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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>1.25</version> 11<version>1.26</version>
12<date>2005-08-08</date> 12<date>2005-08-10</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>
54</subsection> 54</subsection>
55</section> 55</section>
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58<section> 58<section>
59<title>The Gentoo Universal Installation CD</title> 59<title>The Gentoo Installation Approaches</title>
60<subsection> 60<subsection>
61<title>Introduction</title> 61<title>Introduction</title>
62<body> 62<body>
63 63
64<p> 64<p>
65Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files. A 65Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
66stage file is a tarball (compressed archive) that contains a minimal 66A stage file is a tarball (compressed archive) that contains a minimal
67environment. 67environment.
68</p> 68</p>
69 69
70<ul> 70<ul>
71 <li> 71 <li>
72 A stage1 file contains nothing more than a compiler, Portage (Gentoo's 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 73 software management system) and a couple of packages on which the compiler
74 compiler or Portage depends. 74 or Portage depends.
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>
86</ul>
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
93</body>
94</subsection>
95<subsection>
96<title>A Stage1 Approach</title>
97<body>
98
99<p>
100A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system
101from scratch.
102</p>
103
104<p>
105Starting from a stage1 allows you to have total control over the
106optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is
107initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for
108power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
109installation method for those who would like to know more about the
110inner workings of Gentoo Linux.
111</p>
112
113<table>
114<tr>
115 <th>Stage1</th>
116 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
117</tr>
118<tr>
119 <th>+</th>
120 <ti>
121 Allows you to have total control over the optimization settings and optional
122 build-time functionality that is initially enabled on your system
123 </ti>
124</tr>
125<tr>
126 <th>+</th>
127 <ti>Suitable for powerusers that know what they are doing</ti>
128</tr>
129<tr>
130 <th>+</th>
131 <ti>Allows you to learn more about the inner workings of Gentoo</ti>
132</tr>
133<tr>
134 <th>-</th>
135 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti>
136</tr>
137<tr>
138 <th>-</th>
139 <ti>
140 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time
141 </ti>
142</tr>
143</table>
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.
154</p>
155
156<p>
157Stage2 installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process; doing this
158is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose
159for your particular stage2 tarball.
160</p>
161
162<table>
163<tr>
164 <th>Stage2</th>
165 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
166</tr>
167<tr>
168 <th>+</th>
169 <ti>You don't need to bootstrap</ti>
170</tr>
171<tr>
172 <th>+</th>
173 <ti>Faster than starting with stage1</ti>
174</tr>
175<tr>
176 <th>+</th>
177 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti>
178</tr>
179<tr>
180 <th>-</th>
181 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti>
182</tr>
183<tr>
184 <th>-</th>
185 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
186</tr>
187<tr>
188 <th>-</th>
189 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
190</tr>
191</table>
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.
203</p>
204
205<p>
206Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
207Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
208settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings
209and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
210stability). Stage3 is also required if you want to install Gentoo using
211prebuilt packages or without a network connection.
212</p>
213
214<table>
215<tr>
216 <th>Stage3</th>
217 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
218</tr>
219<tr>
220 <th>+</th>
221 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
222</tr>
223<tr>
224 <th>-</th>
225 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti>
226</tr>
227</table>
228
229<p>
230You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different
231optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to
232recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings.
233</p>
234
235</body>
236</subsection>
237</section>
238<section>
239<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
240<subsection>
241<title>Introduction</title>
242<body>
243
244<p>
245The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
246self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
247During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
248are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
249</p>
250
251<p>
252All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
253partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
254two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
255as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
256latest version of the available packages.
257</p>
258
259<p>
260If you whish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
261the installation instructions described in the <uri
262link="2005.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.1 Handbooks</uri>.
263</p>
264
265<p>
266The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
267</p>
268
269<ul>
270 <li>
271 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable
272 CD which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and
273 continue with the Gentoo installation.
75 </li> 274 </li>
76 <li> 275 <li>
77 A stage2 file contains a so-called bootstrapped system, a minimal 276 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same
78 environment from which one can start building all other necessary 277 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains a
79 applications that make a Gentoo environment complete. 278 stage1 and several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual
80 </li> 279 subarchitectures).
