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17 </author> 17 </author>
18 <author title="Editor"> 18 <author title="Editor">
19 <mail link="Pierre-Henri.Jondot@wanadoo.fr">Pierre-Henri Jondot</mail> 19 <mail link="Pierre-Henri.Jondot@wanadoo.fr">Pierre-Henri Jondot</mail>
20 </author> 20 </author>
21 <author title="Editor"> 21 <author title="Editor">
22 <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail> 22 <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
23 </author> 23 </author>
24 <author title="Editor"> 24 <author title="Editor">
25 <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail> 25 <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
26 </author> 26 </author>
27 <abstract>These instructions step you through the process of installing Gentoo 27 <abstract>These instructions step you through the process of installing Gentoo
28 Linux 1.4_rc2. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation 28 Linux 1.4_rc2. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation
29 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from 29 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from
30 scratch. 30 scratch.
31 </abstract> 31 </abstract>
32 <version>2.3.5</version> 32 <version>2.3.6</version>
33 <date>6 January 2003</date> 33 <date>7 January 2003</date>
34 <chapter> 34 <chapter>
35 <title>About the Install</title> 35 <title>About the Install</title>
36 <section> 36 <section>
37 <body> 37 <body>
38 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well 38 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well
39as many SCSI CD-ROM, assuming that your CD-ROM and BIOS both support booting. 39as many SCSI CD-ROM, assuming that your CD-ROM and BIOS both support booting.
40Included on the CD-ROM is Linux support for IDE (and PCI IDE) (built-in to the 40Included on the CD-ROM is Linux support for IDE (and PCI IDE) (built-in to the
41kernel) as well as support for all SCSI devices (available as modules.) In 41kernel) as well as support for all SCSI devices (available as modules.) In
42addition, we provide modules for literally every kind of network card that 42addition, we provide modules for literally every kind of network card that
43Linux supports, as well as tools to allow you to configure your network and 43Linux supports, as well as tools to allow you to configure your network and
44establish outbound (as well as inbound) <c>ssh</c> connections and download 44establish outbound (as well as inbound) <c>ssh</c> connections and download
45files. </p> 45files. </p>
46 <p>To install from the build CD, you will need to have a 486+ processor and 46 <p>To install from the build CD, you will need to have a 486+ processor and
47ideally at least 64 Megabytes of RAM. (Gentoo linux has been successfully 47ideally at least 64 Megabytes of RAM. (Gentoo linux has been successfully
48built with 64MB of RAM + 64MB of swap space, but the build process is awfully 48built with 64MB of RAM + 64MB of swap space, but the build process is awfully
555 Then, we'll <c>chroot</c> over to the new Gentoo Linux build installation to &quot;enter&quot; the new 555 Then, we'll <c>chroot</c> over to the new Gentoo Linux build installation to &quot;enter&quot; the new
556 Gentoo Linux system. 556 Gentoo Linux system.
557 </p> 557 </p>
558 <impo>Be sure to use the <c>p</c> option with <c>tar</c>. Forgetting to do this will 558 <impo>Be sure to use the <c>p</c> option with <c>tar</c>. Forgetting to do this will
559 cause certain files to have incorrect permissions.</impo> 559 cause certain files to have incorrect permissions.</impo>
560 <p>If you are using the &quot;from scratch, build everything&quot; install method, 560 <p>If you are using the &quot;from scratch, build everything&quot; install method,
561 you will want to use the <path>stage1-ix86-1.4_beta.tbz2</path> image. 561 you will want to use the <path>stage1-ix86-1.4_beta.tbz2</path> image.
562 If you're using one of our bigger CDs, you'll also have a choice of a stage2 and stage3 image. 562 If you're using one of our bigger CDs, you'll also have a choice of a stage2 and stage3 image.
563 These images allow you to save time at the expense of configurability (we've already chosen 563 These images allow you to save time at the expense of configurability (we've already chosen
564 compiler optimizations and default USE variables for you.) 564 compiler optimizations and default USE variables for you.)
565 </p> 565 </p>
566 <pre caption="Unpacking the Stages"> 566 <pre caption="Unpacking the Stages">
567# <c>cd /mnt/gentoo</c> 567# <c>cd /mnt/gentoo</c>
568# <c>tar -xvjpf /mnt/cdrom/gentoo/stage?-*.tbz2</c> 568# <c>tar -xvjpf /mnt/cdrom/gentoo/stage?-*.tbz2</c>
569# <c>mount -o bind /proc /mnt/gentoo/proc</c> 569# <c>mount -o bind /proc /mnt/gentoo/proc</c>
570# <c>mount -o bind /dev /mnt/gentoo/dev</c>
571<comment>The /dev bind-mount is required for perl to build properly for some people.</comment>
570# <c>cp /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/gentoo/etc/resolv.conf</c> 572# <c>cp /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/gentoo/etc/resolv.conf</c>
571 </pre> 573 </pre>
572<p>If you are going to use GRP, now would be a good time to execute the following commands: 574<p>If you are going to use GRP, now would be a good time to execute the following commands:
573</p> 575</p>
574 576
575<pre caption="Getting ready for GRP"> 577<pre caption="Getting ready for GRP">
576# <c>mkdir /mnt/gentoo/GRP</c> 578# <c>mkdir /mnt/gentoo/GRP</c>
577# <c>mount -o bind /mnt/cdrom/gentoo/packages /mnt/gentoo/GRP</c> 579# <c>mount -o bind /mnt/cdrom/gentoo/packages /mnt/gentoo/GRP</c>
578</pre> 580</pre>
579 581
580 <pre caption="Entering the chroot Environment"> 582 <pre caption="Entering the chroot Environment">
581# <c>chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash</c> 583# <c>chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash</c>
582# <c>env-update</c> 584# <c>env-update</c>
583Regenerating /etc/ld.so.cache... 585Regenerating /etc/ld.so.cache...
584# <c>source /etc/profile</c> 586# <c>source /etc/profile</c>

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