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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>1.31</version> 11<version>1.33</version>
12<date>November 4, 2004</date> 12<date>2005-02-14</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. This of course depends on your 22successfully install Gentoo on your box.
23architecture.
24</p> 23</p>
25 24
26</body> 25</body>
27</subsection>
28<subsection> 26</subsection>
29<title>The PPC Architecture</title> 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, bPlan's Pegasos II
37 </ti>
38</tr>
39<tr>
40 <th>OldWorld machines</th>
41 <ti>
42 Limited suport for IBM (RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries) and Amiga systems
43 </ti>
44</tr>
45<tr>
46 <th>Memory</th>
47 <ti>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>
60Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo
61PPC FAQ</uri> before you begin.
62</p>
63
30<body> 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>
31 74
32<p> 75<p>
33Check the following requirements before you 76Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
34continue with the Gentoo installation: 77A stage file is a tarball (compressed archive) that contains a minimal
78environment.
35</p> 79</p>
36 80
37<ul> 81<ul>
38<li> 82 <li>
39 You need at least 2 GB of free disk space 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.
40</li> 86 </li>
41<li> 87 <li>
42 If you do not use prebuilt packages, you need at least 300 MB of memory (RAM + 88 A stage2 file contains a so-called bootstrapped system, a minimal
43 swap), if you do use prebuilt packages you need at least 64 MB of memory to boot the system. 89 environment from which one can start building all other necessary
90 applications that make a Gentoo environment complete.
44</li> 91 </li>
45<li> 92 <li>
46 For the <e>PowerPC architecture</e>, you can install Gentoo/PPC on NewWorld machines 93 A stage3 file contains a prebuilt minimal system which is almost fully
47 having a Power or PowerPC microprocessor, including but not limited to G3, G4 94 deployable. It only lacks a few applications where you, the Gentoo user,
48 or G5 powered Apple computers such as the iMac, the eMac, the iBook, the PowerBook, 95 needs to choose which one you want to install.
49 Xserve, PowerMac, and bPlan's Pegasos II. We also provide limited
50 support for OldWorld systems, IBM (RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries, ...) and Amiga
51 systems. Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo
52 PPC FAQ</uri> before you begin.
53</li> 96 </li>
54</ul> 97</ul>
55 98
99<p>
100To help you decide what stage file you want to use, we have written down the
101major advantages and disadvantages of each stage file.
102</p>
103
56</body> 104</body>
57</subsection>
58</section>
59<section>
60<title>Make your Choice</title>
61<subsection> 105</subsection>
62<title>Introduction</title>
63<body>
64
65<p>
66Still interested in trying out Gentoo? Well, then it is now time to
67choose the installation medium you want to use. Yes, you have the
68choice, no, they are not all equal, and yes, the result is always the same: a
69Gentoo base system.
70</p>
71
72<p>
73The installation media we will describe are:
74</p>
75
76<ul>
77<li>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</li>
78<li>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD</li>
79</ul>
80
81<p>
82Every single media has its advantages and disadvantages. We will list
83the pros and cons of every medium so you have all the information to
84make a justified decision. But before we continue, let's explain our
85three-stage installation.
86</p>
87
88</body>
89</subsection> 106<subsection>
90<subsection> 107<title>A Stage1 Approach</title>
91<title>The Three Stages</title>
92<body> 108<body>
93 109
94<p>
95Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
96The one you choose depends on how much of the system you want to compile
97yourself. The <e>stage1</e> tarball is used when you want to bootstrap and
98build the entire system from scratch. The <e>stage2</e> tarball is used for
99building the entire system from a bootstrapped &quot;semi-compiled&quot; state.
100The <e>stage3</e> tarball already contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has
101been built for you. As we will explain later, you can also install
102Gentoo without compiling anything (except your kernel and some optional
103packages). If you want this, you have to use a <e>stage3</e> tarball.
104</p> 110<p>
105 111A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system
112from scratch.
106<p> 113</p>
107Now what stage do you have to choose? 114
108</p> 115<p>
109
110<p>
111Starting from a <e>stage1</e> allows you to have total control over the 116Starting from a stage1 allows you to have total control over the
112optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is 117optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is
113initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for 118initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for
114power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great 119power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
115installation method for those who would like to know more about the 120installation method for those who would like to know more about the
116inner workings of Gentoo Linux. 121inner workings of Gentoo Linux.
117</p> 122</p>
118 123
119<p>
120A <e>stage1</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
121Internet connection.
122</p>
123
124<table> 124<table>
125<tr> 125<tr>
126 <th>Stage1</th> 126 <th>Stage1</th>
127 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 127 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
128</tr> 128</tr>
146 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti> 146 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti>
147</tr> 147</tr>
148<tr> 148<tr>
149 <th>-</th> 149 <th>-</th>
150 <ti> 150 <ti>
151 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is probably a waste of time 151 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time
152 </ti>
153</tr>
154<tr>
155 <th>-</th>
156 <ti>
157 Not suitable for networkless installations
158 </ti> 152 </ti>
159</tr> 153</tr>
160</table> 154</table>
161 155
156</body>
157</subsection>
158<subsection>
159<title>A Stage2 Approach</title>
160<body>
161
162<p>
163A <e>stage2</e> is used for building the entire system from a bootstrapped
164"semi-compiled" state.
