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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>30 June 2003</date> 54 <date>2nd of July 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
1580 <title>Setting a root password</title> 1580 <title>Setting a root password</title>
1581 <body> 1581 <body>
1582 <p>Before you forget, set the root password by typing: </p> 1582 <p>Before you forget, set the root password by typing: </p>
1583<pre caption="Setting the root Password"> 1583<pre caption="Setting the root Password">
1584# <c>passwd</c> 1584# <c>passwd</c>
1585</pre> 1585</pre>
1586 </body> 1586 </body>
1587 </section> 1587 </section>
1588 <section> 1588 <section>
1589 <title>Adding a user for day-to-day use</title> 1589 <title>Adding a user for day-to-day use</title>
1590 <body> 1590 <body>
1591 <p>Working as root on a Unix/Linux system is <e>dangerous</e> and 1591 <p>Working as root on a Unix/Linux system is <e>dangerous</e> and
1592 should be avoided as much as possible. Therefor it is <e>strongly</e> 1592 should be avoided as much as possible. Therefor it is <e>strongly</e>
1593 recommended to add a user for day-to-day use.</p> 1593 recommended to add a user for day-to-day use.</p>
1594 <pre caption = "Adding a user"> 1594 <pre caption = "Adding a user">
1595# <i>useradd your_user -m -g users,wheel,audio -s /bin/bash</i> 1595# <i>useradd your_user -m -G users,wheel,audio -s /bin/bash</i>
1596# <i>passwd your_user</i></pre> 1596# <i>passwd your_user</i></pre>
1597 <p>Ofcourse substitute <c>your_user</c> with your username.</p> 1597 <p>Ofcourse substitute <c>your_user</c> with your username.</p>
1598 <p>Whenever you need to perform some task that only root can handle, 1598 <p>Whenever you need to perform some task that only root can handle,
1599 use <c>su -</c> to change your privileges to root-privileges, or take 1599 use <c>su -</c> to change your privileges to root-privileges, or take
1600 a look at the <c>sudo</c> package.</p> 1600 a look at the <c>sudo</c> package.</p>
1601 </body> 1601 </body>
1602 </section> 1602 </section>
1603 </chapter> 1603 </chapter>
1604 <chapter> 1604 <chapter>
1605 <title>Setting your Hostname</title> 1605 <title>Setting your Hostname</title>
1606 <section> 1606 <section>
1607 <body> 1607 <body>
1608 <p> 1608 <p>
1609 Edit <path>/etc/hostname</path> so that it contains your hostname 1609 Edit <path>/etc/hostname</path> so that it contains your hostname
1610 on a single line, i.e. <c>mymachine</c>. 1610 on a single line, i.e. <c>mymachine</c>.

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