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10
11 <version>2.00</version>
12 <date>2005-03-28</date>
13
14 <section>
15 <title>Hardware Requirements</title>
16 <subsection>
17 <title>Introduction</title>
18 <body>
19
20 <p>
21 Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
22 successfully install Gentoo on your box.
23 </p>
24
25 </body>
26 </subsection>
27 <subsection>
28 <title>Hardware Requirements</title>
29 <body>
30
31 <table>
32 <tr>
33 <th>NewWorld machines</th>
34 <ti>
35 Power/PowerPC microprocessors (G3, G4, G5) such as iMac, eMac, iBook
36 PowerBook, Xserver, PowerMac, Genesi's Pegasos II
37 </ti>
38 </tr>
39 <tr>
40 <th>OldWorld machines</th>
41 <ti>
42 Limited support for IBM (RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries) and Amiga systems
43 </ti>
44 </tr>
45 <tr>
46 <th>Memory</th>
47 <ti>At least 64 MB</ti>
48 </tr>
49 <tr>
50 <th>Diskspace</th>
51 <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti>
52 </tr>
53 <tr>
54 <th>Swap space</th>
55 <ti>At least 256 MB</ti>
56 </tr>
57 </table>
58
59 <p>
60 Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo
61 PPC FAQ</uri> before you begin.
62 </p>
63
64 </body>
65 </subsection>
66 </section>
67 <!-- Copy/paste from hb-install-x86-medium.xml (with s/x86/ppc/) -->
68 <!-- START -->
69 <section>
70 <title>The Gentoo Installation Approaches</title>
71 <subsection>
72 <title>Introduction</title>
73 <body>
74
75 <p>
76 Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
77 A stage file is a tarball (compressed archive) that contains a minimal
78 environment.
79 </p>
80
81 <ul>
82 <li>
83 A stage1 file contains nothing more than a compiler, Portage (Gentoo's
84 software management system) and a couple of packages on which the compiler
85 or Portage depends.
86 </li>
87 <li>
88 A stage2 file contains a so-called bootstrapped system, a minimal
89 environment from which one can start building all other necessary
90 applications that make a Gentoo environment complete.
91 </li>
92 <li>
93 A stage3 file contains a prebuilt minimal system which is almost fully
94 deployable. It only lacks a few applications where you, the Gentoo user,
95 needs to choose which one you want to install.
96 </li>
97 </ul>
98
99 <p>
100 To help you decide what stage file you want to use, we have written down the
101 major advantages and disadvantages of each stage file.
102 </p>
103
104 </body>
105 </subsection>
106 <subsection>
107 <title>A Stage1 Approach</title>
108 <body>
109
110 <p>
111 A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system
112 from scratch.
113 </p>
114
115 <p>
116 Starting from a stage1 allows you to have total control over the
117 optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is
118 initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for
119 power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
120 installation method for those who would like to know more about the
121 inner workings of Gentoo Linux.
122 </p>
123
124 <table>
125 <tr>
126 <th>Stage1</th>
127 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
128 </tr>
129 <tr>
130 <th>+</th>
131 <ti>
132 Allows you to have total control over the optimization settings and optional
133 build-time functionality that is initially enabled on your system
134 </ti>
135 </tr>
136 <tr>
137 <th>+</th>
138 <ti>Suitable for powerusers that know what they are doing</ti>
139 </tr>
140 <tr>
141 <th>+</th>
142 <ti>Allows you to learn more about the inner workings of Gentoo</ti>
143 </tr>
144 <tr>
145 <th>-</th>
146 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti>
147 </tr>
148 <tr>
149 <th>-</th>
150 <ti>
151 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time
152 </ti>
153 </tr>
154 </table>
155
156 </body>
157 </subsection>
158 <subsection>
159 <title>A Stage2 Approach</title>
160 <body>
161
162 <p>
163 A <e>stage2</e> is used for building the entire system from a bootstrapped
164 "semi-compiled" state.
165 </p>
166
167 <p>
168 Stage2 installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process; doing this
169 is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose
170 for your particular stage2 tarball.
171 </p>
172
173 <table>
174 <tr>
175 <th>Stage2</th>
176 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
177 </tr>
178 <tr>
179 <th>+</th>
180 <ti>You don't need to bootstrap</ti>
181 </tr>
182 <tr>
183 <th>+</th>
184 <ti>Faster than starting with stage1</ti>
185 </tr>
186 <tr>
187 <th>+</th>
188 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti>
189 </tr>
190 <tr>
191 <th>-</th>
192 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti>
193 </tr>
194 <tr>
195 <th>-</th>
196 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
197 </tr>
198 <tr>
199 <th>-</th>
200 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
201 </tr>
202 </table>
203
204 </body>
205 </subsection>
206 <subsection>
207 <title>A Stage3 Approach</title>
208 <body>
209
210 <p>
211 A <e>stage3</e> installation contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been
212 built for you. You will only need to build a few packages of which we can't
213 decide for you which one to choose.
