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== Introduction ==
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The install guide now uses "Install Guide Parts", which are modular templates that each contain a section of the install guide.
  
This document was written to help you install Funtoo Linux as concisely as possible, with a minimum number of distracting options regarding system configuration.  
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If you click on one of the inline 'Edit' links when viewing the Install Guide, MediaWiki will pull up the appropriate section for editing.
  
These docs assume you have a "PC compatible" computer system with a standard PC BIOS. Many new computers support UEFI for booting, which is a new firmware interface that replaces the old-fashioned MBR-based BIOS. If you have a system with UEFI, you will want to use this documentation along with the [[UEFI Install Guide]], which will augment these instructions and explain how to get your system to boot. You may need to change your PC BIOS settings to enable or disable UEFI booting. The [[UEFI Install Guide]] has more information on this, and steps on how to determine if your system supports UEFI.
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You can also view and edit these install guide parts by visiting:
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http://www.funtoo.org/Install/partname.
  
We also offer a [[ZFS Install Guide]], which augment the instructions on this page for those who want to install Funtoo Linux on ZFS.  If you are installing Funtoo Linux on [[Funtoo Linux Installation on ARM|ARM]] architecture, please see [[Funtoo Linux Installation on ARM]] for notable differences regarding ARM support. An experimental Funtoo Linux build also exists for [[Funtoo Linux Installation on SPARC|SPARC]] platforms. See [[Funtoo Linux Installation on SPARC]].
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If you've had previous experience installing Gentoo Linux then a lot of steps will be familiar, but you should still read through as there are a few differences.
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{{:Install/Header}}
 
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{{:Install/Intro}}
== Installation Overview ==
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{{:Install/Overview}}
 
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{{:Install/Partitioning}}
This is a basic overview of the Funtoo installation process:
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{{:Install/Stage3}}
 
