l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
April 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Mar. 17: DavisGIG: municipal fiber for Davis
Page last updated:
2004 Jul 09 13:47

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] Gentoo installation by NFS?
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] Gentoo installation by NFS?

Although I have only installed Gentoo off of the Gentoo-install self-booting CD, I think you can install from anything that gives you a shell with enough tools. The gentoo disk provides binary snapshots of installation files, but these can be downloaded directly instead. I recently saw a report of installing gentoo after booting off of KNOPPIX.

Generally, the install process goes like this (for stage 3):
1) boot to a shell (from cd, floppy, or network?)
2) prepare disk partitions (e.g. fdisk); reboot if necessary for partition tables
3) mount partitions
4) acquire (e.g. download) the appropriate stage 3 root snapshot
5) untar the snapshot onto what will be your new root partition
6) chroot to your new root partition
7) continue installing via gentoo commands and tools (emerge stuff)


Henry House wrote:
Does anyone know how to install Gentoo using an NFS mount instead of a CD? I
am keen to try installing Gentoo but my only spare machine lacks a bootable
CD-ROM. The logical first step would seem to be a rescue floppy, but a few
minutes searching on Gentoo's site and the 'Net turned up no such item.


vox-tech mailing list
vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Appahost Applications
For a significant contribution towards our projector, and a generous donation to allow us to continue meeting at the Davis Library.