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9<sections> 9<sections>
10<section> 10<section>
11<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 11<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
12<subsection> 12<subsection>
13<title>Introduction</title> 13<title>Introduction</title>
14<body> 14<body>
15 15
16<p> 16<p>
17Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to 17Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
18successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your 18successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your
19architecture. 19architecture.
20</p> 20</p>
21 21
22</body> 22</body>
100</p> 100</p>
101 101
102<p> 102<p>
103Now what stage do you have to choose? 103Now what stage do you have to choose?
104</p> 104</p>
105 105
106<p> 106<p>
107Starting from a <e>stage1</e> allows you to have total control over the 107Starting from a <e>stage1</e> allows you to have total control over the
108optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is 108optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is
109initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for 109initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for
110power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great 110power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
111installation method for those who would like to know more about the 111installation method for those who would like to know more about the
112inner workings of Gentoo Linux. 112inner workings of Gentoo Linux.
113</p> 113</p>
114 114
115<p>
116A <e>stage1</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
117Internet connection.
118</p>
119
115<table> 120<table>
116<tr> 121<tr>
117 <th>Stage1</th> 122 <th>Stage1</th>
118 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 123 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
119</tr> 124</tr>
120<tr> 125<tr>
121 <th>+</th> 126 <th>+</th>
122 <ti> 127 <ti>
123 Allows you to have total control over the optimization settings and optional 128 Allows you to have total control over the optimization settings and optional
124 build-time functionality that is initially enabled on your system 129 build-time functionality that is initially enabled on your system
125 </ti> 130 </ti>
126</tr> 131</tr>
127<tr> 132<tr>
128 <th>+</th> 133 <th>+</th>
129 <ti>Suitable for powerusers that know what they are doing</ti> 134 <ti>Suitable for powerusers that know what they are doing</ti>
130</tr> 135</tr>
131<tr> 136<tr>
132 <th>+</th> 137 <th>+</th>
133 <ti>Allows you to learn more about the inner workings of Gentoo</ti> 138 <ti>Allows you to learn more about the inner workings of Gentoo</ti>
134</tr> 139</tr>
135<tr> 140<tr>
136 <th>-</th> 141 <th>-</th>
137 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti> 142 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti>
138</tr> 143</tr>
139<tr> 144<tr>
140 <th>-</th> 145 <th>-</th>
141 <ti> 146 <ti>
142 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is probably a waste of time 147 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is probably a waste of time
148 </ti>
149</tr>
150<tr>
151 <th>-</th>
152 <ti>
153 Not suitable for networkless installations
143 </ti> 154 </ti>
144</tr> 155</tr>
145</table> 156</table>
146 157
147<p> 158<p>
148<e>Stage2</e> installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process and doing this 159<e>Stage2</e> installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process and doing this
149is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose 160is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose
150for your particular <e>stage2</e> tarball. 161for your particular <e>stage2</e> tarball.
151</p> 162</p>
152 163
164<p>
165A <e>stage2</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
166Internet connection.
167</p>
168
153<table> 169<table>
154<tr> 170<tr>
155 <th>Stage2</th> 171 <th>Stage2</th>
156 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 172 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
157</tr> 173</tr>
158<tr> 174<tr>
159 <th>+</th> 175 <th>+</th>
160 <ti>You don't need to bootstrap</ti> 176 <ti>You don't need to bootstrap</ti>
161</tr> 177</tr>
162<tr> 178<tr>
163 <th>+</th> 179 <th>+</th>
164 <ti>Faster than starting with stage1</ti> 180 <ti>Faster than starting with stage1</ti>
165</tr> 181</tr>
166<tr> 182<tr>
167 <th>+</th> 183 <th>+</th>
168 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti> 184 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti>
169</tr> 185</tr>
170<tr> 186<tr>
171 <th>-</th> 187 <th>-</th>
172 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti> 188 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti>
173</tr> 189</tr>
174<tr> 190<tr>
175 <th>-</th> 191 <th>-</th>
176 <ti>It's not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti> 192 <ti>It's not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
177</tr> 193</tr>
178<tr> 194<tr>
179 <th>-</th> 195 <th>-</th>
180 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti> 196 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
197</tr>
198<tr>
199 <th>-</th>
200 <ti>
201 Not suitable for networkless installations
202 </ti>
181</tr> 203</tr>
182</table> 204</table>
183 205
184<p> 206<p>
185Choosing to go with a <e>stage3</e> allows for the fastest install of Gentoo 207Choosing to go with a <e>stage3</e> allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
186Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization 208Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
187settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings 209settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings
188and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining 210and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
189stability). <e>stage3</e> is also required if you want to install Gentoo using 211stability). <e>stage3</e> is also required if you want to install Gentoo using
190prebuilt packages or without a network connection. 212prebuilt packages or without a network connection.
191</p> 213</p>
192 214
193<table> 215<table>
194<tr> 216<tr>
195 <th>Stage3</th> 217 <th>Stage3</th>
196 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 218 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
197</tr> 219</tr>
198<tr> 220<tr>
199 <th>+</th> 221 <th>+</th>
200 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti> 222 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
223</tr>
224<tr>
225 <th>+</th>
226 <ti>Suitable for networkless installations</ti>
201</tr> 227</tr>
202<tr> 228<tr>
203 <th>-</th> 229 <th>-</th>
204 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti> 230 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti>
205</tr> 231</tr>
206<tr> 232<tr>
207 <th>-</th> 233 <th>-</th>
208 <ti>You cannot brag about having used stage1 or stage2</ti> 234 <ti>You cannot brag about having used stage1 or stage2</ti>
209</tr> 235</tr>
210</table> 236</table>
211 237
212<p> 238<p>
213Write down (or remember) what stage you want to use. You need this later when 239Write down (or remember) what stage you want to use. You need this later when
214you decide what LiveCD (or other installation medium) you want to use. You might 240you decide what LiveCD (or other installation medium) you want to use. You might
215be interested to know that, if you decide to use different optimization settings 241be interested to know that, if you decide to use different optimization settings

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