Visual Tour: Installing Sabayon

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Welcome to the visual tour of CoreCDX.

CoreCDX is a very minimalistic cd that comes with the Fluxbox GUI. It's meant for advanced users that want to take full control of what they want to have installed. It comes ready to work with entropy or portage right out of the box, and Xorg installed and configured.

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This is the first screen you are greeted with. I'm going to go a head and select the graphical installation and walk thru that. Console mode will give you a fully working command line interface and can be very handy for a rescue cd.

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After making my selection the system is booting. Boot messages are hidden by default, but you can allways display them by hitting the ALT-F2 key combination. As described on the bottom of the boot screen.

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Now we are fully booted, and for a moment you can see a glance of the default Desktop, before the Installer comes up. If you are in console mode, the username is root, and passwordless, so just hit enter.

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So here we are, at the Anaconda Installer, First thing it wants is to select the language you would like to use during the installation, so Pick Your Language

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Pick here Your Keyboard Layout - When selected, you can test your keyboard in the text field.

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Here you select on what type of devices you want to install Sabayon on.

Normally, you select here basic storage devices.

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Enter the hostname... pretty straight forwarded.

Also, you can choose here to enable, or disable the firewall (ufw)

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Select your timezone. Anaconda offers to zoom in, or out, to make it easier to select your timezone.

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This is obvious: enter the root password. twice. Make sure to remember the password.

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And here, of course your (non root) username and password. Also twice.

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The Partitioning scheme....

Here i choose to replace the excisting Linux system(s), which is also choosen by default.

If you have a multiboot with Windows, this is the safest thing to choose, as it leaves the vfat/ntfs partitions untouched.

Please read all the options carefully, and take caution before you select another option., and be sure to select

the checkbox, on the bottom, left corner, next to: Review and modify Partitioning layout,

as it allows you to modify the current choosen partitioning scheme.

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This is where we reached the point of no return. It's your last chance to modify your partitions.

When you hit next, Anaconda will ask you to confirm and format the partitions.

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Confirming, and formatting the choosen partitioning layout.

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Select here to write the changes to Disc.

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Place to install the bootloader. Normally /dev/sda If other, you can change here.

Users with a GPT partitioning, has to choose their active partition, mostly /boot

as GPT does NOT use a Master Boot Record.

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Installing Sabayon onto your Computer.

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Congratulations. The install has finished, and wants you to reboot.

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If everything went fine, and got rebooted, you will be presented with your Sabayon Desktop.

So first thing to do is open a xterm, (by right clicking the desktop, and select xterm)

login as root, and update the Repositories, by entering: equo update.

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Now, there is nothing wrong with xterm. in fact, it's very good., but i like some more eyecandy and dark colour, and thus i install "terminal" a lightweight, Desktop Environment independent terminal,. fully customizable.

so let's quickly do that: equo install terminal.

Now you're pretty good to go. But you are probably wondering what to do next. First you need to decide what package manager system you are going to use. I would recommend to start with entropy:

    # su
    # equo update && equo install entropy equo

And, eventually, we can do portage:

    # emerge --sync && layman -S

It's vital to learn how to work with the package managers - Please see:

Entropy and HOWTO: The Complete Portage Guide. 

Feel free to upgrade your kernel if there is a newer one, you can do so Using Kernel_Switcher on the commandline. En:Entropy#Using_Kernel_Switcher

We hope you enjoy this very minimal cd version.