Installation Instructions

The following instructions assume a fair knowledge of some linux commands. If you are not familiar with them DON'T follow this guide. Use at your own risk.

Let's assume we want to install on a fresly formatted /dev/hda2

If this partition has already been mounted by iloog on /mnt/hda2 you need to start from #0. Else, if you have just formatted and mounted the /dev/hda2 partition on your own you can start from #1.

0) mount /mnt/hda2 as a normal root partition

 # mount -o remount,rw,suid,exec,dev /mnt/hda2

1) copy files from CD to Hard Disk

 # time rsync -D -p -r -l -H -t --progress -v -o -g --exclude /.unions --exclude /proc --exclude /sys --exclude /mnt / /mnt/hda2

2) Create a new fstab file

 # cat /etc/mtab | grep -v union | grep -v squash | grep -v newroot > /mnt/hda2/etc/fstab

3) Fix some paths in fstab

 # sed -i /mnt/hda2/etc/fstab -e 's|mnt/hda2||g'

4) Create mtab

 # cp /mnt/hda2/etc/fstab /mnt/hda2/etc/mtab

5) add line to fstab for swap

 # echo "/dev/hda1 none swap sw,pri=0 0 0" >> /mnt/hda2/etc/fstab

6) Create missing directories

 # mkdir /mnt/hda2/proc
 # mkdir /mnt/hda2/sys
 # mkdir -p /mnt/hda2/mnt/cdrom
 # mkdir /mnt/hda2/usr/local/portage

7) Mount some necessary dirs

 # mount -o bind /proc /mnt/hda2/proc
 # mount -o bind /sys /mnt/hda2/sys
 # mount -o bind /dev /mnt/hda2/dev

8) Chroot to the new system

 # chroot /mnt/hda2 /bin/bash --login
 # env-update
 # source /etc/profile

9) Create boot menu (Grub). Create a file: /boot/grub/menu.lst and paste the following inside it.

 default 0
 timeout 30
title=iloog root (hd0,1) kernel /boot/iloog root=/dev/hda2 vga=791 splash=silent,fadein,theme:iloog quiet CONSOLE=/dev/tty1 initrd /boot/initrd

10) Install grub to hard disk

 # grub-install --recheck --no-floppy /dev/hda

11) Some cleanups

 # rc-update del autoconfig
 # rc-update del automounter
 # rc-update del mkxf86config
 # rm -rf /newroot
 # mv /etc/conf.d/local.start /etc/conf.d/iloog.start
 # echo > /etc/conf.d/local.start

12) Fetch the packages database of iloog


13) Unmerge unionfs (not needed)

 # emerge -C unionfs

14) Create cracklib's dictionaries so that you can change passwords

 # create-cracklib-dict /usr/share/dict/*
 # passwd

15) Change the current profile

 # emerge --sync
 # rm -f /etc/make.profile
 # cd /etc/
 # ln -sf ../usr/portage/profiles/default/linux/x86 make.profile

16) reboot