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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>1.31</version> 11<version>1.32</version>
12<date>2004-11-04</date> 12<date>2005-01-04</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>
18<body> 18<body>
19 19
20<p> 20<p>
21Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to 21Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
22successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your 22successfully install Gentoo on your box.
23architecture.
24</p> 23</p>
25 24
26</body> 25</body>
27</subsection>
28<subsection> 26</subsection>
29<title>The PPC Architecture</title> 27<subsection>
28<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
29<body>
30
31<table>
32<tr>
33 <th>NewWorld machines</th>
34 <ti>
35 Power/PowerPC microprocessors (G3, G4, G5) such as iMac, eMac, iBook
36 PowerBook, Xserver, PowerMac, bPlan's Pegasos II
37 </ti>
38</tr>
39<tr>
40 <th>OldWorld machines</th>
41 <ti>
42 Limited suport for IBM (RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries) and Amiga systems
43 </ti>
44</tr>
45<tr>
46 <th>Memory</th>
47 <ti>64 MB</ti>
48</tr>
49<tr>
50 <th>Diskspace</th>
51 <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti>
52</tr>
53<tr>
54 <th>Swap space</th>
55 <ti>At least 256 MB</ti>
56</tr>
57</table>
58
59<p>
60Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo
61PPC FAQ</uri> before you begin.
62</p>
63
30<body> 64</body>
65</subsection>
66</section>
67<!-- Copy/paste from hb-install-x86-medium.xml (with s/x86/ppc/) -->
68<!-- START -->
69<section>
70<title>The Gentoo Installation Approaches</title>
71<subsection>
72<title>Introduction</title>
73<body>
31 74
32<p> 75<p>
33Check the following requirements before you 76Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
34continue with the Gentoo installation: 77A stage file is a tarball (compressed archive) that contains a minimal
78environment.
35</p> 79</p>
36 80
37<ul> 81<ul>
38<li> 82 <li>
39 You need at least 2 GB of free disk space 83 A stage1 file contains nothing more than a compiler, Portage (Gentoo's
84 software management system) and a couple of packages on which the compiler
85 or Portage depends.
40</li> 86 </li>
41<li> 87 <li>
42 If you do not use prebuilt packages, you need at least 300 MB of memory (RAM + 88 A stage2 file contains a so-called bootstrapped system, a minimal
43 swap), if you do use prebuilt packages you need at least 64 MB of memory to boot the system. 89 environment from which one can start building all other necessary
90 applications that make a Gentoo environment complete.
44</li> 91 </li>
45<li> 92 <li>
46 For the <e>PowerPC architecture</e>, you can install Gentoo/PPC on NewWorld machines 93 A stage3 file contains a prebuilt minimal system which is almost fully
47 having a Power or PowerPC microprocessor, including but not limited to G3, G4 94 deployable. It only lacks a few applications where you, the Gentoo user,
48 or G5 powered Apple computers such as the iMac, the eMac, the iBook, the PowerBook, 95 needs to choose which one you want to install.
49 Xserve, PowerMac, and bPlan's Pegasos II. We also provide limited
50 support for OldWorld systems, IBM (RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries, ...) and Amiga
51 systems. Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo
52 PPC FAQ</uri> before you begin.
53</li> 96 </li>
54</ul> 97</ul>
55 98
99<p>
100To help you decide what stage file you want to use, we have written down the
101major advantages and disadvantages of each stage file.
102</p>
103
56</body> 104</body>
57</subsection>
58</section>
59<section>
60<title>Make your Choice</title>
61<subsection> 105</subsection>
62<title>Introduction</title>
63<body>
64
65<p>
66Still interested in trying out Gentoo? Well, then it is now time to
67choose the installation medium you want to use. Yes, you have the
68choice, no, they are not all equal, and yes, the result is always the same: a
69Gentoo base system.
