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8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>1.33</version> 11<version>2.00</version>
12<date>2005-02-14</date> 12<date>2005-03-28</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. 22successfully install Gentoo on your box.
23</p> 23</p>
24 24
25</body> 25</body>
26</subsection> 26</subsection>
27<subsection> 27<subsection>
28<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 28<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
29<body> 29<body>
30 30
31<table> 31<table>
32<tr> 32<tr>
33 <th>NewWorld machines</th> 33 <th>NewWorld machines</th>
34 <ti> 34 <ti>
35 Power/PowerPC microprocessors (G3, G4, G5) such as iMac, eMac, iBook 35 Power/PowerPC microprocessors (G3, G4, G5) such as iMac, eMac, iBook
36 PowerBook, Xserver, PowerMac, Genesi's Pegasos II 36 PowerBook, Xserver, PowerMac, Genesi's Pegasos II
37 </ti> 37 </ti>
38</tr> 38</tr>
39<tr> 39<tr>
40 <th>OldWorld machines</th> 40 <th>OldWorld machines</th>
41 <ti> 41 <ti>
42 Limited suport for IBM (RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries) and Amiga systems 42 Limited support for IBM (RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries) and Amiga systems
43 </ti> 43 </ti>
44</tr> 44</tr>
45<tr> 45<tr>
46 <th>Memory</th> 46 <th>Memory</th>
47 <ti>64 MB</ti> 47 <ti>At least 64 MB</ti>
48</tr> 48</tr>
49<tr> 49<tr>
50 <th>Diskspace</th> 50 <th>Diskspace</th>
51 <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti> 51 <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti>
52</tr> 52</tr>
53<tr> 53<tr>
54 <th>Swap space</th> 54 <th>Swap space</th>
55 <ti>At least 256 MB</ti> 55 <ti>At least 256 MB</ti>
56</tr> 56</tr>
57</table> 57</table>
58 58
59<p> 59<p>
60Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo 60Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo
61PPC FAQ</uri> before you begin. 61PPC FAQ</uri> before you begin.
62</p> 62</p>
235 <th>-</th> 235 <th>-</th>
236 <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>
237</tr> 237</tr>
238</table> 238</table>
239 239
240<p> 240<p>
241You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different 241You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different
242optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to 242optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to
243recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings. 243recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings.
244</p> 244</p>
245 245
246</body> 246</body>
247</subsection> 247</subsection>
248</section> 248</section>
249<section> 249<section>
250<title>The Gentoo LiveCDs</title> 250<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
251<subsection> 251<subsection>
252<title>Introduction</title> 252<title>Introduction</title>
253<body> 253<body>
254 254
255<p> 255<p>
256The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 256The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
257self-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.
258During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 258During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
259are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 259are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
260</p> 260</p>
261 261
262<p> 262<p>
263All LiveCDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 263All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
264partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide 264partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
265two LiveCDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long as you're 265two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
266planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the latest version 266as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
267of the available packages. 267latest version of the available packages.
268</p> 268</p>
269 269
270<p> 270<p>
271If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 271If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
272the installation instructions described in the <uri 272the installation instructions described in the <uri
273link="2004.3/index.xml">Gentoo 2004.3 Handbooks</uri>. 273link="2005.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.0 Handbooks</uri>.
274</p>
275
276<p> 274</p>
275
276<p>
277The two LiveCDs that we currently provide are: 277The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
278</p> 278</p>
279 279
280<ul> 280<ul>
281 <li> 281 <li>
282 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> LiveCD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which 282 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable
283 sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and continue with 283 CD which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and
284 the Gentoo installation. 284 continue with the Gentoo installation.
285 </li> 285 </li>
286 <li> 286 <li>
287 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> LiveCD, a bootable CD with the same abilities as 287 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same
288 the Minimal LiveCD. Additionally, it contains a stage1 and several stage3 288 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains a
289 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures). 289 stage1 and several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual
290 subarchitectures).
