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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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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>
271</p> 271</p>
272 272
273<p> 273<p>
274Visit one of our <uri 274Visit one of our <uri
275link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to 275link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to
276<path>releases/1.4rc1/alpha</path> which is where the LiveCD(s) of your choice 276<path>releases/1.4rc1/alpha</path> which is where the LiveCD(s) of your choice
277are located. Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are 277are located. Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are
278full CD images which you can write on a CD-R. 278full CD images which you can write on a CD-R.
279</p> 279</p>
280 280
281<p> 281<p>
282In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 282In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
283check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 283check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
284<path>gentoo-alpha-1.4rc1-test3.iso.bz2.md5sum</path>). You can check the MD5 284<path>gentoo-alpha-1.4rc1-test3.iso.bz2.md5sum</path>). You can check the MD5
285checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 285checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
286link="http://www.md5summer.org">md5summer</uri> for Windows. 286link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
287</p> 287</p>
288 288
289<p> 289<p>
290Once downloaded, decompress the ISO file (as it is stored in a compressed format 290Once downloaded, decompress the ISO file (as it is stored in a compressed format
291using the Burrows-Wheeler text compression algorithm) using <c>bunzip2</c> (on 291using the Burrows-Wheeler text compression algorithm) using <c>bunzip2</c> (on
292Unix/Linux systems): 292Unix/Linux systems):
293</p> 293</p>
294 294
295<pre caption="Decompressing the iso.bz2 file"> 295<pre caption="Decompressing the iso.bz2 file">
296# <i>bunzip2 gentoo-alpha-1.4rc1-test3.iso.bz2</i> 296# <i>bunzip2 gentoo-alpha-1.4rc1-test3.iso.bz2</i>
297</pre> 297</pre>
298 298
299<!-- 299<!--
300<p> 300<p>
301Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to 301Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to

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