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{{Note|If using an older version of System Rescue CD, '''be sure to select the <code>rescue64</code> 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.}}
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==== Network Access ====
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Once you have booted System Rescue CD, see if you have network access:
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<console>
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# ##i##ping www.google.com
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</console>
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If the ping is successful, then your Network is set up. Hit Control-C to stop the ping. If you need to establish a WiFi connection for your network, then this needs to be done using the System Rescue CD graphical environment. Run <code>startx</code> to start a graphical session:
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<console>
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# ##i##startx
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</console>
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Then, use the NetworkManager applet (icon in lower right) to connect to a WiFi network of your choice. Next, open a terminal inside your graphical environment, and you should be able to use the terminal to complete the rest of the steps.
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==== Remote Install ====
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Alternatively, you can log in to your System Rescue CD-booted system over the network via SSH to perform the install, and this may be more convenient for you.
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If you'd like to complete the install remotely, here's how. First, you will need to ensure that you are connected to the network. Then, you will need to set a root password for System Rescue CD:
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<console>
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# ##i##passwd
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New password: ##i##********
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Retype new password: ##i##********
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passwd: password updated successfully
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#
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</console>
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Once you have typed in a password, you will now need to determine the IP address of System Rescue CD, and then you can use <code>ssh</code> to connect to it. To determine the IP address currently being used by System Rescue CD, type <code>ifconfig</code>:
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<console>
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# ##i##ifconfig
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</console>
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One of the interfaces should have an IP address (listed as <code>inet addr:</code>) from your LAN. You can then connect remotely, from another system on your LAN, to System Rescue CD, and perform steps from the comfort of an existing OS. On your remote system, type the following, replacing <code>1.2.3.4</code> with the IP address of System Rescue CD:
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<console>
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# ##i##ssh root@1.2.3.4
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Password: ##i##**********
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</console>
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You should now be connected remotely to System Rescue CD and can perform the installation steps.

Revision as of 07:28, December 29, 2014


Note

This is a template that is used as part of the Installation instructions which covers: an initial overview of the installation process as well as LiveCD download and boot instructions.. Templates are being used to allow multiple variant install guides that use most of the same re-usable parts.


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.

Network Access

Once you have booted System Rescue CD, see if you have network access:

# ping www.google.com

If the ping is successful, then your Network is set up. Hit Control-C to stop the ping. If you need to establish a WiFi connection for your network, then this needs to be done using the System Rescue CD graphical environment. Run startx to start a graphical session:

# startx

Then, use the NetworkManager applet (icon in lower right) to connect to a WiFi network of your choice. Next, open a terminal inside your graphical environment, and you should be able to use the terminal to complete the rest of the steps.

Remote Install

Alternatively, you can log in to your System Rescue CD-booted system over the network via SSH to perform the install, and this may be more convenient for you.

If you'd like to complete the install remotely, here's how. First, you will need to ensure that you are connected to the network. Then, you will need to set a root password for System Rescue CD:

# passwd
New password: ********
Retype new password: ********
passwd: password updated successfully
#

Once you have typed in a password, you will now need to determine the IP address of System Rescue CD, and then you can use ssh to connect to it. To determine the IP address currently being used by System Rescue CD, type ifconfig:

# ifconfig

One of the interfaces should have an IP address (listed as inet addr:) from your LAN. You can then connect remotely, from another system on your LAN, to System Rescue CD, and perform steps from the comfort of an existing OS. On your remote system, type the following, replacing 1.2.3.4 with the IP address of System Rescue CD:

# ssh root@1.2.3.4
Password: **********

You should now be connected remotely to System Rescue CD and can perform the installation steps.