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27 <abstract>These instructions step you through the process of installing Gentoo 27 <abstract>These instructions step you through the process of installing Gentoo
28 Linux 1.4_rc2. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation 28 Linux 1.4_rc2. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation
29 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from 29 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from
30 scratch. 30 scratch.
31 </abstract> 31 </abstract>
32 <version>2.3.3</version> 32 <version>2.3.4</version>
33 <date>2 January 2003</date> 33 <date>4 January 2003</date>
34 <chapter> 34 <chapter>
35 <title>About the Install</title> 35 <title>About the Install</title>
36 <section> 36 <section>
37 <body> 37 <body>
38 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well 38 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well
52The stage1 tarball is used when one wants to bootstrap and build the entire 52The stage1 tarball is used when one wants to bootstrap and build the entire
53system from scratch. The stage2 tarball is used for building the entire system 53system from scratch. The stage2 tarball is used for building the entire system
54from scratch, except for the bootstrap part which is already performed for you. 54from scratch, except for the bootstrap part which is already performed for you.
55And the stage3 tarball already contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has 55And the stage3 tarball already contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has
56been optimized for your system.</p> 56been optimized for your system.</p>
57 <p> So, how does one beging the install process? First, you'll want to decide 57 <p> So, how does one begin the install process? First, you'll want to decide
58which one of our LiveCD ISO images to grab from 58which one of our LiveCD ISO images to grab from
59<uri>http://www.ibiblio.org/gentoo/releases/1.4_rc2/x86/</uri>. 59<uri>http://www.ibiblio.org/gentoo/releases/1.4_rc2/x86/</uri>.
60In this directory, you'll see several subdirectories such as <c>athlon</c> 60In this directory, you'll see several subdirectories such as <c>athlon</c>
61for each of our various architecture-specific builds. Here's a low-down on 61for each of our various architecture-specific builds. Here's a low-down on
62each arch directory and what it contains:</p> 62each arch directory and what it contains:</p>
203 </note></p> 203 </note></p>
204 <p>If you are using hardware RAID, you'll need to load the 204 <p>If you are using hardware RAID, you'll need to load the
205 ATA-RAID modules for your RAID controller. 205 ATA-RAID modules for your RAID controller.
206 </p> 206 </p>
207 <pre caption="Loading RAID Modules"> 207 <pre caption="Loading RAID Modules">
208# <c>insmod ataraid</c> 208# <c>modprobe ataraid</c>
209# <c>insmod pdcraid</c> 209# <c>modprobe pdcraid</c>
210 <comment>(Promise Raid Controller)</comment> 210 <comment>(Promise Raid Controller)</comment>
211# <c>insmod hptraid</c> 211# <c>modprobe hptraid</c>
212 <comment>(Highpoint Raid Controller)</comment> 212 <comment>(Highpoint Raid Controller)</comment>
213 </pre> 213 </pre>
214 <p>The Gentoo LiveCD should have enabled DMA on your disks, but if it did not, 214 <p>The Gentoo LiveCD should have enabled DMA on your disks, but if it did not,
215 <c>hdparm</c> can be used to set DMA on your drives. </p> 215 <c>hdparm</c> can be used to set DMA on your drives. </p>
216 <pre caption="Setting DMA"><comment>Replace hdX with your disk device.</comment> 216 <pre caption="Setting DMA"><comment>Replace hdX with your disk device.</comment>
228 trickery. 228 trickery.
229 </p> 229 </p>
230 <warn>To avoid problems with <c>cardmgr</c>, you <e>must</e> run it <e>before</e> you enter the chroot 230 <warn>To avoid problems with <c>cardmgr</c>, you <e>must</e> run it <e>before</e> you enter the chroot
231 portion of the install. </warn> 231 portion of the install. </warn>
232 <pre caption="Loading PCMCIA Modules"> 232 <pre caption="Loading PCMCIA Modules">
233# <i>insmod pcmcia_core</i> 233# <i>modprobe pcmcia_core</i>
234# <i>insmod i82365</i> 234# <i>modprobe i82365</i>
235# <i>insmod ds</i> 235# <i>modprobe ds</i>
236# <i>cardmgr -f</i> 236# <i>cardmgr -f</i>
237 </pre> 237 </pre>
238 <p>As <c>cardmgr</c> detects which hardware is present, your speaker should emit a 238 <p>As <c>cardmgr</c> detects which hardware is present, your speaker should emit a
239 few reassuring beeps, and your PCMCIA network card should hum to life. You can 239 few reassuring beeps, and your PCMCIA network card should hum to life. You can
240 of course insert the PCMCIA card after loading <c>cardmgr</c> too, if that's 240 of course insert the PCMCIA card after loading <c>cardmgr</c> too, if that's
330 <p>If you are behind a proxy, it is necessary to configure your proxy before 330 <p>If you are behind a proxy, it is necessary to configure your proxy before
331 you continue. We will export some variables to set up the proxy accordingly. 331 you continue. We will export some variables to set up the proxy accordingly.
