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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>1.21</version> 11<version>1.21</version>
12<date>2005-01-07</date> 12<date>2005-01-07</date>
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14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 15<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>Introduction</title> 17<title>Introduction</title>
18<body> 18<body>
19 19
20<p> 20<p>
21Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to 21Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
22successfully install Gentoo on your box. 22successfully install Gentoo on your box.
246The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 246The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
247self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD. 247self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
248During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 248During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
249are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 249are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
250</p> 250</p>
251 251
252<p> 252<p>
253All LiveCDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 253All LiveCDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
254partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide 254partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
255two LiveCDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long as you're 255two LiveCDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long as you're
256planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the latest version 256planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the latest version
257of the available packages. 257of the available packages.
258</p> 258</p>
259 259
260<p> 260<p>
261If you whish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 261If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
262the installation instructions described in the <uri 262the installation instructions described in the <uri
263link="2004.3/index.xml">Gentoo 2004.3 Handbooks</uri>. This is currently not 263link="2004.3/index.xml">Gentoo 2004.3 Handbooks</uri>. This is currently not
264supported for the Alpha architecture though. 264supported for the Alpha architecture though.
265</p> 265</p>
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267<p> 267<p>
268For the Alpha architecture, we only provide a <e>Minimal</e> LiveCD, 268For the Alpha architecture, we only provide a <e>Minimal</e> LiveCD,
269a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the 269a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the
270system, prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. 270system, prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation.
271</p> 271</p>
272 272
273</body> 273</body>
274</subsection> 274</subsection>
275<subsection> 275<subsection>
276<title>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</title> 276<title>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</title>

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