214 </p>
215
216 <p>
217 Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
218 Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
219 settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings
220 and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
221 stability). Stage3 is also required if you want to install Gentoo using
222 prebuilt packages or without a network connection.
223 </p>
224
225 <table>
226 <tr>
227 <th>Stage3</th>
228 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
229 </tr>
230 <tr>
231 <th>+</th>
232 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
233 </tr>
234 <tr>
235 <th>-</th>
236 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti>
237 </tr>
238 </table>
239
240 <p>
241 You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different
242 optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to
243 recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings.
244 </p>
245
246 </body>
247 </subsection>
248 </section>
249 <section>
250 <title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
251 <subsection>
252 <title>Introduction</title>
253 <body>
254
255 <p>
256 The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
257 self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
258 During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
259 are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
260 </p>
261
262 <p>
263 All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
264 partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
265 two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
266 as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
267 latest version of the available packages.
268 </p>
269
270 <p>
271 If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
272 the installation instructions described in the <uri
273 link="2005.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.0 Handbooks</uri>.
274 </p>
275
276 <p>
277 The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
278 </p>
279
280 <ul>
281 <li>
282 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable
283 CD which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and
284 continue with the Gentoo installation.
285 </li>
286 <li>
287 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same
288 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains a
289 stage1 and several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual
290 subarchitectures).
291 </li>
292 </ul>
293
294 <p>
295 To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
296 major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
297 </p>
298
299 </body>
300 </subsection>
301 <subsection>
302 <title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
303 <body>
304
305 <p>
306 The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-minimal-2005.0.iso</c> and
307 takes up only 52 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to install
308 Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
309 </p>
310
311 <table>
312 <tr>
313 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
314 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
315 </tr>
316 <tr>
317 <th>+</th>
318 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
319 </tr>
320 <tr>
321 <th>+</th>
322 <ti>
323 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the
324 net
325 </ti>
326 </tr>
327 <tr>
328 <th>-</th>
329 <ti>
330 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
331 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
332 </ti>
333 </tr>
334 </table>
335
336 </body>
337 </subsection>
338 <subsection>
339 <title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
340 <body>
341
342 <p>
343 The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-universal-2005.0.iso</c>
344 and consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this Installation
345 CD to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a
346 working internet connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another
347 PC than the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
348 </p>
349
350 <table>
351 <tr>
352 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
353 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
354 </tr>
355 <tr>
356 <th>+</th>
357 <ti>
358 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
359 connection.
360 </ti>
361 </tr>
362 <tr>
363 <th>-</th>
364 <ti>Huge download</ti>
365 </tr>
366 </table>
367
368 </body>
369 </subsection>
370 <subsection>
371 <title>Other CDs</title>
372 <body>
373
374 <p>
375 You might find a so-called <e>Package CD</e> on one of our mirrors. This CD is
376 no Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
377 networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (the so-called GRP
378 set) that allows you to easily and quickly install additional applications
379 (such as OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless
380 Gentoo installation.
381 </p>
382
383 </body>
384 </subsection>
385 </section>
386 <!-- STOP -->
387 <section>
388 <title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
389 <subsection>
390 <title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
391 <body>
392
393 <p>
394 You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
395 downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
396 the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
397 </p>
398
399 <p>
400 You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages
401 CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
402 Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc/2005.0/installcd</path>
403 directory.
404 </p>
405
406 <p>
407 Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
408 which you can write on a CD-R.
409 </p>
410
411 <p>
412 In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
413 check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
414 <path>install-ppc-minimal-2005.0.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum
415 with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
416 link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. How
417 to verify MD5 checksums with Mac OS X is described in the <uri
418 link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml#doc_chap1">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri>.
419 </p>
420
421 <p>
422 Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
423 verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
424 <path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
425 </p>
426
427 <pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
428 $ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i>
429 </pre>
430
431 <p>
432 Now verify the signature:
433 </p>
434
435 <pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature">
436 $ <i>gpg --verify &lt;signature file&gt; &lt;downloaded iso&gt;</i>
437 </pre>
438
439 <p>
440 To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
441 do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and
442 <c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri
443 link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
444 </p>
445
446 <ul>
447 <li>
448 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
449 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's
450 device path).