162<p> 165</p>
166
167<p>
163<e>Stage2</e> installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process and doing this 168Stage2 installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process; doing this
164is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose 169is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose
165for your particular <e>stage2</e> tarball. 170for your particular stage2 tarball.
166</p>
167
168<p>
169A <e>stage2</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
170Internet connection.
171</p> 171</p>
172 172
173<table> 173<table>
174<tr> 174<tr>
175 <th>Stage2</th> 175 <th>Stage2</th>
191 <th>-</th> 191 <th>-</th>
192 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti> 192 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti>
193</tr> 193</tr>
194<tr> 194<tr>
195 <th>-</th> 195 <th>-</th>
196 <ti>It's not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti> 196 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
197</tr> 197</tr>
198<tr> 198<tr>
199 <th>-</th> 199 <th>-</th>
200 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti> 200 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
201</tr> 201</tr>
202<tr>
203 <th>-</th>
204 <ti>
205 Not suitable for networkless installations
206 </ti>
207</tr>
208</table> 202</table>
209 203
204</body>
205</subsection>
206<subsection>
207<title>A Stage3 Approach</title>
208<body>
209
210<p>
211A <e>stage3</e> installation contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been
212built for you. You will only need to build a few packages of which we can't
213decide for you which one to choose.
210<p> 214</p>
215
216<p>
211Choosing to go with a <e>stage3</e> allows for the fastest install of Gentoo 217Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
212Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization 218Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
213settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings 219settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings
214and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining 220and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
215stability). <e>stage3</e> is also required if you want to install Gentoo using 221stability). Stage3 is also required if you want to install Gentoo using
216prebuilt packages or without a network connection. 222prebuilt packages or without a network connection.
217</p> 223</p>
218 224
219<table> 225<table>
220<tr> 226<tr>
224<tr> 230<tr>
225 <th>+</th> 231 <th>+</th>
226 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti> 232 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
227</tr> 233</tr>
228<tr> 234<tr>
229 <th>+</th>
230 <ti>Suitable for networkless installations</ti>
231</tr>
232<tr>
233 <th>-</th> 235 <th>-</th>
234 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti> 236 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti>
235</tr> 237</tr>
236<tr>
237 <th>-</th>
238 <ti>You cannot brag about having used stage1 or stage2</ti>
239</tr>
240</table> 238</table>
241 239
242<p> 240<p>
243Write down (or remember) what stage you want to use. You need this later when
244you decide what LiveCD (or other installation medium) you want to use. You might
245be interested to know that, if you decide to use different optimization settings 241You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different
246after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to recompile your entire system 242optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to
247with the new optimization settings. 243recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings.
248</p>
249
250<p> 244</p>
251Now take a look at the available installation media.
252</p>
253 245
254</body> 246</body>
255</subsection>
256<subsection> 247</subsection>
248</section>
249<section>
257<title>Gentoo LiveCDs</title> 250<title>The Gentoo LiveCDs</title>
251<subsection>
252<title>Introduction</title>
258<body> 253<body>
259
260<note>
261The Gentoo/PPC 2004.2 release is not official, so you will not find them on the
262mirrors. All of our self-organised mirrors are currently down. The only chance
263you can get the LiveCDs is via <uri
264link="http://torrents.gentoo.org/torrents/">BitTorrent</uri>.
265</note>
266
267<note>
268It is known that the Pegasos II will not boot the 2004.2 LiveCD. Please use the
2692004.1 LiveCD.
270</note>
271 254
272<p> 255<p>
273The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 256The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
274self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD. 257self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
275During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 258During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
276are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 259are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
277</p> 260</p>
278 261
279<p> 262<p>
280All LiveCDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 263All LiveCDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
281partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. However, some 264partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
282LiveCDs also contain all necessary source code so you are able to install 265two LiveCDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long as you're
283Gentoo without a working network configuration. 266planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the latest version
284</p> 267of the available packages.
285
286<p> 268</p>
287Now what do these LiveCDs contain? 269
270<p>
271If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
272the installation instructions described in the <uri
273link="2004.3/index.xml">Gentoo 2004.3 Handbooks</uri>.
274</p>
275
276<p>
277The two LiveCDs that we currently provide are:
278</p>
279
280<ul>
281 <li>
282 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> LiveCD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which
283 sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and continue with
284 the Gentoo installation.
285 </li>
286 <li>
287 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> LiveCD, a bootable CD with the same abilities as
288 the Minimal LiveCD. Additionally, it contains a stage1 and several stage3
289 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
290 </li>
291</ul>
292
293<p>
294To help you decide which LiveCD you need, we have written down the major
295advantages and disadvantages of each LiveCD.