70</p>
71
72<p>
73The installation media we will describe are:
74</p>
75
76<ul>
77<li>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</li>
78<li>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD</li>
79</ul>
80
81<p>
82Every single media has its advantages and disadvantages. We will list
83the pros and cons of every medium so you have all the information to
84make a justified decision. But before we continue, let's explain our
85three-stage installation.
86</p>
87
88</body>
89</subsection> 106<subsection>
90<subsection> 107<title>A Stage1 Approach</title>
91<title>The Three Stages</title>
92<body> 108<body>
93 109
94<p>
95Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
96The one you choose depends on how much of the system you want to compile
97yourself. The <e>stage1</e> tarball is used when you want to bootstrap and
98build the entire system from scratch. The <e>stage2</e> tarball is used for
99building the entire system from a bootstrapped &quot;semi-compiled&quot; state.
100The <e>stage3</e> tarball already contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has
101been built for you. As we will explain later, you can also install
102Gentoo without compiling anything (except your kernel and some optional
103packages). If you want this, you have to use a <e>stage3</e> tarball.
104</p> 110<p>
105 111A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system
112from scratch.
106<p> 113</p>
107Now what stage do you have to choose? 114
108</p> 115<p>
109
110<p>
111Starting from a <e>stage1</e> allows you to have total control over the 116Starting from a stage1 allows you to have total control over the
112optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is 117optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is
113initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for 118initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for
114power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great 119power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
115installation method for those who would like to know more about the 120installation method for those who would like to know more about the
116inner workings of Gentoo Linux. 121inner workings of Gentoo Linux.
117</p> 122</p>
118 123
119<p>
120A <e>stage1</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
121Internet connection.
122</p>
123
124<table> 124<table>
125<tr> 125<tr>
126 <th>Stage1</th> 126 <th>Stage1</th>
127 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 127 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
128</tr> 128</tr>
129<tr> 129<tr>
130 <th>+</th> 130 <th>+</th>
131 <ti> 131 <ti>
132 Allows you to have total control over the optimization settings and optional 132 Allows you to have total control over the optimization settings and optional
133 build-time functionality that is initially enabled on your system 133 build-time functionality that is initially enabled on your system
134 </ti> 134 </ti>
135</tr> 135</tr>
136<tr> 136<tr>
137 <th>+</th> 137 <th>+</th>
138 <ti>Suitable for powerusers that know what they are doing</ti> 138 <ti>Suitable for powerusers that know what they are doing</ti>
139</tr> 139</tr>
140<tr> 140<tr>
141 <th>+</th> 141 <th>+</th>
142 <ti>Allows you to learn more about the inner workings of Gentoo</ti> 142 <ti>Allows you to learn more about the inner workings of Gentoo</ti>
143</tr> 143</tr>
144<tr> 144<tr>
145 <th>-</th> 145 <th>-</th>
146 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti> 146 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti>
147</tr> 147</tr>
148<tr> 148<tr>
149 <th>-</th> 149 <th>-</th>
150 <ti> 150 <ti>
151 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is probably a waste of time 151 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time
152 </ti>
153</tr>
154<tr>
155 <th>-</th>
156 <ti>
157 Not suitable for networkless installations
158 </ti> 152 </ti>
159</tr> 153</tr>
160</table> 154</table>
161 155
156</body>
157</subsection>
158<subsection>
159<title>A Stage2 Approach</title>
160<body>
161
162<p>
163A <e>stage2</e> is used for building the entire system from a bootstrapped
164"semi-compiled" state.
162<p> 165</p>
166
167<p>
163<e>Stage2</e> installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process and doing this 168Stage2 installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process; doing this
164is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose 169is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose
165for your particular <e>stage2</e> tarball. 170for your particular stage2 tarball.
166</p>
167
168<p>
169A <e>stage2</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
170Internet connection.