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{{:Install/Chroot}}
# [[#Live CD|Download and boot the live CD of your choice]].
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{{:Install/PortageTree}}
# [[#Prepare Hard Disk|Prepare your disk]].
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{{:Install/Configuring}}
# [[#Creating filesystems|Create]] and [[#Mounting filesystems|mount]] filesystems.
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{{:Install/Portage}}
# [[#Installing the Stage 3 tarball|Install the Funtoo stage tarball]] of your choice.
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{{:Install/Kernel}}
# [[#Chroot into Funtoo|Chroot into your new system]].
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{{:Install/BootLoader}}
# [[#Downloading the Portage tree|Download the Portage tree]].
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{{:Install/Network}}
# [[#Configuring your system|Configure your system]] and [[#Configuring your network|network]].
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{{:Install/Finish}}
# [[#Configuring and installing the Linux kernel|Install a kernel]].
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{{:Install/Profiles}}
# [[#Installing a Bootloader|Install a bootloader]].
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{{:Install/NextSteps}}
# [[#Finishing Steps|Complete final steps]].
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{{:Install/Footer}}
# [[#Restart your system|Reboot and enjoy]].
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=== Live CD ===
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Funtoo doesn't provide an "official" Funtoo Live CD, but there are plenty of good ones out there to choose from. A great choice is the Gentoo-based [http://www.sysresccd.org/ SystemRescueCd] as it contains lots of tools and utilities and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
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It is also possible to install Funtoo Linux using many other Linux-based live CDs. Generally, any modern bootable Linux live CD or live USB media will work. See [[Requirements|requirements]] for an overview of what the Live Media must provide to allow a problem-free install of Funtoo Linux.
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To begin a Funtoo Linux installation, download SystemRescueCD from:
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* Main US mirror: [http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/funtoo/distfiles/sysresccd/sysresccd-3.7.1_zfs_0.6.2.iso The Oregon State University Open Source Lab]
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* Main EU mirror: [http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/funtoo/distfiles/sysresccd/sysresccd-3.7.1_zfs_0.6.2.iso HEAnet] or use your preferred live media. Insert it into your disc drive, and boot from it. If using an older version of SystemRescueCD, '''be sure to select the <tt>rescue64</tt> kernel at the boot menu if you are installing a 64-bit system'''. By default, SystemRescueCD used to boot in 32-bit mode though the latest version attempts to automatically detect 64-bit processors.
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=== Prepare Hard Disk ===
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==== Partitions ====
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Funtoo Linux fully supports traditional MBR partitions, as well as newer GPT/GUID partition formats. Funtoo Linux recommends the use of the GPT partitioning scheme, since it is newer and more flexible. Here are the various trade-offs between each partitioning scheme:
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===== GPT Partitions =====
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* Newer, preferred format for Linux systems
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* Supports 2 TB+ hard drives for booting
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* Supports hundreds of partitions per disk of any size
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* Requires legacy BIOS boot partition (~32 MB) to be created if system does not use EFI
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* Requires bootloader with support for GPT such as GRUB 2, EXTLINUX, or a patched version of GRUB Legacy
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===== MBR Partitions =====
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* Legacy, DOS partitioning scheme
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* Only 4 primary partitions per disk; after that, you must use "logical" partitions
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* Does not support 2 TB+ disks for booting
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* Compatible with certain problematic systems (such as the HP ProBook 4520)
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* Dual-boot with Windows for BIOS systems (Windows handle GPT only on true EFI systems, whatever version it is)
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* Multiple boot loader options, e.g. GRUB 2, GRUB Legacy, lilo
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{{fancyimportant|If you plan to use partitions of 2 TB or greater, you ''must'' partition using the GPT/GUID format. Also note that there are small percentage of PCs that will not boot properly with GPT. For these systems, using MBR partitions or a primary drive with an MBR partition may be required in order to boot.}}
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==== Partitioning Using gdisk ====
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===== Notes Before We Begin =====
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These install instructions assume you are installing Funtoo Linux to an empty hard disk using GUID partition tables (GPT). If you are installing Funtoo Linux on a machine where another OS is installed, or there is an existing Linux distribution on your system that you want to keep, then you will need to adapt these instructions to suit your needs.
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If you are going to create a legacy MBR partition table instead of GUID/GPT, you will use the <tt>fdisk</tt> command instead of <tt>gdisk</tt>, and you will not need to create the GRUB boot loader partition. See the table under [[#Partitioning Recommendations|Partitioning Recommendations]], in particular the
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'''MBR Block Device (<tt>fdisk</tt>)''' and '''MBR Code''' columns. <tt>fdisk</tt> works just like <tt>gdisk</tt>, but creates legacy MBR partition tables instead of the newer GPT/GUID partition tables.
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Advanced users may be interested in the following topics:
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* [[GUID Booting Guide]]
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* [[Rootfs over encrypted lvm]]
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* [[Rootfs over encrypted lvm over raid-1 on GPT]]
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* '''NEW!''' '''[[ZFS Install Guide]] (Also contains instructions for Rootfs over Encrypted ZFS!)'''
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===== Using gdisk =====
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The first step after booting SystemRescueCd is to use <tt>gdisk</tt> to create GPT (also known as GUID) partitions, specifying the disk you want to use, which is typically <tt>/dev/sda</tt>, the first disk in the system:
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<console># ##i##gdisk /dev/sda</console>
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You should find <tt>gdisk</tt> very similar to <tt>fdisk</tt>. Here is the partition table we want to end up with:
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<console>Command (? for help): ##i##p
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Disk /dev/sda: 234441648 sectors, 111.8 GiB
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Logical sector size: 512 bytes
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Disk identifier (GUID): A4E5208A-CED3-4263-BB25-7147DC426931
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Partition table holds up to 128 entries
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First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 234441614
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Partitions will be aligned on 2048-sector boundaries
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Total free space is 2014 sectors (1007.0 KiB)
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Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size      Code  Name
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  1            2048          206847  500.0 MiB  8300  Linux filesystem
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  2          206848          272383  32.0 MiB    EF02  BIOS boot partition
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  3          272384        8660991  4.0 GiB    8200  Linux swap
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  4        8660992      234441614  107.7 GiB  8300  Linux filesystem
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Command (? for help): </console>
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Above, you'll see that we have a 500 MiB boot partition, a 32 MiB "BIOS boot partition" (also known as the GRUB boot loader partition), 4 GiB of swap, and the remaining disk used by a 107.7 GiB root partition.
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===== For new <tt>gdisk</tt> users =====
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These partitions were created using the "<tt>n</tt>" command from within <tt>gdisk</tt>. The <tt>gdisk</tt> commands to create the partition table above are as follows. Adapt sizes as necessary, although these defaults will work for most users. The partition codes entered below can be found in the [[#Partitioning Recommendations|Partitioning Recommendations]] table below, in the GPT Code column.
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Within <tt>gdisk</tt>, follow these steps:
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'''Create Partition 1''' (boot):
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<console>
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Command: ##i##n ↵
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Partition Number: ##i##1 ↵
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First sector: ##i##↵
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Last sector: ##i##+500M ↵
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Hex Code: ##i##↵
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</console>
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'''Create Partition 2''' (GRUB):
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<console>
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Command: ##i##n ↵
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Partition Number: ##i##2 ↵
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First sector: ##i##↵
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Last sector: ##i##+32M ↵
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Hex Code: ##i##EF02 ↵
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</console>
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'''Create Partition 3''' (swap):
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<console>
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Command: ##i##n ↵
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Partition Number: ##i##3 ↵
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First sector: ##i##↵
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Last sector: ##i##+4G ↵
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Hex Code: ##i##8200 ↵
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</console>
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'''Create Partition 4''' (root):
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<console>
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Command: ##i##n ↵
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Partition Number: ##i##4 ↵
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First sector: ##i##↵
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Last sector: ##i##↵##!i## (for rest of disk)
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Hex Code: ##i##↵
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</console>
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Along the way, you can type "<tt>p</tt>" and hit Enter to view your current partition table. If you make a mistake, you can type "<tt>d</tt>" to delete an existing partition that you created. When you are satisfied with your partition setup, type "<tt>w</tt>" to write your configuration to disk:
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'''Write Partition Table To Disk''':
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<console>
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Command: ##i##w ↵
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Do you want to proceed? (Y/N): ##i##Y ↵
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</console>
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The partition table will now be written to disk and <tt>gdisk</tt> will close.
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Now, your GPT/GUID partitions have been created, and will show up as the following ''block devices'' under Linux:
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* <tt>/dev/sda1</tt>, which will be used to hold the <tt>/boot</tt> filesystem,
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* <tt>/dev/sda2</tt>, which will be used directly by the new GRUB,
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* <tt>/dev/sda3</tt>, which will be used for swap space, and
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* <tt>/dev/sda4</tt>, which will hold your root filesystem.
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===== For Previous fdisk users =====
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If you have installed Gentoo Linux before, the one thing that is likely new to you here is the GRUB boot loader partition, which is listed as "BIOS boot partition" within <tt>gdisk</tt>. This partition is required for GRUB 2 to boot GPT/GUID boot disks. What is it? In GRUB-speak, this partition is essentially the location of the meat of GRUB's boot loading code. If you've used GRUB Legacy in the past, this partition is where the new GRUB stores the equivalent of the <tt>stage1_5</tt> and <tt>stage2</tt> files in legacy GRUB. Since GPT-based partition tables have less dead space at the beginning of the disk than their MBR equivalents, an explicitly defined partition of code <tt>EF02</tt> is required to hold the guts of the boot loader.
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In all other respects, the partition table is similar to that which you might create for an MBR-based disk during a Gentoo Linux installation. We have a boot and a root partition with code <tt>0700</tt>, and a Linux swap partition with code <tt>8200</tt>.
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===== Partitioning Recommendations =====
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Below are our partitioning recommendations in table form. For GPT-based partitions, use the GPT Block Device and GPT Code columns with <tt>gdisk</tt>. For legacy MBR-based partitions, use the MBR Block Device and MBR code columns with <tt>fdisk</tt>:
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{| {{table}}  
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!Partition
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!Size
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!MBR Block Device (<tt>fdisk</tt>)
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!GPT Block Device (<tt>gdisk</tt>)
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!Filesystem
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!MBR Code
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!GPT Code
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|<tt>/boot</tt>
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|500 MB
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|<tt>/dev/sda1</tt>
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|<tt>/dev/sda1</tt>
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|ext2
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|83
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|8300
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|GRUB boot loader partition
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|32 MB
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| ''not required for MBR''
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|<tt>/dev/sda2</tt>
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|For GPT/GUID only, skip for MBR - no filesystem.
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|''N/A''
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|EF02
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|swap
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|2x RAM for low-memory systems and production servers; otherwise 2GB.
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|<tt>/dev/sda2</tt>
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|<tt>/dev/sda3</tt>
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|swap (default)
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|82
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|8200
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|<tt>/</tt> (root)
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|Rest of the disk, minimum of 10GB.
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|<tt>/dev/sda3</tt>
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|<tt>/dev/sda4</tt>
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|ext4 recommended, alternatively XFS
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|83
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|8300
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|User storage and media. Typically most of the disk.
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|<tt>/dev/sda4</tt> (if created)
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|<tt>/dev/sda5</tt> (if created)
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|ext4 recommended, alternatively XFS
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|83
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|8300
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| LVM (optional)
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| If you want to create an LVM volume.
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| <tt>/dev/sda4</tt> (PV, if created)
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| <tt>/dev/sda5</tt> (PV, if created)
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| LVM PV
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| 8E
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| 8E00
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==== Creating filesystems ====
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Before your newly-created partitions can be used, the block devices need to be initialized with filesystem ''metadata''. This process is known as ''creating a filesystem'' on the block devices. After filesystems are created on the block devices, they can be mounted and used to store files.
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You will not create a filesystem on your swap partition, but will initialize it using the <tt>mkswap</tt> command so that it can be used as disk-based virtual memory. Then we'll run the <tt>swapon</tt> command to make your newly-initialized swap space active within the live CD environment, in case it is needed during the rest of the install process.
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Note that we will not create a filesystem on the GRUB boot loader partition, as GRUB writes binary data directly to that partition when the boot loader is installed, which we'll do later.
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You can see the commands you will need to type below. Like the rest of this document, it assumes that you are using a GPT partitioning scheme. If you are using MBR, your root filesystem will likely be created on <tt>/dev/sda3</tt> instead and you will need to adjust the target block devices. If you are following our recommendations, then simply do this:
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<console>
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# ##i##mke2fs -t ext2 /dev/sda1
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# ##i##mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda4
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# ##i##mkswap /dev/sda3
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# ##i##swapon /dev/sda3
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</console>
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XFS filesystem is incompatible with CONFIG_USER_NS config option in kernel (required for LXC)
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<console>
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# ##i##mke2fs -t ext2 /dev/sda1
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# ##i##mkfs.xfs /dev/sda4
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# ##i##mkswap /dev/sda3
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# ##i##swapon /dev/sda3
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</console>
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==== Mounting filesystems ====
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Mount the newly-created filesystems as follows, creating <tt>/mnt/funtoo</tt> as the installation mount point:
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<console>
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# ##i##mkdir /mnt/funtoo
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# ##i##mount /dev/sda4 /mnt/funtoo
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# ##i##mkdir /mnt/funtoo/boot
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# ##i##mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/funtoo/boot
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</console>
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<console>
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# ##i##mkdir /mnt/funtoo/home
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# ##i##mount /dev/sda5 /mnt/funtoo/home
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</console>
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If you have <tt>/tmp</tt> or <tt>/var/tmp</tt> on a separate filesystem, be sure to change the permissions of the mount point to be globally-writeable after mounting, as follows:
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<console>
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# ##i##chmod 1777 /mnt/funtoo/tmp
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</console>
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=== Installing the Stage 3 tarball ===
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==== Stage 3 tarball ====
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After creating filesystems, the next step is downloading the initial Stage 3 tarball. The Stage 3 is a pre-compiled system used as a starting point to install Funtoo Linux. Visit the [[Download]] page and copy the URL to the Stage 3 tarball you want to use. We will download it soon.
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{{fancyimportant|If your system's date and time are too far off (typically by months or years,) then it may prevent Portage from properly downloading source tarballs. This is because some of our sources are downloaded via HTTPS, which use SSL certificates and are marked with an activation and expiration date.}}
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Now is a good time to verify the date and time are correctly set to UTC. Use the <tt>date</tt> command to verify the date and time:
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<console>
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# ##i##date
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Fri Jul 15 19:47:18 UTC 2011
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</console>
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<console>
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# ##i##date 071620002011
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Fri Jul 16 20:00:00 UTC 2011
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Once you are in your Funtoo Linux root filesystem, use <tt>wget</tt> to download the Stage 3 tarball you have chosen from the [[Download]] page to use as the basis for your new Funtoo Linux system. It should be saved to the <tt>/mnt/funtoo</tt> directory as follows:
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<console># ##i##cd /mnt/funtoo
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# ##i##wget http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/funtoo/funtoo-current/x86-64bit/generic_64/stage3-latest.tar.xz
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</console>
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Note that 64-bit systems can run 32-bit or 64-bit stages, but 32-bit systems can only run 32-bit stages. Make sure that you select a Stage 3 build that is appropriate for your CPU. If you are not certain, it is a safe bet to choose the <tt>generic_64</tt> or <tt>generic_32</tt> stage. Consult the [[Download]] page for more information.
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Once the stage is downloaded, extract the contents with the following command, substituting in the actual name of your stage 3 tarball:
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<console>
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# ##i##tar xJpf stage3-latest.tar.xz
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{{fancyimportant|It is very important to use <tt>tar</tt>'s "<tt>p</tt>" option when extracting the Stage 3 tarball - it tells <tt>tar</tt> to ''preserve'' any permissions and ownership that exist within the archive. Without this option, your Funtoo Linux filesystem permissions will be incorrect.}}
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=== Chroot into Funtoo ===
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Before chrooting into your new system, there's a few things that need to be done first. You will need to mount /proc and /dev inside your new system. Use the following commands:
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<console>
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# ##i##cd /mnt/funtoo
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# ##i##mount -t proc none proc
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# ##i##mount --rbind /sys sys
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# ##i##mount --rbind /dev dev
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</console>
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You'll also want to copy over <tt>resolv.conf</tt> in order to have proper DNS name resolution from inside the chroot:
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<console>
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# ##i##cp /etc/resolv.conf etc
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</console>
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Now you can chroot into your new system. Use <tt>env</tt> before <tt>chroot</tt> to ensure that no environment variables from the installation media are used by your new system:
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<console>
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# ##i##env -i HOME=/root TERM=$TERM chroot . bash -l
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</console>
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{{fancynote|Users of live CDs with 64-bit kernels: Some software may use <tt>uname -r</tt> to check whether the system is 32 or 64-bit. You may want append linux32 to the chroot command as a workaround, but it's generally not needed.}}
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{{fancyimportant|If you receive the error "<tt>chroot: failed to run command `/bin/bash': Exec format error</tt>", it is probably because you are running a 32-bit kernel and trying to execute 64-bit code. SystemRescueCd boots with a 32-bit kernel by default.}}
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It's also a good idea to change the default command prompt while inside the chroot. This will avoid confusion if you have to change terminals. Use this command:
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<console>
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# ##i##export PS1="(chroot) $PS1"
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</console>
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Congratulations! You are now chrooted inside a Funtoo Linux system. Now it's time to get Funtoo Linux properly configured so that Funtoo Linux will boot successfully when your system is restarted.
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=== Downloading the Portage tree ===
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{{fancynote|For an alternative way to do this, see [[Installing Portage From Snapshot]].}}
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Now it's time to install a copy of the Portage repository, which contains package scripts (ebuilds) that tell portage how to build and install thousands of different software packages. To create the Portage repository, simply run <tt>emerge --sync</tt> from within the chroot. This will automatically clone the portage tree from [http://github.com/ GitHub]:
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<console>
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(chroot) # ##i##emerge --sync
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</console>
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{{fancyimportant|If you receive the error with initial <tt>emerge --sync</tt> due to git protocol restrictions, change <tt>SYNC</tt> variable in <tt>/etc/portage/make.conf</tt>}}
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<pre>
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SYNC="https://github.com/funtoo/ports-2012.git"
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</pre>
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=== Configuring your system ===
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As is expected from a Linux distribution, Funtoo Linux has its share of configuration files. The one file you are absolutely required to edit in order to ensure that Funtoo Linux boots successfully is <tt>/etc/fstab</tt>. The others are optional. Here are a list of files that you should consider editing:
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{| {{table}}
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!File
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!Do I need to change it?
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!Description
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|-
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|<tt>/etc/fstab</tt>
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|'''YES - required'''
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|Mount points for all filesystems to be used at boot time. This file must reflect your disk partition setup. We'll guide you through modifying this file below.
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|-
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|<tt>/etc/localtime</tt>
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|''Maybe - recommended''
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|Your timezone, which will default to UTC if not set. This should be a symbolic link to something located under /usr/share/zoneinfo (e.g. /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Montreal)
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|-
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|<tt>/etc/make.conf<br/>/etc/portage/make.conf&nbsp;(new&nbsp;location)</tt>
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|''Maybe - recommended''
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|Parameters used by gcc (compiler), portage, and make. It's a good idea to set MAKEOPTS. This is covered later in this document.
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|-
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|<tt>/etc/conf.d/hostname</tt>
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|''Maybe - recommended''
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|Used to set system hostname. Set to the fully-qualified (with dots) name. Defaults to <tt>localhost</tt> if not set.
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|-
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|<tt>/etc/hosts</tt>
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|''No''
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| You no longer need to manually set the hostname in this file. This file is automatically generated by <tt>/etc/init.d/hostname</tt>.
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|-
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|<tt>/etc/conf.d/keymaps</tt>
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|Optional
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|Keyboard mapping configuration file (for console pseudo-terminals). Set if you have a non-US keyboard. See [[Funtoo Linux Localization]].
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|-
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|<tt>/etc/conf.d/hwclock</tt>
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|Optional
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|How the time of the battery-backed hardware clock of the system is interpreted (UTC or local time). Linux uses the battery-backed hardware clock to initialize the system clock when the system is booted.
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|-
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|<tt>/etc/conf.d/modules</tt>
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|Optional
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|Kernel modules to load automatically at system startup. Typically not required. See [[Additional Kernel Resources]] for more info.
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|-
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|<tt>profiles</tt>
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|Optional
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|Some useful portage settings that may help speed up intial configuration.
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|}
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If you're installing an English version of Funtoo Linux, you're in luck as most of the configuration files can be used as-is. If you're installing for another locale, don't worry. We will walk you through the necessary configuration steps on the [[Funtoo Linux Localization]] page, and if needed, there's always plenty of friendly, helpful support. (See [[#Community portal|Community]])
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+
Let's go ahead and see what we have to do. Use <tt>nano -w <name_of_file></tt> to edit files -- the "<tt>-w</tt>" disables word-wrapping, which is handy when editing configuration files. You can copy and paste from the examples.
+
 
