Installer

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installer is designed to aid users during the installation process of Gentoo Linux. It is capable of walking a beginner user through the regular installation process following key topics from the Gentoo Handbook. It is ChrisADR's personal project, the official installer project is in charge of designing the official Gentoo installer.

Installation

installer is designed to be part of the Gentoo Live CD image, but it can also be installed via Portage.

Emerge

root #emerge --ask app-admin/installer

Usage

Once inside the live environment, it is ready to begin an installation process from scratch via:

root # installer beginner

You can also resume in a specific point of installation with:

root # installer beginner -s N
root # installer beginner --step N

Where N is a number between 1 and 11.

or

root # installer beginner -t
root # installer beginner --tui

installer can also be used by root to generate stageX tarball, which contains some configuration files that may help as backup configuration or in further installations, via:

root # installer generate

Removal

Since installer will be only available by default in the live CD image, the only reason to unmerge installer is if you already installed it with Portage.

Unmerge

root #emerge --ask --depclean app-admin/installer

See also

External resources