290 </li> 291 </li>
291</ul> 292</ul>
292 293
293<p> 294<p>
294To help you decide which LiveCD you need, we have written down the major 295To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
295advantages and disadvantages of each LiveCD. 296major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
296</p> 297</p>
297 298
298</body> 299</body>
299</subsection>
300<subsection> 300</subsection>
301<subsection>
301<title>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</title> 302<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
302<body> 303<body>
303 304
304<p> 305<p>
305The Minimal LiveCD is called <c>install-ppc-minimal-2004.3.iso</c> and 306The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-minimal-2005.0.iso</c> and
306takes up only 52 MB of diskspace. You can use this LiveCD to install Gentoo, 307takes up only 52 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to install
307but always with a working Internet connection only. 308Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
308</p> 309</p>
309 310
310<table> 311<table>
311<tr> 312<tr>
312 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th> 313 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
313 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 314 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
314</tr> 315</tr>
315<tr> 316<tr>
316 <th>+</th> 317 <th>+</th>
317 <ti>Smallest download</ti> 318 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
318</tr> 319</tr>
319<tr> 320<tr>
320 <th>+</th> 321 <th>+</th>
321 <ti> 322 <ti>
322 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the 323 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the
323 net 324 net
324 </ti> 325 </ti>
325</tr> 326</tr>
326<tr> 327<tr>
327 <th>-</th> 328 <th>-</th>
328 <ti> 329 <ti>
329 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is 330 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
330 therefore not suitable for networkless installation 331 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
331 </ti> 332 </ti>
332</tr> 333</tr>
333</table> 334</table>
334 335
335</body> 336</body>
336</subsection> 337</subsection>
337<subsection> 338<subsection>
338<title>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD</title> 339<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
339<body> 340<body>
340 341
341<p> 342<p>
342The Universal LiveCD is called <c>install-ppc-universal-2004.3.iso</c> and 343The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-universal-2005.0.iso</c>
343consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this LiveCD to install 344and consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this Installation
344Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet 345CD to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a
345connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one you 346working internet connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another
346are currently installing Gentoo on :) 347PC than the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
347</p> 348</p>
348 349
349<table> 350<table>
350<tr> 351<tr>
351 <th>Universal LiveCD</th> 352 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
352 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 353 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
353</tr> 354</tr>
354<tr> 355<tr>
355 <th>+</th> 356 <th>+</th>
356 <ti> 357 <ti>
357 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network 358 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
358 connection. 359 connection.
359 </ti> 360 </ti>
360</tr> 361</tr>
361<tr> 362<tr>
362 <th>-</th> 363 <th>-</th>
363 <ti>Huge download</ti> 364 <ti>Huge download</ti>
364</tr> 365</tr>
365</table> 366</table>
366 367
367</body> 368</body>
368</subsection> 369</subsection>
369<subsection> 370<subsection>
370<title>Other CDs</title> 371<title>Other CDs</title>
371<body> 372<body>
372 373
373<p> 374<p>
374You might find a so-called <e>Package CD</e> on one of our mirrors. This CD is 375You 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 376no Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
376installation. It contains prebuilt packages (the so-called GRP set) that allows 377networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (the so-called GRP
377you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such as 378set) that allows you to easily and quickly install additional applications
378OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless Gentoo 379(such as OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless
379installation. 380Gentoo installation.
380</p> 381</p>
381 382
382</body> 383</body>
383</subsection> 384</subsection>
384</section> 385</section>
385<!-- STOP --> 386<!-- STOP -->
386<section> 387<section>
387<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo LiveCD</title> 388<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
388<subsection> 389<subsection>
389<title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title> 390<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
390<body> 391<body>
391 392
392<p>
393You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD. We'll first start by downloading and
394burning the chosen LiveCD. We previously discussed the several available
395LiveCDs, but where can you find them?
396</p> 393<p>
397 394You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
395downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
396the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
398<p> 397</p>
398
399<p>
399You can download any of the LiveCDs (and, if you want to, a Packages CD as 400You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages
400well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 401CD as well) 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. 402Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc/2005.0/installcd</path>
403directory.
