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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 <author title="Editor"> 27 <author title="Editor">
28 <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail> 28 <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
29 </author> 29 </author>
30 <author title="Editor"> 30 <author title="Editor">
31 <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail> 31 <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
32 </author> 32 </author>
33 <abstract>These instructions step you through the process of installing Gentoo 33 <abstract>These instructions step you through the process of installing Gentoo
34 Linux 1.4_rc2. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation 34 Linux 1.4_rc2. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation
35 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from 35 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from
36 scratch. 36 scratch.
37 </abstract> 37 </abstract>
38<version>2.3.16</version> 38<version>2.3.17</version>
39 <date>21 Feb 2003</date> 39 <date>25 Feb 2003</date>
40 <chapter> 40 <chapter>
41 <title>About the Install</title> 41 <title>About the Install</title>
42 <section> 42 <section>
43 <body> 43 <body>
44 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well 44 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well
45as many SCSI CD-ROM, assuming that your CD-ROM and BIOS both support booting. 45as many SCSI CD-ROM, assuming that your CD-ROM and BIOS both support booting.
46Included on the CD-ROM is Linux support for IDE (and PCI IDE) (built-in to the 46Included on the CD-ROM is Linux support for IDE (and PCI IDE) (built-in to the
47kernel) as well as support for all SCSI devices (available as modules.) In 47kernel) as well as support for all SCSI devices (available as modules.) In
48addition, we provide modules for literally every kind of network card that 48addition, we provide modules for literally every kind of network card that
49Linux supports, as well as tools to allow you to configure your network and 49Linux supports, as well as tools to allow you to configure your network and
50establish outbound (as well as inbound) <c>ssh</c> connections and download 50establish outbound (as well as inbound) <c>ssh</c> connections and download
51files. </p> 51files. </p>
52 <p>To install from the build CD, you will need to have a 486+ processor and 52 <p>To install from the build CD, you will need to have a 486+ processor and
53ideally at least 64 Megabytes of RAM. (Gentoo linux has been successfully 53ideally at least 64 Megabytes of RAM. (Gentoo linux has been successfully
54built with 64MB of RAM + 64MB of swap space, but the build process is awfully 54built with 64MB of RAM + 64MB of swap space, but the build process is awfully
1252# <c>emerge grub</c> 1252# <c>emerge grub</c>
1253# <c>grub</c> 1253# <c>grub</c>
1254 </pre> 1254 </pre>
1255 <impo>If you are using hardware RAID this part will not work at 1255 <impo>If you are using hardware RAID this part will not work at
1256 this time. 1256 this time.
1257 Skip to the section on making your <path>grub.conf</path>. After that we will complete the 1257 Skip to the section on making your <path>grub.conf</path>. After that we will complete the
1258 grub setup for RAID controllers 1258 grub setup for RAID controllers
1259 </impo> 1259 </impo>
1260 <p>You'll be presented with the <c>grub&gt;</c> grub 1260 <p>You'll be presented with the <c>grub&gt;</c> grub
1261 command-line prompt. Now, you need to type in the 1261 command-line prompt. Now, you need to type in the
1262 right commands to install the GRUB boot record onto your hard drive. In my example configuration, 1262 right commands to install the GRUB boot record onto your hard drive. In my example configuration,
1263 I want to install the GRUB boot record on my hard drive's MBR (master boot record), so that 1263 I want to install the GRUB boot record on my hard drive's MBR (master boot record), so that
1264 the first thing I see when I turn on the computer is the GRUB prompt. In my case, the commands 1264 the first thing I see when I turn on the computer is the GRUB prompt. In my case, the commands
1265 I want to type are: 1265 I want to type are:
1266 </p> 1266 </p>
1267
1267 <pre caption="GRUB Commands"> 1268 <pre caption="GRUB on the MBR">
1268grub&gt; <c>root (hd0,0)</c> 1269grub&gt; <c>root (hd0,0)</c> <codenote>Your boot partition</codenote>
1269grub&gt; <c>setup (hd0)</c> 1270grub&gt; <c>setup (hd0)</c> <codenote>Where the boot record is installed, here, it is the MBR</codenote>
1271 </pre>
1272
1273 <pre caption="GRUB not on the MBR">
1270<comment>Alternatively, if you wanted to install the bootloader somewhere other than the MBR</comment> 1274<comment>Alternatively, if you wanted to install the bootloader somewhere other than the MBR</comment>
1271grub&gt; <c>setup (hd0) (hd0,4) </c> 1275grub&gt; <c>root (hd0,0)</c> <codenote>Your boot partition</codenote>
1272<codenote>The second parameter above identifies the boot partition</codenote> 1276grub&gt; <c>setup (hd0,4)</c> <codenote>Where the boot record is installed, here it is /dev/hda5</codenote>
1273grub&gt; <c>quit</c> 1277grub&gt; <c>quit</c>
1274 </pre> 1278 </pre>
1279
1275 <p>Here's how the two commands work. The first <c>root ( )</c> command tells GRUB 1280 <p>Here's how the two commands work. The first <c>root ( )</c> command tells GRUB
1276 the location of your boot partition (in our example, <path>/dev/hda1</path> or 1281 the location of your boot partition (in our example, <path>/dev/hda1</path> or
1277 <path>(hd0,0)</path> in GRUB terminology. Then, the second <c>setup ( ) 1282 <path>(hd0,0)</path> in GRUB terminology. Then, the second <c>setup ( )
1278 </c> command tells GRUB where to install the 1283 </c> command tells GRUB where to install the
1279 boot record - it will be configured to look for its special files at the <c>root 1284 boot record - it will be configured to look for its special files at the <c>root
1280 ( )</c> location that you specified. In my case, I want the boot record on the 1285 ( )</c> location that you specified. In my case, I want the boot record on the
1281 MBR of the hard drive, so I simply specify <path>/dev/hda</path> (also known as <path>(hd0)</path>). 1286 MBR of the hard drive, so I simply specify <path>/dev/hda</path> (also known as <path>(hd0)</path>).
1282 If I were using another boot loader and wanted to set up GRUB as a secondary boot-loader, I 1287 If I were using another boot loader and wanted to set up GRUB as a secondary boot-loader, I
1283 could install GRUB to the boot record of a particular partition. In that case, 1288 could install GRUB to the boot record of a particular partition. In that case,
1284 I'd specify a particular partition rather than the entire disk. Once the GRUB 1289 I'd specify a particular partition rather than the entire disk. Once the GRUB
1285 boot record has been successfully installed, you can type <c>quit</c> to quit GRUB. 1290 boot record has been successfully installed, you can type <c>quit</c> to quit GRUB.
1286 </p> 1291 </p>
1287 1292
1288 <note> The tab completion mechanism of grub can be used from within grub, 1293 <note> The tab completion mechanism of grub can be used from within grub,
1289 assuming you wrote <c> root (</c> and that you hit the TAB key, you would 1294 assuming you wrote <c> root (</c> and that you hit the TAB key, you would
1290 be prompted with a list of the available devices (not only harddrives), 1295 be prompted with a list of the available devices (not only harddrives),

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