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48 <abstract>These instructions step you through the process of installing Gentoo 48 <abstract>These instructions step you through the process of installing Gentoo
49 Linux 1.4_rc4. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation 49 Linux 1.4_rc4. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation
50 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from 50 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from
51 scratch. 51 scratch.
52 </abstract> 52 </abstract>
53<version>2.6.1</version> 53<version>2.6.2</version>
54 <date>7th of July 2003</date> 54 <date>19th of July 2003</date>
55 <chapter> 55 <chapter>
56 <title>About the Install</title> 56 <title>About the Install</title>
57 <section> 57 <section>
58 <body> 58 <body>
59 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well 59 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well
1226 <body> 1226 <body>
1227 1227
1228 <note>This section is for those continuing a stage1 install or starting at stage2. If 1228 <note>This section is for those continuing a stage1 install or starting at stage2. If
1229 this is not you (ie. you're using a stage3,) then skip this section. 1229 this is not you (ie. you're using a stage3,) then skip this section.
1230 </note> 1230 </note>
1231
1232 <warn>
1233 If you start from stage2, don't change the CHOST variable in
1234 <path>/etc/make.conf</path>. Doing so results in strange and
1235 broad compilation failures. We are working on fixing this
1236 ofcourse.
1237 </warn>
1231 1238
1232 <p>The stage2 tarball already has the bootstrapping done for you. All that you have 1239 <p>The stage2 tarball already has the bootstrapping done for you. All that you have
1233 to do is install the rest of the system. 1240 to do is install the rest of the system.
1234 </p> 1241 </p>
1235 <note>If you are starting from a pre-built stage2 and want to ensure 1242 <note>If you are starting from a pre-built stage2 and want to ensure
1260 <section> 1267 <section>
1261 <body> 1268 <body>
1262 <note>This section is for those <b>starting</b> with stage3, and not for those who have started 1269 <note>This section is for those <b>starting</b> with stage3, and not for those who have started
1263 with stage1 or stage2 who should skip this section.</note> 1270 with stage1 or stage2 who should skip this section.</note>
1264 1271
1272 <warn>
1273 If you start from stage3, don't change the CHOST variable in
1274 <path>/etc/make.conf</path>. Doing so results in strange and
1275 broad compilation failures. We are working on fixing this
1276 ofcourse.
1277 </warn>
1278
1279
1265 <p>The stage3 tarball provides a fully-functional basic Gentoo system, so no building is required. 1280 <p>The stage3 tarball provides a fully-functional basic Gentoo system, so no building is required.
1266 However, since the stage3 tarball is pre-built, it may be slightly out-of-date. If this is a concern 1281 However, since the stage3 tarball is pre-built, it may be slightly out-of-date. If this is a concern
1267 for you, you can automatically update your existing stage3 to contain the most up-to-date versions of all system packages 1282 for you, you can automatically update your existing stage3 to contain the most up-to-date versions of all system packages
1268 by performing the following steps. Note that this could take a long time if your stage3 is very old; 1283 by performing the following steps. Note that this could take a long time if your stage3 is very old;
1269 otherwise, this process will generally be quick and will allow you to benefit from the very latest 1284 otherwise, this process will generally be quick and will allow you to benefit from the very latest

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