networkless install (what do i need?)
okay, so im looking to do a gentoo networkless install, and i'd like to do a few things.
1. Partition the drive - I currently have a 30 gigabyte drive with straight up windows installed. I'd like to allocate 50% of my diskspace to gentoo. Are there any native winXP apps that will do this? otherwise, am i able to do this from the gentoo livedisk thingy? As of now my drive doesnt have any special partitions whatsoever.
2. Install Genoo base - i honestly have no clue how to do this. I beleive i have to do this from the Universal Install disk...... right? I've been told that wireless installs wont work, and you have to have a wired internet connection to install using the minimal install disk.
3. Install GNOME - I want to get GNOME installed and THEN get my linksys router configured.
4. Configure Internet from inside GNOME after installation - I want to get internet working after all is said and done as far as ion..... then i can get the packages I want from off the internet, Like developer stuff, an ftp client, GIMP, WINE, the works.
So basically what i need is a way to partition my drive, instructions on partitioning to make way for gentoo, the Universal CD (am i right?) a GNOME CD (am i right?) and instructions for installing gnome and gentoo. The only problem is, the handbook seems a little complicated.