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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>7.1</version> 11<version>8.0</version>
12<date>2006-09-04</date> 12<date>2007-05-07</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>
78</p> 78</p>
79 79
80<p> 80<p>
81If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 81If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
82the installation instructions described in the <uri 82the installation instructions described in the <uri
83link="2006.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2006.1 Handbooks</uri>. 83link="2007.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2007.0 Handbooks</uri>.
84</p> 84</p>
85 85
86<p> 86<p>
87The two Installation CDs we currently provide are: 87The two Installation CDs we currently provide are:
88</p> 88</p>
110<subsection> 110<subsection>
111<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title> 111<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
112<body> 112<body>
113 113
114<p> 114<p>
115The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-minimal-2006.1.iso</c> 115The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-minimal-2007.0.iso</c>
116and takes up only 65 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to 116and takes up only 65 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to
117install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only. 117install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
118</p> 118</p>
119 119
120<table> 120<table>
140<subsection> 140<subsection>
141<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title> 141<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
142<body> 142<body>
143 143
144<p> 144<p>
145The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-universal-2006.1.iso</c> 145The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-universal-2007.0.iso</c>
146and consumes about 316 MB on a CD. You can use this Installation CD to install 146and consumes about 316 MB on a CD. You can use this Installation CD to install
147Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet 147Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet
148connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one 148connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one
149you are currently installing Gentoo on :) 149you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
150</p> 150</p>
169</tr> 169</tr>
170</table> 170</table>
171 171
172</body> 172</body>
173</subsection> 173</subsection>
174<!-- No package CDs for Alpha - 2006.1 174
175<subsection> 175<subsection>
176<title>Other CDs</title> 176<title>Other CDs</title>
177<body> 177<body>
178 178
179<p> 179<p>
189If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software, 189If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software,
190make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage3 tarball you use. 190make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage3 tarball you use.
191</p> 191</p>
192 192
193</body> 193</body>
194</subsection>--> 194</subsection>
195<subsection> 195<subsection>
196<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title> 196<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title>
197<body> 197<body>
198 198
199<p> 199<p>
222downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed 222downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
223the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 223the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
224</p> 224</p>
225 225
226<p> 226<p>
227You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages 227You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages CD
228CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 228as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
229Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/alpha/2006.1/installcd</path> 229Installation CDs are located in the <path><keyval
230directory. 230id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory.
231</p> 231</p>
232 232
233<p> 233<p>
234Inside that directory you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which you 234Inside that directory you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which you
235can write on a CD-R. 235can write on a CD-R.
236</p> 236</p>
237 237
238<p> 238<p>
239In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 239In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
240check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 240check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
241<path>install-alpha-minimal-2006.1.iso.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5 241<path>install-alpha-minimal-2007.0.iso.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5
242checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 242checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
243link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 243link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
244</p> 244</p>
245 245
246<p> 246<p>
317will have to use <c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already, 317will have to use <c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already,
318use one of the precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri 318use one of the precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri
319link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>. 319link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>.
320</p> 320</p>
321 321
322<p>
323This release also includes two entries for people who want to use a serial
324console during the installation, possibly boxes with no keyboard and
325screen attached. One allows you to boot 2.6 using the serial console and
326the other will do the same with our 2.4 kernel.
327</p>
328
329<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM"> 322<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM">
330<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment> 323<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment>
331&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i> 324&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i>
332dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM 325dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM
333<comment>(...)</comment> 326<comment>(...)</comment>
334<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 327<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
335&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i> 328&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i>
336<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:</comment>
337&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb -flags 1</i>
338<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment> 329<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment>
339<comment>To boot the 2.6 kernel with serial console support use:</comment>
340&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 2</i> 330&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 2</i>
341<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel with serial console support use:</comment>
342&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 3</i>
343</pre> 331</pre>
344 332
345<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO"> 333<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO">
346<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 334<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
347MILO&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> 335MILO&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>
348<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:</comment>
349MILO&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>
350<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment> 336<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment>
351<comment>To boot the 2.6 kernel with serial console support use:</comment>
352MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.6 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_6.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs console=ttyS0 cdroot</i> 337MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.6 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_6.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs console=ttyS0 cdroot</i>
353<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel with serial console support use:</comment>
354MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.4 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_4.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs console=ttyS0 cdroot</i>
355</pre> 338</pre>
356 339
357<p> 340<p>
358You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch 341You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch
359to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you 342to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you
410yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your 393yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your
411disk): 394disk):
412</p> 395</p>
413 396
414<pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance"> 397<pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance">
415<comment>Activate DMA:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i> 398<comment>Activate DMA:</comment>
416<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i> 399# <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i>
400<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment>
401# <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i>
417</pre> 402</pre>
418 403
419</body> 404</body>
420</subsection> 405</subsection>
421<subsection id="useraccounts"> 406<subsection id="useraccounts">
490chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the 475chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
491document): 476document):
492</p> 477</p>
493 478
494<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation"> 479<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
495# <i>lynx http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml</i> 480# <i>lynx http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/<keyval id="online-book"/></i>
496</pre> 481</pre>
497 482
498<p> 483<p>
499You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>. 484You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
500</p> 485</p>

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