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9<sections> 9<sections>
10<section> 10<section>
11<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 11<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
12<subsection> 12<subsection>
13<title>Introduction</title> 13<title>Introduction</title>
14<body> 14<body>
15 15
16<p> 16<p>
17Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to 17Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
18successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your 18successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your
19architecture. 19architecture.
20</p> 20</p>
21 21
22</body> 22</body>
291 following parameters: 291 following parameters:
292 <ul> 292 <ul>
293 <li>Type of image: <c>Data Mode 1</c></li> 293 <li>Type of image: <c>Data Mode 1</c></li>
294 <li>Block size: <c>2048 bytes</c></li> 294 <li>Block size: <c>2048 bytes</c></li>
295 <li>File precursor and length of the image trailer: <c>0 bytes</c></li> 295 <li>File precursor and length of the image trailer: <c>0 bytes</c></li>
296 <li>Scrambled: <c>no</c></li> 296 <li>Scrambled: <c>no</c></li>
297 <li>Swapped: <c>no</c></li> 297 <li>Swapped: <c>no</c></li>
298 </ul> 298 </ul>
299 Now click on <c>OK</c> and then <c>Burn</c> (the CD-R) 299 Now click on <c>OK</c> and then <c>Burn</c> (the CD-R)
300 </li> 300 </li>
301 <li> 301 <li>
302 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace 302 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace
303 <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device path) followed 303 <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device path) followed
304 by the path to the ISO file :) 304 by the path to the ISO file :)
305 </li> 305 </li>
306 <li>
307 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. The
308 under the 'Image to Burn' area, locate the ISO file. Finally click
309 <c>Start</c>.
310 </li>
306</ul> 311</ul>
307 312
308</body> 313</body>
309</subsection> 314</subsection>
310<subsection> 315<subsection>
311<title>Booting the Alpha LiveCD(s)</title> 316<title>Booting the Alpha LiveCD(s)</title>
312<body> 317<body>
313 318
314<p> 319<p>
315When your Alpha is powered on, the first thing that gets started is the 320When your Alpha is powered on, the first thing that gets started is the
316firmware. It is loosely synonymous with the BIOS software on PC systems. There 321firmware. It is loosely synonymous with the BIOS software on PC systems. There
317are two types of firmware on Alpha systems: SRM (<e>Systems Reference 322are two types of firmware on Alpha systems: SRM (<e>Systems Reference
318Manual</e>) and ARC (<e>Advanced Risc Console</e>). 323Manual</e>) and ARC (<e>Advanced Risc Console</e>).
319</p> 324</p>
320 325

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