Install Guide: Introduction
root # Welcome to Funtoo Linux!
Welcome to Funtoo Linux! This document was written to help you install Funtoo Linux on PC-compatible systems, while keeping distracting options regarding system configuration to a minimum.
If you've had previous experience installing Gentoo Linux then a lot of steps will be familiar, but it is important to understand that Funtoo is a different community, and
we use Funtoo differently than you are used to using Gentoo. In particular, we don't put anything in
/etc/make.conf! Yes, really! We use community-curated multi-profiles to set everything, including CPU optimizations, desktop environment settings, media settings and other things. Please see Wolf Pack Philosophy and take the time to read it carefully to get acquainted with your new community, how we work, and why we do things the way we do. We will cover the new profile setup in this installation guide.
It is highly recommended that users with previous Gentoo experience read Wolf Pack Philosophy to understand technical and community differences between Gentoo and Funtoo. Gentoo and Funtoo are distinct projects with their own distinct approaches, even though they share much underlying technology.
If you're new to installing a Gentoo-based Linux, or new to Linux entirely -- welcome! We have attempted to make these installation instructions understandable to new users as well. We encourage all new users to read Wolf Pack Philosophy to understand some of the distinctives of the Funtoo community.
Before we get started, please review the following important information:
Now that we've covered all that important information, it's time to get started installing Funtoo Linux!
This is a basic overview of the Funtoo installation process:
- Get Acquainted with Funtoo's Culture and Support Matrix.
- Download and boot the live CD of your choice.
- Prepare your disk.
- MBR Partitioning.
- GPT Partitioning.
- Create and mount filesystems.
- Setting the Date.
- Install the Funtoo stage tarball of your choice.
- Chroot into your new system.
- Download the Portage tree.
- Configure your system.
- Introducing Portage.
- Install a kernel.
- Install a bootloader.
- Configure the Network.
- Complete final steps.
- Profile Configuration.
- All Done! Enjoy!
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