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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>
30continue with the Gentoo installation: 30continue with the Gentoo installation:
31</p> 31</p>
32 32
33<ul> 33<ul>
34<li> 34<li>
35 You need at least 1 Gb of free disk space 35 You need at least 2 GB of free disk space
36</li> 36</li>
37<li> 37<li>
38 If you do not use prebuilt packages, you need at least 300 Mb of memory (RAM + 38 If you do not use prebuilt packages, you need at least 300 MB of memory (RAM +
39 swap) 39 swap), if you do use prebuilt packages you need at least 64 MB of memory to boot the system.
40</li> 40</li>
41<li> 41<li>
42 For the <e>PowerPC architecture</e>, you can install Gentoo/PPC on machines 42 For the <e>PowerPC architecture</e>, you can install Gentoo/PPC on NewWorld machines
43 having a Power or PowerPC microprocessor, including but not limited to G3, G4 43 having a Power or PowerPC microprocessor, including but not limited to G3, G4
44 or G5 powered Apple computers such as the iMac, the iBook, the PowerBook, 44 or G5 powered Apple computers such as the iMac, the eMac, the iBook, the PowerBook,
45 Xserve, PowerMac, and bPlan's Pegasos I and II... We also provide limited 45 Xserve, PowerMac, and bPlan's Pegasos II. We also provide limited
46 support for oldworld systems, IBM (rs/6000, iSeries, zSeries, ...) and Amiga 46 support for OldWorld systems, IBM (RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries, ...) and Amiga
47 systems. Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo 47 systems. Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo
48 PPC FAQ</uri> too before you begin. 48 PPC FAQ</uri> before you begin.
49</li> 49</li>
50</ul> 50</ul>
51 51
52</body> 52</body>
53</subsection> 53</subsection>
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>
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>
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. 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>
225</subsection> 251</subsection>
226<subsection> 252<subsection>
227<title>Gentoo LiveCDs</title> 253<title>Gentoo LiveCDs</title>
228<body> 254<body>
229 255
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
230<p> 268<p>
231The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 269The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
232self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD. 270self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
233During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 271During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
234are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 272are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
235</p> 273</p>
236 274
237<p> 275<p>
238All LiveCDs allow you to boot, setup networking, initialize your 276All LiveCDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
239partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. However, some 277partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. However, some
240LiveCDs also contain all necessary source code so you are able to install 278LiveCDs also contain all necessary source code so you are able to install
241Gentoo without a working network configuration. 279Gentoo without a working network configuration.
242</p> 280</p>
243 281
254<p> 292<p>
255This is a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the 293This is a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the
256system, prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. It 294system, prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. It
257does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a single stage1 file), 295does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a single stage1 file),
258source code or precompiled packages. For example the ppc variant of this 296source code or precompiled packages. For example the ppc variant of this
259LiveCD can be found in the <path>universal</path> subdirectory and is called 297LiveCD can be found in the <path>livecd</path> subdirectory and is called
260<c>install-ppc-minimal-2004.1.iso</c>. 298<c>install-ppc-minimal-2004.2.iso</c>.
261</p> 299</p>
262 300
263<table> 301<table>
264<tr> 302<tr>
265 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th> 303 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th>
281 </ti> 319 </ti>
282</tr> 320</tr>
283<tr> 321<tr>
284 <th>-</th> 322 <th>-</th>
285 <ti> 323 <ti>
286 Contains no stages, no portage snapshot, no GRP packages and therefore not 324 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no GRP packages and therefore not
287 suitable for networkless installation 325 suitable for networkless installation
288 </ti> 326 </ti>
289</tr> 327</tr>
290</table> 328</table>
291 329
297 335
298<p> 336<p>
299Gentoo's Universal LiveCD is a bootable CD suitable to install Gentoo without 337Gentoo's Universal LiveCD is a bootable CD suitable to install Gentoo without
300networking. It contains a stage1 and several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the 338networking. It contains a stage1 and several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the
301individual subarchitectures). For example the ppc variant of this CD is called 339individual subarchitectures). For example the ppc variant of this CD is called
302<c>install-ppc-universal-2004.1.iso</c> and can be found in the 340<c>install-ppc-universal-2004.2.iso</c> and can be found in the
303<path>universal</path> subdirectory. 341<path>livecd</path> subdirectory.
