When you create the grub.conf file, you need to do the following: # cd /boot/grub # cp grup.conf.sample grub.conf # nano -w /boot/grub/grub.conf
default 0 timeout 15 splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
Remove the installation disk and allow the computer to boot from hard disk. After a few moments, you should see the GRUB boot screen. Select Gentoo Linux (press Enter).
NOTE From here on, you will be booting from the hard disk and working directly from the operating system you installed. If you see error messages, such as missing kernel drivers, I recommend that you go to http://forums.gentoo·com and search for the driver that's causing problems. Chances are that someone else has had the same problem and can offer you a solution.
33. Install a desktop. For most of us, it's not much fun just working from the command line.
The following command installs a basic set of desktop packages, including the X Window
System (xfree), KDE desktop (kde), Mozilla browser (mozilla), and Openoffice·org office
suite (openoffice-bin). (This takes a long time to install over the network.)
At this point you can add a simple window manager, such as enlightenment. You could
add the entire KDE desktop (emerge kde) or GNOME desktop, but I warn you that it
will take a very, very long time to complete over the network. The Gentoo Quick Install
Guide shows an example GNOME install (emerge -vp gnome) as taking nearly nine
hours to complete and a complete KDE install (emerge -vp kde-meta) taking more
than 19 hours to complete.