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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>9.2</version> 11<version>12</version>
12<date>2008-06-05</date> 12<date>2011-02-26</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>
65self-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.
66During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 66During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
67are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 67are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
68</p> 68</p>
69 69
70<p>
71All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
72partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet.
73</p>
74
70<!-- 75<!--
71<p> 76<impo>
72All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
73partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
74two Installation CDs which are equally suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
75as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
76latest version of the available packages.
77</p>
78
79<p>
80If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 77If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
81the installation instructions described in the <uri 78the installation instructions described in the <uri
82link="2008.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2008.0 Handbooks</uri>. 79link="2008.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2008.0 Handbooks</uri>.
83</p> 80</impo>
84 81
85<p> 82<p>
86The two Installation CDs we currently provide are: 83The two Installation CDs we currently provide are:
87</p> 84</p>
88 85
106--> 103-->
107 104
108</body> 105</body>
109</subsection> 106</subsection>
110<subsection> 107<subsection>
111<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title> 108<title>Gentoo Minimal Installation CD</title>
112<body> 109<body>
113 110
114<p> 111<p>
115The Minimal Installation CD is called <c><keyval id="min-cd-name"/></c> and 112The Minimal Installation CD is called <c><keyval id="min-cd-name"/></c> and
116takes up only 47 MB of diskspace. You must use this Installation CD to install 113takes up only <keyval id="min-cd-size"/> MB of diskspace. You can use this
117Gentoo, and you need a working Internet connection. 114Installation CD to install Gentoo, but <e>only</e> with a working Internet
115connection.
118</p> 116</p>
119<!-- 117<!--
120<table> 118<table>
121<tr> 119<tr>
122 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th> 120 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
143 141
144<p> 142<p>
145The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-universal-2008.0.iso</c> 143The 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 144and 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 145Gentoo, 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 146connection.
149you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
150</p> 147</p>
151 148
152<table> 149<table>
153<tr> 150<tr>
154 <th>Universal Installation CD</th> 151 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
205performing a Gentoo installation using a stage1 or stage2 tarball, please read 202performing a Gentoo installation using a stage1 or stage2 tarball, please read
206the Gentoo FAQ on <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#stage12">How do I Install Gentoo 203the Gentoo FAQ on <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#stage12">How do I Install Gentoo
207Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri> 204Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri>
208</p> 205</p>
209 206
207<p>
208Stage3 tarballs can be downloaded from <path><keyval
209id="release-dir"/>current-stage3/</path> on any of the <uri
210link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">Official Gentoo Mirrors</uri> and are not provided
211on the LiveCD.
212</p>
213
210</body> 214</body>
211</subsection> 215</subsection>
212</section> 216</section>
213<!-- STOP --> 217<!-- STOP -->
214<section> 218<section>
222downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed 226downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
223the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 227the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
224</p> 228</p>
225 229
226<p> 230<p>
227You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages CD 231You can download any of the Installation CDs from one of our <uri
228as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 232link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located in
229Installation CDs are located in the <path><keyval 233the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>current-iso/</path> directory.
230id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory.
231</p> 234</p>
232 235
233<p> 236<p>
234Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images which you 237Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images which you
235can write on a CD-R. 238can write on a CD-R.
248verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with 251verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
249<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 252<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
250</p> 253</p>
251 254
252<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 255<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
253$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 17072058</i> 256$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 2D182910</i>
254</pre> 257</pre>
255 258
256<p> 259<p>
257Now verify the signature: 260Now verify the signature:
258</p> 261</p>
259 262
260<pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature"> 263<pre caption="Verify the files">
261$ <i>gpg --verify &lt;signature file&gt; &lt;downloaded iso&gt;</i> 264<comment>(Verify the cryptographic signature)</comment>
265$ <i>gpg --verify &lt;downloaded iso.DIGESTS.asc&gt;</i>
266<comment>(Verify the checksum)</comment>
267$ <i>sha1sum -c &lt;downloaded iso.DIGESTS.asc&gt;</i>
262</pre> 268</pre>
263 269
264<p> 270<p>
265To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you 271To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
266do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and 272do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and
321&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i> 327&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i>
322dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM 328dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM
323<comment>(...)</comment> 329<comment>(...)</comment>
324<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 330<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
325&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i> 331&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i>
326<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment> 332<comment>(This flag will use serial port ttyS0 as the default console)</comment>
327&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 2</i> 333&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 2</i>
328</pre> 334</pre>
329 335
330<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO"> 336<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO">
331<comment>(Substitute sdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 337<comment>(Substitute sdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
332MILO&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> 338MILO&gt; <i>boot sdb:/boot/gentoo initrd=/boot/gentoo.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=squashfs loop=/image.squashfs cdroot</i>
333<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment> 339<comment>(Using serial port ttyS0 as the default console)</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 console=ttyS0 cdroot</i> 340MILO&gt; <i>boot sdb:/boot/gentoo initrd=/boot/gentoo.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=squashfs loop=/image.squashfs console=ttyS0 cdroot</i>
335</pre> 341</pre>
336 342
337<p> 343<p>
338You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch 344You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch
339to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you 345to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you

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