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2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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8 8
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>
436</pre> 436</pre>
437 437
438<p> 438<p>
439To tweak, you can use any of the following examples (or experiment 439To tweak, you can use any of the following examples (or experiment
440yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your 440yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your
441disk): 441disk):
442</p> 442</p>
443 443
444<pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance"> 444<pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance">
445<comment>Activate DMA:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i> 445<comment>Activate DMA:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i>
446<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i> 446<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i>
447</pre> 447</pre>
448 448
449</body> 449</body>
450</subsection> 450</subsection>
451<subsection> 451<subsection id="useraccounts">
452<title>Optional: User Accounts</title> 452<title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
453<body> 453<body>
454 454
455<p> 455<p>
456If you plan on giving other people access to your installation 456If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
457environment or you want to chat using <c>irssi</c> without root privileges (for 457environment or you want to chat using <c>irssi</c> without root privileges (for
458security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change 458security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change
459the root password. 459the root password.
460</p> 460</p>
461 461
462<p> 462<p>
463To change the root password, use the <c>passwd</c> utility: 463To change the root password, use the <c>passwd</c> utility:
464</p> 464</p>
465 465
466<pre caption="Changing the root password"> 466<pre caption="Changing the root password">
482Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment> 482Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment>
483</pre> 483</pre>
484 484
485<p> 485<p>
486You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using 486You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using
487<c>su</c>: 487<c>su</c>:
488</p> 488</p>
489 489
490<pre caption="Changing user id"> 490<pre caption="Changing user id">
491# <i>su john -</i> 491# <i>su john -</i>
492</pre> 492</pre>
493 493
494</body> 494</body>
495</subsection> 495</subsection>
496<subsection> 496<subsection>
497<title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
498<body>
499
500<p>
501If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the
502installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri
503link="#useraccouts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
504go to a new terminal and log in.
505</p>
506
507<p>
508If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
509<c>links2</c> to read it:
510</p>
511
512<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
513# <i>links2 /mnt/cdrom/docs/html/index.html</i>
514</pre>
515
516<p>
517However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
518more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links2</c>
519as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
520chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
521document):
522</p>
523
524<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
525# <i>links2 http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml</i>
526</pre>
527
528<p>
529You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
530</p>
531
532</body>
533</subsection>
534<subsection>
497<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title> 535<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
498<body> 536<body>
499 537
500<p> 538<p>
501If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the 539If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the
502Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you 540Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you
503install Gentoo, or even do it for you), you need to create a user 541install Gentoo, or even do it for you), you need to create a user
504account for them and perhaps even provide them with your root password 542account for them and perhaps even provide them with your root password
505(<e>only</e> do that <e>if</e> you <b>fully trust</b> that user). 543(<e>only</e> do that <e>if</e> you <b>fully trust</b> that user).
506</p> 544</p>
507 545
508<p> 546<p>
509To fire up the SSH daemon, execute the following command: 547To fire up the SSH daemon, execute the following command:
510</p> 548</p>
511 549

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