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39 <abstract>These instructions step you through the process of installing Gentoo 39 <abstract>These instructions step you through the process of installing Gentoo
40 Linux 1.4_rc3. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation 40 Linux 1.4_rc3. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation
41 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from 41 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from
42 scratch. 42 scratch.
43 </abstract> 43 </abstract>
44<version>2.3.19</version> 44<version>2.3.20</version>
45 <date>26 Feb 2003</date> 45 <date>6 March 2003</date>
46 <chapter> 46 <chapter>
47 <title>About the Install</title> 47 <title>About the Install</title>
48 <section> 48 <section>
49 <body> 49 <body>
50 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well 50 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well
1329 <p>The first step is to emerge LILO: 1329 <p>The first step is to emerge LILO:
1330 </p> 1330 </p>
1331<pre caption="Emerging LILO"> 1331<pre caption="Emerging LILO">
1332# <c>emerge lilo</c> 1332# <c>emerge lilo</c>
1333</pre> 1333</pre>
1334 <p>Now it is time to configure LILO. Here is a sample configuration file (lilo.conf) 1334 <p>Now it is time to configure LILO. Here is a sample configuration file <path>/etc/lilo.conf</path>
1335 </p> 1335 </p>
1336<pre caption="Example lilo.conf"> 1336<pre caption="Example lilo.conf">
1337boot=/dev/hda 1337boot=/dev/hda
1338map=/boot/map 1338map=/boot/map
1339install=/boot/boot.b 1339install=/boot/boot.b
1340prompt 1340prompt
1341timeout=50 1341timeout=50
1342message=/boot/message
1343lba32 1342lba32
1344default=linux 1343default=linux
1345 1344
1346image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20 1345image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20
1347 label=linux 1346 label=linux
1348 read-only 1347 read-only
1349 root=/dev/hda5 1348 root=/dev/hda3
1350 1349
1351#For dual booting windows/other OS 1350#For dual booting windows/other OS
1352other=/dev/hda1 1351other=/dev/hda1
1353 label=dos 1352 label=dos
1354</pre> 1353</pre>
1356 <li><i>boot=/dev/hda</i> tells LILO to install itself on the first hard disk on the first IDE controller. </li> 1355 <li><i>boot=/dev/hda</i> tells LILO to install itself on the first hard disk on the first IDE controller. </li>
1357 <li><i>map=/boot/map</i> states the map file. In normal use, this should not be modified. </li> 1356 <li><i>map=/boot/map</i> states the map file. In normal use, this should not be modified. </li>
1358 <li><i>install=/boot/boot.b</i> tells LILO to install the specified file as the new boot sector. 1357 <li><i>install=/boot/boot.b</i> tells LILO to install the specified file as the new boot sector.
1359 In normal use, this should not be altered. If the install line is missing, LILO will 1358 In normal use, this should not be altered. If the install line is missing, LILO will
1360 assume a default of /boot/boot.b as the file to be used. </li> 1359 assume a default of /boot/boot.b as the file to be used. </li>
1361 <li>The existence of <i>prompt</i> tells LILO to show you whatever is referenced in the message line. 1360 <li>The existence of <i>prompt</i> tells LILO to show you the classic <i>lilo:</i> line at bootup.
1362 While it is not recommended that you remove the prompt line, if you do remove it, you can still 1361 While it is not recommended that you remove the prompt line, if you do remove it, you can still
1363 get a prompt by holding down the [Shift] key while your machine starts to boot. </li> 1362 get a prompt by holding down the [Shift] key while your machine starts to boot. </li>
1364 <li><i>timeout=50</i> sets the amount of time that LILO will wait for user input before proceeding 1363 <li><i>timeout=50</i> sets the amount of time that LILO will wait for user input before proceeding
1365 with booting the default line entry. This is measured in tenths of a second, with 50 as the default. </li> 1364 with booting the default line entry. This is measured in tenths of a second, with 50 as the default. </li>
1366 <li><i>message=/boot/message</i> refers to the screen that LILO displays to let you select the
1367 operating system or kernel to boot. </li>
1368 <li><i>lba32</i> describes the hard disk geometry to LILO. Another common entry here is linear. You should 1365 <li><i>lba32</i> describes the hard disk geometry to LILO. Another common entry here is linear. You should
1369 not change this line unless you are very aware of what you are doing. Otherwise, you could put 1366 not change this line unless you are very aware of what you are doing. Otherwise, you could put
1370 your system in an unbootable state. </li> 1367 your system in an unbootable state. </li>
1371 <li><i>default=linux</i> refers to the default operating system for LILO to boot from the 1368 <li><i>default=linux</i> refers to the default operating system for LILO to boot from the
1372 options listed below this line. The name linux refers to the label line below in each of the boot options. </li> 1369 options listed below this line. The name linux refers to the label line below in each of the boot options. </li>
1375 it is also the name referred to by the default line. </li> 1372 it is also the name referred to by the default line. </li>
1376 <li><i>read-only</i> specifies that the root partition (see the root line below) is read-only and cannot be 1373 <li><i>read-only</i> specifies that the root partition (see the root line below) is read-only and cannot be
1377 altered during the boot process. </li> 1374 altered during the boot process. </li>
1378 <li><i>root=/dev/hda5</i> tells LILO what disk partition to use as the root partition. </li> 1375 <li><i>root=/dev/hda5</i> tells LILO what disk partition to use as the root partition. </li>
1379 </ul> 1376 </ul>
1380 <note>Thanks to <uri link="http://www.redhat.com">Redhat.com</uri> for this information.
1381 </note>
1382 <p>After you have edited your <i>lilo.conf</i> file, it is time to run LILO to load the information 1377 <p>After you have edited your <i>lilo.conf</i> file, it is time to run LILO to load the information
1383 into the MBR: 1378 into the MBR:
1384 </p> 1379 </p>
1385<pre caption="Running LILO"> 1380<pre caption="Running LILO">
1386# <c>/sbin/lilo</c> 1381# <c>/sbin/lilo</c>

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