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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>1.20</version> 11<version>1.21</version>
12<date>2004-11-04</date> 12<date>2005-01-04</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>
18<body> 18<body>
19 19
20<p> 20<p>
21Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to 21Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
22successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your 22successfully install Gentoo on your box.
23architecture.
24</p> 23</p>
25 24
26</body> 25</body>
27</subsection>
28<subsection> 26</subsection>
29<title>The HPPA Architecture</title> 27<subsection>
28<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
30<body> 29<body>
31 30
32<p>
33Check the following requirements before you
34continue with the Gentoo installation:
35</p> 31<p>
36
37<ul>
38<li>
39 You need at least 2 GB of free disk space
40</li>
41<li>
42 A list of supported hardware can be found on the 32 A list of supported hardware can be found on the
43 <uri link="http://www.pateam.org/list.html">PA Team website</uri>. 33 <uri link="http://www.pateam.org/list.html">PA Team website</uri>.
44 You may find additional information about your box in the <uri 34 You may find additional information about your box in the <uri
45 link="http://hwdb.parisc-linux.org">Parisc-Linux Hardware Database</uri>. 35 link="http://hwdb.parisc-linux.org">Parisc-Linux Hardware Database</uri>.
36</p>
37
38<table>
39<tr>
40 <th>Memory</th>
41 <ti>64 MB</ti>
42</tr>
43<tr>
44 <th>Diskspace</th>
45 <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti>
46</tr>
47<tr>
48 <th>Swap space</th>
49 <ti>At least 256 MB</ti>
50</tr>
51</table>
52
53</body>
54</subsection>
55</section>
56<!-- Copy/paste from hb-install-x86-medium.xml -->
57<!-- START -->
58<section>
59<title>The Gentoo Installation Approaches</title>
60<subsection>
61<title>Introduction</title>
62<body>
63
64<p>
65Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
66A stage file is a tarball (compressed archive) that contains a minimal
67environment.
68</p>
69
70<ul>
71 <li>
72 A stage1 file contains nothing more than a compiler, Portage (Gentoo's
73 software management system) and a couple of packages on which the compiler
74 or Portage depends.
46</li> 75 </li>
76 <li>
77 A stage2 file contains a so-called bootstrapped system, a minimal
78 environment from which one can start building all other necessary
79 applications that make a Gentoo environment complete.
80 </li>
81 <li>
82 A stage3 file contains a prebuilt minimal system which is almost fully
83 deployable. It only lacks a few applications where you, the Gentoo user,
84 needs to choose which one you want to install.
85 </li>
47</ul> 86</ul>
48 87
88<p>
89To help you decide what stage file you want to use, we have written down the
90major advantages and disadvantages of each stage file.
91</p>
92
49</body> 93</body>
50</subsection>
51</section>
52<section>
53<title>Make your Choice</title>
54<subsection> 94</subsection>
55<title>Introduction</title>
56<body>
57
58<p>
59Still interested in trying out Gentoo? Well, then it is now time to
60choose the installation medium you want to use. Yes, you have the
61choice, no, they are not all equal, and yes, the result is always the same: a
62Gentoo base system.
63</p>
64
65<p>
66The installation media we will describe are:
67</p>
68
69<ul>
70<li>The Gentoo HPPA LiveCD</li>
71</ul>
72
73<p>
74Before we continue, let's explain our three-stage installation.
75</p>
76
77</body>
78</subsection> 95<subsection>
79<subsection> 96<title>A Stage1 Approach</title>
80<title>The Three Stages</title>
81<body> 97<body>
82 98
83<p>
84Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
85The one you choose depends on how much of the system you want to compile
86yourself. The <e>stage1</e> tarball is used when you want to bootstrap and
87build the entire system from scratch. The <e>stage2</e> tarball is used for
88building the entire system from a bootstrapped &quot;semi-compiled&quot; state.
89The <e>stage3</e> tarball already contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has
90been built for you. As we will explain later, you can also install
91Gentoo without compiling anything (except your kernel and some optional
92packages). If you want this, you have to use a <e>stage3</e> tarball.
93</p> 99<p>
94 100A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system
101from scratch.
95<p> 102</p>
96Now what stage do you have to choose? 103
97</p> 104<p>
98
99<p>
100Starting from a <e>stage1</e> allows you to have total control over the 105Starting from a stage1 allows you to have total control over the
101optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is 106optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is
102initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for 107initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for
103power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great 108power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
104installation method for those who would like to know more about the 109installation method for those who would like to know more about the
105inner workings of Gentoo Linux. 110inner workings of Gentoo Linux.
106</p> 111</p>
107 112
108<p>
109A <e>stage1</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
110Internet connection.
