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566 <impo>If you are having problems mounting your boot partition with ext2, try using 566 <impo>If you are having problems mounting your boot partition with ext2, try using
567 <c>mount /dev/hXX /mnt/gentoo/boot -t ext2 </c> </impo> 567 <c>mount /dev/hXX /mnt/gentoo/boot -t ext2 </c> </impo>
568 </body> 568 </body>
569 </section> 569 </section>
570 </chapter> 570 </chapter>
571 <chapter> 571 <chapter>
572 <title>Obtaining the Desired 'stage-x' Tarball</title> 572 <title>Obtaining the Desired 'stage-x' Tarball</title>
573 <section> 573 <section>
574 <body> 574 <body>
575 <p>If you want to start from a stage1 tarball, then you're already set 575 <p>If you want to start from a stage1 tarball, then you're already set
576 to go; you can find the stage1 tarball in <path>/mnt/cdrom/gentoo/</path>. 576 to go; you can find the stage1 tarball in <path>/mnt/cdrom/gentoo/</path>.
577 On the other hand, if you would prefer to start from a stage2 or stage3 577 On the other hand, if you would prefer to start from a stage2 or stage3
578 tarball that has been optimized for your architecture you can download it 578 tarball that has been optimized for your architecture you can download it
579 (into <path>/mnt/gentoo</path> would be the simplest) 579 (into <path>/mnt/gentoo</path> would be the simplest)
580 from one of the Gentoo mirror sites. </p> 580 from one of the Gentoo mirror sites. </p>
581
581 <pre caption="Downloading Required Stages"> 582 <pre caption="Downloading Required Stages">
582# <c>cd /mnt/gentoo</c> 583# <c>cd /mnt/gentoo</c>
583<comment>Use lynx to get the URL for your tarball:</comment> 584<comment>Use lynx to get the URL for your tarball:</comment>
584# <c>lynx http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distributions/gentoo/releases/1.4_rc2/x86/</c> 585# <c>lynx http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distributions/gentoo/releases/1.4_rc2/x86/</c>
585<comment>Use <c>Up</c> and <c>Down</c> arrows keys (or the <c>TAB</c> key) to go to the right directory 586<comment>Use <c>Up</c> and <c>Down</c> arrows keys (or the <c>TAB</c> key) to go to the right directory
586Highlight the appropriate stage you want to download 587Highlight the appropriate stage you want to download
587Press <c>d</c> which will initiate the download 588Press <c>d</c> which will initiate the download
588Save the file and quit the browser 589Save the file and quit the browser
589 590
590<b>OR</b> use wget from the command line:</comment> 591<b>OR</b> use wget from the command line:</comment>
591# <c>wget <comment>insert URL to the required stage tarball here.</comment></c> 592# <c>wget <comment>insert URL to the required stage tarball here.</comment></c>
592 </pre> 593 </pre>
593 </body> 594 </body>
594 </section> 595 </section>
595 </chapter> 596 </chapter>
681 <pre caption="Setting make.conf Options"> 682 <pre caption="Setting make.conf Options">
682# <c>nano -w /etc/make.conf</c> <comment>(Adjust these settings)</comment> 683# <c>nano -w /etc/make.conf</c> <comment>(Adjust these settings)</comment>
683 </pre> 684 </pre>
684 <note> 685 <note>
685 People who need to substantially tweak the build process should take a look at 686 People who need to substantially tweak the build process should take a look at
686 the <path>/etc/make.globals</path> file. This file comprises gentoo defaults and 687 the <path>/etc/make.globals</path> file. This file comprises gentoo defaults and
687 should never be touched. If the defaults do not suffice, then new values should 688 should never be touched. If the defaults do not suffice, then new values should
688 be put in <path>/etc/make.conf</path>, as entries in <path>make.conf</path> 689 be put in <path>/etc/make.conf</path>, as entries in <path>make.conf</path>
689 <comment>override</comment> the entries in <path>make.globals</path>. If you're 690 <comment>override</comment> the entries in <path>make.globals</path>. If you're
690 interested in tweaking USE settings, look in <path>/etc/make.profile/make.defaults</path>. 691 interested in tweaking USE settings, look in <path>/etc/make.profile/make.defaults</path>.
691 If you want to turn off any USE settings found here, add an appropriate <c>USE=&quot;-foo&quot;</c> 692 If you want to turn off any USE settings found here, add an appropriate <c>USE=&quot;-foo&quot;</c>
692 in /etc/make.conf (to turn off the <c>foo</c> USE setting.) 693 in /etc/make.conf (to turn off the <c>foo</c> USE setting.)
693 </note> 694 </note>
694 </body> 695 </body>
695 </section> 696 </section>
697 <section>
698 <title>Selecting a Portage mirror</title>
699 <body>
700 <p>Before downloading and installing most of your system, it might be advantageous of you to select
701 a Gentoo mirror. Doing so will help you get better transfer rates, and additionally take some of the load
702 off of our generous host, <uri link="http://www.ibiblio.org">ibiblio.org</uri>.
703 </p>
704
705 <pre caption="Emerging mirrorselect">
706# <c>emerge mirrorselect</c>
707<codenote>Simply run <i>mirrorselect</i> after emerging it, as it uses a nice GUI interface</codenote>
708# <c>mirrorselect</c>
709 </pre>
710 </body>
711 </section>
712
696 </chapter> 713 </chapter>
697 <chapter> 714 <chapter>
698 <title>Starting from Stage1</title> 715 <title>Starting from Stage1</title>
699 <section> 716 <section>
700 <body> 717 <body>
701 <p>The stage1 tarball is for ultimate tweakage. If you have picked this tarball, 718 <p>The stage1 tarball is for ultimate tweakage. If you have picked this tarball,
702 you are most likely looking to have an uber-optimized system. Have fun, because optimization 719 you are most likely looking to have an uber-optimized system. Have fun, because optimization
703 is what Gentoo Linux is all about! 720 is what Gentoo Linux is all about!
704 </p> 721 </p>
705 <p>Now, it's time to start the &quot;bootstrap&quot; process. This process takes about two hours on 722 <p>Now, it's time to start the &quot;bootstrap&quot; process. This process takes about two hours on
706 my 1200Mhz AMD Athlon system. During this time, the extracted build image will be prepped 723 my 1200Mhz AMD Athlon system. During this time, the extracted build image will be prepped
707 for compiling the rest of the system. The GNU compiler suite will be built, as well as the GNU C library. 724 for compiling the rest of the system. The GNU compiler suite will be built, as well as the GNU C library.
708 These are time consuming builds and make up the bulk of the bootstrap process. 725 These are time consuming builds and make up the bulk of the bootstrap process.
709 </p> 726 </p>
710 <pre caption="Bootstrapping"> 727 <pre caption="Bootstrapping">

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