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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.3</version> 11<version>2.3</version>
12<date>2005-05-12</date> 12<date>2005-05-12</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>Apple 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
37 </ti>
38</tr>
39<tr>
40 <th>OldWorld machines</th>
41 <ti> 37 </ti>
42 Limited support for IBM (RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries) and Amiga systems 38</tr>
39<tr>
40 <th>Apple OldWorld machines</th>
41 <ti>
42 Apple Machines with an OpenFirmware revision less than 3, such as the Beige
43 G3s, PCI PowerMacs and PCI PowerBooks. PCI based Apple Clones should also
44 be supported.
45 </ti>
46</tr>
47<tr>
48 <th>Genesi's Pegasos</th>
49 <ti>
50 Pegasos I/II, Open Desktop Workstation
51 </ti>
52</tr>
53<tr>
54 <th>IBM</th>
55 <ti>
56 RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries
43 </ti> 57 </ti>
44</tr> 58</tr>
45<tr> 59<tr>
46 <th>Memory</th> 60 <th>Memory</th>
47 <ti>At least 64 MB</ti> 61 <ti>At least 64 MB</ti>
48</tr> 62</tr>
49<tr> 63<tr>
50 <th>Diskspace</th> 64 <th>Diskspace</th>
51 <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti> 65 <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti>
52</tr> 66</tr>
53<tr> 67<tr>
54 <th>Swap space</th> 68 <th>Swap space</th>
55 <ti>At least 256 MB</ti> 69 <ti>At least 256 MB</ti>
56</tr> 70</tr>
57</table> 71</table>
270During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 284During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
271are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 285are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
272</p> 286</p>
273 287
274<p> 288<p>
275All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 289All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
276partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide 290partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
277two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long 291two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
278as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the 292as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
279latest version of the available packages. 293latest version of the available packages.
280</p> 294</p>
281 295
282<p> 296<p>
283If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 297If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
284the installation instructions described in the <uri 298the installation instructions described in the <uri
285link="2005.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.0 Handbooks</uri>. 299link="2005.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.1 Handbooks</uri>.
286</p> 300</p>
287 301
288<p> 302<p>
289The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are: 303The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
290</p> 304</p>
291 305
292<ul> 306<ul>
293 <li> 307 <li>
294 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable 308 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable
295 CD which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and 309 CD which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and
296 continue with the Gentoo installation. 310 continue with the Gentoo installation.
297 </li> 311 </li>
298 <li> 312 <li>
299 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same 313 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same
300 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains a 314 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains a
303 </li> 317 </li>
304</ul> 318</ul>
305 319
306<p> 320<p>
307To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the 321To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
308major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD. 322major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
309</p> 323</p>
310 324
311</body> 325</body>
312</subsection> 326</subsection>
313<subsection> 327<subsection>
314<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title> 328<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
315<body> 329<body>
316 330
317<p> 331<p>
318The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-minimal-2005.0.iso</c> and 332The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-minimal-2005.1.iso</c> and
319takes up only 52 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to install 333takes up only 52 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to install
320Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only. 334Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
321</p> 335</p>
322 336
323<table> 337<table>
324<tr> 338<tr>
325 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th> 339 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
326 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 340 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
327</tr> 341</tr>
328<tr> 342<tr>
329 <th>+</th> 343 <th>+</th>
330 <ti>Smallest download</ti> 344 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
331</tr> 345</tr>
332<tr> 346<tr>
333 <th>+</th> 347 <th>+</th>
340 <th>-</th> 354 <th>-</th>
341 <ti> 355 <ti>
342 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is 356 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
343 therefore not suitable for networkless installation 357 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
344 </ti> 358 </ti>
345</tr> 359</tr>
346</table> 360</table>
347 361
348</body> 362</body>
349</subsection> 363</subsection>
350<subsection> 364<subsection>
351<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title> 365<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
352<body> 366<body>
353 367
354<p> 368<p>
355The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-universal-2005.0.iso</c> 369The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-universal-2005.1.iso</c>
356and consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this Installation 370and consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this Installation
357CD to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a 371CD to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a
358working internet connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another 372working internet connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another
359PC than the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :) 373PC than the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
360</p> 374</p>
361 375
362<table> 376<table>
363<tr> 377<tr>
364 <th>Universal Installation CD</th> 378 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
365 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 379 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
366</tr> 380</tr>
367<tr> 381<tr>
368 <th>+</th> 382 <th>+</th>
369 <ti> 383 <ti>
370 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network 384 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
399<section> 413<section>
400<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title> 414<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
401<subsection> 415<subsection>
402<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title> 416<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
403<body> 417<body>
404 418
405<p> 419<p>
406You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by 420You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
407downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed 421downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
408the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 422the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
409</p> 423</p>
410 424
411<p> 425<p>
412You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages 426You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages
413CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 427CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
414Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc/2005.0/installcd</path> 428Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc/2005.1/installcd</path>
415directory. 429directory.
416</p> 430</p>
417 431
418<p> 432<p>
419Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images 433Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
420which you can write on a CD-R. 434which you can write on a CD-R.