111</p>
112
113<table> 113<table>
114<tr> 114<tr>
115 <th>Stage1</th> 115 <th>Stage1</th>
116 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 116 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
117</tr> 117</tr>
135 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti> 135 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti>
136</tr> 136</tr>
137<tr> 137<tr>
138 <th>-</th> 138 <th>-</th>
139 <ti> 139 <ti>
140 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is probably a waste of time 140 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time
141 </ti> 141 </ti>
142</tr> 142</tr>
143<tr>
144 <th>-</th>
145 <ti>
146 Not suitable for networkless installations
147 </ti>
148</tr>
149</table> 143</table>
150 144
145</body>
146</subsection>
147<subsection>
148<title>A Stage2 Approach</title>
149<body>
150
151<p>
152A <e>stage2</e> is used for building the entire system from a bootstrapped
153"semi-compiled" state.
151<p> 154</p>
155
156<p>
152<e>Stage2</e> installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process and doing this 157Stage2 installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process; doing this
153is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose 158is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose
154for your particular <e>stage2</e> tarball. 159for your particular stage2 tarball.
155</p>
156
157<p>
158A <e>stage2</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
159Internet connection.
160</p> 160</p>
161 161
162<table> 162<table>
163<tr> 163<tr>
164 <th>Stage2</th> 164 <th>Stage2</th>
180 <th>-</th> 180 <th>-</th>
181 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti> 181 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti>
182</tr> 182</tr>
183<tr> 183<tr>
184 <th>-</th> 184 <th>-</th>
185 <ti>It's not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti> 185 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
186</tr> 186</tr>
187<tr> 187<tr>
188 <th>-</th> 188 <th>-</th>
189 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti> 189 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
190</tr> 190</tr>
191<tr>
192 <th>-</th>
193 <ti>
194 Not suitable for networkless installations
195 </ti>
196</tr>
197</table> 191</table>
198 192
193</body>
194</subsection>
195<subsection>
196<title>A Stage3 Approach</title>
197<body>
198
199<p>
200A <e>stage3</e> installation contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been
201built for you. You will only need to build a few packages of which we can't
202decide for you which one to choose.
199<p> 203</p>
204
205<p>
200Choosing to go with a <e>stage3</e> allows for the fastest install of Gentoo 206Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
201Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization 207Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
202settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings 208settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings
203and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining 209and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
204stability). <e>stage3</e> is also required if you want to install Gentoo using 210stability). Stage3 is also required if you want to install Gentoo using
205prebuilt packages or without a network connection. 211prebuilt packages or without a network connection.
206</p> 212</p>
207 213
208<table> 214<table>
209<tr> 215<tr>
213<tr> 219<tr>
214 <th>+</th> 220 <th>+</th>
215 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti> 221 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
216</tr> 222</tr>
217<tr> 223<tr>
218 <th>+</th>
219 <ti>Suitable for networkless installations</ti>
220</tr>
221<tr>
222 <th>-</th> 224 <th>-</th>
223 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti> 225 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti>
224</tr> 226</tr>
225<tr>
226 <th>-</th>
227 <ti>You cannot brag about having used stage1 or stage2</ti>
228</tr>
229</table> 227</table>
230 228
231<p> 229<p>
232Write down (or remember) what stage you want to use. You need this later when
233you decide what LiveCD (or other installation medium) you want to use. You might
234be interested to know that, if you decide to use different optimization settings 230You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different
235after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to recompile your entire system 231optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to
236with the new optimization settings. 232recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings.
237</p>
238
239<p> 233</p>
240Now take a look at the available installation media.
241</p>
242 234
243</body> 235</body>
244</subsection>
245<subsection> 236</subsection>
237</section>
238<section>
246<title>Gentoo LiveCDs</title> 239<title>The Gentoo LiveCDs</title>
240<subsection>
241<title>Introduction</title>
247<body> 242<body>
248 243
249<p> 244<p>
250The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 245The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
251self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD. 246self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
253are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 248are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
254</p> 249</p>
255 250
256<p> 251<p>
257All LiveCDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 252All LiveCDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
258partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. However, some 253partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
259LiveCDs also contain all necessary source code so you are able to install 254two LiveCDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long as you're
260Gentoo without a working network configuration. 255planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the latest version
261</p> 256of the available packages.
262
263<p> 257</p>
264Now what does this LiveCD contain? 258
265</p> 259<p>
260If you whish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
261the installation instructions described in the <uri
262link="2004.3/index.xml">Gentoo 2004.3 Handbooks</uri>.
263</p>
266 264
265<p>
266The two LiveCDs that we currently provide are:
267</p>
268
269<ul>
270 <li>
271 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> LiveCD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which
272 sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and continue with
273 the Gentoo installation.
