The manual install guide is good to go, but the stage4 install guide is still being worked on.
- Preparing to install
- Preparing the disk
- Installing the Gentoo installation files
- Installing the Gentoo base system
- Configuring the kernel
- Basic system configuration
- Installing system tools
- Configuring the bootloader
- Configuring audio settings
- Setting up a working environment
- First boot into new system
- Installing audio & MIDI programs
- Testing your system
- Final notes
Manual install: installing system tools
You need a few basic system tools such as a system logger, file system indexing (optional, but useful), networking tools, etc. If you're not familiar with other options, just go with the defaults given here.
- Ufed is a curses-based use flag editor, which has the added convenience of being able to read metadata for use flags.
- Gentoolkit is a meta-package that contains useful Gentoo-specific tools such as revdep-rebuild.
- Eix is a Portage search tool that is much faster than emerge --search.
> emerge syslog-ng mlocate dhcpcd gentoolkit ufed eix
>rc-update add syslog-ng default
In the future, instead of using emerge --search, use eix. Instead of emerge --sync, use eix-sync.
If you need to set a system-wide use flag - or even if you just want to look up a use flag - use ufed.
After running updates, it's a good idea to run revdep-rebuild.