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8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>9.2</version> 11<version>10.0</version>
12<date>2009-08-05</date> 12<date>2010-07-20</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>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 Open Firmware revision less than 3, such as the Beige 42 Apple Machines with an Open Firmware 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</th> 48 <th>Genesi</th>
49 <ti> 49 <ti>
50 Pegasos I/II, Open Desktop Workstation, Efika 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>
70</tr> 70</tr>
71</table> 71</table>
72 72
73<p> 73<p>
74Be sure to read the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri> 74Be sure to read the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri>
75for help with some common installation related issues or if you're unsure as to 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. 76just what's in that PowerPC machine you've got sitting on your desk right now.
77</p> 77</p>
78 78
79</body> 79</body>
80</subsection> 80</subsection>
81</section> 81</section>
82 82
83<!-- START --> 83<!-- START -->
84<section> 84<section>
85<title>The Gentoo Universal Installation CD</title> 85<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
86<subsection> 86<subsection>
87<title>Introduction</title> 87<title>Introduction</title>
88<body> 88<body>
89 89
90<p> 90<p>
91Gentoo Linux can be installed using a <e>stage3</e> tarball file. 91The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
92Such a tarball is an archive that contains a minimal environment from 92self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
93which you can succesfully install Gentoo Linux onto your system. 93During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
94</p> 94are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
95
96<p> 95</p>
97Installations using a stage1 or stage2 tarball file are not documented in the 96
98Gentoo Handbook - please read the <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#stage12">Gentoo
99FAQ</uri> on these matters.
100</p> 97<p>
101 98All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
102</body> 99partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet.
103</subsection>
104<subsection>
105<title>Gentoo Universal Installation CD</title>
106<body>
107
108<p> 100</p>
109An Installation CD is a bootable medium which contains a self-sustained Gentoo 101
110environment. It allows you to boot Linux from the CD. During the boot process 102<!--
111your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers are loaded. The Gentoo 103<impo>
112Installation CDs are maintained by Gentoo developers. 104If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, or would
105like to use one of the provided installers, please use the installation
106instructions described in the <uri link="2008.0/">Gentoo 2008.0
107Handbooks</uri>.
108</impo>
109-->
110<!--
113</p> 111<p>
114 112The Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
115<p>
116There currently are two Installation CDs available:
117</p> 113</p>
118 114
119<ul> 115<ul>
116 <li>
117 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable
118 CD which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and
119 continue with the Gentoo installation.
120 </li>
120 <li> 121 <li>
121 The Universal Installation CD contains everything you need to install 122 The Universal Installation CD contains everything you need to install
122 Gentoo. It provides stage3 files for common architectures, source code 123 Gentoo. It provides stage3 files for common architectures, source code
123 for the extra applications you need to choose from and, of course, the 124 for the extra applications you need to choose from and, of course, the
124 installation instructions for your architecture. 125 installation instructions for your architecture.
125 </li> 126 </li>
126 <li>
127 The Minimal Installation CD contains only a minimal environment that allows
128 you to boot up and configure your network so you can connect to the
129 Internet. It does not contain any additional files and cannot be used
130 during the current installation approach.
131 </li>
132</ul> 127</ul>
133 128
134<p> 129<p>
135Gentoo also provides a Package CD. This is not an Installation CD but an 130Gentoo also provides a Package CD. This is not an Installation CD but an
136additional resource that you can exploit during the installation of your Gentoo 131additional resource that you can exploit during the installation of your Gentoo
137system. It contains prebuilt packages (also known as the GRP set) that allow 132system. It contains prebuilt packages (also known as the GRP set) that allow
138you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such as 133you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such as
139OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the Gentoo installation and 134OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the Gentoo installation and
140right before you update your Portage tree. 135right before you update your Portage tree.
141</p> 136</p>
142 137
143<p> 138<p>
144The use of the Package CD is covered later in this document. 139The use of the Package CD is covered later in this document.
145</p> 140</p>
141-->
142</body>
143</subsection>
144<subsection>
145<title>Gentoo Minimal Installation CD</title>
146<body>
147
148<p>
149The Minimal Installation CD is called <c><keyval id="min-cd-name"/></c> and
150takes up only <keyval id="min-cd-size"/> MB of diskspace. You can use this
151Installation CD to install Gentoo, but <e>only</e> with a working Internet
152connection.
