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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.8</version> 11<version>2.9</version>
12<date>2005-11-29</date> 12<date>2006-02-27</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>
59<tr> 59<tr>
60 <th>Memory</th> 60 <th>Memory</th>
61 <ti>At least 64 MB</ti> 61 <ti>At least 64 MB</ti>
62</tr> 62</tr>
63<tr> 63<tr>
64 <th>Diskspace</th> 64 <th>Diskspace</th>
65 <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti> 65 <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti>
66</tr> 66</tr>
67<tr> 67<tr>
68 <th>Swap space</th> 68 <th>Swap space</th>
69 <ti>At least 256 MB</ti> 69 <ti>At least 256 MB</ti>
70</tr> 70</tr>
71</table> 71</table>
72 72
73<p> 73<p>
74Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo 74Be sure to read the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri>
75PPC FAQ</uri> before you begin. 75for help with some common installation related issues or if you're unsure as to
76just what's in that PowerPC machine you've got sitting on your desk right now.
76</p> 77</p>
77 78
78</body> 79</body>
79</subsection> 80</subsection>
80</section> 81</section>
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82<!-- START --> 83<!-- START -->
83<section> 84<section>
84<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title> 85<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
85<subsection> 86<subsection>
86<title>Introduction</title> 87<title>Introduction</title>
87<body> 88<body>
88 89
89<p> 90<p>
90The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 91The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
92During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 93During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
93are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 94are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
94</p> 95</p>
95 96
96<p> 97<p>
97All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 98All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
98partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide 99partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
99two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long 100two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
100as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the 101as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
101latest version of the available packages. 102latest version of the available packages.
102</p> 103</p>
103 104
104<p> 105<p>
105If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 106If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
106the installation instructions described in the <uri 107the installation instructions described in the <uri
107link="2005.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.1 Handbooks</uri>. 108link="2006.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2006.0 Handbooks</uri>.
108</p> 109</p>
109 110
110<p> 111<p>
111The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are: 112The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
112</p> 113</p>
113 114
114<ul> 115<ul>
115 <li> 116 <li>
116 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable 117 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable
117 CD which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and 118 CD which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and
118 continue with the Gentoo installation. 119 continue with the Gentoo installation.
119 </li> 120 </li>
120 <li> 121 <li>
121 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same 122 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same
122 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains 123 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains
124 </li> 125 </li>
125</ul> 126</ul>
126 127
127<p> 128<p>
128To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the 129To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
129major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD. 130major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
130</p> 131</p>
131 132
132</body> 133</body>
133</subsection> 134</subsection>
134<subsection> 135<subsection>
135<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title> 136<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
136<body> 137<body>
137 138
138<p> 139<p>
139The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-minimal-2005.1.iso</c> and 140The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-minimal-2006.0.iso</c> and
140takes up only 52 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to install 141takes up only 52 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to install
141Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only. 142Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
142</p> 143</p>
143 144
144<table> 145<table>
145<tr> 146<tr>
146 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th> 147 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
147 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 148 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
148</tr> 149</tr>
149<tr> 150<tr>
150 <th>+</th> 151 <th>+</th>
151 <ti>Smallest download</ti> 152 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
152</tr> 153</tr>
153<tr> 154<tr>
154 <th>-</th> 155 <th>-</th>
155 <ti> 156 <ti>
156 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is 157 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
157 therefore not suitable for networkless installation 158 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
158 </ti> 159 </ti>
159</tr> 160</tr>
160</table> 161</table>
161 162
162</body> 163</body>
163</subsection> 164</subsection>
164<subsection> 165<subsection>
165<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title> 166<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
166<body> 167<body>
167 168
168<p> 169<p>
169The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-universal-2005.1.iso</c> 170The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-universal-2006.0.iso</c>
170and consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this Installation 171and consumes about 578 MB on a CD. You can use this Installation CD to install
171CD to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a 172Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet
172working internet connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another 173connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one
173PC than the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :) 174you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
174</p> 175</p>
175 176
176<table> 177<table>
177<tr> 178<tr>
178 <th>Universal Installation CD</th> 179 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
179 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 180 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
180</tr> 181</tr>
181<tr> 182<tr>
182 <th>+</th> 183 <th>+</th>
183 <ti> 184 <ti>
184 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network 185 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
185 connection. 186 connection.
