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1 swift 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2     <!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3    
4     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
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6 swift 1.1
7 fox2mike 1.52 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/draft/hb-install-ppc-medium.xml,v 1.33 2006/02/26 20:10:43 fox2mike Exp $ -->
8 swift 1.1
9     <sections>
10 swift 1.32
11 fox2mike 1.52 <version>2.9</version>
12     <date>2006-02-27</date>
13 swift 1.32
14 swift 1.1 <section>
15     <title>Hardware Requirements</title>
16     <subsection>
17     <title>Introduction</title>
18     <body>
19    
20     <p>
21     Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
22 swift 1.35 successfully install Gentoo on your box.
23 swift 1.1 </p>
24    
25     </body>
26     </subsection>
27     <subsection>
28 swift 1.35 <title>Hardware Requirements</title>
29 swift 1.1 <body>
30    
31 swift 1.35 <table>
32     <tr>
33 swift 1.45 <th>Apple NewWorld Machines</th>
34 swift 1.35 <ti>
35     Power/PowerPC microprocessors (G3, G4, G5) such as iMac, eMac, iBook
36 swift 1.45 PowerBook, Xserver, PowerMac
37 swift 1.35 </ti>
38     </tr>
39     <tr>
40 swift 1.45 <th>Apple OldWorld machines</th>
41 swift 1.35 <ti>
42 swift 1.45 Apple Machines with an OpenFirmware revision less than 3, such as the Beige
43     G3s, PCI PowerMacs and PCI PowerBooks. PCI based Apple Clones should also
44     be supported.
45     </ti>
46     </tr>
47     <tr>
48     <th>Genesi's Pegasos</th>
49     <ti>
50     Pegasos I/II, Open Desktop Workstation
51     </ti>
52     </tr>
53     <tr>
54     <th>IBM</th>
55     <ti>
56     RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries
57 swift 1.35 </ti>
58     </tr>
59     <tr>
60     <th>Memory</th>
61 swift 1.39 <ti>At least 64 MB</ti>
62 swift 1.35 </tr>
63     <tr>
64     <th>Diskspace</th>
65     <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti>
66     </tr>
67     <tr>
68     <th>Swap space</th>
69     <ti>At least 256 MB</ti>
70     </tr>
71     </table>
72    
73 swift 1.1 <p>
74 fox2mike 1.52 Be sure to read the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri>
75     for help with some common installation related issues or if you're unsure as to
76     just what's in that PowerPC machine you've got sitting on your desk right now.
77 swift 1.1 </p>
78    
79     </body>
80     </subsection>
81     </section>
82 swift 1.35 <!-- Copy/paste from hb-install-x86-medium.xml (with s/x86/ppc/) -->
83     <!-- START -->
84 swift 1.1 <section>
85 swift 1.39 <title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
86 swift 1.1 <subsection>
87 swift 1.35 <title>Introduction</title>
88 swift 1.1 <body>
89    
90     <p>
91 swift 1.39 The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
92 swift 1.1 self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
93     During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
94     are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
95     </p>
96    
97     <p>
98 swift 1.39 All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
99 swift 1.35 partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
100 swift 1.39 two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
101     as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
102     latest version of the available packages.
103 swift 1.35 </p>
104    
105     <p>
106 swift 1.36 If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
107 swift 1.35 the installation instructions described in the <uri
108 fox2mike 1.52 link="2006.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2006.0 Handbooks</uri>.
109 swift 1.1 </p>
110    
111     <p>
112 swift 1.39 The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
113 swift 1.35 </p>
114    
115     <ul>
116     <li>
117 swift 1.39 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable
118     CD which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and
119     continue with the Gentoo installation.
