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    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
    title=Gentoo Linux root (hd0,0)
    kernel /kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.18-gentoo-r2 root=/dev/hda0
    initrd /initrd-genkernel-x86-2.6.18-gentoo-r2
    32. Reboot. Exit from your chroot partition by running umount
    to unmount all partitions and then rebooting as follows:
    # exit; cd /
    # umount /mnt/gentoo/proc /mnt/gentoo
    # reboot

    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.)
    # emerge xorg-x11

    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.
    Here is an example of installing the enlightenment window manager:
    # emerge enlightenment