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67the system you want to custom-build from scratch. 67the system you want to custom-build from scratch.
68</abstract> 68</abstract>
69 69
70<license/> 70<license/>
71 71
72<version>2.6.9</version> 72<version>2.6.10</version>
73<date>September 11, 2003</date> 73<date>September 14, 2003</date>
74 74
75<chapter> 75<chapter>
76<title>About the Install</title> 76<title>About the Install</title>
77<section> 77<section>
78<body> 78<body>
98the detailed descriptions of each product in the <uri 98the detailed descriptions of each product in the <uri
99link="http://store.gentoo.org">store</uri>. The store descriptions 99link="http://store.gentoo.org">store</uri>. The store descriptions
100contain fairly comprehensive CPU compatibility information. 100contain fairly comprehensive CPU compatibility information.
101</p> 101</p>
102 102
103<p>
104You can find and download the ISOs for the LiveCDs from most of our
105mirrors. The LiveCDs for the x86 architecture are located inside the
106<path>releases/x86/1.4/livecd/</path> subdirectory.
107</p>
108
103<p>So, about the 2 CD set -- here's what's on each CD. The first 109<p>So, about the 2 CD set -- here's what's on each CD. The first
104CD ("CD 1") is called "Live CD Installation" and is a bootable CD-ROM, 110CD ("CD 1") is called "Live CD Installation" and is a bootable CD-ROM,
105meaning that you can put "CD 1" in your drive and run Gentoo Linux 111meaning that you can put "CD 1" in your drive and run Gentoo Linux
106directly from the CD. You can then use this CD-based version of 112directly from the CD. You can then use this CD-based version of
107Gentoo to install Gentoo Linux 1.4 to your hard disk. In addition 113Gentoo to install Gentoo Linux 1.4 to your hard disk. In addition
108to containing a bootable Gentoo Linux environment, CD 1 114to containing a bootable Gentoo Linux environment, CD 1
109contains everything you need to install Gentoo Linux quickly, even 115contains everything you need to install Gentoo Linux quickly, even
110without a connection to the Internet. In addition, several 116without a connection to the Internet. In addition, several
111pre-compiled packages are also included on CD 1, such as the 117pre-compiled packages are also included on CD 1, such as the
112ever-important XFree86 X server. If you have an ISO CD-ROM image 118ever-important XFree86 X server. If you have an ISO CD-ROM image
113file for CD 1, its name will end in "<path>-cd1.iso</path>". 119file for CD 1, its name will contain <path>-cd1</path>.
114</p> 120</p>
115 121
116<p> 122<p>
117In contrast, the second CD ("CD 2") isn't bootable and contains 123In contrast, the second CD ("CD 2") isn't bootable and contains
118lots of pre-built packages for your system. Included on this CD are 124lots of pre-built packages for your system. Included on this CD are
120Mozilla, Evolution and others. CD 2 is <e>optional</e> and is 126Mozilla, Evolution and others. CD 2 is <e>optional</e> and is
121intended for those people who are interested in installing Gentoo 127intended for those people who are interested in installing Gentoo
122Linux very quickly. The packages included on CD 2 typically take 128Linux very quickly. The packages included on CD 2 typically take
123about 36 hours to compile from source on a typical modern 129about 36 hours to compile from source on a typical modern
124single-processor system. If you have an ISO CD-ROM image file for CD 130single-processor system. If you have an ISO CD-ROM image file for CD
1252, its name will end in "<path>-cd2.iso</path>". 1312, its name will contain <path>-cd2</path>.
126</p> 132</p>
127 133
128<note> 134<note>
129A complete Gentoo Linux 2-CD set contains the Gentoo Reference 135A complete Gentoo Linux 2-CD set contains the Gentoo Reference
130Platform, which is a complete pre-built Gentoo Linux system including GNOME, 136Platform, which is a complete pre-built Gentoo Linux system including GNOME,
146that it is small and thus the ISO CD-ROM image file can be 152that it is small and thus the ISO CD-ROM image file can be
147downloaded quickly. If you're an advanced user who wants to install 153downloaded quickly. If you're an advanced user who wants to install
148the most up-to-date version of Gentoo Linux available and have a 154the most up-to-date version of Gentoo Linux available and have a
149fast network connection, then you may prefer this option. If you 155fast network connection, then you may prefer this option. If you
150have an ISO CD-ROM image file for our "basic" Live CD, its name will 156have an ISO CD-ROM image file for our "basic" Live CD, its name will
151end in "<path>-basic.iso</path>". 157contain <path>-basic</path>.