120 swift 1.35 </li>
121     <li>
122 swift 1.39 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same
123 swift 1.49 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains
124     several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
125 swift 1.35 </li>
126     </ul>
127    
128     <p>
129 swift 1.39 To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
130     major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
131 swift 1.1 </p>
132    
133     </body>
134     </subsection>
135     <subsection>
136 swift 1.39 <title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
137 swift 1.1 <body>
138    
139     <p>
140 fox2mike 1.52 The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-minimal-2006.0.iso</c> and
141 swift 1.39 takes up only 52 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to install
142     Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
143 swift 1.1 </p>
144    
145     <table>
146     <tr>
147 swift 1.39 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
148 swift 1.1 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
149     </tr>
150     <tr>
151     <th>+</th>
152     <ti>Smallest download</ti>
153     </tr>
154     <tr>
155     <th>-</th>
156     <ti>
157 swift 1.49 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
158 swift 1.35 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
159 swift 1.1 </ti>
160     </tr>
161     </table>
162    
163     </body>
164     </subsection>
165     <subsection>
166 swift 1.39 <title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
167 swift 1.1 <body>
168    
169     <p>
170 fox2mike 1.52 The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-universal-2006.0.iso</c>
171     and consumes about 578 MB on a CD. You can use this Installation CD to install
172     Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet
173     connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one
174     you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
175 swift 1.11 </p>
176    
177 swift 1.1 <table>
178     <tr>
179 swift 1.39 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
180 swift 1.1 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
181     </tr>
182     <tr>
183     <th>+</th>
184     <ti>
185     Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
186     connection.
187     </ti>
188     </tr>
189     <tr>
190     <th>-</th>
191     <ti>Huge download</ti>
192     </tr>
193     </table>
194    
195     </body>
196     </subsection>
197 swift 1.35 <subsection>
198     <title>Other CDs</title>
199     <body>
200    
201     <p>
202 neysx 1.50 You might find a <e>Package CD</e> on one of our mirrors. This CD is not an
203     Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
204     networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (also known as the GRP
205     set) that allow you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such
206     as OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless Gentoo
207     installation.
208 swift 1.35 </p>
209    
210 swift 1.48 <p>
211     If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software,
212 swift 1.49 make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage3 tarball you use.
213     </p>
214    
215     </body>
216     </subsection>
217     <subsection>
218     <title>The Stage3 Tarball</title>
219     <body>
220    
221     <p>
222     A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment, suitable
223     to continue the Gentoo installation using the instructions in this manual.
224     Previously, the Gentoo Handbook described the installation using one of three
225     stage tarballs. While Gentoo still offers stage1 and stage2 tarballs, the
226     official installation method uses the stage3 tarball. If you are interested in
227     performing a Gentoo installation using a stage1 or stage2 tarball, please read
228     the Gentoo FAQ on <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#stage12">How do I Install Gentoo
229     Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri>
230 swift 1.48 </p>
231    
232 swift 1.35 </body>
233     </subsection>
234 swift 1.1 </section>
235 swift 1.35 <!-- STOP -->
236 swift 1.1 <section>
237 swift 1.39 <title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
238 swift 1.1 <subsection>
239 swift 1.39 <title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
240 swift 1.1 <body>
241    
242     <p>
243 swift 1.39 You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
244     downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
245     the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
246 swift 1.35 </p>
247    
248     <p>
249 swift 1.39 You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages
250     CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
251 fox2mike 1.52 Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc/2006.0/ppc32/installcd</path>
252 swift 1.39 directory.
253 swift 1.1 </p>
254    
255     <p>
256 neysx 1.50 Inside that directory you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which you
257     can write on a CD-R.
258 swift 1.1 </p>
259    
260     <p>
261     In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
262     check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
263 fox2mike 1.52 <path>install-ppc-minimal-2006.0.iso.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum
264 swift 1.45 with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or
265     <uri link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. If
266     <c>md5sum</c> is not available on Mac OS X, see the
267     <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml#doc_chap1">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri> for help.
268 swift 1.1 </p>
269    
270     <p>
271 swift 1.35 Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
272     verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
273     <path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
274 swift 1.12 </p>
275    
276 swift 1.35 <pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
277 jkt 1.51 $ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 17072058</i>
278 swift 1.12 </pre>
279    
280     <p>
281 swift 1.35 Now verify the signature:
282 swift 1.12 </p>
283    
284 swift 1.35 <pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature">
285     $ <i>gpg --verify &lt;signature file&gt; &lt;downloaded iso&gt;</i>
286     </pre>
287 swift 1.12
288     <p>
289 swift 1.1 To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
290 swift 1.35 do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and
291     <c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri
292     link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
293 swift 1.1 </p>
294    
295     <ul>
296     <li>
297 swift 1.35 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
298     file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's
299 swift 1.37 device path).
