/[gentoo]/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml
Gentoo

Diff of /xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml

Parent Directory Parent Directory | Revision Log Revision Log | View Patch Patch

Revision 1.172 Revision 1.173
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>2.6.15</version> 72<version>2.6.16</version>
73<date>September 24, 2003</date> 73<date>September 27, 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>
362<p> 362<p>
363Once you hit Enter, you will be greeted with an even fancier boot 363Once you hit Enter, you will be greeted with an even fancier boot
364screen and progress bar. 364screen and progress bar.
365</p> 365</p>
366 366
367<!--
368 <figure link="/images/install/livecd-1.4-boot.png" caption="The Gentoo
369 Linux Live CD booting" />
370-->
371
372<p> 367<p>
373Once the boot process completes, you will be automatically logged in 368Once the boot process completes, you will be automatically logged in
374to the "Live" Gentoo Linux as "<e>root</e>", the "super user". You should 369to the "Live" Gentoo Linux as "<e>root</e>", the "super user". You should
375have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch 370have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch
376to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one 371to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one
377you started on by pressing Alt-F1. 372you started on by pressing Alt-F1.
378</p> 373</p>
379
380<!--
381
382 <figure link="/images/install/livecd-1.4-con.png" caption="The Gentoo
383 Linux Live CD console" />
384-->
385 374
386<note> 375<note>
387<b>Advanced users:</b> When the Live CD boots, the Live CD root password is 376<b>Advanced users:</b> When the Live CD boots, the Live CD root password is
388set to a random string for security purposes. If you plan to start 377set to a random string for security purposes. If you plan to start
389<c>sshd</c> to allow remote logins to your Live CD, you should set the Live 378<c>sshd</c> to allow remote logins to your Live CD, you should set the Live
471<p> 460<p>
472If your system is plugged into an Ethernet network, it is very 461If your system is plugged into an Ethernet network, it is very
473likely that your networking configuration has already been 462likely that your networking configuration has already been
474set up automatically for you. If so, you should be able to take advantage of 463set up automatically for you. If so, you should be able to take advantage of
475the many included network-aware commands on the LiveCD such as <c>ssh</c>, 464the many included network-aware commands on the LiveCD such as <c>ssh</c>,
476<c>scp</c>, <c>ping</c>, <c>irssi</c>, <c>wget</c> and <c>lynx</c>, among 465<c>scp</c>, <c>ping</c>, <c>irssi</c>, <c>wget</c> and <c>links</c>, among
477others. 466others.
478</p> 467</p>
479 468
480<p> 469<p>
481If networking has been configured for you, the <c>/sbin/ifconfig</c> command 470If networking has been configured for you, the <c>/sbin/ifconfig</c> command
672<title>Networking is go!</title> 661<title>Networking is go!</title>
673<body> 662<body>
674 663
675<p> 664<p>
676Networking should now be configured and usable. You should be able to use the 665Networking should now be configured and usable. You should be able to use the
677included <c>ssh</c>, <c>scp</c>, <c>lynx</c>, <c>irssi</c> and <c>wget</c> 666included <c>ssh</c>, <c>scp</c>, <c>links</c>, <c>irssi</c> and <c>wget</c>
678commands to connect to other machines on your LAN or the Internet. 667commands to connect to other machines on your LAN or the Internet.
679</p> 668</p>
680 669
681</body> 670</body>
682</section> 671</section>
1381tarball you want to use (which most users will have), then proceed to the 1370tarball you want to use (which most users will have), then proceed to the
1382"Extracting the stage tarball" section. 1371"Extracting the stage tarball" section.
1383</p> 1372</p>
1384 1373
1385<note> 1374<note>
1386On the basic LiveCD, <c>lynx</c> is substituted with <c>links2</c>. To 1375If you want to use a proxy (say proxy.server.tld:8080), add
1387use <c>links2</c> with proxy, press Escape once inside <c>links2</c> and 1376<c>-http-proxy proxy.server.tld:8080</c> to the <c>links</c> command
1388go to Setup, Network Options. Don't forget to save everything in Setup, 1377mentioned below.
1389Save Options.
1390</note> 1378</note>
1391 1379
1392<pre caption="Downloading Required Stages"> 1380<pre caption="Downloading Required Stages">
1393# <i>cd /mnt/gentoo</i> 1381# <i>cd /mnt/gentoo</i>
1394<comment>Use lynx to get the URL for your tarball:</comment> 1382<comment>Use links to get the URL for your tarball:</comment>
1395# <i>lynx http://gentoo.oregonstate.edu/releases/x86/1.4/</i> 1383# <i>links http://gentoo.oregonstate.edu/releases/x86/1.4/</i>
