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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. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation 34 Linux 1.4_rc2. 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>2.3.16</version> 38<version>2.3.17</version>
39 <date>21 Feb 2003</date> 39 <date>25 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
1262 right commands to install the GRUB boot record onto your hard drive. In my example configuration, 1262 right commands to install the GRUB boot record onto your hard drive. In my example configuration,
1263 I want to install the GRUB boot record on my hard drive's MBR (master boot record), so that 1263 I want to install the GRUB boot record on my hard drive's MBR (master boot record), so that
1264 the first thing I see when I turn on the computer is the GRUB prompt. In my case, the commands 1264 the first thing I see when I turn on the computer is the GRUB prompt. In my case, the commands
1265 I want to type are: 1265 I want to type are:
1266 </p> 1266 </p>
1267
1267 <pre caption="GRUB Commands"> 1268 <pre caption="GRUB on the MBR">
1268grub&gt; <c>root (hd0,0)</c> 1269grub&gt; <c>root (hd0,0)</c> <codenote>Your boot partition</codenote>
1269grub&gt; <c>setup (hd0)</c> 1270grub&gt; <c>setup (hd0)</c> <codenote>Where the boot record is installed, here, it is the MBR</codenote>
1271 </pre>
1272
1273 <pre caption="GRUB not on the MBR">
1270<comment>Alternatively, if you wanted to install the bootloader somewhere other than the MBR</comment> 1274<comment>Alternatively, if you wanted to install the bootloader somewhere other than the MBR</comment>
1271grub&gt; <c>setup (hd0) (hd0,4) </c> 1275grub&gt; <c>root (hd0,0)</c> <codenote>Your boot partition</codenote>
1272<codenote>The second parameter above identifies the boot partition</codenote> 1276grub&gt; <c>setup (hd0,4)</c> <codenote>Where the boot record is installed, here it is /dev/hda5</codenote>
1273grub&gt; <c>quit</c> 1277grub&gt; <c>quit</c>
1274 </pre> 1278 </pre>
1279
1275 <p>Here's how the two commands work. The first <c>root ( )</c> command tells GRUB 1280 <p>Here's how the two commands work. The first <c>root ( )</c> command tells GRUB
1276 the location of your boot partition (in our example, <path>/dev/hda1</path> or 1281 the location of your boot partition (in our example, <path>/dev/hda1</path> or
1277 <path>(hd0,0)</path> in GRUB terminology. Then, the second <c>setup ( ) 1282 <path>(hd0,0)</path> in GRUB terminology. Then, the second <c>setup ( )
1278 </c> command tells GRUB where to install the 1283 </c> command tells GRUB where to install the
1279 boot record - it will be configured to look for its special files at the <c>root 1284 boot record - it will be configured to look for its special files at the <c>root
1280 ( )</c> location that you specified. In my case, I want the boot record on the 1285 ( )</c> location that you specified. In my case, I want the boot record on the

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