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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>
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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>
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22</body> 22</body>
339<subsection> 339<subsection>
340<title>Booting the Alpha LiveCD(s)</title> 340<title>Booting the Alpha LiveCD(s)</title>
341<body> 341<body>
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343<p> 343<p>
344When your Alpha is powered on, the first thing that gets started is the 344When your Alpha is powered on, the first thing that gets started is the
345firmware. It is loosely synonymous with the BIOS software on PC systems. There 345firmware. It is loosely synonymous with the BIOS software on PC systems. There
346are two types of firmware on Alpha systems: SRM (<e>Systems Reference 346are two types of firmware on Alpha systems: SRM (<e>Systems Reference
347Manual</e>) and ARC (<e>Advanced Risc Console</e>). 347Manual</e>) and ARC (<e>Advanced Risc Console</e>).
348</p> 348</p>
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350<p> 350<p>
351SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an 351SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an
352operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARM 352operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARM
353is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides 353is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides
354an operating environment for Windows NT. 354an operating environment for Windows NT. You can find a
355<uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/SRM-HOWTO/">detailed guide</uri> on
356using SRM over at the Alpha Linux website.
355</p> 357</p>
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357<p> 359<p>
358If your Alpha system supports both SRC and ARCs (ARC, AlphaBIOS, ARCSBIOS) you 360If your Alpha system supports both SRC and ARCs (ARC, AlphaBIOS, ARCSBIOS) you
359should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these 361should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these
360instructions</uri> for switching to SRM. If your system already uses SRM, you 362instructions</uri> for switching to SRM. If your system already uses SRM, you
361are all set. If your system can only use ARCs (Ruffian, nautilus, xl, etc.) you 363are all set. If your system can only use ARCs (Ruffian, nautilus, xl, etc.) you
362will need to choose <c>MILO</c> later on when we are talking about bootloaders. 364will need to choose <c>MILO</c> later on when we are talking about bootloaders.
363</p> 365</p>
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365<p> 367<p>
366Now to boot an Alpha LiveCD, put the CD-ROM in the tray and reboot the system. 368Now to boot an Alpha LiveCD, put the CD-ROM in the tray and reboot the system.
367You can use SRM to boot the LiveCD. If you cannot do that, you will have to use 369You can use SRM to boot the LiveCD. If you cannot do that, you will have to use
368<c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already, use one of the 370<c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already, use one of the
369precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri 371precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri

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