152</p> 158</p>
153 159
154<p> 160<p>
155To use any Gentoo Linux CD-based installation method, you will 161To use any Gentoo Linux CD-based installation method, you will
156need to have a 486+ processor and ideally at least 64 Megabytes of 162need to have a 486+ processor and ideally at least 64 Megabytes of
248Depending on what stage of the build process you're starting from, here is 254Depending on what stage of the build process you're starting from, here is
249what is required for installation: 255what is required for installation:
250</p> 256</p>
251 257
252<table> 258<table>
259<tcolumn width="0.75in"/>
260<tcolumn width="1in"/>
261<tcolumn width="1.25in"/>
262<tcolumn width="3.5in"/>
253<tr> 263<tr>
254 <th>Stage Tarball</th> 264 <th>Stage Tarball</th>
255 <th>Internet Access Required</th> 265 <th>Internet Access Required</th>
256 <th>Media Required</th> 266 <th>Media Required</th>
257 <th>Steps</th> 267 <th>Steps</th>
318Consult the following table for a partial list of available kernels and 328Consult the following table for a partial list of available kernels and
319options or press F2 and F3 to view the help screens. 329options or press F2 and F3 to view the help screens.
320</p> 330</p>
321 331
322<table> 332<table>
333<tcolumn width="2in"/>
334<tcolumn width="4in"/>
323<tr><th>Available kernels</th><th>Description</th></tr> 335<tr><th>Available kernels</th><th>Description</th></tr>
324<tr><ti>gentoo</ti><ti>standard gentoo kernel (default)</ti></tr> 336<tr><ti>gentoo</ti><ti>standard gentoo kernel (default)</ti></tr>
325<tr><ti>nofb</ti><ti>framebuffer mode disabled</ti></tr> 337<tr><ti>nofb</ti><ti>framebuffer mode disabled</ti></tr>
326<tr><ti>smp</ti><ti>loads a smp kernel in noframebuffer mode</ti></tr> 338<tr><ti>smp</ti><ti>loads a smp kernel in noframebuffer mode</ti></tr>
327<tr><ti>acpi</ti><ti>enables acpi=on + loads acpi modules during init</ti></tr> 339<tr><ti>acpi</ti><ti>enables acpi=on + loads acpi modules during init</ti></tr>
328<tr><ti>memtest</ti><ti>boots the memory testing program</ti></tr> 340<tr><ti>memtest</ti><ti>boots the memory testing program</ti></tr>
329</table> 341</table>
330 342
331<table> 343<table>
344<tcolumn width="2in"/>
345<tcolumn width="4in"/>
332<tr><th>Available boot options</th><th>Description</th></tr> 346<tr><th>Available boot options</th><th>Description</th></tr>
333<tr><ti>doataraid</ti><ti>loads ide raid modules from initrd</ti></tr> 347<tr><ti>doataraid</ti><ti>loads ide raid modules from initrd</ti></tr>
334<tr><ti>dofirewire</ti><ti>modprobes firewire modules in initrd (for firewire cdroms,etc.)</ti></tr> 348<tr><ti>dofirewire</ti><ti>modprobes firewire modules in initrd (for firewire cdroms,etc.)</ti></tr>
335<tr><ti>dokeymap</ti><ti>enable keymap selection for non-us keyboard layouts</ti></tr> 349<tr><ti>dokeymap</ti><ti>enable keymap selection for non-us keyboard layouts</ti></tr>
336<tr><ti>dopcmcia</ti><ti>starts pcmcia service</ti></tr> 350<tr><ti>dopcmcia</ti><ti>starts pcmcia service</ti></tr>
580the system build, as well as the required localhost interface. The needed 594the system build, as well as the required localhost interface. The needed
581information is explained in the next table. 595information is explained in the next table.