+
{{fancywarning|It's important to edit your <tt>/etc/fstab</tt> file before you reboot! You will need to modify both the "fs" and "type" columns to match the settings for your partitions and filesystems that you created with <tt>gdisk</tt> or <tt>fdisk</tt>. Skipping this step may prevent Funtoo Linux from booting successfully.}}
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+
==== /etc/fstab ====
+
 
+
<tt>/etc/fstab</tt> is used by the <tt>mount</tt> command which is ran when your system boots. Statements of this file inform <tt>mount</tt> about partitions to be mounted and how they are mounted. In order for the system to boot properly, you must edit <tt>/etc/fstab</tt> and ensure that it reflects the partition configuration you used earlier:
+
 
+
<console>
+
(chroot) # ##i##nano -w /etc/fstab
+
</console>
+
 
+
You can use arrow keys to move around and hit Control-X to exit. If you want to save your changes, type "<tt>Y</tt>" when asked if you want to save the modified buffer, or hit Control-O before closing <tt>nano</tt>. Otherwise your changes will be discarded.
+
 
+
<pre>
+
# The root filesystem should have a pass number of either 0 or 1.
+
# All other filesystems should have a pass number of 0 or greater than 1.
+
#
+
# NOTE: If your BOOT partition is ReiserFS, add the notail option to opts.
+
#
+
# See the manpage fstab(5) for more information.
+
#
+
# <fs>     <mountpoint>  <type>  <opts>        <dump/pass>
+
 
+
/dev/sda1    /boot        ext2    noatime        1 2
+
/dev/sda3    none          swap    sw            0 0
+
/dev/sda4    /            ext4    noatime        0 1
+
#/dev/cdrom  /mnt/cdrom    auto    noauto,ro      0 0
+
</pre>
+
 
+
==== /etc/localtime ====
+
 
+
<tt>/etc/localtime</tt> is used to specify the timezone that your machine is in, and defaults to UTC. If you would like your Funtoo Linux system to use local time, you should replace <tt>/etc/localtime</tt> with a symbolic link to the timezone that you wish to use.
+
 
+
<console>
+
(chroot) # ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Montreal /etc/localtime
+
</console>
+
 
+
The above sets the timezone to Eastern Time Canada. Go to <tt>/usr/share/zoneinfo</tt> to see which values to use.
+
 
+
==== /etc/make.conf ====
+
 
+
{{fancynote|This file is the symlink to /etc/portage/make.conf, new default location, edit /etc/portage/make.conf.}}
+
 
+
MAKEOPTS can be used to define how many parallel compilations should occur when you compile a package, which can speed up compilation significantly. A rule of thumb is the number of CPUs (or CPU threads) in your system plus one. If for example you have a dual core processor without [[wikipedia:Hyper-threading|hyper-threading]], then you would set MAKEOPTS to 3:
+
 
+
<pre>
+
MAKEOPTS="-j3"
+
</pre>
+
 
+
If you are unsure about how many processors/threads you have then use /proc/cpuinfo to help you.
+
<console>
+
(chroot) # ##i##grep "processor" /proc/cpuinfo | wc -l
+
16
+
</console>
+
 
+
Set MAKEOPTS to this number plus one:
+
 
+
<pre>
+
MAKEOPTS="-j17"
+
</pre>
+
 
+
USE flags define what functionality is enabled when packages are built. It is not recommended to add a lot of them during installation; you should wait until you have a working, bootable system before changing your USE flags. A USE flag prefixed with a minus ("<tt>-</tt>") sign tells Portage not to use the flag when compiling.  A Funtoo guide to USE flags will be available in the future. For now, you can find out more information about USE flags in the [http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml?part=2&chap=2 Gentoo Handbook].
+
 
+
LINGUAS tells Portage which local language to compile the system and applications in (those who use LINGUAS variable like OpenOffice). It is not usually necessary to set this if you use English. If you want another language such as French (fr) or German (de), set LINGUAS appropriately:
+
 
+
<pre>
+
LINGUAS="fr"
+
</pre>
+
 
+
==== /etc/conf.d/hwclock ====
+
If you dual-boot with Windows, you'll need to edit this file and change '''clock''' to '''local''', because Windows will set your hardware clock to local time every time you boot Windows. Otherwise you normally wouldn't need to edit this file.
+
<console>
+
(chroot) # ##i##nano -w /etc/conf.d/hwclock
+
</console>
+
 
+
==== Localization ====
+
 
+
By default, Funtoo Linux is configured with Unicode (UTF-8) enabled, and for the US English locale and keyboard. If you would like to configure your system to use a non-English locale or keyboard, see [[Funtoo Linux Localization]].
+
 
+
==== Profiles ====
+
 
+
[[Funtoo 1.0 Profile|Funtoo profiles]] are used to define defaults for Portage specific to your needs. There are 4 basic profile types: arch, build, [[Flavors and Mix-ins|flavor, and mix-ins]]:
+
 
+
;arch: typically <tt>x86-32bit</tt> or <tt>x86-64bit</tt>, this defines the processor type and support of your system. This is defined when your stage was built and should not be changed.
+
;build: defines whether your system is a <tt>current</tt>, <tt>stable</tt> or <tt>experimental</tt> build. <tt>current</tt> systems will have newer packages unmasked than <tt>stable</tt> systems.
+
;flavor: defines the general type of system, such as <tt>server</tt> or <tt>desktop</tt>, and will set default USE flags appropriate for your needs.
+
;mix-ins: define various optional settings that you may be interested in enabling.
+
 
+
One arch, build and flavor must be set for each Funtoo Linux system, while mix-ins are optional and you can enable more than one if desired.
+
 
+
Remember that profiles can often be inherited. For example, the <tt>desktop</tt> flavor inherits the <tt>workstation</tt> flavor settings, which in turn inherits the <tt>X</tt> and <tt>audio</tt> mix-ins. You can view this by using eselect:
+
 
+
<console>
+
(chroot) # ##i##eselect profile show
+
Currently set profiles:
+
    arch: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/arch/x86-64bit
+
  build: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/build/current
+
  flavor: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/flavor/desktop
+
mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/kde
+
 
+
Automatically enabled profiles:
+
mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/print
+
mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/X
+
mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/audio
+
mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/dvd
+
mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/media
+
mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/console-extras
+
 
+
 
+
</console>
+
 
+
To view installed profiles:
+
<console>
+
(chroot) # ##i##eselect profile list
+
</console>
+
 
