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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>7.1</version> 11<version>8.2</version>
12<date>2006-09-04</date> 12<date>2007-06-29</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>
52 52
53</body> 53</body>
54</subsection> 54</subsection>
55</section> 55</section>
56 56
57<!-- Copy/paste from hb-install-x86-medium.xml -->
58<!-- START -->
59<section> 57<section>
60<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title> 58<title>The Gentoo Installation CD</title>
61<subsection> 59<subsection>
62<title>Introduction</title> 60<title>Introduction</title>
63<body> 61<body>
64 62
65<p> 63<p>
67self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD. 65self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
68During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 66During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
69are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 67are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
70</p> 68</p>
71 69
70<!--
72<p> 71<p>
73All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 72All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
74partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide 73partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
75two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long 74two Installation CDs which are equally suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
76as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the 75as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
77latest version of the available packages. 76latest version of the available packages.
78</p> 77</p>
79 78
80<p> 79<p>
81If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 80If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
82the installation instructions described in the <uri 81the installation instructions described in the <uri
83link="2006.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2006.1 Handbooks</uri>. 82link="2007.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2007.0 Handbooks</uri>.
84</p> 83</p>
85 84
86<p> 85<p>
87The two Installation CDs we currently provide are: 86The two Installation CDs we currently provide are:
88</p> 87</p>
102 101
103<p> 102<p>
104To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the 103To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
105major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD. 104major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
106</p> 105</p>
106-->
107 107
108</body> 108</body>
109</subsection> 109</subsection>
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 must use this Installation CD to
117install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only. 117install Gentoo, and you need a working Internet connection.
118</p> 118</p>
119 119<!--
120<table> 120<table>
121<tr> 121<tr>
122 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th> 122 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
123 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 123 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
124</tr> 124</tr>
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>
187 187
188<p> 188<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>
273 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso 273 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
274 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's 274 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's
275 device path). 275 device path).
276 </li> 276 </li>
277 <li> 277 <li>
278 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then 278 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>Burn CD Image</c>. Then you can locate
279 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click 279 your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click <c>Start</c>.
280 <c>Start</c>.
281 </li> 280 </li>
282</ul> 281</ul>
283 282
284</body> 283</body>
285</subsection> 284</subsection>
315Now to boot an Alpha Installation CD, put the CD-ROM in the tray and reboot the 314Now to boot an Alpha Installation CD, put the CD-ROM in the tray and reboot the
316system. You can use SRM to boot the Installation CD. If you cannot do that, you 315system. You can use SRM to boot the Installation CD. If you cannot do that, you
317will have to use <c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already, 316will 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 317use one of the precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri
319link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>. 318link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>.
320</p>
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> 319</p>
328 320
329<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM"> 321<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM">
330<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment> 322<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment>
331&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i> 323&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i>
332dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM 324dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM
333<comment>(...)</comment> 325<comment>(...)</comment>
334<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 326<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
335&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i> 327&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> 328<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> 329&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> 330</pre>
344 331
345<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO"> 332<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO">
346<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 333<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> 334MILO&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> 335<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> 336MILO&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> 337</pre>
356 338
357<p> 339<p>
358You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch 340You 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 341to 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 392yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your
411disk): 393disk):
412</p> 394</p>
413 395
414<pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance"> 396<pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance">
415<comment>Activate DMA:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i> 397<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> 398# <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i>
399<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment>
400# <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i>
417</pre> 401</pre>
418 402
419</body> 403</body>
420</subsection> 404</subsection>
421<subsection id="useraccounts"> 405<subsection id="useraccounts">
490chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the 474chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
491document): 475document):
492</p> 476</p>
493 477
494<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation"> 478<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
495# <i>lynx http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml</i> 479# <i>lynx http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/<keyval id="online-book"/></i>
496</pre> 480</pre>
497 481
498<p> 482<p>
499You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>. 483You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
500</p> 484</p>

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