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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml"> 3<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml">
4 <title>Gentoo Linux 1.4_rc2 Installation Instructions</title> 4 <title>Gentoo Linux 1.4_rc2 and 1.4_rc3 Installation Instructions</title>
5 <author title="Chief Architect"> 5 <author title="Chief Architect">
6 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail> 6 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
7 </author> 7 </author>
8 <author title="Author">Chris Houser</author> 8 <author title="Author">Chris Houser</author>
9 <author title="Author"> 9 <author title="Author">
29 </author> 29 </author>
30 <author title="Editor"> 30 <author title="Editor">
31 <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail> 31 <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
32 </author> 32 </author>
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 and 1.4_rc3. 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>2.3.17</version> 38<version>2.3.18</version>
39 <date>25 Feb 2003</date> 39 <date>26 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
48addition, we provide modules for literally every kind of network card that 48addition, we provide modules for literally every kind of network card that
49Linux supports, as well as tools to allow you to configure your network and 49Linux supports, as well as tools to allow you to configure your network and
50establish outbound (as well as inbound) <c>ssh</c> connections and download 50establish outbound (as well as inbound) <c>ssh</c> connections and download
51files. </p> 51files. </p>
52 <p>To install from the build CD, you will need to have a 486+ processor and 52 <p>To install from the build CD, you will need to have a 486+ processor and
53ideally at least 64 Megabytes of RAM. (Gentoo linux has been successfully 53ideally at least 64 Megabytes of RAM. (Gentoo Linux has been successfully
54built with 64MB of RAM + 64MB of swap space, but the build process is awfully 54built with 64MB of RAM + 64MB of swap space, but the build process is awfully
55slow under those conditions.)</p> 55slow under those conditions.)</p>
56 <p>Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three &quot;stage&quot; tarball files. The 56 <p>Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three &quot;stage&quot; tarball files. The
57one you choose depends on how much of the system you want to compile yourself. 57one you choose depends on how much of the system you want to compile yourself.
58The stage1 tarball is used when one wants to bootstrap and build the entire 58The stage1 tarball is used when one wants to bootstrap and build the entire
1223 LILO as their bootloaders. 1223 LILO as their bootloaders.
1224 </p> 1224 </p>
1225 <p> Please keep in mind that having both bootloaders installed is not necessary. 1225 <p> Please keep in mind that having both bootloaders installed is not necessary.
1226 In fact, it can be a hinderance, so please only choose one. 1226 In fact, it can be a hinderance, so please only choose one.
1227 </p> 1227 </p>
1228 <impo>If you are installing Gentoo Linux on a system with an NVIDIA nForce or nForce2 chipset
1229 with an integrated GeForce graphics card, you should use LILO and avoid GRUB. With on-board
1230 video enabled, the low memory area of your RAM is used as video RAM. Since GRUB also uses low
1231 memory at boot time, it will experience an "out of memory" condition. So, if you have an nForce
1232 or potentially other board with on-board video, use LILO. Even if you're using off-board video
1233 right now, it'd be nice to be able to remove the graphics card and use the on-board video in a
1234 pinch, wouldn't it? :)</impo>
1235
1228 </body> 1236 </body>
1229 </section> 1237 </section>
1230 <section> 1238 <section>
1231 <title>Configuring GRUB</title> 1239 <title>Configuring GRUB</title>
1232 <body> 1240 <body>

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