+
To change the profile flavor:
+
<console>
+
(chroot) # ##i##eselect profile set-flavor 7
+
</console>
+
 
+
To add a mix-in:
+
 
+
<console>
+
(chroot) # ##i##eselect profile add 10
+
</console>
+
 
+
=== Configuring and installing the Linux kernel ===
+
 
+
Now it's time to build and install a Linux kernel, which is the heart of any Funtoo Linux system. In the past, the process of creating a kernel that actually booted your system could be time-consuming and require a great deal of trial and error. Fortunately, Funtoo Linux offers an option to automatically build a kernel for you that will boot nearly all systems.
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If you are unfamiliar with how to manually configure your own kernel, or you simply want to get your system up and running quickly, you can emerge <tt>debian-sources</tt> with the <tt>binary</tt> USE flag set, which will automatically build the kernel and an initrd that will boot nearly all Funtoo Linux systems. This kernel is based on a linux-3.2 LTS official debian kernel package and is an easy way to get your system up and running relatively quickly.
+
 
+
Click [http://wiki.debian.org/DebianKernel here] for a list of all architectures the Debian kernel supports.
+
 
+
{{fancyimportant|<tt>debian-sources</tt> with <tt>binary</tt> USE flag requires at least 12GB in /var/tmp}}
+
 
+
<console>
+
cat /proc/mounts > /etc/mtab
+
(chroot) # ##i##echo "sys-kernel/debian-sources binary" >> /etc/portage/package.use
+
(chroot) # ##i##emerge debian-sources</console>
+
 
+
All done!
+
 
+
{{fancynote|NVIDIA card users: the <tt>binary</tt> USE flag installs the Nouveau drivers which cannot be loaded at the same time as the proprietary drivers, and cannot be unloaded at runtime because of KMS. You need to blacklist it under <tt>/etc/modprobe.d/</tt>.}}
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{{fancynote|For an overview of other kernel options for Funtoo Linux, see [[Funtoo Linux Kernels]]. There maybe modules that the Debian kernel doesn't include, a situation where [http://www.funtoo.org/wiki/Funtoo_Linux_Kernels#Using_Debian-Sources_with_Genkernel genkernel] would be useful. Also be sure to see [[:Category:Hardware Compatibility|hardware compatibility]] information. We have compiled a very good reference for [[Dell PowerEdge 11G Servers]] that includes kernel compatibility information as well..}}
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+
 
+
The next step is to configure your boot loader so that your new kernel loads when the system boots.
+
 
+
=== Installing a Bootloader ===
+
 
+
==== Installing Grub ====
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+
The boot loader is responsible for loading the kernel from disk when your computer boots. For new installations, GRUB 2 and Funtoo's boot-update tool should be used as a boot loader. GRUB supports both GPT/GUID and legacy MBR partitioning schemes.
+
 
+
To use this recommended boot method, first emerge <tt>boot-update</tt>. This will also cause <tt>grub-2</tt> to be merged, since it is a dependency of <tt>boot-update</tt>.
+
 
+
<console>
+
(chroot) # ##i##emerge boot-update
+
</console>
+
 
+
Then, edit <tt>/etc/boot.conf</tt> and specify "<tt>Funtoo Linux genkernel</tt>" as the <tt>default</tt> setting at the top of the file, replacing <tt>"Funtoo Linux"</tt>.
+
 
+
<tt>/etc/boot.conf</tt> should now look like this:
+
 
+
<pre>
+
boot {
+
        generate grub
+
        default "Funtoo Linux genkernel"
+
        timeout 3
+
}
+
 
+
"Funtoo Linux" {
+
        kernel bzImage[-v]
+
        # params += nomodeset
+
}
+
 
+
"Funtoo Linux genkernel" {
+
        kernel kernel[-v]
+
        initrd initramfs[-v]
+
        params += real_root=auto
+
        # params += nomodeset
+
}  
+
</pre>
+
+
Please read <tt>man boot.conf</tt> for further details.
+
 
+
===== Running grub-install and boot-update =====
+
 
+
Finally, we will need to actually install the GRUB boot loader to your disk, and also run <tt>boot-update</tt> which will generate your boot loader configuration file:
+
 
+
<console>
+
(chroot) # ##i##grub-install --no-floppy /dev/sda
+
(chroot) # ##i##boot-update
+
</console>
+
 
+
You only need to run <tt>grub-install</tt> when you first install Funtoo Linux, but you need to re-run <tt>boot-update</tt> every time you modify your <tt>/etc/boot.conf</tt> file, so your changes are applied on next boot.
+
 
+
OK - your system should be ready to boot! Well, there are a few more loose ends...
+
 
+
==== Installing Syslinux/Extlinux ====
+
 
+
An alternate Bootloader is Extlinux, for installing it see the [[Extlinux|extlinux Guide]].
+
 
+
=== Configuring your network ===
+
 
+
It's important to ensure that you will be able to connect to your local-area network after you reboot into Funtoo Linux. There are three approaches you can use for configuring your network: NetworkManager, dhcpcd, and the [[Funtoo Linux Networking]] scripts. Here's how to choose which one to use based on the type of network you want to set up.
+
 
+
==== Wi-Fi ====
+
 
+
For laptop/mobile systems where you will be using Wi-Fi and connecting to various networks, NetworkManager is strongly recommended. The Funtoo version of NetworkManager is fully functional even from the command-line, so you can use it even without X or without the Network Manager applet. Here are the steps involved in setting up NetworkManager:
+
 
+
<console>
+
# ##i##emerge linux-firmware
+
# ##i##emerge networkmanager
+
# ##i##rc-update add NetworkManager default
+
</console>
+
 
+
Above, we installed linux-firmware which contains a complete collection of available firmware for many hardware devices including Wi-Fi adapters, plus NetworkManager to manage our network connection. Then we added NetworkManager to the <tt>default</tt> runlevel so it will start when Funtoo Linux boots.
+
 
+
After you reboot into Funtoo Linux, you will be able to add a Wi-Fi connection this way:
+
 
+
<console>
+
# ##i##addwifi -S wpa -K 'wifipassword' mywifinetwork
+
</console>
+
 
+
The <tt>addwifi</tt> command is used to configure and connect to a WPA/WPA2 Wi-Fi network named <tt>mywifinetwork</tt> with the password <tt>wifipassword</tt>. This network configuration entry is stored in <tt>/etc/NetworkManager/system-connections</tt> so that it will be remembered in the future. You should only need to enter this command once for each Wi-Fi network you connect to.
+
 
+
==== Desktop (Wired Ethernet) ====
+
 
+
For a home desktop or workstation with wired Ethernet that will use DHCP, the simplest and most effective option to enable network connectivity is to simply add <tt>dhcpcd</tt> to the default runlevel:
+
 
+
<console>
+
# ##i##rc-update add dhcpcd default
+
</console>
+
 
+
When you reboot, <tt>dhcpcd</tt> will run in the background and manage all network interfaces and use DHCP to acquire network addresses from a DHCP server.
+
 
+
==== Server (Static IP) ====
+
 
+
For servers, the [[Funtoo Linux Networking]] scripts are recommended. They are optimized for static configurations and things like virtual ethernet bridging for virtualization setups. See [[Funtoo Linux Networking]] for information on how to use Funtoo Linux's template-based network configuration system.
+
 
+
=== Finishing Steps ===
+
 
+
==== Set your root password ====
+
It's imperative that you set your root password before rebooting so that you can log in.
+
<console>
+
(chroot) # ##i##passwd
+
</console>
+
 
+
===Restart your system ===
+
 
+
Now is the time to leave chroot, to unmount Funtoo Linux partitions and files and to restart your computer. When you restart, the GRUB boot loader will start, load the Linux kernel and initramfs, and your system will begin booting.
+
 
+
Leave the chroot, change directory to /, unmount your Funtoo partitions, and reboot.
+
<console>
+
(chroot) # ##i##exit
+
# ##i##cd /
+
# ##i##umount -l /mnt/funtoo/boot /mnt/funtoo/dev /mnt/funtoo/proc /mnt/funtoo
+
# ##i##reboot
+
</console>
+
 
+
You should now see your system reboot, the GRUB boot loader appear for a few seconds, and then see the Linux kernel and initramfs loading. After this, you should see Funtoo Linux itself start to boot, and you should be greeted with a <tt>login:</tt> prompt. Funtoo Linux has been successfully installed!
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+
===Next Steps===
+
 
+
If you have not used Portage before, then be sure to check out our quick introduction to [[Emerge]].
+
 
+
To learn how to customize and start using Funtoo Linux, see [[Funtoo Linux First Steps]].
+
 
+
If your system did not boot correctly, see [[Installation Troubleshooting]] for steps you can take to resolve the problem.
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[[Category:HOWTO]]
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[[Category:Install]]
+

Latest revision as of 06:07, November 12, 2014

Funtoo Linux Download/Install

Introduction

This document was written to help you install Funtoo Linux on PC-compatible systems as concisely as possible, with a minimum number of distracting options regarding system configuration.

If you've had previous experience installing Gentoo Linux then a lot of steps will be familiar, but you should still read through as there are a few differences.

Note

If you are installing Funtoo Linux on ARM architecture, please see Funtoo Linux Installation on ARM for notable differences regarding ARM support.

Installation Overview

This is a basic overview of the Funtoo installation process:

  1. Download and boot the live CD of your choice.
  2. Prepare your disk.
  3. Create and mount filesystems.
  4. Install the Funtoo stage tarball of your choice.
  5. Chroot into your new system.
  6. Download the Portage tree.
  7. Configure your system and network.
  8. Install a kernel.
  9. Install a bootloader.
  10. Complete final steps.
  11. Reboot and enjoy.

