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Old 03-19-2004, 01:54 AM   #1
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are thes lines needed?

This last time I installed gentoo(couple of days ago) I used my old printed verion of the 1.4 instlall guide. I was reading over the new guide, and it says I need two extra steps. I am pretty sure I left these out. Should that have that been a problem?
# mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/gentoo
# mkdir /mnt/gentoo/boot
# mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/gentoo/boot
# mkdir /mnt/gentoo/proc
# mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc
I am pretty certain I did not enter those last two lines of code. As far as I can tell they are not included in the old install guide. Are they really needed?
Old 03-19-2004, 03:33 AM   #2
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Yes they are needed. During the install process /mnt/gentoo will become / and you need to access to /proc during the building process.
If you want more informations about what append during the gentoo install process, look at, everything needed to build a system is explained (and it's from what gentoo has been initiated)

Old 03-19-2004, 10:23 AM   #3
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I figured it out. In the gentoo-1.4 guide they have you mount proc on proc after you have you have unpacked you stage tarball. this way the directory /mnt/gentoo/proc is already made. So their is not need for the line mkdir /mnt/gentoo/proc.

In the new install instructions they have you mount proc before you unpack your stage tarball. That is why you have to issue the command mkdir /mnt/gentoo/proc so you have something to mount proc on.

I am not sure why they have you mount proc earlier in the new install guide. I also am not sure why they have the proc line slightly different
mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc
instead of
mount -t proc proc /mnt/gentoo/proc

It does not seem to make any difference which way you do it


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