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8 8
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>
15 15
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.
20</p> 20</p>
21 21
22</body> 22</body>
641</pre> 641</pre>
642 642
643<p> 643<p>
644To tweak, you can use any of the following examples (or experiment 644To tweak, you can use any of the following examples (or experiment
645yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your 645yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your
646disk): 646disk):
647</p> 647</p>
648 648
649<pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance"> 649<pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance">
650<comment>Activate DMA:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i> 650<comment>Activate DMA:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i>
651<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i> 651<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i>
652</pre> 652</pre>
653 653
654</body> 654</body>
655</subsection> 655</subsection>
656<subsection> 656<subsection id="useraccounts">
657<title>Optional: User Accounts</title> 657<title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
658<body> 658<body>
659 659
660<p> 660<p>
661If you plan on giving other people access to your installation 661If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
662environment or you want to chat using <c>irssi</c> without root privileges (for 662environment or you want to chat using <c>irssi</c> without root privileges (for
663security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change 663security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change
664the root password. 664the root password.
665</p> 665</p>
666 666
667<p> 667<p>
668To change the root password, use the <c>passwd</c> utility: 668To change the root password, use the <c>passwd</c> utility:
669</p> 669</p>
670 670
671<pre caption="Changing the root password"> 671<pre caption="Changing the root password">
687Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment> 687Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment>
688</pre> 688</pre>
689 689
690<p> 690<p>
691You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using 691You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using
692<c>su</c>: 692<c>su</c>:
693</p> 693</p>
694 694
695<pre caption="Changing user id"> 695<pre caption="Changing user id">
696# <i>su john -</i> 696# <i>su john -</i>
697</pre> 697</pre>
698 698
699</body> 699</body>
700</subsection> 700</subsection>
701<subsection> 701<subsection>
702<title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
703<body>
704
705<p>
706If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the
707installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri
708link="#useraccouts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
709go to a new terminal and log in.
710</p>
711
712<p>
713If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
714<c>links2</c> to read it:
715</p>
716
717<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
718# <i>links2 /mnt/cdrom/docs/html/index.html</i>
719</pre>
720
721<p>
722However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
723more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links2</c>
724as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
725chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
726document):
727</p>
728
729<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
730# <i>links2 http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml</i>
731</pre>
732
733<p>
734You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
735</p>
736
737</body>
738</subsection>
739<subsection>
702<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title> 740<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
703<body> 741<body>
704 742
705<p> 743<p>
706If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the 744If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the
707Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you 745Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you
708install Gentoo, or even do it for you), you need to create a user 746install Gentoo, or even do it for you), you need to create a user
709account for them and perhaps even provide them with your root password 747account for them and perhaps even provide them with your root password
710(<e>only</e> do that <e>if</e> you <b>fully trust</b> that user). 748(<e>only</e> do that <e>if</e> you <b>fully trust</b> that user).
711</p> 749</p>
712 750
713<p> 751<p>
714To fire up the SSH daemon, execute the following command: 752To fire up the SSH daemon, execute the following command:
715</p> 753</p>
716 754

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