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1. Installing Gentoo

In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.

Content:

  1. About the Gentoo Linux Installation
    This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this handbook.
  2. Choosing the Right Installation Medium
    You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo using the minimal LiveCD although installation through the Universal LiveCD is possible as well.
  3. Configuring your Network
    To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup networking.
  4. Preparing the Disks
    To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions. This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
  5. Installing the Gentoo Installation Files
    Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
  6. Installing the Gentoo Base System
    After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how to progress to that state.
  7. Configuring the Kernel
    The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter explains how to configure your kernel.
  8. Configuring your System
    You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to proceed.
  9. Installing Necessary System Tools
    In this chapter we help you choose and install some important tools.
  10. Configuring the Bootloader
    In this chapter we'll describe the PALO bootloader and step you through the process of configuring PALO to your needs.
  11. Finalizing your Gentoo Installation
    You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your system.
  12. Where to go from here?
    Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?

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Summary: In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.

Sven Vermeulen
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