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9<sections> 9<sections>
10<section> 10<section>
11<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 11<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
12<subsection> 12<subsection>
13<title>Introduction</title> 13<title>Introduction</title>
14<body> 14<body>
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16<p> 16<p>
17Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to 17Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
18successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your 18successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your
19architecture. 19architecture.
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22</body> 22</body>
462<p> 462<p>
463On NewWorld machines place the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. When 463On NewWorld machines place the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. When
464the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the CD loads. 464the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the CD loads.
465</p> 465</p>
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467<p> 467<p>
468If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used. 468If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used.
469Instead you need to download <uri 469Instead you need to download <uri
470link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> and have a working 470link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> and have a working
471MacOS installed on your system. You need to copy the <c>BootX Extension</c> from 471MacOS installed on your system. You need to copy the <c>BootX Extension</c> from
472the unpacked archive-file into the <c>Extensions Folder</c> and make a new 472the unpacked archive-file into the <c>Extensions Folder</c> and make a new
473directory called <c>Linux Kernels</c> in the System Folder. In the next step you 473directory called <c>Linux Kernels</c> in the System Folder. In the next step you
474need to copy the <c>G3</c> kernel and the <c>initrd.img.gz</c> from the LiveCD 474need to copy the <c>G3</c> kernel and the <c>initrd.img.gz</c> from the LiveCD
475into the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. Then reboot the system and wait for 475into the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. Then reboot the system and wait for
476BootX to load. After BootX loaded you still have to set up a few items. In the 476BootX to load. After BootX loaded you still have to set up a few items. In the
477options dialog you need to check <c>Use Secified RAM Disk</c> and select the 477options dialog you need to check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select the
478<c>initrd.img.gz</c> which you put in the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. The 478<c>initrd.img.gz</c> which you put in the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. The
479ramdisk size should be set to at least <c>32000</c>. Furthermore the kernel 479ramdisk size should be set to at least <c>32000</c>. Furthermore the kernel
480argument needs to be set to <c>rw init=/linuxrc cdroot</c>. Eventually you are 480argument needs to be set to <c>rw init=/linuxrc cdroot</c>. Eventually you are
481able to boot the LiveCD when you select Linux on Startup. 481able to boot the LiveCD when you select Linux on Startup.
482</p> 482</p>
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484<p> 484<p>
485After the LiveCD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome message and a 485After the LiveCD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome message and a
486<e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen. 486<e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen.
487</p> 487</p>
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489<p> 489<p>
490At this prompt you are able to select a kernel for the subarchitecture you use. 490At this prompt you are able to select a kernel for the subarchitecture you use.
491We provide <c>G3</c>, <c>G4</c> and <c>G5</c>. All kernels are built with 491We provide <c>G3</c>, <c>G4</c> and <c>G5</c>. All kernels are built with
492support for multiple CPUs, but they will boot on single processor machines as 492support for multiple CPUs, but they will boot on single processor machines as

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