402</p> 404</p>
403 405
404<p> 406<p>
405Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images 407Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
406which you can write on a CD-R. 408which you can write on a CD-R.
407</p> 409</p>
408 410
409<p> 411<p>
410In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 412In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
411check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 413check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
412<path>install-ppc-minimal-2004.3.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum 414<path>install-ppc-minimal-2005.0.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum
413with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 415with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
414link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 416link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. How
417to verify MD5 checksums with Mac OS X is described in the <uri
418link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml#doc_chap1">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri>.
415</p> 419</p>
416 420
417<p> 421<p>
418Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to 422Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
419verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with 423verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
420<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 424<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
421</p> 425</p>
422 426
423<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 427<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
424$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i> 428$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i>
425</pre> 429</pre>
426 430
427<p> 431<p>
428Now verify the signature: 432Now verify the signature:
429</p> 433</p>
443 <li> 447 <li>
444 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso 448 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
445 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's 449 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's
446 device path). 450 device path).
447 </li> 451 </li>
448 <li> 452 <li>
449 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then 453 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then
450 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click 454 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click
451 <c>Start</c>. 455 <c>Start</c>.
452 </li> 456 </li>
453</ul> 457</ul>
454 458
455</body> 459</body>
456</subsection> 460</subsection>
457<subsection> 461<subsection>
458<title>Default: Booting the LiveCD on a Apple/IBM</title> 462<title>Default: Booting the Installation CD on a Apple/IBM</title>
459<body> 463<body>
460 464
461<p> 465<p>
462On NewWorld machines place the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. When 466On NewWorld machines place the Installation CD in the CD-ROM and reboot the
463the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the CD loads. 467system. When the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the
468CD loads.
464</p> 469</p>
465 470
466<p> 471<p>
467If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used. 472If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used.
468Instead you need to download <uri 473Instead you need to download <uri
469link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> and have a working 474link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> and have a working
470MacOS installed on your system. You need to copy the <c>BootX Extension</c> from 475MacOS installed on your system. You need to copy the <c>BootX Extension</c> from
471the unpacked archive-file into the <c>Extensions Folder</c> and make a new 476the unpacked archive-file into the <c>Extensions Folder</c> and make a new
472directory called <c>Linux Kernels</c> in the System Folder. In the next step you 477directory called <c>Linux Kernels</c> in the System Folder. In the next step you
473need to copy the files <c>G3G4kernel</c> and <c>initrd.img.gz</c> from the 478need to copy the files <c>G3G4kernel</c> and <c>initrd.img.gz</c> from the
474LiveCD <path>boot</path> folder into the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. Then 479Installation CD <path>boot</path> folder into the <c>Linux Kernels</c>
475reboot the system and wait for BootX to load. After BootX loaded you still have 480directory. Then reboot the system and wait for BootX to load. After BootX
476to set up a few items. In the options dialog you need to check <c>Use Specified 481loaded you still have to set up a few items. In the options dialog you need
477RAM Disk</c> and select the <c>initrd.img.gz</c> which you put in the <c>Linux 482to check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select the <c>initrd.img.gz</c>
478Kernels</c> directory. The ramdisk size should be set to at least <c>32000</c>. 483which you put in the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. The ramdisk size should
479Furthermore the kernel argument needs to be set to <c>rw init=/linuxrc 484be set to at least <c>32000</c>. Furthermore the kernel argument needs to be
480cdroot</c>. Eventually you are able to boot the LiveCD when you select Linux on 485set to <c>rw init=/linuxrc cdroot</c>. Eventually you are able to boot the
481Startup. 486Installation CD when you select Linux on Startup.
482</p>
483
484<p> 487</p>
488
489<p>
485After the LiveCD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome message and a 490After the Installation CD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome
486<e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen. 491message and a <e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen.
487</p> 492</p>
488 493
489<p> 494<p>
490At this prompt you are able to select a kernel for the subarchitecture you use. 495At 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 496We 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 497support for multiple CPUs, but they will boot on single processor machines as
493well. 498well.
