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38 </author> 38 </author>
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>2.6.2</version>
54 <date>7th of July 2003</date> 54 <date>19th 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
1216 after <c>glibc</c>. Needless to say, this process takes a while. 1216 after <c>glibc</c>. Needless to say, this process takes a while.
1217 Once this process completes, your system will be equivalent to a &quot;stage2&quot; system, 1217 Once this process completes, your system will be equivalent to a &quot;stage2&quot; system,
1218 which means you can now move on to the stage2 instructions. 1218 which means you can now move on to the stage2 instructions.
1219 </p> 1219 </p>
1220 </body> 1220 </body>
1221 </section> 1221 </section>
1222 </chapter> 1222 </chapter>
1223 <chapter> 1223 <chapter>
1224 <title>Starting from Stage2 and continuing Stage1</title> 1224 <title>Starting from Stage2 and continuing Stage1</title>
1225 <section> 1225 <section>
1226 <body> 1226 <body>
1227 1227
1228 <note>This section is for those continuing a stage1 install or starting at stage2. If 1228 <note>This section is for those continuing a stage1 install or starting at stage2. If
1229 this is not you (ie. you're using a stage3,) then skip this section. 1229 this is not you (ie. you're using a stage3,) then skip this section.
1230 </note> 1230 </note>
1231
1232 <warn>
1233 If you start from stage2, don't change the CHOST variable in
1234 <path>/etc/make.conf</path>. Doing so results in strange and
1235 broad compilation failures. We are working on fixing this
1236 ofcourse.
1237 </warn>
1231 1238
1232 <p>The stage2 tarball already has the bootstrapping done for you. All that you have 1239 <p>The stage2 tarball already has the bootstrapping done for you. All that you have
1233 to do is install the rest of the system. 1240 to do is install the rest of the system.
1234 </p> 1241 </p>
1235 <note>If you are starting from a pre-built stage2 and want to ensure 1242 <note>If you are starting from a pre-built stage2 and want to ensure
1236 that your compiler toolchain is fully up-to-date, add the <c>-u</c> 1243 that your compiler toolchain is fully up-to-date, add the <c>-u</c>
1237 option to the commands below. If you don't know what this means, it's 1244 option to the commands below. If you don't know what this means, it's
1238 safe to skip this suggestion.</note> 1245 safe to skip this suggestion.</note>
1239 1246
1240<pre caption="Installing the Rest of the System"> 1247<pre caption="Installing the Rest of the System">
1241# <c>emerge -p system</c> 1248# <c>emerge -p system</c>
1242<comment>(lists the packages to be installed)</comment> 1249<comment>(lists the packages to be installed)</comment>
1243# <c>emerge system</c> 1250# <c>emerge system</c>
1244</pre> 1251</pre>
1245 <p>It is going to take a while 1252 <p>It is going to take a while
1250 </p> 1257 </p>
1251 <p> 1258 <p>
1252 Building is now complete. Go ahead and skip down to the "Setting 1259 Building is now complete. Go ahead and skip down to the "Setting
1253 your time zone" section. 1260 your time zone" section.
1254 </p> 1261 </p>
1255 </body> 1262 </body>
1256 </section> 1263 </section>
1257 </chapter> 1264 </chapter>
1258 <chapter> 1265 <chapter>
1259 <title>Starting from Stage3</title> 1266 <title>Starting from Stage3</title>
1260 <section> 1267 <section>
1261 <body> 1268 <body>
1262 <note>This section is for those <b>starting</b> with stage3, and not for those who have started 1269 <note>This section is for those <b>starting</b> with stage3, and not for those who have started
1263 with stage1 or stage2 who should skip this section.</note> 1270 with stage1 or stage2 who should skip this section.</note>
1264 1271
1272 <warn>
1273 If you start from stage3, don't change the CHOST variable in
1274 <path>/etc/make.conf</path>. Doing so results in strange and
1275 broad compilation failures. We are working on fixing this
1276 ofcourse.
1277 </warn>
1278
1279
1265 <p>The stage3 tarball provides a fully-functional basic Gentoo system, so no building is required. 1280 <p>The stage3 tarball provides a fully-functional basic Gentoo system, so no building is required.
1266 However, since the stage3 tarball is pre-built, it may be slightly out-of-date. If this is a concern 1281 However, since the stage3 tarball is pre-built, it may be slightly out-of-date. If this is a concern
1267 for you, you can automatically update your existing stage3 to contain the most up-to-date versions of all system packages 1282 for you, you can automatically update your existing stage3 to contain the most up-to-date versions of all system packages
1268 by performing the following steps. Note that this could take a long time if your stage3 is very old; 1283 by performing the following steps. Note that this could take a long time if your stage3 is very old;
1269 otherwise, this process will generally be quick and will allow you to benefit from the very latest 1284 otherwise, this process will generally be quick and will allow you to benefit from the very latest
1270 Gentoo updates and fixes. 1285 Gentoo updates and fixes.
1271 In any case, feel free to skip these 1286 In any case, feel free to skip these
1272 steps and proceed to the next section if you like. 1287 steps and proceed to the next section if you like.
1273 </p> 1288 </p>
1274 1289
1275<pre caption="Getting up-to-date"> 1290<pre caption="Getting up-to-date">
1276# <c>export CONFIG_PROTECT="-* /etc/make.conf"</c> 1291# <c>export CONFIG_PROTECT="-* /etc/make.conf"</c>
1277# <c>emerge -up system</c> 1292# <c>emerge -up system</c>
1278<comment>(lists the packages that would be installed)</comment> 1293<comment>(lists the packages that would be installed)</comment>
1279# <c>emerge -u system</c> 1294# <c>emerge -u system</c>

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