1396<comment>Use <c>Up</c> and <c>Down</c> arrows keys (or the <c>TAB</c> key) to go to the right directory 1384<comment>Use <c>Up</c> and <c>Down</c> arrows keys (or the <c>TAB</c> key) to go to the right directory
1397Highlight the appropriate stage you want to download 1385Highlight the appropriate stage you want to download
1398Press <c>d</c> which will initiate the download 1386Press <c>d</c> which will initiate the download
1399Save the file and quit the browser 1387Save the file and quit the browser
1400 1388
2240 2228
2241<p> 2229<p>
2242Your new custom kernel (and modules) are now installed. Now you need to choose 2230Your new custom kernel (and modules) are now installed. Now you need to choose
2243a system logger that you would like to install. We offer sysklogd, which is 2231a system logger that you would like to install. We offer sysklogd, which is
2244the traditional set of system logging daemons. We also have msyslog and 2232the traditional set of system logging daemons. We also have msyslog and
2245syslog-ng as well as metalog. Power users seem to gravitate away from 2233syslog-ng as well as metalog. If in doubt, you may want to try
2246sysklogd (not very good performance) and towards the newer alternatives. 2234syslog-ng, since it is very flexible and feature-rich. To merge your logger of
2247If in doubt, you may want to try metalog, since it seems to be quite popular.
2248To merge your logger of choice, type <e>one</e> of the next four command 2235choice, type <e>one</e> of the next four command sets:
2249sets:
2250</p> 2236</p>
2251 2237
2252<pre caption="Emerging System Logger of Choice"> 2238<pre caption="Emerging System Logger of Choice">
2253# <i>emerge -k app-admin/sysklogd</i> 2239# <i>emerge -k app-admin/sysklogd</i>
2254# <i>rc-update add sysklogd default</i> 2240# <i>rc-update add sysklogd default</i>
2262# <i>emerge -k app-admin/msyslog</i> 2248# <i>emerge -k app-admin/msyslog</i>
2263# <i>rc-update add msyslog default</i> 2249# <i>rc-update add msyslog default</i>
2264</pre> 2250</pre>
2265 2251
2266<impo> 2252<impo>
2267Metalog flushes output to the disk in blocks, so messages aren't immediately 2253If you chose <c>metalogd</c>, please read <uri link="faq.xml#doc_chap6_sect3">this FAQ</uri> on metalogd's buffering.
2268recorded into the system logs. If you are trying to debug a daemon, this
2269performance-enhancing behavior is less than helpful. When your Gentoo Linux
2270system is up and running, you can send metalog a USR1 signal to temporarily
2271turn off this message buffering (meaning that <c>tail -f
2272<path>/var/log/everything/current</path></c> will now work in real time, as
2273expected) and a USR2 signal to turn buffering back on again. If you want to
2274disable buffering permanently, you can change METALOG_OPTS="-B" to
2275METALOG_OPTS="-B -s" in <path>/etc/conf.d/metalog</path>.
2276<pre caption="Turning metalog buffering on/off">
2277<codenote>To turn the buffering off:</codenote>
2278# <i>killall -USR1 metalog</i>
2279<codenote>To turn the buffering back on:</codenote>
2280# <i>killall -USR2 metalog</i>
2281</pre>
2282</impo> 2254</impo>
2283 2255
2284<p> 2256<p>
2285Now, you may optionally choose a cron package that you would like to use. 2257Now, you may optionally choose a cron package that you would like to use.
2286Right now, we offer dcron, fcron and vcron. If you do not know which one to 2258Right now, we offer dcron, fcron and vcron. If you do not know which one to
2594In addition, you will need to configure our bootloader differently depending 2566In addition, you will need to configure our bootloader differently depending
2595upon whether you are using <c>genkernel</c> (with kernel and initrd) or a 2567upon whether you are using <c>genkernel</c> (with kernel and initrd) or a
2596kernel you compiled by hand. Be sure to take note of the important 2568kernel you compiled by hand. Be sure to take note of the important
2597differences. 2569differences.
2598</p> 2570</p>
2599
2600<impo>
2601If you are installing Gentoo Linux on a system with an NVIDIA nForce or
2602nForce2 chipset with an integrated GeForce graphics card, you should use
2603LILO and avoid GRUB. With on-board video enabled, the low memory area of your
2604RAM may be used as video RAM. Since GRUB also uses low memory at boot time,
2605it may experience an "out of memory" condition. So, if you have an nForce
2606or potentially other board with on-board video, use LILO. Even if you're using
2607off-board video right now, it would be nice to be able to remove the graphics
2608card and use the on-board video in a pinch, wouldn't it? :)
2609</impo>
2610 2571
2611</body> 2572</body>
2612</section> 2573</section>
2613<section> 2574<section>
2614<title>Configuring GRUB</title> 2575<title>Configuring GRUB</title>

Legend:
Removed from v.1.172  
changed lines
  Added in v.1.173

  ViewVC Help
Powered by ViewVC 1.1.20