494</p> 499</p>
495 500
496<p> 501<p>
497You are also able to tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following 502You are also able to tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following
498table lists the available boot options you can add: 503table lists some of the available boot options you can add:
499</p> 504</p>
500 505
501<table> 506<table>
502<tr> 507<tr>
503 <th>Boot Option</th> 508 <th>Boot Option</th>
504 <th>Description</th> 509 <th>Description</th>
505</tr> 510</tr>
506<tr> 511<tr>
507 <ti><c>video</c></ti> 512 <ti><c>video</c></ti>
508 <ti> 513 <ti>
509 This option takes one of the following vendor-specific tags: 514 This option takes one of the following vendor-specific tags:
510 <c>radeonfb</c>, <c>rivafb</c>, <c>atyfb</c>, <c>aty128</c> or 515 <c>radeonfb</c>, <c>rivafb</c>, <c>atyfb</c>, <c>aty128</c> or
511 <c>ofonly</c>. You can follow this tag with the resolution and refreshrate 516 <c>ofonly</c>. You can follow this tag with the resolution and refreshrate
512 you want to use. For instance <c>video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75</c>. If you are 517 you want to use. For instance <c>video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75</c>. If you are
513 uncertain what to choose, <c>ofonly</c> will most certainly work. 518 uncertain what to choose, <c>ofonly</c> will most certainly work.
514 </ti> 519 </ti>
515</tr> 520</tr>
516<tr> 521<tr>
517 <ti><c>nol3</c></ti> 522 <ti><c>nol3</c></ti>
518 <ti> 523 <ti>
519 Disables level 3 cache on some PowerBooks (needed for at least the 17&quot;) 524 Disables level 3 cache on some PowerBooks (needed for at least the 17&quot;)
520 </ti> 525 </ti>
521</tr> 526</tr>
522<tr> 527<tr>
523 <ti><c>debug</c></ti> 528 <ti><c>dofirewire</c></ti>
524 <ti>
525 Enables verbose booting, spawns an initrd shell that can be used to debug
526 the LiveCD
527 </ti> 529 <ti>
528</tr> 530 Enables support for IEEE1394 (FireWire) devices, like external harddisks.
529<tr>
530 <ti><c>sleep=X</c></ti>
531 <ti> 531 </ti>
532 Wait X seconds before continuing; this can be needed by some very old SCSI 532</tr>
533 CD-ROMs which don't speed up the CD quick enough 533<tr>
534 <ti><c>dopcmcia</c></ti>
534 </ti> 535 <ti>
535</tr> 536 If you want to use PCMCIA devices during your installation (like PCMCIA
536<tr> 537 network cards) you have to enable this option.
537 <ti><c>bootfrom=X</c></ti>
538 <ti>
539 Boot from a different device
540 </ti> 538 </ti>
541</tr> 539</tr>
542</table> 540</table>
543 541
544<p> 542<p>
545At this prompt, hit enter, and a complete Gentoo Linux environment will be 543At this prompt, hit enter, and a complete Gentoo Linux environment will be
546loaded from the CD. Continue with <uri link="#booted">And When You're 544loaded from the CD. Continue with <uri link="#booted">And When You're
547Booted...</uri>. 545Booted...</uri>.
548</p> 546</p>
549 547
550</body> 548</body>
551</subsection> 549</subsection>
552<subsection> 550<subsection>
553<title>Alternative: Booting the LiveCD on a Pegasos</title> 551<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD on a Pegasos</title>
554<body> 552<body>
555 553
556<p> 554<p>
557On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type 555On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type
558<c>boot cd /boot/pegasos</c>. If you need any special boot options you can append them to the 556<c>boot cd /boot/menu</c>. This will open a small bootmenu where you can choose
559command-line. For instance <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>. 557between several preconfigured video configs. If you need any special boot
558options you can append them to the command-line. For instance <c>boot cd
559/boot/pegasos video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>. The complete list of
560kernel appends (in case something goes wrong and you need it) is preconfigured
561in the kernel with <c>console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0 init=/linuxrc
562looptype=squashfs loop=/livecd.squashfs udev nodevfs cdroot root=/dev/ram0</c>.
