Today i have just installed a new gentoo system.
From http://www.gentoo.org i grabbed the liveCD installer
While booting my new machine from the livecd Xorg failed but no problems i just used the command line installer.
The command line installer does not force you to enter each command yourself (but you can if you like) it is just a wizzard that does not use Xorg.
I just pressed next…next…next…next (the defaults will do)
I could now reboot into my shiny new gentoo.
On first boot the first problem was that i had not installed a dhcp client so i had no network card address
You can get around this by following the steps in my previous post.
Once my network card is on i first wanted to get a dhcp client
I could now run
This got an IP address from my router
The other thing to set before we do some updates is to add some USE flags to /etc/make.conf
This is mine for my desktop PCUpdating Gentoo
Now we have an internet connection i now needed to update my system
But first gentoo needs to know what packages are available. Run
To sync your computer with the gentoo update servers
Now to do a full update run
emerge -uvDN world
I also have a post describing what that command does
You should now run a
To make sure that no packages are pointing to old versions of other application
Install Some Important Packages& build new kernel
emerge gentoolkit openssh genkernel eselect gentoo-sources
eselect kernel list
To list the available kernels & take note of the number in the box. eg 
eselect kernel set 3
Where 3 is the number from the box
Now you have your kernel selected you can run
genkernel –install –menuconfig all
To run menuconfig so you can set your options & install your kernel
This will put your new kernel & initramfs in /boot
Now open /boot/grub/menu.lst and add something like this depending on your kernel version
title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.23-gentoo-r6
kernel /kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.23-gentoo-r6 root=/dev/hda3
You can now reboot into your new up to date gentoo operating system