582</p> 596</p>
583 597
584<table> 598<table>
599<tcolumn width="1.25in"/>
600<tcolumn width="4in"/>
601<tcolumn width="1.25in"/>
585<tr><th>Information</th><th>Description</th><th>Example value</th></tr> 602<tr><th>Information</th><th>Description</th><th>Example value</th></tr>
586<tr><ti>IP address</ti><ti>The IP address you want to assign to your network card</ti><ti>192.168.1.2</ti></tr> 603<tr><ti>IP address</ti><ti>The IP address you want to assign to your network card</ti><ti>192.168.1.2</ti></tr>
587<tr><ti>Broadcast address</ti><ti>The IP address which will broadcast the packets to all the hosts in the network</ti><ti>192.168.1.255</ti></tr> 604<tr><ti>Broadcast address</ti><ti>The IP address which will broadcast the packets to all the hosts in the network</ti><ti>192.168.1.255</ti></tr>
588<tr><ti>Network mask</ti><ti>The mask which is used together with the IP address to see what part of the address is for network-identification and host-identification</ti><ti>255.255.255.0</ti></tr> 605<tr><ti>Network mask</ti><ti>The mask which is used together with the IP address to see what part of the address is for network-identification and host-identification</ti><ti>255.255.255.0</ti></tr>
589<tr><ti>Gateway</ti><ti>The IP address of the computer which will forward the packets that are not meant for the local network (most of the time the computer which shares the internet connection)</ti><ti>192.168.1.1</ti></tr> 606<tr><ti>Gateway</ti><ti>The IP address of the computer which will forward the packets that are not meant for the local network (most of the time the computer which shares the internet connection)</ti><ti>192.168.1.1</ti></tr>
924suggested partition and filesystem configuration to use when installing Gentoo 941suggested partition and filesystem configuration to use when installing Gentoo
925Linux: 942Linux:
926</p> 943</p>
927 944
928<table> 945<table>
946<tcolumn width="1.5in"/>
947<tcolumn width="2.5in"/>
948<tcolumn width="2.5in"/>
949<tcolumn width="1in"/>
929<tr> 950<tr>
930 <th>Partition</th> 951 <th>Partition</th>
931 <th>Size</th> 952 <th>Size</th>
932 <th>Type</th> 953 <th>Type</th>
933 <th>example device</th> 954 <th>example device</th>
2144Finally, you should emerge ebuilds for any additional hardware that is on 2165Finally, you should emerge ebuilds for any additional hardware that is on
2145your system. Here is a list of kernel-related ebuilds that you could emerge: 2166your system. Here is a list of kernel-related ebuilds that you could emerge:
2146</p> 2167</p>
2147 2168
2148<table> 2169<table>
2170<tcolumn width="1in"/>
2171<tcolumn width="4in"/>
2172<tcolumn width="2in"/>
2149<tr> 2173<tr>
2150 <th>Ebuild</th> 2174 <th>Ebuild</th>
2151 <th>Purpose</th> 2175 <th>Purpose</th>
2152 <th>Command</th> 2176 <th>Command</th>
2153</tr> 2177</tr>
2296</p> 2320</p>
2297 2321
2298<pre caption="Installing rp-pppoe"> 2322<pre caption="Installing rp-pppoe">
2299# <i>USE="-X" emerge rp-pppoe</i> 2323# <i>USE="-X" emerge rp-pppoe</i>
2300<comment>GRP users should type the following:</comment> 2324<comment>GRP users should type the following:</comment>
2301# <i>USE="-X bindist" emerge -K rp-pppoe</i> 2325# <i>emerge -K rp-pppoe</i>
2302</pre> 2326</pre>
2303 2327
2304<note> 2328<note>
2305The <i>USE="-X"</i> prevents pppoe from installing its optional X interface, 2329The <i>USE="-X"</i> prevents pppoe from installing its optional X interface,
2306which is a good thing, because X and its dependencies would also be emerged. 2330which is a good thing, because X and its dependencies would also be emerged.
2307You can always recompile <i>rp-pppoe</i> with X support later. 2331You can always recompile <i>rp-pppoe</i> with X support later. The GRP version
2332of rp-pppoe has the optional X interface enabled. If you're not using GRP, compile from
2333source as in the first example.