153</p>
154<!--
155<table>
156<tr>
157 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
158 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
159</tr>
160<tr>
161 <th>+</th>
162 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
163</tr>
164<tr>
165 <th>-</th>
166 <ti>
167 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and
168 is therefore not suitable for networkless installation
169 </ti>
170</tr>
171</table>
172-->
173</body>
174</subsection>
175<subsection>
176<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title>
177<body>
178
179<p>
180A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment,
181suitable to continue the Gentoo installation using the instructions in this
182manual. Previously, the Gentoo Handbook described the installation using one of
183three stage tarballs. While Gentoo still offers stage1 and stage2 tarballs, the
184official installation method uses the stage3 tarball. If you are interested in
185performing a Gentoo installation using a stage1 or stage2 tarball, please read
186the Gentoo FAQ on <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#stage12">How do I Install Gentoo
187Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri>
188</p>
189
190<p>
191Stage3 tarballs can be downloaded from <path><keyval
192id="release-dir"/>current-stage3/</path> on any of the <uri
193link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">Official Gentoo Mirrors</uri> and are not provided
194on the LiveCD.
195</p>
146 196
147</body> 197</body>
148</subsection> 198</subsection>
149</section> 199</section>
200
201
150<!-- STOP --> 202<!-- STOP -->
151<section> 203<section>
152<title>Download, Burn and Boot the Gentoo Universal Installation CD</title> 204<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
153<subsection> 205<subsection>
154<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CD</title> 206<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
155<body> 207<body>
156 208
209<p>
210You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
211downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
212the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
157<p> 213</p>
158You can download the Universal Installation CD (and, if you want to, the 214
159Packages CD as well) from one of our <uri 215<p>
216You can download any of the Installation CDs from one of our <uri
160link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located in 217link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located in
161the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory; the Package CDs
162are located in the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>packagecd</path> directory. 218the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>current-iso/</path> directory.
163</p>
164
165<p> 219</p>
220
221<p>
166Inside those directories you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images which 222Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images which you
167you can write on a CD-R. 223can write on a CD-R.
168</p>
169
170<p> 224</p>
171After downloading the file, you can verify its integrity to see if it is 225
172corrupted or not:
173</p> 226<p>
174 227In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check
175<ul>
176 <li>
177 You can check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we 228its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
229<path><keyval id="min-cd-name"/>.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5
178 provide (for instance with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or 230checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
179 <uri link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows). 231link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
180 Verifying MD5 checksums with Mac OS X is described in the <uri
181 link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml#doc_chap1">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri>.
182 </li>
183 <li>
184 You can verify the cryptographic signature that we provide. You need to
185 obtain the public key we use (0x17072058) before you proceed though.
186 </li>
187</ul>
188
189<p> 232</p>
190To fetch our public key using the GnuPG application, run the following command: 233
234<p>
235Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
236verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
237<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
191</p> 238</p>
192 239
193<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 240<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
194$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 0x17072058</i> 241$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 2D182910</i>
195</pre> 242</pre>
196 243
197<p> 244<p>
198Now verify the signature: 245Now verify the signature:
199</p> 246</p>
200 247
201<pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature"> 248<pre caption="Verify the files">
202$ <i>gpg --verify &lt;signature file&gt; &lt;downloaded iso&gt;</i> 249<comment>(Verify the cryptographic signature)</comment>
250$ <i>gpg --verify &lt;downloaded iso.DIGESTS.asc&gt;</i>
251<comment>(Verify the checksum)</comment>
252$ <i>sha1sum -c &lt;downloaded iso.DIGESTS.asc&gt;</i>
203</pre> 253</pre>
204 254
205<p> 255<p>
206To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you 256To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
207do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and 257do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and
208<c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri 258<c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri
209link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>. 259link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
210</p> 260</p>
211 261
212<ul> 262<ul>
213 <li> 263 <li>
214 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso 264 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
215 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device 265 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device
216 path). 266 path).
217 </li> 267 </li>

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