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In order to install Funtoo Linux, you will first need to boot your computer using a Linux-based Live CD or USB stick. We recommend the Gentoo-based System Rescue CD as it contains lots of tools and utilities and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. It can be burned to CD/DVD or installed on a USB stick. Download it here:
- Download from funtoo.org
NO VIDEO: We have patched our download of System Rescue CD so that it should initialize video properly when booting from UEFI (See FL-2030.) If you are using the official, non-Funtoo System Rescue CD, at the GRUB menu, you may need to press
e to edit the menu entry and add a GRUB boot line that reads
insmod all_video and then boot. This bug has been reported upstream to System Rescue CD developers.
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.
Once you have booted System Rescue CD, see if you have Internet access. Internet access is required for installing Funtoo Linux:
root # ping www.google.com PING www.google.com (220.127.116.11) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from den03s10-in-f4.1e100.net (18.104.22.168): icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=30.1 ms
If the ping is successful (you see
64 bytes messages as above,) then your Network is set up. Hit Control-C to stop the ping.
If you need to set up a WiFi connection for Internet access, then this can be accomplished using the
nmtui command-line tool:
root # nmtui
Alternatively, you can log into System Rescue CD over the network via SSH to perform the install from another computer, and this may be more convenient way to install Funtoo Linux.
If you'd like to complete the install remotely, here's how. First, you will need to ensure that System Rescue CD has a functioning network connection. Then, you will need to set a root password for System Rescue CD:
root # 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
root # ifconfig
Alternatively, determining of an IP address is possible with iproute2
root # ip addr show
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
22.214.171.124 with the IP address of System Rescue CD. Connecting from an existing Linux or MacOS system would look something like this:
(remote system) $ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org Password: **********
If you'd like to connect remotely from an existing Microsoft Windows system, you'll need to download an SSH client for Windows, such as PuTTY.
After you've logged in via SSH, you're now connected remotely to System Rescue CD and can perform the installation steps.