451 </li>
452 <li>
453 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then
454 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click
455 <c>Start</c>.
456 </li>
457 </ul>
458
459 </body>
460 </subsection>
461 <subsection>
462 <title>Default: Booting the Installation CD on a Apple/IBM</title>
463 <body>
464
465 <p>
466 On NewWorld machines place the Installation CD in the CD-ROM and reboot the
467 system. When the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the
468 CD loads.
469 </p>
470
471 <p>
472 If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used.
473 Instead you need to download <uri
474 link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> and have a working
475 MacOS installed on your system. You need to copy the <c>BootX Extension</c> from
476 the unpacked archive-file into the <c>Extensions Folder</c> and make a new
477 directory called <c>Linux Kernels</c> in the System Folder. In the next step you
478 need to copy the files <c>G3G4kernel</c> and <c>initrd.img.gz</c> from the
479 Installation CD <path>boot</path> folder into the <c>Linux Kernels</c>
480 directory. Then reboot the system and wait for BootX to load. After BootX
481 loaded you still have to set up a few items. In the options dialog you need
482 to check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select the <c>initrd.img.gz</c>
483 which you put in the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. The ramdisk size should
484 be set to at least <c>32000</c>. Furthermore the kernel argument needs to be
485 set to <c>rw init=/linuxrc cdroot</c>. Eventually you are able to boot the
486 Installation CD when you select Linux on Startup.
487 </p>
488
489 <p>
490 After the Installation CD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome
491 message and a <e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen.
492 </p>
493
494 <p>
495 At this prompt you are able to select a kernel for the subarchitecture you use.
496 We provide <c>G3</c>, <c>G4</c> and <c>G5</c>. All kernels are built with
497 support for multiple CPUs, but they will boot on single processor machines as
498 well.
499 </p>
500
501 <p>
502 You are also able to tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following
503 table lists some of the available boot options you can add:
504 </p>
505
506 <table>
507 <tr>
508 <th>Boot Option</th>
509 <th>Description</th>
510 </tr>
511 <tr>
512 <ti><c>video</c></ti>
513 <ti>
514 This option takes one of the following vendor-specific tags:
515 <c>radeonfb</c>, <c>rivafb</c>, <c>atyfb</c>, <c>aty128</c> or
516 <c>ofonly</c>. You can follow this tag with the resolution and refreshrate
517 you want to use. For instance <c>video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75</c>. If you are
518 uncertain what to choose, <c>ofonly</c> will most certainly work.
519 </ti>
520 </tr>
521 <tr>
522 <ti><c>nol3</c></ti>
523 <ti>
524 Disables level 3 cache on some PowerBooks (needed for at least the 17&quot;)
525 </ti>
526 </tr>
527 <tr>
528 <ti><c>dofirewire</c></ti>
529 <ti>
530 Enables support for IEEE1394 (FireWire) devices, like external harddisks.
531 </ti>
532 </tr>
533 <tr>
534 <ti><c>dopcmcia</c></ti>
535 <ti>
536 If you want to use PCMCIA devices during your installation (like PCMCIA
537 network cards) you have to enable this option.
538 </ti>
539 </tr>
540 </table>
541
542 <p>
543 At this prompt, hit enter, and a complete Gentoo Linux environment will be
544 loaded from the CD. Continue with <uri link="#booted">And When You're
545 Booted...</uri>.
546 </p>
547
548 </body>
549 </subsection>
550 <subsection>
551 <title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD on a Pegasos</title>
552 <body>
553
554 <p>
555 On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type
556 <c>boot cd /boot/menu</c>. This will open a small bootmenu where you can choose
557 between several preconfigured video configs. If you need any special boot
558 options you can append them to the command-line. For instance <c>boot cd
559 /boot/pegasos video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>. The complete list of
560 kernel appends (in case something goes wrong and you need it) is preconfigured
561 in the kernel with <c>console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0 init=/linuxrc
562 looptype=squashfs loop=/livecd.squashfs udev nodevfs cdroot root=/dev/ram0</c>.
563 </p>
564
565 </body>
566 </subsection>
567 <subsection id="booted">
568 <title>And When You're Booted...</title>
569 <body>
570
571 <p>
572 You will be greeted by a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You can also
573 switch to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get
574 back to the one you started on by pressing Alt-F1. Probably you have to hit
575 Alt-fn-Fx on Apple machines.
576 </p>
577
578 <p>
579 If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, use
580 <c>loadkeys</c> to load the keymap for your keyboard. To list the available
581 keymaps, execute <c>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</c>. On NewWorld machines or the
582 Pegasos do not use the keymaps in <path>ppc</path> or <path>mac</path> as they
583 are for ADB-based OldWorld machines.
