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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>
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.md5summer.org">md5summer</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>
298
299<p>
300Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
301verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
302<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
303</p>
304
305<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
306$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 19462D47</i>
307</pre>
308
309<p>
310Now verify the signature:
311</p>
312
313<pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature">
314$ <i>gpg --verify &lt;signature file&gt; &lt;downloaded iso&gt;</i>
315<comment>(If everything goes well, you should see something like this:)</comment>
316gpg: Signature made Mon Apr 19 18:54:40 2004 EDT using DSA key ID 19462D47
317gpg: Good signature from "John Davis (Gentoo Linux Developer) &lt;zhen@gentoo.org&gt;"
318gpg: aka "Gentoo Linux Release Engineering &lt;releng@gentoo.org&gt;"
297</pre> 319</pre>
298 320
299<p> 321<p>
300To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you 322To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
301do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss a couple of popular 323do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss a couple of popular
302tools on how to do this. 324tools on how to do this.
303</p> 325</p>
304 326
305<ul> 327<ul>
306 <li> 328 <li>
307 With EasyCD Creator you select <c>File</c>, <c>Record CD 329 With EasyCD Creator you select <c>File</c>, <c>Record CD
308 from CD image</c>. Then you change the <c>Files of type</c> to <c>ISO image 330 from CD image</c>. Then you change the <c>Files of type</c> to <c>ISO image
309 file</c>. Then locate the ISO file and click <c>Open</c>. When you click on 331 file</c>. Then locate the ISO file and click <c>Open</c>. When you click on
310 <c>Start recording</c> the ISO image will be burned correctly onto the CD-R. 332 <c>Start recording</c> the ISO image will be burned correctly onto the CD-R.
311 </li> 333 </li>

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