Live CD

Funtoo doesn't provide an "official" Funtoo Live CD. We recommend using the Gentoo-based System Rescue CD as it contains lots of tools and utilities and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Download it here:

http://www.sysresccd.org/Download

Note

If using an older version of System Rescue CD, be sure to select the rescue64 kernel at the boot menu if you are installing a 64-bit system. By default, System Rescue CD used to boot in 32-bit mode though the latest version attempts to automatically detect 64-bit processors.

Prepare Hard Disk

Introduction

In earlier times, there was only one way to boot a PC-compatible computer. All of our desktops and servers had a standard BIOS, all our hard drives used Master Boot Records, and were partitioned using the MBR partition scheme. And we liked it that way!

Then, along came EFI and UEFI, which are new-style firmware designed to boot systems, along with GPT partition tables to support disks larger than 2.2TB. All of the sudden, we had a variety of options to boot Linux systems, turning what once was a one-method-fits-all approach into something a lot more complex.

Let's take a moment to review the boot options available to you. This Install Guide uses, and recommends, the old-school method of BIOS booting and using an MBR. It works. There's nothing wrong with it. If your system disk is 2TB or smaller in size, it won't prevent you from using all of your disk's capacity, either.

But, there are some situations where the old-school method isn't optimal. If you have a system disk >2TB in size, then MBR partitions won't allow you to access all your storage. So that's one reason. Another reason is that there are some so-called "PC" systems out there that don't support BIOS booting anymore, and force you to use UEFI to boot. So, out of compassion for people who fall into this predicament, this Install Guide documents UEFI booting too.

Our recommendation is still to go old-school unless you have reason not to. We call this method the BIOS + GRUB (MBR) method. It's the traditional method of setting up a PC-compatible system to boot Linux.

If you need to use UEFI to boot, we recommend not using the MBR at all for booting, as some systems support this, but others don't. Instead, we recommend using UEFI to boot GRUB, which in turn will load Linux. We refer to this method as the UEFI + GRUB (GPT) method.

And yes, there are even more methods, some of which are documented on the Boot Methods page. We used to recommend a BIOS + GRUB (GPT) method but it is not consistently supported across a wide variety of hardware.

The big question is -- which boot method should you use? Here's how to tell.

Principle 1 - Old School
If you can reliably boot System Rescue CD and it shows you an initial light blue menu, you are booting the CD using the BIOS, and it's likely that you can thus boot Funtoo Linux using the BIOS. So, go old-school and use BIOS booting, unless you have some reason to use UEFI, such as having a >2.2TB system disk. In that case, see Principle 2, as your system may also support UEFI booting.
Principle 2 - New School
If you can reliably boot System Rescue CD and it shows you an initial black and white menu -- congratulations, your system is configured to support UEFI booting. This means that you are ready to install Funtoo Linux to boot via UEFI. Your system may still support BIOS booting, but just be trying UEFI first. You can poke around in your BIOS boot configuration and play with this.
What's the Big Difference between Old School and New School?
Here's the deal. If you go with old-school MBR partitions, your /boot partition will be an ext2 filesystem, and you'll use fdisk to create your MBR partitions. If you go with new-school GPT partitions and UEFI booting, your /boot partition will be a vfat filesystem, because this is what UEFI is able to read, and you will use gdisk to create your GPT partitions. And you'll install GRUB a bit differently. That's about all it comes down to, in case you were curious.

Note

Some motherboards may appear to support UEFI, but don't. Do your research. For example, the Award BIOS in my Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 rev 1.1 has an option to enable UEFI boot for CD/DVD. This is not sufficient for enabling UEFI boot for hard drives and installing Funtoo Linux. UEFI must be supported for both removable media (so you can boot System Rescue CD using UEFI) as well as fixed media (so you can boot your new Funtoo Linux installation.) It turns out that later revisions of this board (rev 3.0) have a new BIOS that fully supports UEFI boot. This may point to a third principle -- know thy hardware.

Old-School (BIOS/MBR) Method

Note

Use this method if you are booting using your BIOS, and if your System Rescue CD initial boot menu was light blue. If you're going to use the new-school method, click here to jump down to UEFI/GPT.

Preparation

First, it's a good idea to make sure that you've found the correct hard disk to partition. Try this command and verify that /dev/sda is the disk that you want to partition:

# fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes, 1250263728 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk label type: gpt


#         Start          End    Size  Type            Name
 1         2048   1250263694  596.2G  Linux filesyste Linux filesystem

Now, it's recommended that you erase any existing MBR or GPT partition tables on the disk, which could confuse the system's BIOS at boot time. We do this using sgdisk:

Warning

This will make any existing partitions inaccessible! You are strongly cautioned and advised to backup any critical data before proceeding.

# sgdisk --zap-all /dev/sda

Creating new GPT entries.
GPT data structures destroyed! You may now partition the disk using fdisk or
other utilities.

This output is also nothing to worry about, as the command still succeded:

***************************************************************
Found invalid GPT and valid MBR; converting MBR to GPT format
in memory. 
***************************************************************
Partitioning

Now we will use fdisk to create the MBR partition table and partitions:

# fdisk /dev/sda

Within fdisk, follow these steps:

Empty the partition table:

Command (m for help): o ↵

Create Partition 1 (boot):

Command (m for help): n ↵
Partition type (default p): 
Partition number (1-4, default 1): 
First sector: 
Last sector: +128M ↵

Create Partition 2 (swap):

Command (m for help): n ↵
Partition type (default p): 
Partition number (2-4, default 2): 
First sector: 
Last sector: +2G ↵
Command (m for help): t ↵ 
Partition number (1,2, default 2): 
Hex code (type L to list all codes): 82 ↵

Create the root partition:

Command (m for help): n ↵
Partition type (default p): 
Partition number (3,4, default 3): 
First sector: 
Last sector: 

Verify the partition table:

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sda: 298.1 GiB, 320072933376 bytes, 625142448 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x82abc9a6

Device    Boot     Start       End    Blocks  Id System
/dev/sda1           2048    264191    131072  83 Linux
/dev/sda2         264192   4458495   2097152  82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3        4458496 625142447 310341976  83 Linux

Write the parition table to disk:

Command (m for help): w

Your new MBR partition table will now be written to your system disk.

New-School (UEFI/GPT) Method

Note

Use this method if you are booting using UEFI, and if your System Rescue CD initial boot menu was black and white. If it was light blue, this method will not work.

The gdisk commands to create a GPT partition table are as follows. Adapt sizes as necessary, although these defaults will work for most users. Start gdisk:

# gdisk

Within gdisk, follow these steps:

Create a new empty partition table (This will erase all data on the disk when saved):

Command: o ↵
This option deletes all partitions and creates a new protective MBR.
Proceed? (Y/N): y ↵

Create Partition 1 (boot):

Command: n ↵
Partition Number: 1 ↵
First sector: 
Last sector: +500M ↵
Hex Code: 

Create Partition 2 (swap):

Command: n ↵
Partition Number: 2 ↵
First sector: 
Last sector: +4G ↵
Hex Code: 8200 ↵

Create Partition 3 (root):

Command: n ↵
Partition Number: 3 ↵
First sector: 
Last sector:  (for rest of disk)
Hex Code: 

Along the way, you can type "p" and hit Enter to view your current partition table. If you make a mistake, you can type "d" to delete an existing partition that you created. When you are satisfied with your partition setup, type "w" to write your configuration to disk:

Write Partition Table To Disk:

Command: w ↵
Do you want to proceed? (Y/N): Y ↵

The partition table will now be written to disk and gdisk will close.

Now, your GPT/GUID partitions have been created, and will show up as the following block devices under Linux:

  • /dev/sda1, which will be used to hold the /boot filesystem,
  • /dev/sda2, which will be used for swap space, and
  • /dev/sda3, which will hold your root filesystem.

Creating filesystems

Note

This section covers both BIOS and UEFI installs. Don't skip it!

Before your newly-created partitions can be used, the block devices need to be initialized with filesystem metadata. This process is known as creating a filesystem on the block devices. After filesystems are created on the block devices, they can be mounted and used to store files.

Let's keep this simple. Are you using old-school MBR partitions? If so, let's create an ext2 filesystem on /dev/sda1:

# mkfs.ext2 /dev/sda1

If you're using new-school GPT partitions for UEFI, you'll want to create a vfat filesystem on /dev/sda1, because this is what UEFI is able to read:

# mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/sda1

Now, let's create a swap partition. This partition will be used as disk-based virtual memory for your Funtoo Linux system.

You will not create a filesystem on your swap partition, since it is not used to store files. But it is necessary to initialize it using the mkswap command. Then we'll run the swapon command to make your newly-initialized swap space immediately active within the live CD environment, in case it is needed during the rest of the install process:

# mkswap /dev/sda2
# swapon /dev/sda2

Now, we need to create a root filesystem. This is where Funtoo Linux will live. We generally recommend ext4 or XFS root filesystems. If you're not sure, choose ext4. Here's how to create a root ext4 filesystem:

# mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda3

...and here's how to create an XFS root filesystem, if you choose to use XFS:

# mkfs.xfs /dev/sda3

Your filesystems (and swap) have all now been initialized, so that that can be mounted (attached to your existing directory heirarchy) and used to store files. We are ready to begin installing Funtoo Linux on these brand-new filesystems.

Warning

When deploying an OpenVZ host, please use ext4 exclusively. The Parallels development team tests extensively with ext4, and modern versions of openvz-rhel6-stable are not compatible with XFS, and you may experience kernel bugs.

Mounting filesystems

Mount the newly-created filesystems as follows, creating /mnt/funtoo as the installation mount point:

# mkdir /mnt/funtoo
# mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/funtoo
# mkdir /mnt/funtoo/boot
# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/funtoo/boot

Optionally, if you have a separate filesystem for /home or anything else:

# mkdir /mnt/funtoo/home
# mount /dev/sda4 /mnt/funtoo/home

If you have /tmp or /var/tmp on a separate filesystem, be sure to change the permissions of the mount point to be globally-writeable after mounting, as follows:

# chmod 1777 /mnt/funtoo/tmp

Installing the Stage 3 tarball

After creating filesystems, the next step is downloading the initial Stage 3 tarball. The Stage 3 is a pre-compiled system used as a starting point to install Funtoo Linux. Load one of the following URLs in another browser window:

Now, let's navigate the directories on the mirrors to find the appropriate build of Funtoo Linux for you.

