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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>8.1</version> 11<version>8.1</version>
12<date>2007-06-29</date> 12<date>2007-06-29</date>
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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>
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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.
322 322
323</body> 323</body>
324</subsection> 324</subsection>
325 325
326<subsection> 326<subsection>
327<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD with BootX</title> 327<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD with BootX</title>
328<body> 328<body>
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330<p> 330<p>
331If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used. 331If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used.
332The most simple solution is to use MacOS 9 or earlier to bootstrap into a Linux 332The most simple solution is to use MacOS 9 or earlier to bootstrap into a Linux
333environment with a tool called BootX. 333environment with a tool called BootX.
334</p> 334</p>
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336<p> 336<p>
337First, download <uri link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> 337First, download <uri link="http://penguinppc.org/bootloaders/bootx/">BootX</uri>
338and unpack the archive. Copy the the <c>BootX Extension</c> from the unpacked 338and unpack the archive. Copy the the <c>BootX Extension</c> from the unpacked
339archive into <c>Extensions Folder</c> and the BootX App Control Panel into 339archive into <c>Extensions Folder</c> and the BootX App Control Panel into
340<c>Control Panels</c>, both of which are located in your MacOS System Folder. 340<c>Control Panels</c>, both of which are located in your MacOS System Folder.
341Next, create a folder called "Linux Kernels" in your System folder and copy the 341Next, create a folder called "Linux Kernels" in your System folder and copy the
342<c>apple</c> kernel from the CD to this folder. Finally, copy <c>apple.igz</c> 342<c>apple</c> kernel from the CD to this folder. Finally, copy <c>apple.igz</c>
343from the Installation CD <path>boot</path> folder into the MacOS 343from the Installation CD <path>boot</path> folder into the MacOS
344<c>System Folder</c>. 344<c>System Folder</c>.
345</p> 345</p>
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347<p> 347<p>
348To prepare BootX, start the BootX App Control Panel. First select the Options 348To prepare BootX, start the BootX App Control Panel. First select the Options
349dialog and check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select <c>apple.igz</c> from 349dialog and check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select <c>apple.igz</c> from
350your System Folder. Continue back to the initial screen and ensure that the 350your System Folder. Continue back to the initial screen and ensure that the
351ramdisk size is at least <c>32000</c>. Finally, set the kernel arguments as 351ramdisk size is at least <c>32000</c>. Finally, set the kernel arguments as
352shown below: 352shown below:

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