274 </li>
275 <li>
276 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> LiveCD, a bootable CD with the same abilities as
277 the Minimal LiveCD. Additionally, it contains a stage1 and several stage3
278 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
279 </li>
280</ul>
281
282<p>
283To help you decide which LiveCD you need, we have written down the major
284advantages and disadvantages of each LiveCD.
285</p>
286
267</body> 287</body>
268</subsection>
269<subsection> 288</subsection>
270<title>The Gentoo HPPA LiveCD</title> 289<subsection>
290<title>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</title>
291<body>
292
293<p>
294The Minimal LiveCD is called <c>install-hppa-minimal-2004.3-r1.iso</c> and
295takes up only 65 MB of diskspace. You can use this LiveCD to install Gentoo,
296but always with a working Internet connection only.
297</p>
298
299<table>
300<tr>
301 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th>
302 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
303</tr>
304<tr>
305 <th>+</th>
306 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
307</tr>
308<tr>
309 <th>+</th>
310 <ti>
311 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the
312 net
313 </ti>
314</tr>
315<tr>
316 <th>-</th>
317 <ti>
318 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
319 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
320 </ti>
321</tr>
322</table>
323
271<body> 324</body>
325</subsection>
326<subsection>
327<title>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD</title>
328<body>
272 329
330<p>
331The Universal LiveCD is called <c>install-hppa-universal-2004.3-r1.iso</c> and
332consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this LiveCD to install
333Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet
334connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one you
335are currently installing Gentoo on :)
273<p> 336</p>
274This is a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the 337
275system, prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. It 338<table>
276does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a single stage1 file), 339<tr>
277source code or precompiled packages. 340 <th>Universal LiveCD</th>
341 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
342</tr>
343<tr>
344 <th>+</th>
345 <ti>
346 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
347 connection.
348 </ti>
349</tr>
350<tr>
351 <th>-</th>
352 <ti>Huge download</ti>
353</tr>
354</table>
355
356</body>
357</subsection>
358<subsection>
359<title>Other CDs</title>
360<body>
361
362<p>
363You might find a so-called <e>Package CD</e> on one of our mirrors. This CD is
364no LiveCD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a networkless
365installation. It contains prebuilt packages (the so-called GRP set) that allows
366you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such as
367OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless Gentoo
368installation.
278</p> 369</p>
279 370
280</body> 371</body>
281</subsection> 372</subsection>
282</section> 373</section>
374<!-- STOP -->
283<section> 375<section>
284<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo LiveCD</title> 376<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo LiveCD</title>
285<subsection> 377<subsection>
286<title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title> 378<title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title>
287<body> 379<body>
288 380
289<p> 381<p>
290You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD (if not, then you are reading the 382You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD. We'll first start by downloading and
291wrong section). We'll first start by downloading and burning the chosen 383burning the chosen LiveCD. We previously discussed the several available
292LiveCD. We previously discussed the several available LiveCDs, but where can you 384LiveCDs, but where can you find them?
293find them?
294</p>
295
296<p> 385</p>
297Visit one of our <uri 386
298link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to 387<p>
299<path>experimental/hppa/livecd</path> which is 388You can download any of the LiveCDs (and, if you want to, a Packages CD as
300the path where the LiveCD(s) of your choice are located. Inside that 389well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
390LiveCDs are located in the <path>releases/hppa/2004.3/livecd</path> directory.
391</p>
392
393<p>
301directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images 394Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
302which you can write on a CD-R. 395which you can write on a CD-R.
303</p> 396</p>
304 397
305<p> 398<p>
306In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 399In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
335link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>. 428link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
336</p> 429</p>
337 430
338<ul> 431<ul>
339 <li> 432 <li>
340 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace 433 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
341 <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device path) followed 434 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's
342 by the path to the ISO file :) 435 device path) followed by the path to the ISO file :)
343 </li> 436 </li>
344 <li> 437 <li>
345 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then 438 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then
346 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click 439 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click
347 <c>Start</c>. 440 <c>Start</c>.
349</ul> 442</ul>
350 443
351</body> 444</body>
352</subsection> 445</subsection>
353<subsection> 446<subsection>
354<title>Booting the HPPA LiveCD(s)</title> 447<title>Booting the LiveCD</title>
355<body> 448<body>
356 449
357<note> 450<note>
358If you have problems booting the LiveCD or any other media, please read the 451If you have problems booting the LiveCD or any other media, please read the
359<uri link="http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/PA-RISC-Linux-Boot-HOWTO/index.html"> 452<uri link="http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/PA-RISC-Linux-Boot-HOWTO/index.html">

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