300 swift 1.1 </li>
301     <li>
302 swift 1.35 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then
303 bennyc 1.6 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click
304 swift 1.3 <c>Start</c>.
305     </li>
306 swift 1.1 </ul>
307    
308     </body>
309     </subsection>
310     <subsection>
311 josejx 1.41 <title>Default: Booting the Installation CD with Yaboot</title>
312 swift 1.1 <body>
313    
314     <p>
315 swift 1.39 On NewWorld machines place the Installation CD in the CD-ROM and reboot the
316     system. When the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the
317     CD loads.
318 dertobi123 1.17 </p>
319    
320     <p>
321 swift 1.39 After the Installation CD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome
322     message and a <e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen.
323 swift 1.1 </p>
324    
325     <p>
326 fox2mike 1.52 We provide one generic kernel, <e>ppc32</e>. This kernel is built with support
327     for multiple CPUs, but it will boot on single processor machines as well.
328 swift 1.1 </p>
329    
330     <p>
331 fox2mike 1.52 You can tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following table lists
332     some of the available boot options you can add:
333 swift 1.1 </p>
334    
335     <table>
336     <tr>
337     <th>Boot Option</th>
338     <th>Description</th>
339     </tr>
340     <tr>
341     <ti><c>video</c></ti>
342     <ti>
343     This option takes one of the following vendor-specific tags:
344 fox2mike 1.52 <c>nvidiafb</c>, <c>radeonfb</c>, <c>rivafb</c>, <c>atyfb</c>,
345     <c>aty128</c> or <c>ofonly</c>. You can follow this tag with the resolution
346     refresh rate and color depth you want to use. For instance,
347     <c>video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75-32</c> will select the ATI Radeon frame buffer
348     at a resolution of 1280x1024 with a refresh rate of 75Hz and a color depth of
349     32 bits. If you are uncertain what to choose, and the default doesn't work,
350     <c>video=ofonly</c> will most certainly work.
351 swift 1.1 </ti>
352     </tr>
353     <tr>
354 pylon 1.2 <ti><c>nol3</c></ti>
355 swift 1.1 <ti>
356 dertobi123 1.17 Disables level 3 cache on some PowerBooks (needed for at least the 17&quot;)
357 swift 1.1 </ti>
358     </tr>
359     <tr>
360 swift 1.39 <ti><c>dofirewire</c></ti>
361 swift 1.1 <ti>
362 swift 1.39 Enables support for IEEE1394 (FireWire) devices, like external harddisks.
363 swift 1.1 </ti>
364     </tr>
365 swift 1.7 <tr>
366 swift 1.39 <ti><c>dopcmcia</c></ti>
367 swift 1.7 <ti>
368 swift 1.39 If you want to use PCMCIA devices during your installation (like PCMCIA
369     network cards) you have to enable this option.
370 swift 1.7 </ti>
371     </tr>
372 swift 1.1 </table>
373    
374     <p>
375     At this prompt, hit enter, and a complete Gentoo Linux environment will be
376 swift 1.7 loaded from the CD. Continue with <uri link="#booted">And When You're
377     Booted...</uri>.
378 swift 1.1 </p>
379    
380 swift 1.7 </body>
381     </subsection>
382     <subsection>
383 swift 1.39 <title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD on a Pegasos</title>
384 swift 1.7 <body>
385    
386 swift 1.1 <p>
387 swift 1.7 On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type
388 swift 1.39 <c>boot cd /boot/menu</c>. This will open a small bootmenu where you can choose
389     between several preconfigured video configs. If you need any special boot
390 fox2mike 1.52 options you can append them to the command-line just like with Yaboot above.
391     For example: <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>.
392     The default kernel options (in case something goes wrong and you need it) are
393     preconfigured with <c>console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0 init=/linuxrc
394     looptype=squashfs loop=/image.squashfs udev nodevfs cdroot root=/dev/ram0</c>.
395 swift 1.1 </p>
396    
397 swift 1.7 </body>
398     </subsection>
399 josejx 1.41
400     <subsection>
401     <title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD with BootX</title>
402     <body>
403    
404     <p>
405     If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used.
406     The most simple solution is to use MacOS to bootstrap into a Linux environment
407 fox2mike 1.52 with a tool called BootX.