332 </p> 332 </p>
333 <pre caption="Setting a Proxy"> 333 <pre caption="Setting a Proxy">
334# <c>export http_proxy=&quot;machine.company.com:1234&quot; </c> 334# <c>export http_proxy=&quot;machine.company.com:1234&quot; </c>
335# <c>export ftp_proxy=&quot;$http_proxy&quot; </c> 335# <c>export ftp_proxy=&quot;$HTTP_PROXY&quot; </c>
336# <c>export RSYNC_PROXY=&quot;$http_proxy&quot; </c> 336# <c>export RSYNC_PROXY=&quot;$HTTP_PROXY&quot; </c>
337 </pre> 337 </pre>
338 </body> 338 </body>
339 </section> 339 </section>
340 <section> 340 <section>
341 <title>Network Testing</title> 341 <title>Network Testing</title>
440 beginning of your HD using <c>dd</c>. Doing this will ensure that your new filesystem 440 beginning of your HD using <c>dd</c>. Doing this will ensure that your new filesystem
441 will not be mis-indentified by Linux's mounting code. 441 will not be mis-indentified by Linux's mounting code.
442 This can be done as follows: 442 This can be done as follows:
443 </p> 443 </p>
444 <pre caption="Initializing first 1024 Sectors of HD"> 444 <pre caption="Initializing first 1024 Sectors of HD">
445# <c>dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdxy bs=1024 count=1024 </c> 445# <c>dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdxy bs=1K</c>
446<comment>Replace /dev/hdxy with the device you wish to &quot;clean.&quot;</comment> 446<comment>Replace /dev/hdxy with the device you wish to &quot;clean.&quot;</comment>
447 </pre> 447 </pre>
448 <p>At this point, create your partitions using <c>fdisk</c>. Note that your partitions 448 <p>At this point, create your partitions using <c>fdisk</c>. Note that your partitions
449 should be of type 82 if swap and 83 for regular filesystems (whether ReiserFS, ext2/3 or other). </p> 449 should be of type 82 if swap and 83 for regular filesystems (whether ReiserFS, ext2/3 or other). </p>
450 <note><c>cfdisk</c> is included on the install CD, and it is <i>considerably</i> easier to use than 450 <note><c>cfdisk</c> is included on the install CD, and it is <i>considerably</i> easier to use than
671 </pre> 671 </pre>
672 <p><c>bootstrap.sh</c> will build <c>binutils</c>, <c>gcc</c>, <c>gettext</c>, 672 <p><c>bootstrap.sh</c> will build <c>binutils</c>, <c>gcc</c>, <c>gettext</c>,
673 and <c>glibc</c>, rebuilding <c>binutils</c>, <c>gcc</c>, and <c>gettext</c> 673 and <c>glibc</c>, rebuilding <c>binutils</c>, <c>gcc</c>, and <c>gettext</c>
674 after <c>glibc</c>. Needless to say, this process takes a while. 674 after <c>glibc</c>. Needless to say, this process takes a while.
675 Have a nice nap. Once this process completes, your system will be equivalent to a &quot;stage2&quot; system, 675 Have a nice nap. Once this process completes, your system will be equivalent to a &quot;stage2&quot; system,
676 which means you can skip the rest of the stage installs, and move onto final installation. 676 which means you can now move on to the stage2 instructions.
677 </p> 677 </p>
678 </body> 678 </body>
679 </section> 679 </section>
680 </chapter> 680 </chapter>
681 <chapter> 681 <chapter>

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