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140 you want to compile yourself. The stage1 tarball is used when you 140 you want to compile yourself. The stage1 tarball is used when you
141 want to bootstrap and build the entire system from scratch. The 141 want to bootstrap and build the entire system from scratch. The
142 stage2 tarball is used for building the entire system from a 142 stage2 tarball is used for building the entire system from a
143 bootstrapped "semi-compiled" state. The stage3 tarball already 143 bootstrapped "semi-compiled" state. The stage3 tarball already
144 contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been built for 144 contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been built for
145 you. If you are interested in doing a "GRP" install, then the 145 you. If you are interested in doing a "GRP" install, then the
146 stage3 tarball should be used.</p> 146 stage3 tarball should be used.</p>
147 147
148 <p><b>If you're not doing a GRP install, should you start from a stage1, stage2, or 148 <p><b>If you're not doing a GRP install, should you start from a stage1, stage2, or
149 stage3 tarball?</b> Here is some information that should help you 149 stage3 tarball?</b> Here is some information that should help you
150 make this decision. 150 make this decision.
151 Starting from a stage1 allows you to have total 151 Starting from a stage1 allows you to have total
152 control over the optimization settings and optional build-time 152 control over the optimization settings and optional build-time
153 functionality that is initially enabled on your system. This makes 153 functionality that is initially enabled on your system. This makes
154 stage1 installs good for power users who know what they are doing. 154 stage1 installs good for power users who know what they are doing.
155 It is also a great installation method for those who want to more 155 It is also a great installation method for those who would like to
156 about the inner workings of Gentoo Linux.</p> 156 know more about the inner workings of Gentoo Linux.</p>
157 157
158 <p> 158 <p>
159 Stage2 installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process, and doing 159 Stage2 installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process, and doing
160 this is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we 160 this is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we
161 chose for your particular stage2 tarball. And choosing to go with a 161 chose for your particular stage2 tarball. And choosing to go with a
162 stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo Linux, but also 162 stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo Linux, but also
163 means that your base system will have the optimization settings that 163 means that your base system will have the optimization settings that
164 we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings and were 164 we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings and were
165 carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining 165 carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
166 stability.) Since major releases of Gentoo Linux have stage3's 166 stability.) Since major releases of Gentoo Linux have stage3's
167 specifically optimized for various popular processors, starting 167 specifically optimized for various popular processors, starting
168 from a stage3 can offer the best of all worlds -- a fast install 168 from a stage3 can offer the best of all worlds -- a fast install
169 and a system that is well-optimized. 169 and a system that is well-optimized.
170 <b>If you're installing Gentoo Linux for the 170 <b>If you're installing Gentoo Linux for the
171 first time, consider using a stage3 tarball for 171 first time, consider using a stage3 tarball for
323 <ti>disables loading of evms modules</ti></tr> 323 <ti>disables loading of evms modules</ti></tr>
324 324
325 <tr><ti>nousb</ti> 325 <tr><ti>nousb</ti>
326 <ti>disables usb module load from initrd, disables hotplug</ti></tr> 326 <ti>disables usb module load from initrd, disables hotplug</ti></tr>
327 327
328 <tr><ti>ide=nodma</ti> 328 <tr><ti>ide=nodma</ti>
329 <ti>Force disabling of dma for malfunctioning ide devices</ti></tr> 329 <ti>Force disabling of dma for malfunctioning ide devices</ti></tr>
330 330
331 <tr><ti>cdcache</ti> 331 <tr><ti>cdcache</ti>
332 <ti>Cache the entire runtime portion of cd in ram, This uses 40mb of RAM , but allows you to umount /mnt/cdrom and mount another cdrom.</ti></tr> 332 <ti>Cache the entire runtime portion of cd in ram, This uses 40mb of RAM , but allows you to umount /mnt/cdrom and mount another cdrom.</ti></tr>
333 333
334 </table></p> 334 </table></p>
335 335
336 336
337 <p>Once you hit Enter, you will be greeted with an even fancier boot 337 <p>Once you hit Enter, you will be greeted with an even fancier boot
338 screen and progress bar:</p> 338 screen and progress bar.</p>
339 339<!--
340 <figure link="/images/install/livecd-1.4-boot.png" caption="The Gentoo 340 <figure link="/images/install/livecd-1.4-boot.png" caption="The Gentoo
341 Linux Live CD booting" /> 341 Linux Live CD booting" />
342 342-->
343 343
344 <p>Once the boot process completes, you will be automatically logged in 344 <p>Once the boot process completes, you will be automatically logged in
345 to the "Live" Gentoo Linux as 345 to the "Live" Gentoo Linux as
346&quot;<c>root</c>&quot;, the "super user." You should have a root (&quot;<c>#</c>&quot;) prompt 346&quot;<c>root</c>&quot;, the "super user." You should have a root (&quot;<c>#</c>&quot;) prompt
347on the current console, and can also switch to other consoles by pressing 347on the current console, and can also switch to other consoles by pressing
348Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you started on by pressing 348Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you started on by pressing
349Alt-F1. The console will look like this:</p> 349Alt-F1. </p>
350<!--
350 351
351 <figure link="/images/install/livecd-1.4-con.png" caption="The Gentoo 352 <figure link="/images/install/livecd-1.4-con.png" caption="The Gentoo
352 Linux Live CD console" /> 353 Linux Live CD console" />
354-->
353 355
354<note><b>Advanced users:</b> When the Live CD boots, the Live CD root password is 356<note><b>Advanced users:</b> When the Live CD boots, the Live CD root password is
355set to a random string for security purposes. If you plan to start 357set to a random string for security purposes. If you plan to start
356<c>sshd</c> to allow remote logins to your Live CD, you should set the Live 358<c>sshd</c> to allow remote logins to your Live CD, you should set the Live
357CD root password now by typing <c>passwd</c> and following the prompts. 359CD root password now by typing <c>passwd</c> and following the prompts.
358Otherwise, you will not know the proper password for logging into the Live 360Otherwise, you will not know the proper password for logging into the Live
359CD over the network. </note> 361CD over the network. </note>
360 362
361 <p>You've probably also noticed that above your <c>#</c> prompt is a bunch of help text 363 <p>You've probably also noticed that above your <c>#</c> prompt is a bunch of help text
362 that explains how to do things like configure your Linux networking and telling you where you can find 364 that explains how to do things like configure your Linux networking and telling you where you can find
363 the Gentoo Linux stage tarballs and packages on your CD. 365 the Gentoo Linux stage tarballs and packages on your CD.
364 </p> 366 </p>
365 </body> 367 </body>
366 </section> 368 </section>
367 </chapter> 369 </chapter>

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