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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>
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>
30continue with the Gentoo installation: 30continue with the Gentoo installation:
31</p> 31</p>
32 32
33<ul> 33<ul>
34<li> 34<li>
35 You need at least 2 GB of free disk space 35 You need at least 2 GB of free disk space
36</li> 36</li>
37<li> 37<li>
38 If you do not use prebuilt packages, you need at least 300 MB of memory (RAM + 38 If you do not use prebuilt packages, you need at least 300 MB of memory (RAM +
39 swap) 39 swap)
40</li> 40</li>
41<li> 41<li>
42 For the <e>PowerPC architecture</e>, you can install Gentoo/PPC on NewWorld machines 42 For the <e>PowerPC architecture</e>, you can install Gentoo/PPC on NewWorld machines
43 having a Power or PowerPC microprocessor, including but not limited to G3, G4 43 having a Power or PowerPC microprocessor, including but not limited to G3, G4
44 or G5 powered Apple computers such as the iMac, the eMac, the iBook, the PowerBook, 44 or G5 powered Apple computers such as the iMac, the eMac, the iBook, the PowerBook,
45 Xserve, PowerMac, and bPlan's Pegasos I and II. We also provide limited 45 Xserve, PowerMac, and bPlan's Pegasos II. We also provide limited
46 support for OldWorld systems, IBM (RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries, ...) and Amiga 46 support for OldWorld systems, IBM (RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries, ...) and Amiga
47 systems. Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo 47 systems. Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo
48 PPC FAQ</uri> before you begin. 48 PPC FAQ</uri> before you begin.
49</li> 49</li>
50</ul> 50</ul>
51 51
52</body> 52</body>
53</subsection> 53</subsection>
54</section> 54</section>
55<section> 55<section>
56<title>Make your Choice</title> 56<title>Make your Choice</title>
57<subsection> 57<subsection>
58<title>Introduction</title> 58<title>Introduction</title>
59<body> 59<body>
60 60
240you decide what LiveCD (or other installation medium) you want to use. You might 240you decide what LiveCD (or other installation medium) you want to use. You might
241be interested to know that, if you decide to use different optimization settings 241be interested to know that, if you decide to use different optimization settings
242after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to recompile your entire system 242after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to recompile your entire system
243with the new optimization settings. 243with the new optimization settings.
244</p> 244</p>
245 245
246<p> 246<p>
247Now take a look at the available installation media. 247Now take a look at the available installation media.
248</p> 248</p>
249 249
250</body> 250</body>
251</subsection> 251</subsection>
252<subsection> 252<subsection>
253<title>Gentoo LiveCDs</title> 253<title>Gentoo LiveCDs</title>
254<body> 254<body>
255
256<note>
257The Gentoo/PPC 2004.2 release is not official, so you will not find them on the
258mirrors. Nevertheless we compiled LiveCDs and made them available at <uri
259link="http://www.metadistribution.org/gentoo/2004.2/"/>, <uri
260link="ftp://ftp2.stw-bonn.de/pub/mirror/gentoo/releases/ppc/2004.2/livecd/"/> and
261via <uri link="http://torrents.gentoo.org/torrents/">BitTorrent</uri>.
262</note>
263
264<note>
265It is known that the Pegasos II will not boot the 2004.2 LiveCD. Please use the
2662004.1 LiveCD.
267</note>
255 268
256<p> 269<p>
257The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 270The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
258self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD. 271self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
259During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 272During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
260are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 273are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
261</p> 274</p>
262 275
263<p> 276<p>
264All LiveCDs allow you to boot, setup networking, initialize your 277All LiveCDs allow you to boot, setup networking, initialize your
265partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. However, some 278partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. However, some
266LiveCDs also contain all necessary source code so you are able to install 279LiveCDs also contain all necessary source code so you are able to install
267Gentoo without a working network configuration. 280Gentoo without a working network configuration.
268</p> 281</p>
269 282

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