560</p> 563</p>
561 564
562</body> 565</body>
563</subsection> 566</subsection>
564<subsection id="booted"> 567<subsection id="booted">
565<title>And When You're Booted...</title> 568<title>And When You're Booted...</title>
566<body> 569<body>
567 570
568<p> 571<p>
569You will be greeted by a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You can also 572You will be greeted by a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You can also
570switch to other consoles by pressing Alt-fn-F2, Alt-fn-F3 and Alt-fn-F4. Get 573switch to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get
571back to the one you started on by pressing Alt-fn-F1. 574back to the one you started on by pressing Alt-F1. Probably you have to hit
575Alt-fn-Fx on Apple machines.
572</p> 576</p>
573 577
574<p> 578<p>
575If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, use 579If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, use
576<c>loadkeys</c> to load the keymap for your keyboard. To list the available 580<c>loadkeys</c> to load the keymap for your keyboard. To list the available
577keymaps, execute <c>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</c>. Do not use the keymaps in 581keymaps, execute <c>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</c>. On NewWorld machines or the
578<path>ppc</path> or <path>mac</path> as they are for ADB-based OldWorld 582Pegasos do not use the keymaps in <path>ppc</path> or <path>mac</path> as they
579machines. 583are for ADB-based OldWorld machines.
580</p> 584</p>
581 585
582<pre caption="Listing available keymaps"> 586<pre caption="Listing available keymaps">
583<comment>(PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. The mac/ppc keymaps provided 587<comment>(PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. The mac/ppc keymaps provided
584 on the LiveCD are ADB keymaps and unusable with the LiveCD kernel)</comment> 588 on the Installation CD are ADB keymaps and unusable with the Installation CD
589 kernel)</comment>
585# <i>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</i> 590# <i>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</i>
586</pre> 591</pre>
587 592
588<p> 593<p>
589Now load the keymap of your choice: 594Now load the keymap of your choice:
590</p> 595</p>
591 596
592<pre caption="Loading a keymap"> 597<pre caption="Loading a keymap">
593# <i>loadkeys be-latin1</i> 598# <i>loadkeys be-latin1</i>
594</pre> 599</pre>
595 600
596<p> 601<p>
597Now continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>. 602Now continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>.
598</p> 603</p>
599 604
600</body> 605</body>
601</subsection> 606</subsection>
602<subsection id="hardware"> 607<subsection id="hardware">
603<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title> 608<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
604<body> 609<body>
605 610
606<p> 611<p>
607When the LiveCD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and 612When the Installation CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and
608loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the 613loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the
609vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases, it may 614vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases, it may
610not auto-load the kernel modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some 615not auto-load the kernel modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some
611of your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules 616of your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules
612manually. 617manually.
613</p> 618</p>
614 619
615<p> 620<p>
616In the next example we try to load the <c>airport</c> module (support for 621In the next example we try to load the <c>airport</c> module. This module
617certain kinds of network interfaces): 622supports only the old Airport cards (b-net). AirportExtreme is currently not
623supported under Linux:
618</p> 624</p>
619 625
620<pre caption="Loading kernel modules"> 626<pre caption="Loading kernel modules">
621# <i>modprobe airport</i> 627# <i>modprobe airport</i>
622</pre> 628</pre>
623 629
624</body> 630</body>
625</subsection> 631</subsection>
626<subsection> 632<subsection>
627<title>Optional: Tweaking Hard Disk Performance</title> 633<title>Optional: Tweaking Hard Disk Performance</title>
628<body> 634<body>
629 635
630<p> 636<p>
631If you are an advanced user, you might want to tweak the IDE hard disk 637If you are an advanced user, you might want to tweak the IDE hard disk
632performance using <c>hdparm</c>. With the <c>-tT</c> options you can 638performance using <c>hdparm</c>. With the <c>-tT</c> options you can

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