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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.4</version> 11<version>2.5</version>
12<date>2005-05-24</date> 12<date>2005-08-01</date>
13 13
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.
23</p> 23</p>
24 24
25</body> 25</body>
26</subsection> 26</subsection>
27<subsection> 27<subsection>
489<p> 489<p>
490Now to boot an Alpha Installation CD, put the CD-ROM in the tray and reboot the 490Now to boot an Alpha Installation CD, put the CD-ROM in the tray and reboot the
491system. You can use SRM to boot the Installation CD. If you cannot do that, you 491system. You can use SRM to boot the Installation CD. If you cannot do that, you
492will have to use <c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already, 492will have to use <c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already,
493use one of the precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri 493use one of the precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri
494link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>. 494link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>.
495</p> 495</p>
496 496
497<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM"> 497<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM">
498<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment> 498<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment>
499&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i> 499&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i>
500dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM 500dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM
501<comment>(...)</comment> 501<comment>(...)</comment>
502<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 502<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
503&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i> 503&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i>
504<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:</comment>
505&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb -flags 1</i>
504</pre> 506</pre>
505 507
506<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO"> 508<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO">
507<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 509<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
508MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo initrd=/boot/gentoo.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot</i> 510MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.6 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_6.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot</i>
511<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:</comment>
512MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.4 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_4.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot</i>
509</pre> 513</pre>
510 514
511<p> 515<p>
512You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch 516You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch
513to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you 517to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you
514started on by pressing Alt-F1. 518started on by pressing Alt-F1.
515</p> 519</p>
516 520
517<p> 521<p>
518Now continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>. 522Now continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>.
519</p> 523</p>
520 524
521</body> 525</body>
522</subsection> 526</subsection>
523<subsection id="hardware"> 527<subsection id="hardware">

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