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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>9.1</version> 11<version>9.4</version>
12<date>2008-05-02</date> 12<date>2009-11-30</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>
143 143
144<p> 144<p>
145The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-universal-2008.0.iso</c> 145The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-universal-2008.0.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.
149you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
150</p> 149</p>
151 150
152<table> 151<table>
153<tr> 152<tr>
154 <th>Universal Installation CD</th> 153 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
309are all set. If your system can only use ARCs (Ruffian, nautilus, xl, etc.) you 308are all set. If your system can only use ARCs (Ruffian, nautilus, xl, etc.) you
310will need to choose <c>MILO</c> later on when we are talking about bootloaders. 309will need to choose <c>MILO</c> later on when we are talking about bootloaders.
311</p> 310</p>
312 311
313<p> 312<p>
314Now to boot an Alpha Installation CD, put the CD-ROM in the tray and reboot the 313Now to boot an Alpha Installation CD, put the CD-ROM in the tray and reboot the
315system. You can use SRM to boot the Installation CD. If you cannot do that, you 314system. You can use SRM to boot the Installation CD. If you cannot do that, you
316will have to use <c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already, 315will have to use <c>MILO</c>.
317use one of the precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri
318link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>.
319</p> 316</p>
320 317
321<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM"> 318<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM">
322<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment> 319<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment>
323&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i> 320&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i>
324dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM 321dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM
325<comment>(...)</comment> 322<comment>(...)</comment>
326<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 323<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
327&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i> 324&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i>
328<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment> 325<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment>
329&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 2</i> 326&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 1</i>
330</pre> 327</pre>
331 328
332<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO"> 329<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO">
333<comment>(Substitute sdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 330<comment>(Substitute sdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
334MILO&gt; <i>boot sdb:/boot/gentoo_2.6 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_6.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot</i> 331MILO&gt; <i>boot sdb:/boot/gentoo_2.6 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_6.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot</i>

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