421</p> 435</p>
422 436
423<p> 437<p>
424In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 438In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
425check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 439check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
426<path>install-ppc-minimal-2005.0.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum 440<path>install-ppc-minimal-2005.1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum
427with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 441with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or
428link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. How 442<uri link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. If
429to verify MD5 checksums with Mac OS X is described in the <uri 443<c>md5sum</c> is not available on Mac OS X, see the
430link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml#doc_chap1">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri>. 444<uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml#doc_chap1">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri> for help.
431</p> 445</p>
432 446
433<p> 447<p>
434Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to 448Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
435verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with 449verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
436<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 450<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
437</p> 451</p>
438 452
439<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 453<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
440$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i> 454$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i>
441</pre> 455</pre>
442 456
443<p> 457<p>
444Now verify the signature: 458Now verify the signature:
445</p> 459</p>
557</p> 571</p>
558 572
559</body> 573</body>
560</subsection> 574</subsection>
561 575
562<subsection> 576<subsection>
563<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD with BootX</title> 577<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD with BootX</title>
564<body> 578<body>
565 579
566<p> 580<p>
567If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used. 581If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used.
568The most simple solution is to use MacOS to bootstrap into a Linux environment 582The most simple solution is to use MacOS to bootstrap into a Linux environment
569with a tool called BootX. Boot floppies are being prepared for Macs without 583with a tool called BootX. Boot floppies are being prepared for Macs without
570MacOS, but they are not available at this time. 584MacOS, but they are not available at this time.
571</p> 585</p>
586
572<p> 587<p>
573First, download <uri link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> 588First, download <uri link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri>
574and unpack the archive. Copy the the <c>BootX Extension</c> from the unpacked 589and unpack the archive. Copy the the <c>BootX Extension</c> from the unpacked
575archive into <c>Extensions Folder</c> and the BootX App Control Panel into 590archive into <c>Extensions Folder</c> and the BootX App Control Panel into
576<c>Control Panels</c>, both of which are located in your MacOS System Folder. 591<c>Control Panels</c>, both of which are located in your MacOS System Folder.
577Next, create a folder called "Linux Kernels" in your System folder and copy the 592Next, create a folder called "Linux Kernels" in your System folder and copy the
578<c>G3G4</c> kernel from the CD to this folder. Finally, copy <c>G3G4.igz</c> 593<c>G3G4</c> kernel from the CD to this folder. Finally, copy <c>G3G4.igz</c>
579from the Installation CD <path>boot</path> folder into the MacOS 594from the Installation CD <path>boot</path> folder into the MacOS
580<c>System Folder</c>. 595<c>System Folder</c>.
581</p> 596</p>
597
582<p> 598<p>
583To prepare BootX, start the BootX App Control Panel. First select the Options 599To prepare BootX, start the BootX App Control Panel. First select the Options
584dialog and check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select <c>G3G4.igz</c> from 600dialog and check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select <c>G3G4.igz</c> from
585your System Folder. Continue back to the initial screen and ensure that the 601your System Folder. Continue back to the initial screen and ensure that the
586ramdisk size is at least <c>32000</c>. Finally, set the kernel arguments as 602ramdisk size is at least <c>32000</c>. Finally, set the kernel arguments as
587shown below: 603shown below:
588</p> 604</p>
589 605
590<pre caption="BootX kernel arguments"> 606<pre caption="BootX kernel arguments">
591cdroot root=/dev/ram0 init=linuxrc loop=livecd.squashfs looptype=squashfs console=tty0 nodevfs udev 607cdroot root=/dev/ram0 init=linuxrc loop=livecd.squashfs looptype=squashfs console=tty0 nodevfs udev
592</pre> 608</pre>
609
593<note> 610<note>
594The kernel parameters in the yaboot section above are also applicable here. 611The kernel parameters in the yaboot section above are also applicable here.
595</note> 612</note>
613
596<p> 614<p>
597Check once more to make sure the settings are correct and then save the 615Check once more to make sure the settings are correct and then save the
598configuration. This saves typing just in case it doesn't boot or something is 616configuration. This saves typing just in case it doesn't boot or something is
599missing. Press the Linux button at the top of the window to boot into the 617missing. Press the Linux button at the top of the window to boot into the
600Installation CD and continue with <uri link="#booted">And When 618Installation CD and continue with <uri link="#booted">And When
601You're Booted...</uri> 619You're Booted...</uri>
602</p> 620</p>
621
603</body> 622</body>
604</subsection> 623</subsection>
605 624
606<subsection id="booted"> 625<subsection id="booted">
607<title>And When You're Booted...</title> 626<title>And When You're Booted...</title>
608<body> 627<body>
609 628
610<p> 629<p>
611You will be greeted by a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You can also 630You will be greeted by a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You can also
612switch to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get 631switch to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get
613back to the one you started on by pressing Alt-F1. Probably you have to hit 632back to the one you started on by pressing Alt-F1. Probably you have to hit
614Alt-fn-Fx on Apple machines. 633Alt-fn-Fx on Apple machines.
615</p> 634</p>
616 635
617<p> 636<p>

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