186 </ti> 187 </ti>
187</tr> 188</tr>
188<tr> 189<tr>
235<section> 236<section>
236<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title> 237<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
237<subsection> 238<subsection>
238<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title> 239<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
239<body> 240<body>
240 241
241<p> 242<p>
242You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by 243You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
243downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed 244downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
244the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 245the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
245</p> 246</p>
246 247
247<p> 248<p>
248You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages 249You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages
249CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 250CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
250Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc/2005.1/installcd</path> 251Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc/2006.0/ppc32/installcd</path>
251directory. 252directory.
252</p> 253</p>
253 254
254<p> 255<p>
255Inside that directory you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which you 256Inside that directory you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which you
256can write on a CD-R. 257can write on a CD-R.
257</p> 258</p>
258 259
259<p> 260<p>
260In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 261In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
261check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 262check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
262<path>install-ppc-minimal-2005.1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum 263<path>install-ppc-minimal-2006.0.iso.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum
263with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or 264with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or
264<uri link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. If 265<uri link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. If
265<c>md5sum</c> is not available on Mac OS X, see the 266<c>md5sum</c> is not available on Mac OS X, see the
266<uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml#doc_chap1">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri> for help. 267<uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml#doc_chap1">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri> for help.
267</p> 268</p>
268 269
269<p> 270<p>
270Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to 271Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
271verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with 272verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
272<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 273<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
273</p> 274</p>
274 275
275<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 276<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
276$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 17072058</i> 277$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 17072058</i>
277</pre> 278</pre>
310<title>Default: Booting the Installation CD with Yaboot</title> 311<title>Default: Booting the Installation CD with Yaboot</title>
311<body> 312<body>
312 313
313<p> 314<p>
314On NewWorld machines place the Installation CD in the CD-ROM and reboot the 315On NewWorld machines place the Installation CD in the CD-ROM and reboot the
315system. When the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the 316system. When the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the
316CD loads. 317CD loads.
317</p> 318</p>
318 319
319<p> 320<p>
320After the Installation CD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome 321After the Installation CD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome
321message and a <e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen. 322message and a <e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen.
322</p> 323</p>
323 324
324<p> 325<p>
325At this prompt you are able to select a kernel for the subarchitecture you use. 326We provide one generic kernel, <e>ppc32</e>. This kernel is built with support
326We provide <c>G3</c>, <c>G4</c> and <c>G5</c>. All kernels are built with
327support for multiple CPUs, but they will boot on single processor machines as 327for multiple CPUs, but it will boot on single processor machines as well.
328well.
329</p>
330
331<p> 328</p>
329
330<p>
332You are also able to tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following 331You can tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following table lists
333table lists some of the available boot options you can add: 332some of the available boot options you can add:
334</p> 333</p>
335 334
336<table> 335<table>
337<tr> 336<tr>
338 <th>Boot Option</th> 337 <th>Boot Option</th>
339 <th>Description</th> 338 <th>Description</th>
340</tr> 339</tr>
341<tr> 340<tr>
342 <ti><c>video</c></ti> 341 <ti><c>video</c></ti>
343 <ti> 342 <ti>
344 This option takes one of the following vendor-specific tags: 343 This option takes one of the following vendor-specific tags:
345 <c>radeonfb</c>, <c>rivafb</c>, <c>atyfb</c>, <c>aty128</c> or 344 <c>nvidiafb</c>, <c>radeonfb</c>, <c>rivafb</c>, <c>atyfb</c>,
346 <c>ofonly</c>. You can follow this tag with the resolution and refreshrate 345 <c>aty128</c> or <c>ofonly</c>. You can follow this tag with the resolution
347 you want to use. For instance <c>video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75</c>. If you are 346 refresh rate and color depth you want to use. For instance,
348 uncertain what to choose, <c>ofonly</c> will most certainly work. 347 <c>video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75-32</c> will select the ATI Radeon frame buffer
348 at a resolution of 1280x1024 with a refresh rate of 75Hz and a color depth of
349 32 bits. If you are uncertain what to choose, and the default doesn't work,
350 <c>video=ofonly</c> will most certainly work.