171</p> 171</p>
172 172
173<table> 173<table>
174<tr> 174<tr>
175 <th>Stage2</th> 175 <th>Stage2</th>
176 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 176 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
177</tr> 177</tr>
178<tr> 178<tr>
179 <th>+</th> 179 <th>+</th>
180 <ti>You don't need to bootstrap</ti> 180 <ti>You don't need to bootstrap</ti>
181</tr> 181</tr>
182<tr> 182<tr>
183 <th>+</th> 183 <th>+</th>
184 <ti>Faster than starting with stage1</ti> 184 <ti>Faster than starting with stage1</ti>
185</tr> 185</tr>
186<tr> 186<tr>
187 <th>+</th> 187 <th>+</th>
188 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti> 188 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti>
189</tr> 189</tr>
190<tr> 190<tr>
191 <th>-</th> 191 <th>-</th>
192 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti> 192 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti>
193</tr> 193</tr>
194<tr> 194<tr>
195 <th>-</th> 195 <th>-</th>
196 <ti>It's not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti> 196 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
197</tr> 197</tr>
198<tr> 198<tr>
199 <th>-</th> 199 <th>-</th>
200 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti> 200 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
201</tr> 201</tr>
202<tr>
203 <th>-</th>
204 <ti>
205 Not suitable for networkless installations
206 </ti>
207</tr>
208</table> 202</table>
209 203
204</body>
205</subsection>
206<subsection>
207<title>A Stage3 Approach</title>
208<body>
209
210<p>
211A <e>stage3</e> installation contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been
212built for you. You will only need to build a few packages of which we can't
213decide for you which one to choose.
210<p> 214</p>
215
216<p>
211Choosing to go with a <e>stage3</e> allows for the fastest install of Gentoo 217Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
212Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization 218Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
213settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings 219settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings
214and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining 220and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
215stability). <e>stage3</e> is also required if you want to install Gentoo using 221stability). Stage3 is also required if you want to install Gentoo using
216prebuilt packages or without a network connection. 222prebuilt packages or without a network connection.
217</p> 223</p>
218 224
219<table> 225<table>
220<tr> 226<tr>
221 <th>Stage3</th> 227 <th>Stage3</th>
222 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 228 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
223</tr> 229</tr>
224<tr> 230<tr>
225 <th>+</th> 231 <th>+</th>
226 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti> 232 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
227</tr> 233</tr>
228<tr> 234<tr>
229 <th>+</th>
230 <ti>Suitable for networkless installations</ti>
231</tr>
232<tr>
233 <th>-</th> 235 <th>-</th>
234 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti> 236 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti>
235</tr> 237</tr>
236<tr>
237 <th>-</th>
238 <ti>You cannot brag about having used stage1 or stage2</ti>
239</tr>
240</table> 238</table>
241 239
242<p> 240<p>
243Write down (or remember) what stage you want to use. You need this later when
244you decide what LiveCD (or other installation medium) you want to use. You might
245be interested to know that, if you decide to use different optimization settings 241You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different
246after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to recompile your entire system 242optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to
247with the new optimization settings. 243recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings.
248</p>
249
250<p> 244</p>
251Now take a look at the available installation media.
252</p>
253 245
254</body> 246</body>
255</subsection>
256<subsection> 247</subsection>
248</section>
249<section>
257<title>Gentoo LiveCDs</title> 250<title>The Gentoo LiveCDs</title>
251<subsection>
252<title>Introduction</title>
258<body> 253<body>
259 254
260<p> 255<p>
261The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 256The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
262self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD. 257self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
263During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 258During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
264are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 259are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
265</p> 260</p>
266 261
267<p> 262<p>
268All LiveCDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 263All LiveCDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
269partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. However, some 264partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
270LiveCDs also contain all necessary source code so you are able to install 265two LiveCDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long as you're
271Gentoo without a working network configuration. 266planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the latest version
272</p> 267of the available packages.