304</p> 342</p>
305 343
306<p> 344<p>
307If you take a closer look on our mirrors, you will see 345If you take a closer look on our mirrors, you will see
308that we provide <e>Gentoo Package CDs</e>. This CD (which isn't 346that we provide <e>Gentoo Package CDs</e>. This CD (which isn't
309bootable) only contains precompiled packages and can be used to install software 347bootable) only contains precompiled packages and can be used to install software
310after a succesfull Gentoo Installation. To install Gentoo, you only 348after a succesfull Gentoo Installation. To install Gentoo, you only
311need the Universal LiveCD, but if you want OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, KDE, GNOME 349need the Universal LiveCD, but if you want OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, KDE, GNOME
312etc. without having to compile every single one of them, you need the Packages 350etc. without having to compile every single one of them, you need the Packages
313CD too. For example the G4 (a subarchitecture of ppc) Packages CD is 351CD too. For example the G4 (a subarchitecture of ppc) Packages CD is
314called <c>packages-g4-2004.1.iso</c> and can be found in the appropriate 352called <c>packages-g4-2004.2.iso</c> and can be found in the appropriate
315subdirectory (<path>g4/</path>). 353subdirectory (<path>g4/</path>).
354</p>
355
356<p>
357You only need the Packages CD if you want to perform a stage3 with GRP
358installation.
316</p> 359</p>
317 360
318<table> 361<table>
319<tr> 362<tr>
320 <th>Universal LiveCD with Packages CD</th> 363 <th>Universal LiveCD with Packages CD</th>
360</p> 403</p>
361 404
362<p> 405<p>
363Visit one of our <uri 406Visit one of our <uri
364link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to 407link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to
365<path>releases/ppc/2004.1/livecd/universal</path>, which is 408<path>releases/ppc/2004.2/livecd</path>, which is
366the path where the LiveCD(s) of your choice are located. Inside that 409the path where the LiveCD(s) of your choice are located. Inside that
367directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images 410directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
368which you can write on a CD-R. 411which you can write on a CD-R.
369</p> 412</p>
370 413
371<p> 414<p>
372In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 415In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
373check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 416check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
374<path>install-ppc-minimal-2004.1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum 417<path>install-ppc-minimal-2004.2.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum
375with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 418with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
376link="http://www.md5summer.org">md5summer</uri> for Windows. 419link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
420</p>
421
422<p>
423As long as Mac OS X does not support <c>md5sum</c> you have to use the md5
424capability of <c>openssl</c>. Therefore type in Terminal.app:
425</p>
426
427<pre caption="md5sum with the help of openssl">
428$ <i>openssl md5 /path/to/iso</i>
429<comment>This could take some time depending of the size of the ISO and your CPU</comment>
430</pre>
431
432<p>
433Now compare this output with the appropriate file found on the server where you
434downloaded the ISO (the file will end with .md5). If it is the same, the ISO
435image downloaded correctly. Be sure you have not mounted it (e.g. with Disk
436Copy) yet!
437</p>
438
439<p>
440More information are available in our <uri
441link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ.</uri>
377</p> 442</p>
378 443
379<p> 444<p>
380To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you 445To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
381do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss a couple of popular 446do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c>,
382tools on how to do this. 447<c>k3b</c> and the MacOS burning possibilities here; more information can
448be found in our <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri> and
449the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ</uri>.
383</p> 450</p>
384 451
385<ul> 452<ul>
386 <li>
387 With EasyCD Creator you select <c>File</c>, <c>Record CD
388 from CD image</c>. Then you change the <c>Files of type</c> to <c>ISO image
389 file</c>. Then locate the ISO file and click <c>Open</c>. When you click on
390 <c>Start recording</c> the ISO image will be burned correctly onto the CD-R.
