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9<sections> 9<sections>
10
11<version>1.31</version>
12<date>2004-11-04</date>
13
10<section> 14<section>
11<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 15<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
12<subsection> 16<subsection>
13<title>Introduction</title> 17<title>Introduction</title>
14<body> 18<body>
251</subsection> 255</subsection>
252<subsection> 256<subsection>
253<title>Gentoo LiveCDs</title> 257<title>Gentoo LiveCDs</title>
254<body> 258<body>
255 259
256<note>
257The Gentoo/PPC 2004.2 release is not official, so you will not find them on the
258mirrors. All of our self-organised mirrors are currently down. The only chance
259you can get the LiveCDs is via <uri
260link="http://torrents.gentoo.org/torrents/">BitTorrent</uri>.
261</note>
262
263<note>
264It is known that the Pegasos II will not boot the 2004.2 LiveCD. Please use the
2652004.1 LiveCD.
266</note>
267
268<p> 260<p>
269The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 261The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
270self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD. 262self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
271During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 263During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
272are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 264are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
293This is a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the 285This is a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the
294system, prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. It 286system, prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. It
295does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a single stage1 file), 287does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a single stage1 file),
296source code or precompiled packages. For example the ppc variant of this 288source code or precompiled packages. For example the ppc variant of this
297LiveCD can be found in the <path>livecd</path> subdirectory and is called 289LiveCD can be found in the <path>livecd</path> subdirectory and is called
298<c>install-ppc-minimal-2004.2.iso</c>. 290<c>install-ppc-minimal-2004.3.iso</c>.
299</p> 291</p>
300 292
301<table> 293<table>
302<tr> 294<tr>
303 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th> 295 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th>
335 327
336<p> 328<p>
337Gentoo's Universal LiveCD is a bootable CD suitable to install Gentoo without 329Gentoo's Universal LiveCD is a bootable CD suitable to install Gentoo without
338networking. It contains a stage1 and several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the 330networking. It contains a stage1 and several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the
339individual subarchitectures). For example the ppc variant of this CD is called 331individual subarchitectures). For example the ppc variant of this CD is called
340<c>install-ppc-universal-2004.2.iso</c> and can be found in the 332<c>install-ppc-universal-2004.3.iso</c> and can be found in the
341<path>livecd</path> subdirectory. 333<path>livecd</path> subdirectory.
342</p> 334</p>
343 335
344<p> 336<p>
345If you take a closer look on our mirrors, you will see 337If you take a closer look on our mirrors, you will see
347bootable) only contains precompiled packages and can be used to install software 339bootable) only contains precompiled packages and can be used to install software
348after a succesfull Gentoo Installation. To install Gentoo, you only 340after a succesfull Gentoo Installation. To install Gentoo, you only
349need the Universal LiveCD, but if you want OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, KDE, GNOME 341need the Universal LiveCD, but if you want OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, KDE, GNOME
350etc. without having to compile every single one of them, you need the Packages 342etc. without having to compile every single one of them, you need the Packages
351CD too. For example the G4 (a subarchitecture of ppc) Packages CD is 343CD too. For example the G4 (a subarchitecture of ppc) Packages CD is
352called <c>packages-g4-2004.2.iso</c> and can be found in the appropriate 344called <c>packages-g4-2004.3.iso</c> and can be found in the appropriate
353subdirectory (<path>g4/</path>). 345subdirectory (<path>g4/</path>).
354</p> 346</p>
355 347
356<p> 348<p>
357You only need the Packages CD if you want to perform a stage3 with GRP 349You only need the Packages CD if you want to perform a stage3 with GRP
403</p> 395</p>
404 396
405<p> 397<p>
406Visit one of our <uri 398Visit one of our <uri
407link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to 399link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to
408<path>releases/ppc/2004.2/livecd</path>, which is 400<path>releases/ppc/2004.3/livecd</path>, which is
409the path where the LiveCD(s) of your choice are located. Inside that 401the path where the LiveCD(s) of your choice are located. Inside that
410directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images 402directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
411which you can write on a CD-R. 403which you can write on a CD-R.
412</p> 404</p>
413 405
414<p> 406<p>
415In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 407In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
416check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 408check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
417<path>install-ppc-minimal-2004.2.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum 409<path>install-ppc-minimal-2004.3.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum
418with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 410with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
419link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 411link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
420</p> 412</p>
421 413
422<p> 414<p>
436Copy) yet! 428Copy) yet!