408 josejx 1.41 </p>
409 swift 1.45
410 josejx 1.41 <p>
411     First, download <uri link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri>
412     and unpack the archive. Copy the the <c>BootX Extension</c> from the unpacked
413     archive into <c>Extensions Folder</c> and the BootX App Control Panel into
414     <c>Control Panels</c>, both of which are located in your MacOS System Folder.
415 josejx 1.42 Next, create a folder called "Linux Kernels" in your System folder and copy the
416 fox2mike 1.52 <c>ppc32</c> kernel from the CD to this folder. Finally, copy <c>ppc32.igz</c>
417 josejx 1.42 from the Installation CD <path>boot</path> folder into the MacOS
418     <c>System Folder</c>.
419 josejx 1.41 </p>
420 swift 1.45
421 josejx 1.41 <p>
422     To prepare BootX, start the BootX App Control Panel. First select the Options
423 fox2mike 1.52 dialog and check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select <c>ppc32.igz</c> from
424 josejx 1.41 your System Folder. Continue back to the initial screen and ensure that the
425     ramdisk size is at least <c>32000</c>. Finally, set the kernel arguments as
426     shown below:
427     </p>
428    
429     <pre caption="BootX kernel arguments">
430 fox2mike 1.52 cdroot root=/dev/ram0 init=linuxrc loop=image.squashfs looptype=squashfs console=tty0 nodevfs udev
431 josejx 1.41 </pre>
432 swift 1.45
433 josejx 1.41 <note>
434 fox2mike 1.52 The kernel parameters in the yaboot section above are also applicable here. You
435     can append any of those options to the kernel arguments above.
436 josejx 1.41 </note>
437 swift 1.45
438 josejx 1.41 <p>
439     Check once more to make sure the settings are correct and then save the
440     configuration. This saves typing just in case it doesn't boot or something is
441 fox2mike 1.52 missing. Press the Linux button at the top of the window. If everything goes
442     correctly, it should boot into the Installation CD. Continue with
443     <uri link="#booted">And When You're Booted...</uri>
444 josejx 1.41 </p>
445 swift 1.45
446 josejx 1.41 </body>
447     </subsection>
448    
449 swift 1.7 <subsection id="booted">
450     <title>And When You're Booted...</title>
451     <body>
452 swift 1.1
453     <p>
454 swift 1.7 You will be greeted by a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You can also
455 swift 1.39 switch to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get
456 fox2mike 1.52 back to the one you started on by pressing Alt-F1. Due to the keyboard layout,
457     you may need to press Alt-fn-Fx on Apple machines.
458 swift 1.1 </p>
459    
460     <p>
461     If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, use
462     <c>loadkeys</c> to load the keymap for your keyboard. To list the available
463 swift 1.39 keymaps, execute <c>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</c>. On NewWorld machines or the
464     Pegasos do not use the keymaps in <path>ppc</path> or <path>mac</path> as they
465     are for ADB-based OldWorld machines.
466 swift 1.1 </p>
467    
468     <pre caption="Listing available keymaps">
469     <comment>(PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. The mac/ppc keymaps provided
470 swift 1.39 on the Installation CD are ADB keymaps and unusable with the Installation CD
471     kernel)</comment>
472 swift 1.1 # <i>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</i>
473     </pre>
474    
475     <p>
476     Now load the keymap of your choice:
477     </p>
478    
479     <pre caption="Loading a keymap">
480 swift 1.7 # <i>loadkeys be-latin1</i>
481 swift 1.1 </pre>
482    
483     <p>
484     Now continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>.
485     </p>
486    
487     </body>
488     </subsection>
489     <subsection id="hardware">
490     <title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
491     <body>
492    
493     <p>
494 swift 1.39 When the Installation CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and
495 swift 1.1 loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the
496 dertobi123 1.17 vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases, it may
497     not auto-load the kernel modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some
498     of your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules
499     manually.
500 swift 1.1 </p>
501 fox2mike 1.52
502     <p>
503     In the next example we try to load the <c>airport</c> module. This module
504     supports only the old Airport cards (802.11b). Airport Extreme (802.11g) is not
505     supported on the InstallCD due to restrictions on firmware distribution.