Which Build?

If you're not sure, pick funtoo-current.

Funtoo Linux has various different 'builds', or variants. Here is a list of the various builds that are available, and what their distinctive features are:

BuildDescription
funtoo-currentThe most commonly-selected build of Funtoo Linux. Receives rapid updates and preferred by desktop users.
funtoo-current-hardenedSame package set as funtoo-current, but with a hardened, exploit-resistant toolchain.
funtoo-stableEmphasizes less-frequent package updates and trusted, reliable versions of packages over the latest versions.

If you want to read more about this, have a look at Differences between stable, current and experimental.

What Architecture?

If you're not sure, pick x86-64bit, or possibly pure64 for server systems.

For PC-compatible systems, the following choices are available:

ArchitectureDescription
x86-64bitFor modern 64-bit processors. Uses new 64-bit instructions and address space. Maintains 32-bit compatibility with multilib.
pure64For modern 64-bit processors but with no support for 32-bit compatibility.
x86-32bitFor older 32-bit systems such as Athlon XP, Pentium 4, or earlier Atom.

Your SubArch

Inside /funtoo-current/x86-64bit/ on one of our mirrors, you'll see a bunch of directories for various subarches of Funtoo Linux. Subarches are builds of Funtoo Linux that are designed to run on a particular type of CPU, to offer the best possible performance. They also take advantage of the instruction sets available for each CPU.

If you are using an AMD-based CPU, download a stage3 from generic_64, amd64-k8, amd64-k10, amd64-bulldozer, amd64-piledriver, amd64-steamroller or amd64-jaguar. See Subarches for help figuring out what AMD subarch is best for you.

If you are using an Intel-based CPU, download a stage3 from generic_64, atom_64, core2_64 or corei7. Note that corei7 is ideal for any modern Intel processor, including Core i3 and Core i5, and many Xeons.

If you are using a 32-bit CPU, download a stage3 from generic_32, i686, core2_32, atom_32 or athlon-xp.

Setting the Date

Important

If your system's date and time are too far off (typically by months or years,) then it may prevent Portage from properly downloading source tarballs. This is because some of our sources are downloaded via HTTPS, which use SSL certificates and are marked with an activation and expiration date. However, if you system time is relatively close to correct, you can probably skip this step for now.

Now is a good time to verify the date and time are correctly set to UTC. Use the date command to verify the date and time:

# date
Fri Jul 15 19:47:18 UTC 2011

If the date and/or time need to be corrected, do so using date MMDDhhmmYYYY, keeping in mind hhmm are in 24-hour format. The example below changes the date and time to "July 16th, 2011 @ 8:00PM" UTC:

# date 071620002011
Fri Jul 16 20:00:00 UTC 2011

Once you have set the system clock, it's a very good idea to copy the time to the hardware clock, so it persists across reboots:

# hwclock --systohc

Download the Stage3

Once you are in your Funtoo Linux root filesystem, use wget to download the Stage 3 tarball you have chosen to use as the basis for your new Funtoo Linux system. It should be saved to the /mnt/funtoo directory as follows:

# cd /mnt/funtoo
# wget http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/funtoo/funtoo-current/x86-64bit/generic_64/stage3-latest.tar.xz

Note that 64-bit systems can run 32-bit or 64-bit stages, but 32-bit systems can only run 32-bit stages. Make sure that you select a Stage 3 build that is appropriate for your CPU. If you are not certain, it is a safe bet to choose the generic_64 or generic_32 stage. Consult the Download page for more information.

Once the stage is downloaded, extract the contents with the following command, substituting in the actual name of your stage 3 tarball:

# tar xpf stage3-latest.tar.xz

Important

It is very important to use tar's "p" option when extracting the Stage 3 tarball - it tells tar to preserve any permissions and ownership that exist within the archive. Without this option, your Funtoo Linux filesystem permissions will be incorrect.

Chroot into Funtoo

Before chrooting into your new system, there's a few things that need to be done first. You will need to mount /proc and /dev inside your new system. Use the following commands:

# cd /mnt/funtoo
# mount -t proc none proc
# mount --rbind /sys sys
# mount --rbind /dev dev


You'll also want to copy over resolv.conf in order to have proper DNS name resolution from inside the chroot:

# cp /etc/resolv.conf etc

Now you can chroot into your new system. Use env before chroot to ensure that no environment variables from the installation media are used by your new system:

# env -i HOME=/root TERM=$TERM chroot . bash -l

Note

Users of live CDs with 64-bit kernels installing 32-bit systems: Some software may use uname -r to check whether the system is 32 or 64-bit. You may want append linux32 to the chroot command as a workaround, but it's generally not needed.

Important

If you receive the error "chroot: failed to run command `/bin/bash': Exec format error", it is probably because you are running a 32-bit kernel and trying to execute 64-bit code. SystemRescueCd boots with a 32-bit kernel by default.

It's also a good idea to change the default command prompt while inside the chroot. This will avoid confusion if you have to change terminals. Use this command:

# export PS1="(chroot) $PS1"

Congratulations! You are now chrooted inside a Funtoo Linux system. Now it's time to get Funtoo Linux properly configured so that Funtoo Linux will boot successfully when your system is restarted.

Downloading the Portage tree

Note

For an alternative way to do this, see Installing Portage From Snapshot.

Now it's time to install a copy of the Portage repository, which contains package scripts (ebuilds) that tell portage how to build and install thousands of different software packages. To create the Portage repository, simply run emerge --sync from within the chroot. This will automatically clone the portage tree from GitHub:

(chroot) # emerge --sync

Important

If you receive the error with initial emerge --sync due to git protocol restrictions, change SYNC variable in /etc/make.conf:

SYNC="https://github.com/funtoo/ports-2012.git"

Configuring your system

As is expected from a Linux distribution, Funtoo Linux has its share of configuration files. The one file you are absolutely required to edit in order to ensure that Funtoo Linux boots successfully is /etc/fstab. The others are optional. Here are a list of files that you should consider editing:

File Do I need to change it? Description
/etc/fstab YES - required Mount points for all filesystems to be used at boot time. This file must reflect your disk partition setup. We'll guide you through modifying this file below.
/etc/localtime Maybe - recommended Your timezone, which will default to UTC if not set. This should be a symbolic link to something located under /usr/share/zoneinfo (e.g. /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Montreal)
/etc/make.conf (symlink) - also known as:
/etc/portage/make.conf
Maybe - recommended Parameters used by gcc (compiler), portage, and make. It's a good idea to set MAKEOPTS. This is covered later in this document.
/etc/conf.d/hostname Maybe - recommended Used to set system hostname. Set the hostname variable to the fully-qualified (with dots, ie. foo.funtoo.org) name if you have one. Otherwise, set to the local system hostname (without dots, ie. foo). Defaults to localhost if not set.
/etc/hosts No You no longer need to manually set the hostname in this file. This file is automatically generated by /etc/init.d/hostname.
/etc/conf.d/keymaps Optional Keyboard mapping configuration file (for console pseudo-terminals). Set if you have a non-US keyboard. See Funtoo Linux Localization.
/etc/conf.d/hwclock Optional How the time of the battery-backed hardware clock of the system is interpreted (UTC or local time). Linux uses the battery-backed hardware clock to initialize the system clock when the system is booted.
/etc/conf.d/modules Optional Kernel modules to load automatically at system startup. Typically not required. See Additional Kernel Resources for more info.
/etc/conf.d/consolefont Optional Allows you to specify the default console font. To apply this font, enable the consolefont service by running rc-update add consolefont.
profiles Optional Some useful portage settings that may help speed up intial configuration.

If you're installing an English version of Funtoo Linux, you're in luck as most of the configuration files can be used as-is. If you're installing for another locale, don't worry. We will walk you through the necessary configuration steps on the Funtoo Linux Localization page, and if needed, there's always plenty of friendly, helpful support. (See Community)

Let's go ahead and see what we have to do. Use nano -w <name_of_file> to edit files -- the "-w" disables word-wrapping, which is handy when editing configuration files. You can copy and paste from the examples.

Warning

It's important to edit your /etc/fstab file before you reboot! You will need to modify both the "fs" and "type" columns to match the settings for your partitions and filesystems that you created with gdisk or fdisk. Skipping this step may prevent Funtoo Linux from booting successfully.

/etc/fstab

/etc/fstab is used by the mount command which is ran when your system boots. Statements of this file inform mount about partitions to be mounted and how they are mounted. In order for the system to boot properly, you must edit /etc/fstab and ensure that it reflects the partition configuration you used earlier:

(chroot) # nano -w /etc/fstab

You can use arrow keys to move around and hit Control-X to exit. If you want to save your changes, type "Y" when asked if you want to save the modified buffer, or hit Control-O before closing nano. Otherwise your changes will be discarded.

# The root filesystem should have a pass number of either 0 or 1.
# All other filesystems should have a pass number of 0 or greater than 1.
#
# NOTE: If your BOOT partition is ReiserFS, add the notail option to opts.
#
# See the manpage fstab(5) for more information.
#
# <fs>	     <mountpoint>  <type>  <opts>         <dump/pass>

/dev/sda1    /boot         ext2    noauto,noatime 1 2
/dev/sda2    none          swap    sw             0 0
/dev/sda3    /             ext4    noatime        0 1
#/dev/cdrom  /mnt/cdrom    auto    noauto,ro      0 0

Note

Currently, our default /etc/fstab has the root filesystem as /dev/sda4 and the swap partition as /dev/sda3. These will need to be changed to /dev/sda3 and /dev/sda2, respectively.