437</p> 429</p>
438 430
439<p> 431<p>
440More information are available in our <uri 432More information are available in our <uri
441link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ.</uri> 433link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ</uri>.
442</p> 434</p>
443 435
444<p> 436<p>
445To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you 437To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
446do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c>, 438do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c>,
447<c>k3b</c> and the MacOS burning possibilities here; more information can 439<c>k3b</c> and the MacOS burning possibilities here; more information can be
448be found in our <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri> and 440found in our <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri> and the
449the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ</uri>. 441<uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ</uri>.
450</p> 442</p>
451 443
452<ul> 444<ul>
453 <li> 445 <li>
454 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace 446 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace
492Instead you need to download <uri 484Instead you need to download <uri
493link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> and have a working 485link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> and have a working
494MacOS installed on your system. You need to copy the <c>BootX Extension</c> from 486MacOS installed on your system. You need to copy the <c>BootX Extension</c> from
495the unpacked archive-file into the <c>Extensions Folder</c> and make a new 487the unpacked archive-file into the <c>Extensions Folder</c> and make a new
496directory called <c>Linux Kernels</c> in the System Folder. In the next step you 488directory called <c>Linux Kernels</c> in the System Folder. In the next step you
497need to copy the <c>G3</c> kernel and the <c>initrd.img.gz</c> from the LiveCD 489need to copy the files <c>G3G4kernel</c> and <c>initrd.img.gz</c> from the
498into the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. Then reboot the system and wait for 490LiveCD <path>boot</path> folder into the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. Then
499BootX to load. After BootX loaded you still have to set up a few items. In the 491reboot the system and wait for BootX to load. After BootX loaded you still have
500options dialog you need to check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select the 492to set up a few items. In the options dialog you need to check <c>Use Specified
501<c>initrd.img.gz</c> which you put in the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. The 493RAM Disk</c> and select the <c>initrd.img.gz</c> which you put in the <c>Linux
502ramdisk size should be set to at least <c>32000</c>. Furthermore the kernel 494Kernels</c> directory. The ramdisk size should be set to at least <c>32000</c>.
503argument needs to be set to <c>rw init=/linuxrc cdroot</c>. Eventually you are 495Furthermore the kernel argument needs to be set to <c>rw init=/linuxrc
504able to boot the LiveCD when you select Linux on Startup. 496cdroot</c>. Eventually you are able to boot the LiveCD when you select Linux on
497Startup.
505</p> 498</p>
506 499
507<p> 500<p>
508After the LiveCD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome message and a 501After the LiveCD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome message and a
509<e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen. 502<e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen.
576<title>Alternative: Pegasos</title> 569<title>Alternative: Pegasos</title>
577<body> 570<body>
578 571
579<p> 572<p>
580On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type 573On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type
581<c>boot cd /boot/pegasos root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=gcloop
582cdroot</c>. If you need any special boot options you can append them to the 574<c>boot cd /boot/pegasos</c>. If you need any special boot options you can append them to the
583command-line. For instance <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos root=/dev/ram0 575command-line. For instance <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>.
584init=/linuxrc looptype=gcloop cdroot video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>.
585</p> 576</p>
586 577
587</body> 578</body>
588</subsection> 579</subsection>
589<subsection id="booted"> 580<subsection id="booted">
636of your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules 627of your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules
637manually. 628manually.
638</p> 629</p>
639 630
640<p> 631<p>
641In the next example we try to load the <c>8139too</c> module (support for 632In the next example we try to load the <c>airport</c> module (support for
642certain kinds of network interfaces): 633certain kinds of network interfaces):
643</p> 634</p>
644 635
645<pre caption="Loading kernel modules"> 636<pre caption="Loading kernel modules">
646# <i>modprobe 8139too</i> 637# <i>modprobe airport</i>
647</pre> 638</pre>
648 639
649</body> 640</body>
650</subsection> 641</subsection>
651<subsection> 642<subsection>
726<body> 717<body>
727 718
728<p> 719<p>
729If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the 720If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the
730installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri 721installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri
731link="#useraccouts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to 722link="#useraccounts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
732go to a new terminal and log in. 723go to a new terminal and log in.
733</p> 724</p>
734 725
735<p> 726<p>
736If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run 727If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run

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