506     </p>
507    
508     <pre caption="Loading the airport module">
509     # <i>modprobe airport</i>
510     </pre>
511    
512 swift 1.1 <p>
513 fox2mike 1.52 On older iMacs, sometimes the network card is not detected properly. These use
514     the BMAC driver:
515 swift 1.1 </p>
516    
517 fox2mike 1.52 <pre caption="Loading the bmac module">
518     # <i>modprobe bmac</i>
519 swift 1.1 </pre>
520    
521     </body>
522     </subsection>
523     <subsection>
524     <title>Optional: Tweaking Hard Disk Performance</title>
525     <body>
526    
527     <p>
528     If you are an advanced user, you might want to tweak the IDE hard disk
529     performance using <c>hdparm</c>. With the <c>-tT</c> options you can
530     test the performance of your disk (execute it several times to get a
531     more precise impression):
532     </p>
533    
534     <pre caption="Testing disk performance">
535     # <i>hdparm -tT /dev/hda</i>
536     </pre>
537    
538     <p>
539     To tweak, you can use any of the following examples (or experiment
540     yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your
541     disk):
542     </p>
543    
544     <pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance">
545     <comment>Activate DMA:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i>
546     <comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i>
547     </pre>
548    
549     </body>
550     </subsection>
551 swift 1.20 <subsection id="useraccounts">
552 swift 1.1 <title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
553     <body>
554    
555     <p>
556     If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
557     environment or you want to chat using <c>irssi</c> without root privileges (for
558     security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change
559     the root password.
560     </p>
561    
562     <p>
563     To change the root password, use the <c>passwd</c> utility:
564     </p>
565    
566     <pre caption="Changing the root password">
567     # <i>passwd</i>
568     New password: <comment>(Enter your new password)</comment>
569     Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter your password)</comment>
570     </pre>
571    
572     <p>
573 swift 1.5 To create a user account, we first enter their credentials, followed by
574 swift 1.1 its password. We use <c>useradd</c> and <c>passwd</c> for these tasks.
575     In the next example, we create a user called &quot;john&quot;.
576     </p>
577    
578     <pre caption="Creating a user account">
579 swift 1.30 # <i>useradd -m -G users john</i>
580 swift 1.1 # <i>passwd john</i>
581     New password: <comment>(Enter john's password)</comment>
582     Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment>
583     </pre>
584    
585     <p>
586     You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using
587     <c>su</c>:
588     </p>
589    
590     <pre caption="Changing user id">
591 swift 1.26 # <i>su - john</i>
592 swift 1.1 </pre>
593    
594     </body>
595     </subsection>
596     <subsection>
597 swift 1.20 <title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
598     <body>
599    
600     <p>
601     If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the
602     installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri
603 neysx 1.31 link="#useraccounts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
604 swift 1.20 go to a new terminal and log in.
605     </p>
606    
607     <p>
608     If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
609 fox2mike 1.52 <c>links</c> to read it:
610 swift 1.20 </p>
611    
612     <pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
613 fox2mike 1.52 # <i>links /mnt/cdrom/docs/handbook/html/index.html</i>
614 swift 1.20 </pre>
615    
616     <p>
617     However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
618 fox2mike 1.52 more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links</c>
619 swift 1.20 as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
620     chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
621     document):
622     </p>
623    
624     <pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
625 fox2mike 1.52 # <i>links http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml</i>
626 swift 1.20 </pre>
627    
628     <p>
629     You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
630     </p>
631    
632     </body>
633     </subsection>
634     <subsection>
635 swift 1.1 <title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
636     <body>
637    
638     <p>
639     If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the
640     Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you
641     install Gentoo, or even do it for you), you need to create a user
642     account for them and perhaps even provide them with your root password
643     (<e>only</e> do that <e>if</e> you <b>fully trust</b> that user).
644     </p>
645    
646     <p>
647     To fire up the SSH daemon, execute the following command:
648     </p>
649    
650     <pre caption="Starting the SSH daemon">
651     # <i>/etc/init.d/sshd start</i>
652     </pre>
653    
654     <p>
655 swift 1.28 To be able to use sshd, you first need to set up your networking. Continue with
656 swift 1.1 the chapter on <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=3">Configuring your Network</uri>.
657     </p>
658    
659     </body>
660     </subsection>
661     </section>
662     </sections>

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