Talk:Funtoo Linux Installation

Revision as of 08:00, March 20, 2014 by 666threesixes666 (Talk)

document rules

The grub-install command does not have the --no-floppy option. --ferdy The crazy chroot command, while necessary I guess, is getting out of control. Is there a way we can trim it down and still keep things sane?


AFAK this is a SysRescueCD specific issue, alternative:

  • chroot /funtoo/mount/path /bin/bash as usual
  • once chrooted just unset path: unset path


Here are the rules for this doc -

  1. Keep things simple, and reasonably short.
  2. Explain all steps just enough to provide context, but not enough to interrupt the flow of the document.
  3. Integrate reasonable defaults into the doc that users can and will be expected to use successfully for their own installs. Don't include millions of "if/then" statements. Make reasonable assumptions.
  4. Recommend preferred approaches for install rather than exhaustively cover all possibilities.
  5. Don't use this doc to make your own personal recommendations.
  6. Don't cater to a specific sub-community - keep things general.
  7. Following this guide should result in a successful installation of Funtoo Linux.
  8. Optional topics should not clutter the main flow of the document - break them out to their own pages.
  9. Installing Funtoo can be educational, but the primary goal of this document is to help users get Funtoo Linux up and running successfully. Changes to the doc should be made in the hopes of increasing the % of successful installs. Educate, but do not overwhelm.

OK, I think I have repeated myself enough :)

Hello, world. This is line 2.

foo / # emerge -p metalog

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild R ] app-admin/metalog-2

 * IMPORTANT: 1 news items need reading for repository 'gentoo'.
 * Use eselect news to read news items.

stage3 filename changed

stage3-current.tar.xz -> stage3-latest.tar.xz

so change to a more universal command stage3*.tar.xz 666threesixes666 (talk) 02:22, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

broken SysRescueCD links

The SysRescueCD links is broken since they link to specific files no longer mirrored.

Brantgurga (talk)

reasons for filesystem recommendations

I'd like to see more reasoning for the filesystem recommendations, at least a link to another page.

Brantgurga (talk)

make.conf video card addition

might be a good idea to insert a edit make.conf and add video card = nouveau or intel or intel i915 section? 22:13, 19 March 2014 (UTC) aka 666 ARRR!!!!

annnndddd INPUT_DEVICES too.... make.conf should probably be wrapped in precollapsed <div tags since its starting to become so populated. 666threesixes666 (talk) 05:47, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

force toc

{{#ask: [[Category:First Steps]] | format=category }} ask show as category at the very bottom of the article blows away the toc. so __FORCETOC__ to force it. i also looked into using iframes, but they are a security hazard to load the category. ajax could do it but im pretty sure an admin would have to patch that in. id still rather have huge TOC over no toc....666threesixes666 (talk) 02:22, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

resolv.conf assumptions

copying the resolv.conf assumes a sane resolv.conf and default location are observed by host media.

move down to already chrooted in to funtoo

# echo "nameserver" > /etc/resolv.conf

leave no room for error, make google do the heavy lifting for the install.

xubuntu@xubuntu:/mnt/funtoo$ cat /etc/resolv.conf 
# Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)

fancy file

we need a fancy file template with path & description fields, so we dont have /etc/file.conf hanging around or # comment confusion arising. 666threesixes666 (talk) 08:00, 20 March 2014 (UTC)