584 </p>
585
586 <pre caption="Listing available keymaps">
587 <comment>(PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. The mac/ppc keymaps provided
588 on the Installation CD are ADB keymaps and unusable with the Installation CD
589 kernel)</comment>
590 # <i>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</i>
591 </pre>
592
593 <p>
594 Now load the keymap of your choice:
595 </p>
596
597 <pre caption="Loading a keymap">
598 # <i>loadkeys be-latin1</i>
599 </pre>
600
601 <p>
602 Now continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>.
603 </p>
604
605 </body>
606 </subsection>
607 <subsection id="hardware">
608 <title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
609 <body>
610
611 <p>
612 When the Installation CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and
613 loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the
614 vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases, it may
615 not auto-load the kernel modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some
616 of your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules
617 manually.
618 </p>
619
620 <p>
621 In the next example we try to load the <c>airport</c> module. This module
622 supports only the old Airport cards (b-net). AirportExtreme is currently not
623 supported under Linux:
624 </p>
625
626 <pre caption="Loading kernel modules">
627 # <i>modprobe airport</i>
628 </pre>
629
630 </body>
631 </subsection>
632 <subsection>
633 <title>Optional: Tweaking Hard Disk Performance</title>
634 <body>
635
636 <p>
637 If you are an advanced user, you might want to tweak the IDE hard disk
638 performance using <c>hdparm</c>. With the <c>-tT</c> options you can
639 test the performance of your disk (execute it several times to get a
640 more precise impression):
641 </p>
642
643 <pre caption="Testing disk performance">
644 # <i>hdparm -tT /dev/hda</i>
645 </pre>
646
647 <p>
648 To tweak, you can use any of the following examples (or experiment
649 yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your
650 disk):
651 </p>
652
653 <pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance">
654 <comment>Activate DMA:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i>
655 <comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i>
656 </pre>
657
658 </body>
659 </subsection>
660 <subsection id="useraccounts">
661 <title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
662 <body>
663
664 <p>
665 If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
666 environment or you want to chat using <c>irssi</c> without root privileges (for
667 security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change
668 the root password.
669 </p>
670
671 <p>
672 To change the root password, use the <c>passwd</c> utility:
673 </p>
674
675 <pre caption="Changing the root password">
676 # <i>passwd</i>
677 New password: <comment>(Enter your new password)</comment>
678 Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter your password)</comment>
679 </pre>
680
681 <p>
682 To create a user account, we first enter their credentials, followed by
683 its password. We use <c>useradd</c> and <c>passwd</c> for these tasks.
684 In the next example, we create a user called &quot;john&quot;.
685 </p>
686
687 <pre caption="Creating a user account">
688 # <i>useradd -m -G users john</i>
689 # <i>passwd john</i>
690 New password: <comment>(Enter john's password)</comment>
691 Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment>
692 </pre>
693
694 <p>
695 You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using
696 <c>su</c>:
697 </p>
698
699 <pre caption="Changing user id">
700 # <i>su - john</i>
701 </pre>
702
703 </body>
704 </subsection>
705 <subsection>
706 <title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
707 <body>
708
709 <p>
710 If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the
711 installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri
712 link="#useraccounts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
713 go to a new terminal and log in.
714 </p>
715
716 <p>
717 If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
718 <c>links2</c> to read it:
719 </p>
720
721 <pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
722 # <i>links2 /mnt/cdrom/docs/html/index.html</i>
723 </pre>
724
725 <p>
726 However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
727 more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links2</c>
728 as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
729 chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
730 document):
731 </p>
732
733 <pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
734 # <i>links2 http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml</i>
735 </pre>
736
737 <p>
738 You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
739 </p>
740
741 </body>
742 </subsection>
743 <subsection>
744 <title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
745 <body>
746
747 <p>
748 If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the
749 Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you
750 install Gentoo, or even do it for you), you need to create a user
751 account for them and perhaps even provide them with your root password
752 (<e>only</e> do that <e>if</e> you <b>fully trust</b> that user).
753 </p>
754
755 <p>
756 To fire up the SSH daemon, execute the following command:
757 </p>
758
759 <pre caption="Starting the SSH daemon">
760 # <i>/etc/init.d/sshd start</i>
761 </pre>
762
763 <p>
764 To be able to use sshd, you first need to set up your networking. Continue with
765 the chapter on <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=3">Configuring your Network</uri>.
766 </p>
767
768 </body>
769 </subsection>
770 </section>
771 </sections>

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