273
274<p> 268</p>
275Now what do these LiveCDs contain? 269
270<p>
271If you whish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
272the installation instructions described in the <uri
273link="2004.3/index.xml">Gentoo 2004.3 Handbooks</uri>.
274</p>
275
276<p>
277The two LiveCDs that we currently provide are:
278</p>
279
280<ul>
281 <li>
282 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> LiveCD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which
283 sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and continue with
284 the Gentoo installation.
285 </li>
286 <li>
287 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> LiveCD, a bootable CD with the same abilities as
288 the Minimal LiveCD. Additionally, it contains a stage1 and several stage3
289 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
290 </li>
291</ul>
292
293<p>
294To help you decide which LiveCD you need, we have written down the major
295advantages and disadvantages of each LiveCD.
276</p> 296</p>
277 297
278</body> 298</body>
279</subsection> 299</subsection>
280<subsection> 300<subsection>
281<title>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</title> 301<title>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</title>
282<body> 302<body>
283 303
284<p> 304<p>
285This is a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the 305The Minimal LiveCD is called <c>install-ppc-minimal-2004.3.iso</c> and
286system, prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. It 306takes up only 52 MB of diskspace. You can use this LiveCD to install Gentoo,
287does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a single stage1 file), 307but always with a working Internet connection only.
288source code or precompiled packages. For example the ppc variant of this
289LiveCD can be found in the <path>livecd</path> subdirectory and is called
290<c>install-ppc-minimal-2004.3.iso</c>.
291</p> 308</p>
292 309
293<table> 310<table>
294<tr> 311<tr>
295 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th> 312 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th>
296 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 313 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
297</tr> 314</tr>
298<tr> 315<tr>
299 <th>+</th> 316 <th>+</th>
300 <ti>Smallest download</ti> 317 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
301</tr> 318</tr>
302<tr> 319<tr>
303 <th>+</th> 320 <th>+</th>
304 <ti>Suitable for a complete architecture</ti>
305</tr>
306<tr>
307 <th>+</th>
308 <ti> 321 <ti>
309 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the 322 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the
310 net 323 net
311 </ti> 324 </ti>
312</tr> 325</tr>
313<tr> 326<tr>
314 <th>-</th> 327 <th>-</th>
315 <ti> 328 <ti>
316 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no GRP packages and therefore not 329 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
317 suitable for networkless installation 330 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
318 </ti> 331 </ti>
319</tr> 332</tr>
320</table> 333</table>
321 334
322</body> 335</body>
323</subsection> 336</subsection>
324<subsection> 337<subsection>
325<title>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD</title> 338<title>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD</title>
326<body> 339<body>
327 340
328<p> 341<p>
329Gentoo's Universal LiveCD is a bootable CD suitable to install Gentoo without 342The Universal LiveCD is called <c>install-ppc-universal-2004.3.iso</c> and
330networking. It contains a stage1 and several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the 343consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this LiveCD to install
331individual subarchitectures). For example the ppc variant of this CD is called 344Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet
332<c>install-ppc-universal-2004.3.iso</c> and can be found in the 345connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one you
333<path>livecd</path> subdirectory. 346are currently installing Gentoo on :)
334</p>
335
336<p>
337If you take a closer look on our mirrors, you will see
338that we provide <e>Gentoo Package CDs</e>. This CD (which isn't
339bootable) only contains precompiled packages and can be used to install software
340after a succesfull Gentoo Installation. To install Gentoo, you only
341need the Universal LiveCD, but if you want OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, KDE, GNOME
342etc. without having to compile every single one of them, you need the Packages
343CD too. For example the G4 (a subarchitecture of ppc) Packages CD is
344called <c>packages-g4-2004.3.iso</c> and can be found in the appropriate
345subdirectory (<path>g4/</path>).
346</p>
347
348<p>
349You only need the Packages CD if you want to perform a stage3 with GRP
350installation.
