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 you should still read through as there are a few differences. 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 now offer direct deployment of Funtoo Linux in Amazon Web Services. This is a useful option for those who wish to take advantage of AWS or deploy Funtoo Linux automatically. A tutorial-style guide on how to use AWS with Funtoo is available.
To familiarize yourself with the latest changes in Funtoo Linux, Release Notes for Funtoo Linux 1.3 are available.
We also offer the ability to view the install instructions as a single page, suitable for printing.
This is a basic overview of the Funtoo installation process:
- 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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