2308</note> 2334</note>
2335<!-- this pkg is a candidate for moving from .tbz2 to distfiles/ (source) -->
2336
2309 2337
2310<note> 2338<note>
2311Please note that the rp-pppoe is built but not configured. You will have to 2339Please note that the rp-pppoe is built but not configured. You will have to
2312do it again using <c>adsl-setup</c> when you boot into your Gentoo system 2340do it again using <c>adsl-setup</c> when you boot into your Gentoo system
2313for the first time. 2341for the first time.
2497(<comment>x</comment> = 1, 2, ...): 2525(<comment>x</comment> = 1, 2, ...):
2498</p> 2526</p>
2499 2527
2500<pre caption="Multiple Network Interfaces"> 2528<pre caption="Multiple Network Interfaces">
2501# <i>cd /etc/init.d</i> 2529# <i>cd /etc/init.d</i>
2502# <i>cp net.eth0 net.eth<comment>x</comment></i> 2530# <i>ln -s net.eth0 net.eth<comment>x</comment></i>
2503<comment>Only for non-PCMCIA network cards:</comment> 2531<comment>Only for non-PCMCIA network cards:</comment>
2504# <i>rc-update add net.eth<comment>x</comment> default</i> 2532# <i>rc-update add net.eth<comment>x</comment> default</i>
2505</pre> 2533</pre>
2506 2534
2507<p> 2535<p>
2851to their bootloader configuration file. <c>xxx</c> is one of the values in the 2879to their bootloader configuration file. <c>xxx</c> is one of the values in the
2852following table: 2880following table:
2853</p> 2881</p>
2854 2882
2855<table> 2883<table>
2884<tcolumn width="1in"/>
2885<tcolumn width="1in"/>
2886<tcolumn width="1in"/>
2887<tcolumn width="1in"/>
2856<tr><ti></ti><th>640x480</th><th>800x600</th><th>1024x768</th><th>1280x1024</th></tr> 2888<tr><ti></ti><th>640x480</th><th>800x600</th><th>1024x768</th><th>1280x1024</th></tr>
2857<tr><th>8 bpp</th><ti>769</ti><ti>771</ti><ti>773</ti><ti>775</ti></tr> 2889<tr><th>8 bpp</th><ti>769</ti><ti>771</ti><ti>773</ti><ti>775</ti></tr>
2858<tr><th>16 bpp</th><ti>785</ti><ti>788</ti><ti>791</ti><ti>794</ti></tr> 2890<tr><th>16 bpp</th><ti>785</ti><ti>788</ti><ti>791</ti><ti>794</ti></tr>
2859<tr><th>32 bpp</th><ti>786</ti><ti>789</ti><ti>792</ti><ti>795</ti></tr> 2891<tr><th>32 bpp</th><ti>786</ti><ti>789</ti><ti>792</ti><ti>795</ti></tr>
2860</table> 2892</table>
2935<p> 2967<p>
2936GRP users can, at this point, install binary packages: 2968GRP users can, at this point, install binary packages:
2937</p> 2969</p>
2938 2970
2939<pre caption="Installing from GRP"> 2971<pre caption="Installing from GRP">
2940# <i>USE="bindist" emerge -k xfree</i> 2972# <i>emerge -k xfree</i>
2941<codenote>(USE="bindist" must be set while installing GRP packages that use XFree86)</codenote>
2942</pre> 2973</pre>
2943 2974
2944<p> 2975<p>
2945CD 1 contains enough applications to install a working system with XFree86. 2976CD 1 contains enough applications to install a working system with XFree86.
2946Additionally, CD2 of the 2-CD GRP set contains other applications including 2977Additionally, CD2 of the 2-CD GRP set contains other applications including
2959<p> 2990<p>
2960Now various other applications can be installed the same way. For example: 2991Now various other applications can be installed the same way. For example:
2961</p> 2992</p>
2962 2993
2963<pre caption="Installing KDE from GRP"> 2994<pre caption="Installing KDE from GRP">
2964# <i>USE="bindist" emerge -k kde</i> 2995# <i>emerge -k kde</i>
2965</pre> 2996</pre>
2966 2997
2967</body> 2998</body>
2968</section> 2999</section>
2969</chapter> 3000</chapter>

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