351</p> 347</p>
352 348
353<table> 349<table>
354<tr> 350<tr>
355 <th>Universal LiveCD with Packages CD</th> 351 <th>Universal LiveCD</th>
356 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 352 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
357</tr>
358<tr>
359 <th>+</th>
360 <ti>Packages CD is optimized to your architecture and subarchitecture</ti>
361</tr>
362<tr>
363 <th>+</th>
364 <ti>
365 Packages CD provides precompiled packages for fast Gentoo installations
366 </ti>
367</tr> 353</tr>
368<tr> 354<tr>
369 <th>+</th> 355 <th>+</th>
370 <ti> 356 <ti>
371 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network 357 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
372 connection. 358 connection.
373 </ti> 359 </ti>
374</tr> 360</tr>
375<tr> 361<tr>
376 <th>-</th> 362 <th>-</th>
377 <ti>Huge download</ti> 363 <ti>Huge download</ti>
378</tr> 364</tr>
379</table> 365</table>
380 366
381</body> 367</body>
382</subsection> 368</subsection>
369<subsection>
370<title>Other CDs</title>
371<body>
372
373<p>
374You might find a so-called <e>Package CD</e> on one of our mirrors. This CD is
375no LiveCD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a networkless
376installation. It contains prebuilt packages (the so-called GRP set) that allows
377you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such as
378OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless Gentoo
379installation.
380</p>
381
382</body>
383</subsection>
383</section> 384</section>
385<!-- STOP -->
384<section> 386<section>
385<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo LiveCD</title> 387<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo LiveCD</title>
386<subsection> 388<subsection>
387<title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title> 389<title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title>
388<body> 390<body>
389 391
390<p> 392<p>
391You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD (if not, then you are reading the 393You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD. We'll first start by downloading and
392wrong section). We'll first start by downloading and burning the chosen 394burning the chosen LiveCD. We previously discussed the several available
393LiveCD. We previously discussed the several available LiveCDs, but where can you 395LiveCDs, but where can you find them?
394find them?
395</p>
396
397<p> 396</p>
398Visit one of our <uri 397
399link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to 398<p>
400<path>releases/ppc/2004.3/livecd</path>, which is 399You can download any of the LiveCDs (and, if you want to, a Packages CD as
401the path where the LiveCD(s) of your choice are located. Inside that 400well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
401LiveCDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc/2004.3/livecd</path> directory.
402</p>
403
404<p>
402directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images 405Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
403which you can write on a CD-R. 406which you can write on a CD-R.
404</p> 407</p>
405 408
406<p> 409<p>
407In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 410In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
408check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 411check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
409<path>install-ppc-minimal-2004.3.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum 412<path>install-ppc-minimal-2004.3.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum
410with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 413with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
411link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 414link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
412</p> 415</p>
413 416
414<p> 417<p>
415As long as Mac OS X does not support <c>md5sum</c> you have to use the md5 418Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
416capability of <c>openssl</c>. Therefore type in Terminal.app: 419verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
417</p> 420<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
418
419<pre caption="md5sum with the help of openssl">
420$ <i>openssl md5 /path/to/iso</i>
421<comment>This could take some time depending of the size of the ISO and your CPU</comment>
422</pre>
423
424<p> 421</p>
425Now compare this output with the appropriate file found on the server where you 422
426downloaded the ISO (the file will end with .md5). If it is the same, the ISO 423<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
427image downloaded correctly. Be sure you have not mounted it (e.g. with Disk 424$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i>
428Copy) yet! 425</pre>
426
429</p> 427<p>
430 428Now verify the signature:
431<p> 429</p>
432More information are available in our <uri 430
433link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ</uri>. 431<pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature">
432$ <i>gpg --verify &lt;signature file&gt; &lt;downloaded iso&gt;</i>
434</p> 433</pre>
435 434
436<p> 435<p>
437To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you 436To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
438do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c>, 437do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and
439<c>k3b</c> and the MacOS burning possibilities here; more information can be 438<c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri
440found in our <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri> and the 439link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
441<uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ</uri>.
