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Get the box connectable:

From the terminal, do the following:
    select: eth0
    select: My network is wired
    select: Use DHCP to auto-detect my network settings
/etc/init.d/sshd start

Now you can ssh into the box from another workstation, and don't have to stare at a terminal for a couple of hours.  

From the console, ssh into the box and continue:

Set up the drives:

I have three 1T drives, and one 250G drive.  I'm laying out them in the following method

And to do this I would do the following at the console:
fdisk /dev/sda
    n, p, 1, [enter], +64M          #boot
    n, p, 2, [enter], +49G          #root
    n, p, 3, [enter], [enter]       #home
    a, 1                            #set boot to bootable 

    w                               #write changes 
fdisk /dev/sdb
    n, p, 1, [enter], +4G           #swap
    n, p, 2, [enter], +100G         #log
    n, p, 3, [enter], +100G         #spare
    n, p, 4, [enter], [enter]       #backup
    t, 1, 82                        #set swap to swap
w                               #write changes

Set the Stage:

use ext2 for the /boot partition
mke2fs /dev/sda1           #boot

use ext3 on the main partitions
mke2fs -j /dev/sda2        #root
mke2fs -j /dev/sda3        #home

mke2fs -j /dev/sdb2        #log
mke2fs -j /dev/sdb3        #spare
mke2fs -j /dev/sdb4        #backup

Create and activate the swap
mkswap /dev/sdb1 && swapon /dev/sdb1

Mount the filesystems:
mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/gentoo           #root

mkdir /mnt/gentoo/boot
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/gentoo/boot      #boot

cd /mnt/gentoo

The following is copied (and ~slightly~ modified) from the gentoo quick install guide.  See the full guide here and consider the following a complete quote from the original.  (all credit is obviously granted to the Gentoo guys.)

Code Listing 2.11: Set the date and UTC time

(Check the clock) livecd gentoo # date Mon Mar 6 00:14:13 UTC 2006 (Set the current date and time if required) livecd gentoo # date 030600162006 (Format is MMDDhhmmYYYY) Mon Mar 6 00:16:00 UTC 2006
Download from one of the mirrors, and then unpack it.
wget http://mirror.datapipe.net/gentoo/releases/x86/current-stage3/stage3-i686-20120410.tar.bz2
time tar xjpf stage3*

Download the latest portage snapshot and unpack it
cd /mnt/gentoo/usr
wget http://mirror.datapipe.net/gentoo/releases/snapshots/current/portage-latest.tar.bz2
time tar xjf portage-lat*

cd /
mount -t proc proc /mnt/gentoo/proc
mount --rbind /dev /mnt/gentoo/dev
cp -L /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/gentoo/etc/
chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash
env-update && source /etc/profile

Set Timezone:
cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/EST /etc/localtime

Set hostname:
cd /etc
echo " oak.cmed.us oak localhost" > hosts
sed -i -e 's/HOSTNAME.*/HOSTNAME="oak"/' conf.d/hostname

hostname oak
hostname -f

Kernel config:
time emerge gentoo-sources
cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig

The changes to the proc should include:
    Processor type and features  ---> 
       Processor family (Pentium-Pro)  --->
          (X) Core 2/newer Xeon
    File systems  --->
       <*> Second extended fs support                               
          [*]   Ext2 extended attributes  
          [*]     Ext2 POSIX Access Control Lists
          [*]     Ext2 Security Labels 
          [*]   Ext2 execute in place support
       [*] Additional quota sanity checks
       [*] Network File Systems (NEW)  --->
          <M>   CIFS support (advanced network filesystem, SMBFS successor
            [*]     CIFS extended attributes

compile kernel
time make -j2
make modules_install
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/kernel

Configure the system:

Configure /etc/fstab
cd /etc
emerge vim
vim fstab

/dev/sda1   /boot     ext2    noauto,noatime     1 2
/dev/sda2   /         ext3    noatime            0 1
/dev/sda3   /home     ext3    noatime            0 1

/dev/sdb1   none      swap    sw                 0 0
/dev/sdb2   /var/log  ext3    noatime            0 1
/dev/sdb3   /spare    ext3    noatime            0 1
/dev/sdb4   /backup   ext3    noatime            0 1

/dev/cdrom  /mnt/cdrom   auto    noauto,ro       0 0
/dev/fd0    /mnt/floppy  auto    noauto          0 0

Config network:
cd init.d
ln -s net.lo net.eth0
cd ../conf.d
echo 'config_eth0=" netmask brd"' >> net
echo 'routes_eth0="default via"' >> net
echo 'hostname="oak"' > hostname
rc-update add net.eth0 default

rc-update add sshd default

change the root password

install services:
time emerge syslog-ng vixie-cron
rc-update add syslog-ng default
rc-update add vixie-cron default

Install bootloader:
time emerge grub
vim /boot/grub/grub.conf

default 0
timeout 10
title Gentoo
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/kernel root=/dev/sda2

configure grub
    root (hd0,0)
    setup (hd0)

reboot (and see what you screwed up)
umount -l /mnt/gentoo/dev{/shm,/pts,}
umount -l /mnt/gentoo{/proc,/boot,}