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Gentoo Minimal Installation CD

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added note for net-setup tool on the gentoo live cd
The Gentoo Minimal Installation CD is a bootable CD/USB image that can be used to install Funtoo Linux. It can be downloaded from
== Advantages and Disadvantages ==<!--T:2-->
The advantages of the Gentoo Minimal Installation CD are:
# It's small, so it can quickly be downloaded.
# It uses GRUB 2.04 to boot UEFI (and isolinux for BIOS) which supports the most modern UEFI systems well.
# It uses a modern kernel so should support recent hardware.
Some possible downsides for this image are:
# Since it's small, not much is included.
# You are left with {{c|wpa-supplicant}} for configuring WiFi (This is not difficult if you know how and we'll cover the steps, but is more complicated than using NetworkManager.)
== Downloading the Funtoo Stage ==<!--T:7-->
Use the the following command to start a text-based browser once you are online:
# ##i##cd /mnt/funtoo
== Getting Online ==<!--T:10-->
If you are using a wired connection, simply plug in and run {{c|dhcpcd <iface_name>}} to grab an IP address. You should then be ready to go.
Using WiFi is a bit trickier and is covered next.
{{Note|The Gentoo Live CD has a utility named {{c|net-setup}} that makes WiFi setup a breeze. It can also aid in setting up wired devices as well. :)}}
Once you have booted the LiveCD, you should be able to use WiFI as follows. First, type
{{c|ifconfig -a}} and ensure that your wireless interface is visible. Your wireless
interface should begin with a "w".
Next, you will want to configure {{c|wpa_supplicant}} configuration so it has the
credentials to log in to your local WiFi access point. To do this, use the following command:
# ##i##wpa_passphrase my_wifi_network my_wifi_passphrase > /etc/wpa_supplicant/examplewpa_supplicant.conf
{{Note|If you are connecting to an ''unsecured'' wireless access point, then please follow the {{c|wpa_cli}} instructions on Arch Wiki:}}
Replace {{c|my_wifi_network}} with the actual name of your WiFi network, using double-quotes if the network name includes spaces, and replace {{c|my_wifi_passphrase}} with your literal passphrase (again using necessary quoting for spaces or special characters.)
Next, you will want to start {{c|wpa_supplicant}}:
# ##i##/etc/init.d/wpa_supplicant start
Once this completes, {{c|wpa_supplicant}} should begin connecting to your WiFi network
automatically. You will be able to then see this by typing {{c|ifconfig}}.
Finally, you will want to run the following command, specifying the name of your wireless interface. This will start a DHCP client which will grab an IP address and configure your network so that you can use it:
# ##i##dhcpcd wasdflk
Replace {{c|wasdflk}} with the name of your wireless interface as it appears in {{c|ifconfig}}. You should now be able to {{c|ping}}, etc.
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