442</p> 440</p>
443 441
444<ul> 442<ul>
445 <li> 443 <li>
446 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace 444 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
447 <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device path) followed 445 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's
448 by the path to the ISO file :) 446 device path) followed by the path to the ISO file :)
449 </li> 447 </li>
450 <li> 448 <li>
451 With k3b, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then 449 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then
452 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click 450 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click
453 <c>Start</c>. 451 <c>Start</c>.
454 </li> 452 </li>
455 <li>
456 With Mac OS X Panther, launch <c>Disk Utility</c> from
457 <path>Applications/Utilities</path>, select <c>Open</c> from the
458 <c>Images</c> menu, select the mounted disk image in the main window and
459 select <c>Burn</c> in the <c>Images</c> menu.
460 </li>
461 <li>
462 With Mac OS X Jaguar, launch <c>Disk Copy</c> from
463 <path>Applications/Utilities</path>, select <c>Burn Image</c> from the
464 <c>File</c> menu, select the ISO and click the <c>Burn</c> button.
465 </li>
466</ul> 453</ul>
467 454
468</body> 455</body>
469</subsection> 456</subsection>
470</section>
471<section> 457<subsection>
472<title>Booting the PPC LiveCD(s)</title> 458<title>Default: Booting the LiveCD on a Apple/IBM</title>
473<subsection>
474<title>Default: Apple/IBM</title>
475<body> 459<body>
476 460
477<p> 461<p>
478On NewWorld machines place the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. When 462On NewWorld machines place the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. When
479the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the CD loads. 463the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the CD loads.
480</p> 464</p>
481 465
482<p> 466<p>
483If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used. 467If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used.
484Instead you need to download <uri 468Instead you need to download <uri
485link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> and have a working 469link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> and have a working
486MacOS installed on your system. You need to copy the <c>BootX Extension</c> from 470MacOS installed on your system. You need to copy the <c>BootX Extension</c> from
487the unpacked archive-file into the <c>Extensions Folder</c> and make a new 471the unpacked archive-file into the <c>Extensions Folder</c> and make a new
488directory called <c>Linux Kernels</c> in the System Folder. In the next step you 472directory called <c>Linux Kernels</c> in the System Folder. In the next step you
489need to copy the files <c>G3G4kernel</c> and <c>initrd.img.gz</c> from the 473need to copy the files <c>G3G4kernel</c> and <c>initrd.img.gz</c> from the
554 <ti> 538 <ti>
555 Boot from a different device 539 Boot from a different device
556 </ti> 540 </ti>
557</tr> 541</tr>
558</table> 542</table>
559 543
560<p> 544<p>
561At this prompt, hit enter, and a complete Gentoo Linux environment will be 545At this prompt, hit enter, and a complete Gentoo Linux environment will be
562loaded from the CD. Continue with <uri link="#booted">And When You're 546loaded from the CD. Continue with <uri link="#booted">And When You're
563Booted...</uri>. 547Booted...</uri>.
564</p> 548</p>
565 549
566</body> 550</body>
567</subsection> 551</subsection>
568<subsection> 552<subsection>
569<title>Alternative: Pegasos</title> 553<title>Alternative: Booting the LiveCD on a Pegasos</title>
570<body> 554<body>
571 555
572<p> 556<p>
573On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type 557On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type
574<c>boot cd /boot/pegasos</c>. If you need any special boot options you can append them to the 558<c>boot cd /boot/pegasos</c>. If you need any special boot options you can append them to the
575command-line. For instance <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>. 559command-line. For instance <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>.
576</p> 560</p>
577 561
578</body> 562</body>
579</subsection> 563</subsection>
580<subsection id="booted"> 564<subsection id="booted">
581<title>And When You're Booted...</title> 565<title>And When You're Booted...</title>
582<body> 566<body>
583 567
584<p> 568<p>

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