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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.9</version> 11<version>2.10</version>
12<date>2006-02-27</date> 12<date>2006-07-25</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>
360 <ti><c>dofirewire</c></ti> 360 <ti><c>dofirewire</c></ti>
361 <ti> 361 <ti>
362 Enables support for IEEE1394 (FireWire) devices, like external harddisks. 362 Enables support for IEEE1394 (FireWire) devices, like external harddisks.
363 </ti> 363 </ti>
364</tr> 364</tr>
365<tr> 365<tr>
366 <ti><c>dopcmcia</c></ti> 366 <ti><c>dopcmcia</c></ti>
367 <ti> 367 <ti>
368 If you want to use PCMCIA devices during your installation (like PCMCIA 368 If you want to use PCMCIA devices during your installation (like PCMCIA
369 network cards) you have to enable this option. 369 network cards) you have to enable this option.
370 </ti> 370 </ti>
371</tr> 371</tr>
372</table> 372</table>
373 373
374<p> 374<p>
375At this prompt, hit enter, and a complete Gentoo Linux environment will be 375To use the above options, at the <e>boot:</e> prompt, type <e>ppc32</e> followed
376loaded from the CD. Continue with <uri link="#booted">And When You're 376by the desired option. In the example below, we'll force the kernel to use the
377Booted...</uri>. 377OpenFirmware framebuffer instead of the device specific driver.
378</p>
379
380<pre caption="Force the use of the OpenFirmware framebuffer">
381boot: <i>ppc32 video=ofonly</i>
382</pre>
383
384<p>
385If you don't need to add any options, just hit enter at this prompt, and a
386complete Gentoo Linux environment will be loaded from the CD. Continue with
387<uri link="#booted">And When You're Booted...</uri>.
378</p> 388</p>
379 389
380</body> 390</body>
381</subsection> 391</subsection>
382<subsection> 392<subsection>
383<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD on a Pegasos</title> 393<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD on a Pegasos</title>
384<body> 394<body>
385 395
386<p> 396<p>
387On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type 397On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type
388<c>boot cd /boot/menu</c>. This will open a small bootmenu where you can choose 398<c>boot cd /boot/menu</c>. This will open a small bootmenu where you can choose
389between several preconfigured video configs. If you need any special boot 399between several preconfigured video configs. If you need any special boot
390options you can append them to the command-line just like with Yaboot above. 400options you can append them to the command-line just like with Yaboot above.
391For example: <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>. 401For example: <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>.
392The default kernel options (in case something goes wrong and you need it) are 402The default kernel options (in case something goes wrong and you need it) are
393preconfigured with <c>console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0 init=/linuxrc 403preconfigured with <c>console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0 init=/linuxrc
394looptype=squashfs loop=/image.squashfs udev nodevfs cdroot root=/dev/ram0</c>. 404looptype=squashfs loop=/image.squashfs udev nodevfs cdroot root=/dev/ram0</c>.
395</p> 405</p>
396 406
397</body> 407</body>
398</subsection> 408</subsection>
399 409
400<subsection> 410<subsection>
401<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD with BootX</title> 411<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD with BootX</title>
402<body> 412<body>
403 413
404<p> 414<p>
405If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used. 415If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used.
406The most simple solution is to use MacOS to bootstrap into a Linux environment 416The most simple solution is to use MacOS 9 or earlier to bootstrap into a Linux
407with a tool called BootX. 417environment with a tool called BootX.
408</p> 418</p>
409 419
410<p> 420<p>
411First, download <uri link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> 421First, download <uri link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri>
412and unpack the archive. Copy the the <c>BootX Extension</c> from the unpacked 422and unpack the archive. Copy the the <c>BootX Extension</c> from the unpacked
413archive into <c>Extensions Folder</c> and the BootX App Control Panel into 423archive into <c>Extensions Folder</c> and the BootX App Control Panel into
414<c>Control Panels</c>, both of which are located in your MacOS System Folder. 424<c>Control Panels</c>, both of which are located in your MacOS System Folder.
415Next, create a folder called "Linux Kernels" in your System folder and copy the 425Next, create a folder called "Linux Kernels" in your System folder and copy the
416<c>ppc32</c> kernel from the CD to this folder. Finally, copy <c>ppc32.igz</c> 426<c>ppc32</c> kernel from the CD to this folder. Finally, copy <c>ppc32.igz</c>
417from the Installation CD <path>boot</path> folder into the MacOS 427from the Installation CD <path>boot</path> folder into the MacOS
418<c>System Folder</c>. 428<c>System Folder</c>.
419</p> 429</p>
420 430
421<p> 431<p>
422To prepare BootX, start the BootX App Control Panel. First select the Options 432To prepare BootX, start the BootX App Control Panel. First select the Options

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