391 </li>
392 <li>
393 With Nero Burning ROM, select <c>File</c>, <c>Burn CD image</c>. Set the
394 type of file to <c>*.*</c> and select the ISO file. Older versions of Nero
395 will tell you they don't recognize the format -- confirm here, it does
396 recognize it but doesn't know it yet :) In the next dialog, set the
397 following parameters:
398 <ul>
399 <li>Type of image: <c>Data Mode 1</c></li>
400 <li>Block size: <c>2048 bytes</c></li>
401 <li>File precursor and length of the image trailer: <c>0 bytes</c></li>
402 <li>Scrambled: <c>no</c></li>
403 <li>Swapped: <c>no</c></li>
404 </ul>
405 Now click on <c>OK</c> and then <c>Burn</c> (the CD-R)
406 </li>
407 <li> 453 <li>
408 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace 454 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace
409 <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device path) followed 455 <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device path) followed
410 by the path to the ISO file :) 456 by the path to the ISO file :)
411 </li> 457 </li>
412 <li> 458 <li>
413 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then 459 With k3b, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then
414 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click 460 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click
415 <c>Start</c>. 461 <c>Start</c>.
416 </li> 462 </li>
417 <li> 463 <li>
418 With Mac OS X Panther, launch <c>Disk Utility</c> from 464 With Mac OS X Panther, launch <c>Disk Utility</c> from
419 <path>Applications/Utilities</path>, select <c>Open</c> from the 465 <path>Applications/Utilities</path>, select <c>Open</c> from the
420 <c>Images</c> menu, select the mounted disk image in the main window and 466 <c>Images</c> menu, select the mounted disk image in the main window and
421 select <c>Burn</c> in the <c>Images</c> menu. 467 select <c>Burn</c> in the <c>Images</c> menu.
422 </li> 468 </li>
423 <li> 469 <li>
424 With Mac OS X Jaguar, launch <c>Disk Copy</c> from 470 With Mac OS X Jaguar, launch <c>Disk Copy</c> from
425 <path>Applications/Utilities</path>, select <c>Burn Image</c> from the 471 <path>Applications/Utilities</path>, select <c>Burn Image</c> from the
435<subsection> 481<subsection>
436<title>Default: Apple/IBM</title> 482<title>Default: Apple/IBM</title>
437<body> 483<body>
438 484
439<p> 485<p>
440Place the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. Hold down the 'C' key at 486On NewWorld machines place the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. When
441bootup (or run an OldWorld bootloader like BootX or quik). You will be greeted 487the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the CD loads.
442by a friendly welcome message and a <e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the 488</p>
443screen. 489
490<p>
491If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used.
492Instead you need to download <uri
493link="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
495the 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
497need to copy the <c>G3</c> kernel and the <c>initrd.img.gz</c> from the LiveCD
498into the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. Then reboot the system and wait for
499BootX to load. After BootX loaded you still have to set up a few items. In the
500options dialog you need to check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select the
501<c>initrd.img.gz</c> which you put in the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. The
502ramdisk size should be set to at least <c>32000</c>. Furthermore the kernel
503argument needs to be set to <c>rw init=/linuxrc cdroot</c>. Eventually you are
504able to boot the LiveCD when you select Linux on Startup.
505</p>
506
507<p>
508After 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.
444</p> 510</p>
445 511
446<p> 512<p>
447At this prompt you are able to select a kernel for the subarchitecture you use. 513At this prompt you are able to select a kernel for the subarchitecture you use.
448We provide <c>G3</c>, <c>G3-SMP</c>, <c>G4</c>, <c>G4-SMP</c>, <c>G5</c>, 514We provide <c>G3</c>, <c>G4</c> and <c>G5</c>. All kernels are built with
449<c>G5-SMP</c> and <c>G</c>. The various <c>-SMP</c> kernels are needed if your 515support for multiple CPUs, but they will boot on single processor machines as
450system has multiple CPUs. 516well.
451</p> 517</p>
452 518
453<p> 519<p>
454You are also able to tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following 520You are also able to tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following
455table lists the available boot options you can add: 521table lists the available boot options you can add:
471 </ti> 537 </ti>
472</tr> 538</tr>
473<tr> 539<tr>
474 <ti><c>nol3</c></ti> 540 <ti><c>nol3</c></ti>
475 <ti> 541 <ti>
476 Disables level 3 cache on some powerbooks (needed for at least the 17'') 542 Disables level 3 cache on some PowerBooks (needed for at least the 17&quot;)
477 </ti> 543 </ti>
478</tr> 544</tr>
479<tr> 545<tr>
480 <ti><c>debug</c></ti> 546 <ti><c>debug</c></ti>
481 <ti> 547 <ti>
531</p> 597</p>
532 598
533<p> 599<p>
534If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, use 600If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, use
535<c>loadkeys</c> to load the keymap for your keyboard. To list the available 601<c>loadkeys</c> to load the keymap for your keyboard. To list the available
536keymaps, execute <c>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</c>. 602keymaps, execute <c>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</c>. Do not use the keymaps in
603<path>ppc</path> or <path>mac</path> as they are for ADB-based OldWorld
604machines.
