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8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>7.0</version> 11<version>8.0</version>
12<date>2006-08-30</date> 12<date>2007-05-07</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>
33 <th>Apple 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 36 PowerBook, Xserver, PowerMac
37 </ti> 37 </ti>
38</tr> 38</tr>
39<tr> 39<tr>
40 <th>Apple OldWorld machines</th> 40 <th>Apple OldWorld machines</th>
41 <ti> 41 <ti>
42 Apple Machines with an OpenFirmware revision less than 3, such as the Beige 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 43 G3s, PCI PowerMacs and PCI PowerBooks. PCI based Apple Clones should also
44 be supported. 44 be supported.
45 </ti> 45 </ti>
46</tr> 46</tr>
47<tr> 47<tr>
48 <th>Genesi's Pegasos</th> 48 <th>Genesi</th>
49 <ti> 49 <ti>
50 Pegasos I/II, Open Desktop Workstation 50 Pegasos I/II, Open Desktop Workstation, Efika
51 </ti> 51 </ti>
52</tr> 52</tr>
53<tr> 53<tr>
54 <th>IBM</th> 54 <th>IBM</th>
55 <ti> 55 <ti>
56 RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries 56 RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries
57 </ti> 57 </ti>
58</tr> 58</tr>
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>
143<p> 143<p>
144The use of the Package CD is covered later in this document. 144The use of the Package CD is covered later in this document.
145</p> 145</p>
146 146
147</body> 147</body>
148</subsection> 148</subsection>
149</section> 149</section>
150<!-- STOP --> 150<!-- STOP -->
151<section> 151<section>
152<title>Download, Burn and Boot the Gentoo Universal Installation CD</title> 152<title>Download, Burn and Boot the Gentoo Universal Installation CD</title>
153<subsection> 153<subsection>
154<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CD</title> 154<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CD</title>
155<body> 155<body>
156 156
157<p> 157<p>
158You can download the Universal Installation CD (and, if you want to, the 158You can download the Universal Installation CD (and, if you want to, the
159Packages CD as well) from one of our <uri 159Packages CD as well) from one of our <uri
160link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located 160link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located in
161in the <path>releases/ppc/2006.1/ppc32/installcd</path> directory; 161the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory; the Package CDs
162the Package CDs are located in the 162are located in the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>packagecd</path> directory.
163<path>releases/ppc/2006.1/ppc32/packagecd</path> directory.
164</p> 163</p>
165 164
166<p> 165<p>
167Inside those directories you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which 166Inside those directories you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which
168you can write on a CD-R. 167you can write on a CD-R.
169</p> 168</p>
170 169
171<p> 170<p>
172After downloading the file, you can verify its integrity to see if it is 171After downloading the file, you can verify its integrity to see if it is
173corrupted or not: 172corrupted or not:
174</p> 173</p>
175 174
176<ul> 175<ul>
177 <li> 176 <li>
178 You can check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we 177 You can check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we
458test the performance of your disk (execute it several times to get a 457test the performance of your disk (execute it several times to get a
459more precise impression): 458more precise impression):
460</p> 459</p>
461 460
462<pre caption="Testing disk performance"> 461<pre caption="Testing disk performance">
463# <i>hdparm -tT /dev/hda</i> 462# <i>hdparm -tT /dev/hda</i>
464</pre> 463</pre>
465 464
466<p> 465<p>
467To tweak, you can use any of the following examples (or experiment 466To tweak, you can use any of the following examples (or experiment
468yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your 467yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your
469disk): 468disk):
470</p> 469</p>
471 470
472<pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance"> 471<pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance">
473<comment>Activate DMA:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i> 472<comment>Activate DMA:</comment>
474<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i> 473# <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i>
474<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment>
475# <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i>
475</pre> 476</pre>
476 477
477</body> 478</body>
478</subsection> 479</subsection>
479<subsection id="useraccounts"> 480<subsection id="useraccounts">
480<title>Optional: User Accounts</title> 481<title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
481<body> 482<body>
482 483
483<p> 484<p>
484If you plan on giving other people access to your installation 485If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
485environment or you want to chat using <c>irssi</c> without root privileges (for 486environment or you want to chat using <c>irssi</c> without root privileges (for
486security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change 487security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change
487the root password. 488the root password.
488</p> 489</p>
489 490
539</p> 540</p>
540 541
541<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation"> 542<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
542# <i>links /mnt/cdrom/docs/html/index.html</i> 543# <i>links /mnt/cdrom/docs/html/index.html</i>
543</pre> 544</pre>
544 545
545<p> 546<p>
546However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be 547However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
547more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links</c> 548more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links</c>
548as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e> 549as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
549chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the 550chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
550document): 551document):
551</p> 552</p>
552 553
553<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation"> 554<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
554# <i>links http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml</i> 555# <i>links http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/<keyval id="online-book"/></i>
555</pre> 556</pre>
556 557
557<p> 558<p>
558You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>. 559You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
559</p> 560</p>
560 561
561</body> 562</body>
562</subsection> 563</subsection>
563<subsection> 564<subsection>
564<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title> 565<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
565<body> 566<body>
566 567
567<p> 568<p>
568If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the 569If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the
569Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you 570Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you

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