Note

If you're using UEFI to boot, change the /dev/sda1 line so it says vfat instead of ext2. Similarly, make sure that the /dev/sda3 line specifies either xfs or ext4, depending on which filesystem you chose at filesystem-creation time.

/etc/localtime

/etc/localtime is used to specify the timezone that your machine is in, and defaults to UTC. If you would like your Funtoo Linux system to use local time, you should replace /etc/localtime with a symbolic link to the timezone that you wish to use.

(chroot) # ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/MST7MDT /etc/localtime

The above sets the timezone to Mountain Standard Time (with daylight savings). Type ls /usr/share/zoneinfo to see what timezones are available. There are also sub-directories containing timezones described by location.

/etc/make.conf

MAKEOPTS can be used to define how many parallel compilations should occur when you compile a package, which can speed up compilation significantly. A rule of thumb is the number of CPUs (or CPU threads) in your system plus one. If for example you have a dual core processor without hyper-threading, then you would set MAKEOPTS to 3:

MAKEOPTS="-j3" 

If you are unsure about how many processors/threads you have then use nproc to help you.

(chroot) # nproc
16

Set MAKEOPTS to this number plus one:

MAKEOPTS="-j17"

USE flags define what functionality is enabled when packages are built. It is not recommended to add a lot of them during installation; you should wait until you have a working, bootable system before changing your USE flags. A USE flag prefixed with a minus ("-") sign tells Portage not to use the flag when compiling. A Funtoo guide to USE flags will be available in the future. For now, you can find out more information about USE flags in the Gentoo Handbook.

LINGUAS tells Portage which local language to compile the system and applications in (those who use LINGUAS variable like OpenOffice). It is not usually necessary to set this if you use English. If you want another language such as French (fr) or German (de), set LINGUAS appropriately:

LINGUAS="fr"

/etc/conf.d/hwclock

If you dual-boot with Windows, you'll need to edit this file and change the value of clock from UTC to local, because Windows will set your hardware clock to local time every time you boot Windows. Otherwise you normally wouldn't need to edit this file.

(chroot) # nano -w /etc/conf.d/hwclock

Localization

By default, Funtoo Linux is configured with Unicode (UTF-8) enabled, and for the US English locale and keyboard. If you would like to configure your system to use a non-English locale or keyboard, see Funtoo Linux Localization.

Introducing Portage

Portage, the Funtoo Linux package manager has a command called emerge which is used to build and install packages from source. It also takes care of installing all of the package's dependencies. You call emerge like this:

(chroot) # emerge packagename

When you install a package by specifying its name in the command-line, Portage records its name in the /var/lib/portage/world file. It does so because it assumes that, since you have installed it by name, you want to consider it part of your system and want to keep the package updated in the future. This is a handy feature, since when packages are being added to the world set, we can update our entire system by typing:

(chroot) # emerge --sync
(chroot) # emerge -auDN @world

This is the "official" way to update your Funtoo Linux system. Above, we first update our Portage tree using git to grab the latest ebuilds (scripts), and then run an emerge command to update the world set of packages. The options specified tell emerge to:

  • a - show us what will be emerged, and ask us if we want to proceed
  • u - update the packages we specify -- don't emerge them again if they are already emerged.
  • D - Consider the entire dependency tree of packages when looking for updates. In other words, do a deep update.
  • N - Update any packages that have changed (new) USE settings.

You should also consider passing --with-bdeps=y when emerging @world, at least once in a while. This will update build dependencies as well.

Of course, sometimes we want to install a package but not add it to the world file. This is often done because you only want the package installed temproarily or because you know the package in question is a dependnecy of another package. If this behavior is desired, you call emerge like this:

(chroot) # emerge -1 packagename

Advanced users may be interested in the Emerge wiki page.

Updating World

Now is actually a very good time to update the entire system and it can be a good idea to do so prior to first boot.

(chroot) # emerge --sync
(chroot) # emerge -auDN @world

Important

Make sure you read any post emerge messages and follow their instructions. This is especially true if you have upgraded perl or python.

Configuring and installing the Linux kernel

Now it's time to build and install a Linux kernel, which is the heart of any Funtoo Linux system. The kernel is loaded by the boot loader, and interfaces directly with your system's hardware, and allows regular (userspace) programs to run.

A kernel must be configured properly for your system's hardware, so that it supports your hard drives, file systems, network cards, and so on. More experienced Linux users can choose to install kernel sources and configure and install their own kernel. If you don't know how to do this, we provide ebuilds that will automatically build a "univeral" kernel, modules and initramfs for booting your system that supports all hardware. This is an extremely simple way of building a kernel that will get your system booted.

What is our goal? To build a kernel that will recognize all the hardware in your system necessary for booting, so that you will be greeted by a friendly login prompt after installation is complete. These instructions will guide you through the process of installing a kernel the "easy" way -- without requiring user configuration, by using a "universal" kernel.

Package Sets

Before we install a kernel, we're going to cover a feature of Portage called package sets. Portage, the package manager/ports system for Funtoo Linux, will keep track of system packages as well as packages you have installed by calling emerge directly. These packages that are part of the base system are considered part of the "system" package set, while packages that you have installed by typing them on the command line (such as "gnome" in emerge gnome) will be added to the "world" package set. This provides an easy way to update your entire system.

However, sometimes it's nice to be able to update the kernel all by itself, or leave a kernel update out of your regular whole system update. To do this, we will create a new package set called "kernel".

Kernel Package Set

To create the kernel package set, perform the following steps:

(chroot) # mkdir /etc/portage/sets
(chroot) # echo sys-kernel/debian-sources > /etc/portage/sets/kernel

Now, we'll want to set a USE variable to tell debian-sources to build a "universal" kernel and initramfs for us, to take the guess-work out of getting Funtoo Linux booted. To do this, we're going to set the binary USE variable for debian-sources, as follows:

(chroot) # echo "sys-kernel/debian-sources binary" >> /etc/portage/package.use

If USE variables are new to you, you'll be getting a lot more familiar with them as you use Funtoo Linux. At their essence, they are "switches" that you can set to configure options that can be built in to various packages. They're used to customize your Funtoo Linux system to meet your exact needs. We added support for a binary USE flag to the debian-sources ebuilds, as well as a few other of our kernel ebuilds, to make it easier for new users to get Funtoo Linux up and running.

Now, when we just want to update our system's packages, we'll type emerge -auDN @world, and it will update our world set, leaving out the kernel. Likewise, when we just want to update our kernel, we'll type emerge -au @kernel, and it will update our kernel, leaving out the world set.

Building the Kernel

Note

See Funtoo Linux Kernels for a full list of kernels supported in Funtoo Linux. We recommend debian-sources for new users.

Important

debian-sources with binary USE flag requires at least 14GB free in /var/tmp and takes around 1 hour to build on a Intel Core i7 Processor.

Let's emerge our kernel:

(chroot) # emerge @kernel

Note that while use of the binary USE flag makes installing a working kernel extremely simple, it is one part of Funtoo Linux that takes a very long time to build from source, because it is building a kernel that supports all hardware that Linux supports! So, get the build started, and then let your machine compile. Slower machines can take up to several hours to build the kernel, and you'll want to make sure that you've set MAKEOPTS in /etc/make.conf to the number of processing cores/threads (plus one) in your system before starting to build it as quickly as possible -- see the /etc/make.conf section if you forgot to do this.

Note

NVIDIA card users: the binary USE flag installs the Nouveau drivers which cannot be loaded at the same time as the proprietary drivers, and cannot be unloaded at runtime because of KMS. You need to blacklist it under /etc/modprobe.d/.

Note

For an overview of other kernel options for Funtoo Linux, see Funtoo Linux Kernels. There may be modules that the Debian kernel doesn't include, a situation where genkernel would be useful. Also be sure to see hardware compatibility information.

Once emerge completes, you'll have a brand new kernel and initramfs installed to /boot, plus kernel headers installed in /usr/src/linux, and you'll be ready to configure the boot loader to load these to boot your Funtoo Linux system.

Installing a Bootloader

These install instructions show you how to use GRUB to boot using BIOS (old-school) or UEFI (new-school).

Old School (BIOS)

If you're using the BIOS to boot, setting up GRUB, the bootloader, is pretty easy.

To use this recommended boot method, first emerge boot-update. This will also cause grub-2 to be merged, since it is a dependency of boot-update.

(chroot) # emerge boot-update

Then, edit /etc/boot.conf and specify "Funtoo Linux genkernel" as the default setting at the top of the file, replacing "Funtoo Linux".

/etc/boot.conf should now look like this:

boot {
        generate grub
        default "Funtoo Linux genkernel"
        timeout 3 
}

"Funtoo Linux" {
        kernel bzImage[-v]
        # params += nomodeset
}

Please read man boot.conf for further details.

Running grub-install and boot-update

Finally, we will need to actually install the GRUB boot loader to your disk, and also run boot-update which will generate your boot loader configuration file:

(chroot) # grub-install --no-floppy /dev/sda
(chroot) # boot-update

Now you need to update your boot loader configuration file:

(chroot) # boot-update

You only need to run grub-install when you first install Funtoo Linux, but you need to re-run boot-update every time you modify your /etc/boot.conf file, so your changes are applied on next boot.

New School (UEFI)

If you're using UEFI to boot, setting up the boot loader is a bit more complicated for now, but this process will be improving soon. Perform the following steps.

Unmask Grub 2.02_beta2

Unmask the latest version of GRUB:

# echo "sys-boot/grub" > /etc/portage/package.unmask

The 2.00 version of GRUB has known issues with UEFI booting. Using 2.02 is essential for having this boot method work reliably.