349 </ti> 351 </ti>
350</tr> 352</tr>
351<tr> 353<tr>
352 <ti><c>nol3</c></ti> 354 <ti><c>nol3</c></ti>
353 <ti> 355 <ti>
354 Disables level 3 cache on some PowerBooks (needed for at least the 17&quot;) 356 Disables level 3 cache on some PowerBooks (needed for at least the 17&quot;)
355 </ti> 357 </ti>
356</tr> 358</tr>
357<tr> 359<tr>
358 <ti><c>dofirewire</c></ti> 360 <ti><c>dofirewire</c></ti>
359 <ti> 361 <ti>
360 Enables support for IEEE1394 (FireWire) devices, like external harddisks. 362 Enables support for IEEE1394 (FireWire) devices, like external harddisks.
361 </ti> 363 </ti>
362</tr> 364</tr>
363<tr> 365<tr>
373At this prompt, hit enter, and a complete Gentoo Linux environment will be 375At this prompt, hit enter, and a complete Gentoo Linux environment will be
374loaded from the CD. Continue with <uri link="#booted">And When You're 376loaded from the CD. Continue with <uri link="#booted">And When You're
375Booted...</uri>. 377Booted...</uri>.
376</p> 378</p>
377 379
378</body> 380</body>
379</subsection> 381</subsection>
380<subsection> 382<subsection>
381<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD on a Pegasos</title> 383<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD on a Pegasos</title>
382<body> 384<body>
383 385
384<p> 386<p>
385On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type 387On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type
386<c>boot cd /boot/menu</c>. This will open a small bootmenu where you can choose 388<c>boot cd /boot/menu</c>. This will open a small bootmenu where you can choose
387between several preconfigured video configs. If you need any special boot 389between several preconfigured video configs. If you need any special boot
388options you can append them to the command-line. For instance <c>boot cd 390options you can append them to the command-line just like with Yaboot above.
389/boot/pegasos video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>. The complete list of 391For example: <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>.
390kernel appends (in case something goes wrong and you need it) is preconfigured 392The default kernel options (in case something goes wrong and you need it) are
391in the kernel with <c>console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0 init=/linuxrc 393preconfigured with <c>console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0 init=/linuxrc
392looptype=squashfs loop=/livecd.squashfs udev nodevfs cdroot root=/dev/ram0</c>. 394looptype=squashfs loop=/image.squashfs udev nodevfs cdroot root=/dev/ram0</c>.
393</p> 395</p>
394 396
395</body> 397</body>
396</subsection> 398</subsection>
397 399
398<subsection> 400<subsection>
399<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD with BootX</title> 401<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD with BootX</title>
400<body> 402<body>
401 403
402<p> 404<p>
403If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used. 405If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used.
404The most simple solution is to use MacOS to bootstrap into a Linux environment 406The most simple solution is to use MacOS to bootstrap into a Linux environment
405with a tool called BootX. Boot floppies are being prepared for Macs without 407with a tool called BootX.
406MacOS, but they are not available at this time.
407</p> 408</p>
408 409
409<p> 410<p>
410First, download <uri link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> 411First, download <uri link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri>
411and unpack the archive. Copy the the <c>BootX Extension</c> from the unpacked 412and unpack the archive. Copy the the <c>BootX Extension</c> from the unpacked
412archive into <c>Extensions Folder</c> and the BootX App Control Panel into 413archive into <c>Extensions Folder</c> and the BootX App Control Panel into
413<c>Control Panels</c>, both of which are located in your MacOS System Folder. 414<c>Control Panels</c>, both of which are located in your MacOS System Folder.
