The above points your shell to the new paths and updated binaries.)</comment> 1106<comment>(The above points your shell to the new paths and updated binaries.)</comment>
1107</pre> 1107</pre>
1108 <p>After you execute these commands, you will be &quot;inside&quot; your new Gentoo Linux environment in <path>/mnt/gentoo</path>. 1108 <p>After you execute these commands, you will be &quot;inside&quot; your new Gentoo Linux environment in <path>/mnt/gentoo</path>.
1109 We can perform the rest of the installation process inside the chroot. 1109 We can perform the rest of the installation process inside the chroot.
1110 </p> 1110 </p>
1111 </body> 1111 </body>
1112 </section> 1112 </section>
1113 </chapter> 1113 </chapter>
1114 <chapter> 1114 <chapter>
1115 <title>Getting the Current Portage Tree using sync</title> 1115 <title>Getting the Current Portage Tree using sync</title>
1116 <section> 1116 <section>
1117 <body> 1117 <body>
1118 1118<p>In order to maximize the downloadspeed, you should now select rsync- and distfiles mirrors. To simplify this task, we have a tool called <c>mirrorselect</c>. Issue the following two commands:</p>
1119
1120<pre caption="Selecting a mirror">
1121<comment>First we have mirrorselect select 5 close mirrors for us.</comment>
1122# <i>mirrorselect -a -s5</i>
1123<comment>Now we select an rsync-mirror ourselves:</comment>
1124# <i>mirrorselect -i -r</i>
1125</pre>
1126
1119<p>Now, you will need to run <c>emerge sync</c>. This command tells Portage to download 1127<p>Now, you will need to run <c>emerge sync</c>. This command tells Portage to download
1120the most recent copy of the Gentoo Linux Portage tree. 1128the most recent copy of the Gentoo Linux Portage tree.
1121The Portage tree 1129The Portage tree
1122contains all the scripts (called ebuilds) used to build every package 1130contains all the scripts (called ebuilds) used to build every package
1123under Gentoo Linux. Currently, we have ebuild scripts for close to 4000 packages. Once <c>emerge sync</c> 1131under Gentoo Linux. Currently, we have ebuild scripts for close to 4000 packages. Once <c>emerge sync</c>
1124completes, you will have a complete Portage tree in <path>/usr/portage</path>.</p> 1132completes, you will have a complete Portage tree in <path>/usr/portage</path>.</p>
1125 1133
1126<pre caption="Updating Using sync"> 1134<pre caption="Updating Using sync">
1127# <c>emerge sync</c> 1135# <c>emerge sync</c>
1128</pre> 1136</pre>
1129 1137
1130 </body> 1138 </body>
1131 </section> 1139 </section>
1132 </chapter> 1140 </chapter>
1133 <chapter> 1141 <chapter>

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