537</p> 605</p>
538 606
539<pre caption="Listing available keymaps"> 607<pre caption="Listing available keymaps">
540<comment>(PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. The mac/ppc keymaps provided 608<comment>(PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. The mac/ppc keymaps provided
541 on the LiveCD are ADB keymaps and unusable with the LiveCD kernel)</comment> 609 on the LiveCD are ADB keymaps and unusable with the LiveCD kernel)</comment>
559<subsection id="hardware"> 627<subsection id="hardware">
560<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title> 628<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
561<body> 629<body>
562 630
563<p> 631<p>
564When the Live CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and 632When the LiveCD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and
565loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the 633loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the
566vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases (the 634vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases, it may
567SPARC LiveCDs don't even do autodetection), it may not auto-load the kernel 635not auto-load the kernel modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some
568modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some of your system's
569hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules manually. 636of your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules
637manually.
570</p> 638</p>
571 639
572<p> 640<p>
573In the next example we try to load the <c>8139too</c> module (support for 641In the next example we try to load the <c>8139too</c> module (support for
574certain kinds of network interfaces): 642certain kinds of network interfaces):
606<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i> 674<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i>
607</pre> 675</pre>
608 676
609</body> 677</body>
610</subsection> 678</subsection>
611<subsection> 679<subsection id="useraccounts">
612<title>Optional: User Accounts</title> 680<title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
613<body> 681<body>
614 682
615<p> 683<p>
616If you plan on giving other people access to your installation 684If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
634its password. We use <c>useradd</c> and <c>passwd</c> for these tasks. 702its password. We use <c>useradd</c> and <c>passwd</c> for these tasks.
635In the next example, we create a user called &quot;john&quot;. 703In the next example, we create a user called &quot;john&quot;.
636</p> 704</p>
637 705
638<pre caption="Creating a user account"> 706<pre caption="Creating a user account">
639# <i>useradd john</i> 707# <i>useradd -m -G users john</i>
640# <i>passwd john</i> 708# <i>passwd john</i>
641New password: <comment>(Enter john's password)</comment> 709New password: <comment>(Enter john's password)</comment>
642Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment> 710Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment>
643</pre> 711</pre>
644 712
646You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using 714You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using
647<c>su</c>: 715<c>su</c>:
648</p> 716</p>
649 717
650<pre caption="Changing user id"> 718<pre caption="Changing user id">
651# <i>su john -</i> 719# <i>su - john</i>
720</pre>
721
722</body>
723</subsection>
724<subsection>
725<title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
726<body>
727
728<p>
729If 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
731link="#useraccouts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
732go to a new terminal and log in.
652</pre> 733</p>
734
735<p>
736If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
737<c>links2</c> to read it:
738</p>
739
740<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
741# <i>links2 /mnt/cdrom/docs/html/index.html</i>
742</pre>
743
744<p>
745However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
746more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links2</c>
747as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
748chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
749document):
750</p>
751
752<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
753# <i>links2 http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml</i>
754</pre>
755
756<p>
757You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
758</p>
653 759
654</body> 760</body>
655</subsection> 761</subsection>
656<subsection> 762<subsection>
657<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title> 763<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
672<pre caption="Starting the SSH daemon"> 778<pre caption="Starting the SSH daemon">
673# <i>/etc/init.d/sshd start</i> 779# <i>/etc/init.d/sshd start</i>
674</pre> 780</pre>
675 781
676<p> 782<p>
677To be able to use sshd, you first need to setup your networking. Continue with 783To be able to use sshd, you first need to set up your networking. Continue with
678the chapter on <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=3">Configuring your Network</uri>. 784the chapter on <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=3">Configuring your Network</uri>.
679</p> 785</p>
680 786
681</body> 787</body>
682</subsection> 788</subsection>

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