414Next, create a folder called "Linux Kernels" in your System folder and copy the 415Next, create a folder called "Linux Kernels" in your System folder and copy the
415<c>G3G4</c> kernel from the CD to this folder. Finally, copy <c>G3G4.igz</c> 416<c>ppc32</c> kernel from the CD to this folder. Finally, copy <c>ppc32.igz</c>
416from the Installation CD <path>boot</path> folder into the MacOS 417from the Installation CD <path>boot</path> folder into the MacOS
417<c>System Folder</c>. 418<c>System Folder</c>.
418</p> 419</p>
419 420
420<p> 421<p>
421To prepare BootX, start the BootX App Control Panel. First select the Options 422To prepare BootX, start the BootX App Control Panel. First select the Options
422dialog and check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select <c>G3G4.igz</c> from 423dialog and check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select <c>ppc32.igz</c> from
423your System Folder. Continue back to the initial screen and ensure that the 424your System Folder. Continue back to the initial screen and ensure that the
424ramdisk size is at least <c>32000</c>. Finally, set the kernel arguments as 425ramdisk size is at least <c>32000</c>. Finally, set the kernel arguments as
425shown below: 426shown below:
426</p> 427</p>
427 428
428<pre caption="BootX kernel arguments"> 429<pre caption="BootX kernel arguments">
429cdroot root=/dev/ram0 init=linuxrc loop=livecd.squashfs looptype=squashfs console=tty0 nodevfs udev 430cdroot root=/dev/ram0 init=linuxrc loop=image.squashfs looptype=squashfs console=tty0 nodevfs udev
430</pre> 431</pre>
431 432
432<note> 433<note>
433The kernel parameters in the yaboot section above are also applicable here. 434The kernel parameters in the yaboot section above are also applicable here. You
435can append any of those options to the kernel arguments above.
434</note> 436</note>
435 437
436<p> 438<p>
437Check once more to make sure the settings are correct and then save the 439Check once more to make sure the settings are correct and then save the
438configuration. This saves typing just in case it doesn't boot or something is 440configuration. This saves typing just in case it doesn't boot or something is
439missing. Press the Linux button at the top of the window to boot into the 441missing. Press the Linux button at the top of the window. If everything goes
440Installation CD and continue with <uri link="#booted">And When 442correctly, it should boot into the Installation CD. Continue with
441You're Booted...</uri> 443<uri link="#booted">And When You're Booted...</uri>
442</p> 444</p>
443 445
444</body> 446</body>
445</subsection> 447</subsection>
446 448
447<subsection id="booted"> 449<subsection id="booted">
448<title>And When You're Booted...</title> 450<title>And When You're Booted...</title>
449<body> 451<body>
450 452
451<p> 453<p>
452You will be greeted by a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You can also 454You will be greeted by a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You can also
453switch to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get 455switch to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get
454back to the one you started on by pressing Alt-F1. Probably you have to hit 456back to the one you started on by pressing Alt-F1. Due to the keyboard layout,
455Alt-fn-Fx on Apple machines. 457you may need to press Alt-fn-Fx on Apple machines.
456</p> 458</p>
457 459
458<p> 460<p>
459If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, use 461If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, use
460<c>loadkeys</c> to load the keymap for your keyboard. To list the available 462<c>loadkeys</c> to load the keymap for your keyboard. To list the available
461keymaps, execute <c>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</c>. On NewWorld machines or the 463keymaps, execute <c>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</c>. On NewWorld machines or the
462Pegasos do not use the keymaps in <path>ppc</path> or <path>mac</path> as they 464Pegasos do not use the keymaps in <path>ppc</path> or <path>mac</path> as they
463are for ADB-based OldWorld machines. 465are for ADB-based OldWorld machines.