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> 280 </li>
86</ul> 281</ul>
87 282
88<p> 283<p>
89We will opt for a stage3 installation throughout this document. If you want to 284To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
90perform a Gentoo installation using the stage1 or stage2 files, please use the 285major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
91installation instructions in the <uri
92link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-hppa.xml">Gentoo Handbook</uri>. They do
93require a working Internet connection though.
94</p> 286</p>
95 287
96</body> 288</body>
97</subsection>
98<subsection> 289</subsection>
290<subsection>
291<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
292<body>
293
294<p>
295The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-hppa-minimal-2005.1.iso</c>
296and takes up only 65 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to
297install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
298</p>
299
300<table>
301<tr>
302 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
303 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
304</tr>
305<tr>
306 <th>+</th>
307 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
308</tr>
309<tr>
310 <th>+</th>
311 <ti>
312 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the
313 net
314 </ti>
315</tr>
316<tr>
317 <th>-</th>
318 <ti>
319 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
320 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
321 </ti>
322</tr>
323</table>
324
325</body>
326</subsection>
327<subsection>
99<title>Gentoo Universal Installation CD</title> 328<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
329<body>
330
331<p>
332The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-hppa-universal-2005.1.iso</c>
333and consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this Installation
334CD to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a
335working internet connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another
336PC than the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
337</p>
338
339<table>
340<tr>
341 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
342 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
343</tr>
344<tr>
345 <th>+</th>
346 <ti>
347 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
348 connection.
349 </ti>
350</tr>
351<tr>
352 <th>-</th>
353 <ti>Huge download</ti>
354</tr>
355</table>
356
100<body> 357</body>
358</subsection>
359<subsection>
360<title>Other CDs</title>
361<body>
101 362
102<p>
103An Installation CD is a bootable medium which contains a self-sustained Gentoo
104environment. It allows you to boot Linux from the CD. During the boot process
105your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers are loaded. The Gentoo
106Installation CDs are maintained by Gentoo developers.
107</p> 363<p>
108 364You might find a so-called <e>Package CD</e> on one of our mirrors. This CD is
365no Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
366networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (the so-called GRP set) that allows you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such as
367OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless Gentoo
368installation.
109<p> 369</p>
110There currently are two Installation CDs available:
111</p>
112
113<ul>
114 <li>
115 The Universal Installation CD contains everything you need to install
116 Gentoo. It provides stage3 files for common architectures, source code
117 for the extra applications you need to choose from and, of course, the
118 installation instructions for your architecture.
119 </li>
120 <li>
121 The Minimal Installation CD contains only a minimal environment that allows
122 you to boot up and configure your network so you can connect to the
123 Internet. It does not contain any additional files and cannot be used
124 during the current installation approach.
125 </li>
126</ul>
127 370
128</body> 371</body>
129</subsection> 372</subsection>
130</section> 373</section>
131<!-- STOP --> 374<!-- STOP -->
134<subsection> 377<subsection>
135<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CD</title> 378<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CD</title>
136<body> 379<body>
137 380
138<p> 381<p>
139You can download the Universal Installation CD from one of our <uri 382You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
140link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CD is located in 383downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
141the <path>releases/hppa/2005.1/installcd</path> directory. 384the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
142</p>
143
144<p> 385</p>
386
387<p>
388You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages
389CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
390Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/hppa/2005.1/installcd</path>
391directory.
392</p>
393
394<p>
145Inside those directories you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD 395Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
146images which you can write on a CD-R. 396which you can write on a CD-R.
147</p> 397</p>
148 398
149<p> 399<p>
150After downloading the file, you can verify its integrity to see if it is 400After downloading the file, you can verify its integrity to see if it is
151corrupted or not: 401corrupted or not:
200</ul> 450</ul>
201 451
202</body> 452</body>
203</subsection> 453</subsection>
204<subsection> 454<subsection>
205<title>Booting the Universal Installation CD</title> 455<title>Booting the Installation CD</title>
206<body> 456<body>
207 457
208<note> 458<note>
209If you have problems booting the Installation CD or any other media, please 459If you have problems booting the Installation CD or any other media, please
210read the <uri 460read the <uri

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