Emerging GRUB

You will still use GRUB as a boot loader, but before emerging grub, you will need to enable EFI booting. To do this, add the following line to /etc/make.conf:

GRUB_PLATFORMS="efi-64"

Then, emerge boot-update. You will notice grub and efibootmgr getting pulled in as dependencies. This is expected and good:

(chroot) # emerge boot-update
Installing GRUB

Now, for the magic of getting everything in place for booting. You should copy your kernel and initramfs (if you have one -- you will if you are following the default install) to /boot. GRUB will boot those. But how do we get UEFI to boot GRUB? Well, we need to run the following command:

(chroot) # grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot --bootloader-id="Funtoo Linux [GRUB]" --recheck /dev/sda

This command will simply install all the stuff to /boot/EFI and /boot/grub that your system needs to boot. In particular, the /boot/EFI/grub/grubx64.efi file will be created. This is the GRUB boot image that UEFI will load and start.

A more detailed explanation of the flags used in the above command:

  • --target=x86_64-efi: Tells GRUB that we want to install it in a way that allows it to boot in UEFI
  • --efi-directory=/boot: All GRUB UEFI files will be installed in /boot
  • --bootloader-id="Funtoo Linux [GRUB]": This flag is not necessary for GRUB to boot. However, it allows you to change the text of the boot option in the UEFI BIOS. The stuff in the quotes can be set to anything that you would like.
  • --recheck: If a device map already exists on the disk or partition that GRUB is being installed on, it will be removed.
  • /dev/sda:The device that we are installing GRUB on.
Configuring GRUB

OK, now UEFI has the GRUB image it needs to boot. But we still need to configure GRUB itself so it finds and boots your kernel and initramfs. This is done by performing the following steps. Since boot-update doesn't yet support UEFI, we will use boot-update, but then edit our /boot/grub/grub.cfg to support UEFI booting.

First, you will need to edit /etc/boot.conf. Format this as you would if you were booting without UEFI. If you are not sure how this should look, below is an example of what it could look like if you are booting from an unencrypted ext4 partition:

/etc/boot.conf
boot {
        generate grub
        default "Funtoo Linux"
        timeout 3
}

"Funtoo Linux" {
        kernel vmlinuz[-v]
        params += rootfstype=ext4 root=/dev/sda2
}

After you have edited your /etc/boot.conf file, run boot-update. If you check your /boot/grub/grub.cfg now, you should see something like this:

/boot/grub/grub.cfg
set timeout=3

  insmod part_gpt
  insmod fat
  set root=(hostdisk//dev/sda,gpt1)
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 3CFD-6884
if loadfont /grub/unifont.pf2; then
   set gfxmode=text
   insmod gfxterm
   insmod vbe
   terminal_output gfxterm
fi

set menu_color_normal=cyan/blue
set menu_color_highlight=blue/cyan

menuentry "Funtoo Linux - vmlinuz-3.16.3" {
  insmod part_gpt
  insmod fat
  set root=(hostdisk//dev/sda,gpt1)
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 3CFD-6884
  linux /vmlinuz-3.16.3 video=uvesafb:1920x1080-32,mtrr:3,ywrap rootfstype=ext4 root=/dev/sda2
  set gfxpayload=text
}
set default=0

To get your /boot/grub/grub.cfg to support booting with UEFI, make your /boot/grub/grub.cfg look like this:

/boot/grub/grub.cfg
set timeout=3

  insmod part_gpt
  insmod fat
  insmod efi_gop
  insmod efi_uga
  set root=(hostdisk//dev/sda,gpt1)
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 3CFD-6884
if loadfont /grub/unifont.pf2; then
   set gfxmode=auto
   insmod gfxterm
   insmod vbe
   terminal_output gfxterm
fi

set menu_color_normal=cyan/blue
set menu_color_highlight=blue/cyan

menuentry "Funtoo Linux - vmlinuz-3.16.3" {
  insmod part_gpt
  insmod fat
  set root=(hostdisk//dev/sda,gpt1)
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 3CFD-6884
  linux /vmlinuz-3.16.3 video=uvesafb:1920x1080-32,mtrr:3,ywrap rootfstype=ext4 root=/dev/sda2
  set gfxpayload=keep
}
set default=0

The lines that we have added and altered do the following:

  • insmod efi_gop and insmod efi_uga: Both of these involve adding support for the UEFI framebuffer to GRUB.
  • set gfxmode=auto: Instead of having the GRUB boot option screen being displayed at the smallest resolution possible, changing this to auto will make it fit the resolution of your display.

Configuring your network

It's important to ensure that you will be able to connect to your local-area network after you reboot into Funtoo Linux. There are three approaches you can use for configuring your network: NetworkManager, dhcpcd, and the Funtoo Linux Networking scripts. Here's how to choose which one to use based on the type of network you want to set up.

Wi-Fi

Using NetworkManager

For laptop/mobile systems where you will be using Wi-Fi and connecting to various networks, NetworkManager is strongly recommended. The Funtoo version of NetworkManager is fully functional even from the command-line, so you can use it even without X or without the Network Manager applet. Here are the steps involved in setting up NetworkManager:

(chroot) # emerge linux-firmware
(chroot) # emerge networkmanager
(chroot) # rc-update add NetworkManager default

Above, we installed linux-firmware which contains a complete collection of available firmware for many hardware devices including Wi-Fi adapters, plus NetworkManager to manage our network connection. Then we added NetworkManager to the default runlevel so it will start when Funtoo Linux boots.

After you reboot into Funtoo Linux, you will be able to add a Wi-Fi connection this way:

# addwifi -S wpa -K 'wifipassword' mywifinetwork

The addwifi command is used to configure and connect to a WPA/WPA2 Wi-Fi network named mywifinetwork with the password wifipassword. This network configuration entry is stored in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections so that it will be remembered in the future. You should only need to enter this command once for each Wi-Fi network you connect to.

Using wpa_supplicant

If for some reason you don't want to use a tool such as NetworkManager or wicd, you can use wpa_supplicant for wireless network connections.

First, emerge wpa_supplicant:

(chroot) # emerge -a wpa_supplicant

Now, edit the wpa_supplicant configuration file, located at /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf. The syntax is very easy:

network={
ssid="MyWifiName"
psk="lol42-wifi"
}

network={
ssid="Other Network"
psk="6d96270004515a0486bb7f76196a72b40c55a47f"
}

You will need to add both wpa_supplicant and dhcpcd to the default runlevel. wpa_supplicant will connect to your access point, and dhcpcd will acquire an IP address via DHCP:

(chroot) # rc-update add dhcpcd default
(chroot) # rc-update add wpa_supplicant default

Desktop (Wired Ethernet)

For a home desktop or workstation with wired Ethernet that will use DHCP, the simplest and most effective option to enable network connectivity is to simply add dhcpcd to the default runlevel:

(chroot) # rc-update add dhcpcd default

When you reboot, dhcpcd will run in the background and manage all network interfaces and use DHCP to acquire network addresses from a DHCP server.

Server (Static IP)

For servers, the Funtoo Linux Networking scripts are recommended. They are optimized for static configurations and things like virtual ethernet bridging for virtualization setups. See Funtoo Linux Networking for information on how to use Funtoo Linux's template-based network configuration system.

Finishing Steps

Set your root password

It's imperative that you set your root password before rebooting so that you can log in.

(chroot) # passwd

Restart your system

Now is the time to leave chroot, to unmount Funtoo Linux partitions and files and to restart your computer. When you restart, the GRUB boot loader will start, load the Linux kernel and initramfs, and your system will begin booting.

Leave the chroot, change directory to /mnt, unmount your Funtoo partitions, and reboot.

(chroot) # exit
# cd /mnt
# umount -l funtoo
# reboot

Note

System Rescue CD will gracefully unmount your new Funtoo filesystems as part of its normal shutdown sequence.

You should now see your system reboot, the GRUB boot loader appear for a few seconds, and then see the Linux kernel and initramfs loading. After this, you should see Funtoo Linux itself start to boot, and you should be greeted with a login: prompt. Funtoo Linux has been successfully installed!

Profiles

Once you have rebooted into Funtoo Linux, you can further customize your system to your needs by using Funtoo Profiles.

Funtoo profiles are used to define defaults for Portage specific to your needs. There are 4 basic profile types: arch, build, flavor, and mix-ins:

arch
typically x86-32bit or x86-64bit, this defines the processor type and support of your system. This is defined when your stage was built and should not be changed.
build
defines whether your system is a current, stable or experimental build. current systems will have newer packages unmasked than stable systems.
flavor
defines the general type of system, such as server or desktop, and will set default USE flags appropriate for your needs.
mix-ins
define various optional settings that you may be interested in enabling.

One arch, build and flavor must be set for each Funtoo Linux system, while mix-ins are optional and you can enable more than one if desired.

Remember that profiles can often be inherited. For example, the desktop flavor inherits the workstation flavor settings, which in turn inherits the X and audio mix-ins. You can view this by using eselect:

(chroot) # eselect profile show
Currently set profiles:
    arch: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/arch/x86-64bit
   build: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/build/current
  flavor: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/flavor/desktop
 mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/kde

Automatically enabled profiles:
 mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/print
 mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/X
 mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/audio
 mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/dvd
 mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/media
 mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/console-extras

To view installed profiles:

(chroot) # eselect profile list

To change the profile flavor:

(chroot) # eselect profile set-flavor 7

To add a mix-in:

(chroot) # eselect profile add 10


Next Steps

If you are brand new to Funtoo Linux and Gentoo Linux, please check out Funtoo Linux First Steps, which will help get you acquainted with your new system. We also have a category for our official documentation, which includes all docs that we officially maintain for installation and operation of Funtoo Linux.

We also have a number of pages dedicated to setting up your system, which you can find below. If you are interested in adding a page to this list, add it to the "First Steps" MediaWiki category.


If your system did not boot correctly, see Installation Troubleshooting for steps you can take to resolve the problem.

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