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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml"> 3<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml">
4 <title>Gentoo Linux 1.4_rc2 and 1.4_rc3 Installation Instructions</title> 4 <title>Gentoo Linux 1.4_rc3 Installation Instructions</title>
5 <author title="Chief Architect"> 5 <author title="Chief Architect">
6 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail> 6 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
7 </author> 7 </author>
8 <author title="Author">Chris Houser</author> 8 <author title="Author">Chris Houser</author>
9 <author title="Author"> 9 <author title="Author">
10 <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail> 10 <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
11 </author> 11 </author>
12 <author title="Ghost"> 12 <author title="Ghost">
13 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail> 13 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
14 </author> 14 </author>
15 <author title="Editor"> 15 <author title="Editor">
16 <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail> 16 <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
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 <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 and 1.4_rc3. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation 34 Linux 1.4_rc3. 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>2.3.19</version> 38<version>2.3.19</version>
39 <date>26 Feb 2003</date> 39 <date>26 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 drives, assuming that your CD-ROM and BIOS both support booting. 45as many SCSI CD-ROM drives, 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
63 <p><b>So, should you choose to start from a stage1, stage2, or stage3 tarball?</b> 63 <p><b>So, should you choose to start from a stage1, stage2, or stage3 tarball?</b>
64 Starting from a stage1 allows you to have total control over the optimization settings 64 Starting from a stage1 allows you to have total control over the optimization settings
65 and optional build-time functionality that is initially enabled on your system. This 65 and optional build-time functionality that is initially enabled on your system. This
66 makes stage1 installs good for power users who know what they are doing. stage2 installs 66 makes stage1 installs good for power users who know what they are doing. stage2 installs
67 allow you to skip the "bootstrap" process, and doing this is fine if you are happy with 67 allow you to skip the "bootstrap" process, and doing this is fine if you are happy with
68 the optimization settings that we chose for your particular stage2 tarball. Choosing to 68 the optimization settings that we chose for your particular stage2 tarball. Choosing to
69 go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo Linux, but also means that 69 go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo Linux, but also means that
70 your base system will have the optimization settings that we chose for you. Which may not 70 your base system will have the optimization settings that we chose for you. Which may not
71 be a bad thing, as major releases of Gentoo Linux have stage3's specifically optimized for 71 be a bad thing, as major releases of Gentoo Linux have stage3's specifically optimized for
72 various popular processors. <b>If you're installing Gentoo Linux for the first time, consider 72 various popular processors. <b>If you're installing Gentoo Linux for the first time, consider
73 using a stage3 tarball for installation.</b></p> 73 using a stage3 tarball for installation.</b></p>
74 74
75 75
76 <p> So, how does one begin the install process? First, you'll want to decide 76 <p> So, how does one begin the install process? First, you'll want to decide
77which one of our LiveCD ISO images to grab from 77which one of our LiveCD ISO images to grab from
78<uri>http://www.ibiblio.org/gentoo/releases/1.4_rc2/x86/</uri> or <uri>http://www.ibiblio.org/gentoo/releases/1.4_rc3/x86/</uri> . 78<uri>http://www.ibiblio.org/gentoo/releases/1.4_rc3/x86/</uri> .
79In this directory, you'll see several subdirectories such as <c>athlon</c> 79In this directory, you'll see several subdirectories such as <c>athlon</c>
80for each of our various architecture-specific builds. Here's a low-down on 80for each of our various architecture-specific builds. Here's a low-down on
81each arch directory and what it contains:</p> 81each arch directory and what it contains:</p>
82 <table> 82 <table>
83 <tr> 83 <tr>
84 <th>Architecture</th> 84 <th>Architecture</th>
85 <th>Description</th> 85 <th>Description</th>
86 </tr> 86 </tr>
87 <tr> 87 <tr>
88 <ti>x86</ti> 88 <ti>x86</ti>
89 <ti>Stage 1 tarballs and &quot;gentoo-basic&quot; liveCD -- will work on anything. Some Gentoo Linux 89 <ti>Stage 1 tarballs and &quot;gentoo-basic&quot; liveCD -- will work on anything. Some Gentoo Linux
90 "_rc" releases only have these types of stage tarballs.</ti> 90 "_rc" releases only have these types of stage tarballs.</ti>
91 </tr> 91 </tr>
92 <tr> 92 <tr>
93 <ti>i586</ti> 93 <ti>i586</ti>
210 </p> 210 </p>
211 <pre caption="PCI Modules Configuration"> 211 <pre caption="PCI Modules Configuration">
212# <c>modprobe pcnet32</c> 212# <c>modprobe pcnet32</c>
213<comment>(replace pcnet32 with your NIC module)</comment> 213<comment>(replace pcnet32 with your NIC module)</comment>
214 </pre> 214 </pre>
215 <p>Likewise, if you want to be able to access any SCSI hardware that wasn't detected 215 <p>Likewise, if you want to be able to access any SCSI hardware that wasn't detected
216 during the initial boot autodetection process, you'll need to load the appropriate 216 during the initial boot autodetection process, you'll need to load the appropriate
217 modules from /lib/modules, again using <c>modprobe</c>: 217 modules from /lib/modules, again using <c>modprobe</c>:
218 </p> 218 </p>
219 <pre caption="Loading SCSI Modules"> 219 <pre caption="Loading SCSI Modules">
220# <c>modprobe aic7xxx</c> 220# <c>modprobe aic7xxx</c>
221<comment>(replace aic7xxx with your SCSI adapter module)</comment> 221<comment>(replace aic7xxx with your SCSI adapter module)</comment>
222# <c>modprobe sd_mod</c> 222# <c>modprobe sd_mod</c>
223<comment>(sd_mod is the module for SCSI disk support)</comment> 223<comment>(sd_mod is the module for SCSI disk support)</comment>
224 </pre> 224 </pre>
225 <p><c>aic7xxx</c> supports your SCSI controller and <c>sd_mod</c> supports SCSI hard disks. </p>
226 <note> 225 <note>
227 Support for a SCSI CD-ROMs and disks are built-in in the kernel. 226 Support for a SCSI CD-ROMs and disks are built-in in the kernel.
228 </note> 227 </note>
229 <p>If you are using hardware RAID, you'll need to load the 228 <p>If you are using hardware RAID, you'll need to load the
230 ATA-RAID modules for your RAID controller. 229 ATA-RAID modules for your RAID controller.
231 </p> 230 </p>
232 <pre caption="Loading RAID Modules"> 231 <pre caption="Loading RAID Modules">
233# <c>modprobe ataraid</c> 232# <c>modprobe ataraid</c>
234# <c>modprobe pdcraid</c> 233# <c>modprobe pdcraid</c>
235 <comment>(Promise Raid Controller)</comment> 234 <comment>(Promise Raid Controller)</comment>
236# <c>modprobe hptraid</c> 235# <c>modprobe hptraid</c>
237 <comment>(Highpoint Raid Controller)</comment> 236 <comment>(Highpoint Raid Controller)</comment>
238 </pre> 237 </pre>
239 <p>The Gentoo LiveCD should have enabled DMA on your disks, but if it did not, 238 <p>The Gentoo LiveCD should have enabled DMA on your disks, but if it did not,
240 <c>hdparm</c> can be used to set DMA on your drives. </p> 239 <c>hdparm</c> can be used to set DMA on your drives. </p>

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