464</p> 466</p>
465 467
466<pre caption="Listing available keymaps"> 468<pre caption="Listing available keymaps">
467<comment>(PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. The mac/ppc keymaps provided 469<comment>(PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. The mac/ppc keymaps provided
468 on the Installation CD are ADB keymaps and unusable with the Installation CD 470 on the Installation CD are ADB keymaps and unusable with the Installation CD
469 kernel)</comment> 471 kernel)</comment>
470# <i>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</i> 472# <i>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</i>
484 486
485</body> 487</body>
486</subsection> 488</subsection>
487<subsection id="hardware"> 489<subsection id="hardware">
488<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title> 490<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
489<body> 491<body>
490 492
491<p> 493<p>
492When the Installation CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and 494When the Installation CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and
493loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the 495loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the
494vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases, it may 496vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases, it may
495not auto-load the kernel modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some 497not auto-load the kernel modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some
496of your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules 498of your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules
497manually. 499manually.
498</p> 500</p>
499 501
500<p> 502<p>
501In the next example we try to load the <c>airport</c> module. This module 503In the next example we try to load the <c>airport</c> module. This module
502supports only the old Airport cards (b-net). AirportExtreme is currently not 504supports only the old Airport cards (802.11b). Airport Extreme (802.11g) is not
503supported under Linux: 505supported on the InstallCD due to restrictions on firmware distribution.
504</p> 506</p>
505 507
506<pre caption="Loading kernel modules"> 508<pre caption="Loading the airport module">
507# <i>modprobe airport</i> 509# <i>modprobe airport</i>
510</pre>
511
512<p>
513On older iMacs, sometimes the network card is not detected properly. These use
514the BMAC driver:
515</p>
516
517<pre caption="Loading the bmac module">
518# <i>modprobe bmac</i>
508</pre> 519</pre>
509 520
510</body> 521</body>
511</subsection> 522</subsection>
512<subsection> 523<subsection>
513<title>Optional: Tweaking Hard Disk Performance</title> 524<title>Optional: Tweaking Hard Disk Performance</title>
514<body> 525<body>
515 526
516<p> 527<p>
517If you are an advanced user, you might want to tweak the IDE hard disk 528If you are an advanced user, you might want to tweak the IDE hard disk
518performance using <c>hdparm</c>. With the <c>-tT</c> options you can 529performance using <c>hdparm</c>. With the <c>-tT</c> options you can
519test the performance of your disk (execute it several times to get a 530test the performance of your disk (execute it several times to get a
520more precise impression): 531more precise impression):
521</p> 532</p>
522 533
583</body> 594</body>
584</subsection> 595</subsection>
585<subsection> 596<subsection>
586<title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title> 597<title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
587<body> 598<body>
588 599
589<p> 600<p>
590If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the 601If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the
591installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri 602installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri
592link="#useraccounts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to 603link="#useraccounts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
593go to a new terminal and log in. 604go to a new terminal and log in.
594</p> 605</p>
595 606
596<p> 607<p>
597If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run 608If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
598<c>links2</c> to read it: 609<c>links</c> to read it:
599</p> 610</p>
600 611
601<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation"> 612<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
602# <i>links2 /mnt/cdrom/docs/handbook/html/index.html</i> 613# <i>links /mnt/cdrom/docs/handbook/html/index.html</i>
603</pre> 614</pre>
604 615
605<p> 616<p>
606However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be 617However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
607more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links2</c> 618more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links</c>
608as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e> 619as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
609chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the 620chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
610document): 621document):
611</p> 622</p>
612 623
613<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation"> 624<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
614# <i>links2 http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml</i> 625# <i>links http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml</i>
615</pre> 626</pre>
616 627
617<p> 628<p>
618You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>. 629You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
619</p> 630</p>
620 631
621</body> 632</body>
622</subsection> 633</subsection>
623<subsection> 634<subsection>
624<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title> 635<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
625<body> 636<body>
626 637
627<p> 638<p>
628If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the 639If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the
629Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you 640Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you

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