288</p> 296</p>
289 297
290</body> 298</body>
291</subsection> 299</subsection>
292<subsection> 300<subsection>
293<title>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</title> 301<title>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</title>
294<body> 302<body>
295 303
296<p> 304<p>
297This is a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the 305The Minimal LiveCD is called <c>install-ppc-minimal-2004.3.iso</c> and
298system, prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. It 306takes up only 52 MB of diskspace. You can use this LiveCD to install Gentoo,
299does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a single stage1 file), 307but always with a working Internet connection only.
300source code or precompiled packages. For example the ppc variant of this
301LiveCD can be found in the <path>livecd</path> subdirectory and is called
302<c>install-ppc-minimal-2004.2.iso</c>.
303</p> 308</p>
304 309
305<table> 310<table>
306<tr> 311<tr>
307 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th> 312 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th>
311 <th>+</th> 316 <th>+</th>
312 <ti>Smallest download</ti> 317 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
313</tr> 318</tr>
314<tr> 319<tr>
315 <th>+</th> 320 <th>+</th>
316 <ti>Suitable for a complete architecture</ti>
317</tr>
318<tr>
319 <th>+</th>
320 <ti> 321 <ti>
321 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the 322 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the
322 net 323 net
323 </ti> 324 </ti>
324</tr> 325</tr>
325<tr> 326<tr>
326 <th>-</th> 327 <th>-</th>
327 <ti> 328 <ti>
328 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no GRP packages and therefore not 329 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
329 suitable for networkless installation 330 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
330 </ti> 331 </ti>
331</tr> 332</tr>
332</table> 333</table>
333 334
334</body> 335</body>
336<subsection> 337<subsection>
337<title>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD</title> 338<title>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD</title>
338<body> 339<body>
339 340
340<p> 341<p>
341Gentoo's Universal LiveCD is a bootable CD suitable to install Gentoo without 342The Universal LiveCD is called <c>install-ppc-universal-2004.3.iso</c> and
342networking. It contains a stage1 and several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the 343consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this LiveCD to install
343individual subarchitectures). For example the ppc variant of this CD is called 344Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet
344<c>install-ppc-universal-2004.2.iso</c> and can be found in the 345connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one you
345<path>livecd</path> subdirectory. 346are currently installing Gentoo on :)
346</p>
347
348<p>
349If you take a closer look on our mirrors, you will see
350that we provide <e>Gentoo Package CDs</e>. This CD (which isn't
351bootable) only contains precompiled packages and can be used to install software
352after a succesfull Gentoo Installation. To install Gentoo, you only
353need the Universal LiveCD, but if you want OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, KDE, GNOME
354etc. without having to compile every single one of them, you need the Packages
355CD too. For example the G4 (a subarchitecture of ppc) Packages CD is
356called <c>packages-g4-2004.2.iso</c> and can be found in the appropriate
357subdirectory (<path>g4/</path>).
358</p>
359
360<p>
361You only need the Packages CD if you want to perform a stage3 with GRP
362installation.
363</p> 347</p>
364 348
365<table> 349<table>
366<tr> 350<tr>
367 <th>Universal LiveCD with Packages CD</th> 351 <th>Universal LiveCD</th>
368 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 352 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
369</tr>
370<tr>
371 <th>+</th>
372 <ti>Packages CD is optimized to your architecture and subarchitecture</ti>
373</tr>
374<tr>
375 <th>+</th>
376 <ti>
377 Packages CD provides precompiled packages for fast Gentoo installations
378 </ti>
379</tr> 353</tr>
380<tr> 354<tr>
381 <th>+</th> 355 <th>+</th>
382 <ti> 356 <ti>
383 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network 357 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
390</tr> 364</tr>
391</table> 365</table>
392 366
393</body> 367</body>
394</subsection> 368</subsection>
369<subsection>
370<title>Other CDs</title>
371<body>
372
373<p>
374You might find a so-called <e>Package CD</e> on one of our mirrors. This CD is
375no LiveCD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a networkless
376installation. It contains prebuilt packages (the so-called GRP set) that allows
377you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such as
378OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless Gentoo
379installation.
380</p>
381
382</body>
383</subsection>
395</section> 384</section>
385<!-- STOP -->
396<section> 386<section>
397<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo LiveCD</title> 387<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo LiveCD</title>
398<subsection> 388<subsection>
399<title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title> 389<title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title>
400<body> 390<body>
401 391
402<p> 392<p>
403You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD (if not, then you are reading the 393You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD. We'll first start by downloading and
404wrong section). We'll first start by downloading and burning the chosen 394burning the chosen LiveCD. We previously discussed the several available
405LiveCD. We previously discussed the several available LiveCDs, but where can you 395LiveCDs, but where can you find them?
406find them?
407</p>
408
409<p> 396</p>
410Visit one of our <uri 397
411link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to 398<p>
412<path>releases/ppc/2004.2/livecd</path>, which is 399You can download any of the LiveCDs (and, if you want to, a Packages CD as
413the path where the LiveCD(s) of your choice are located. Inside that 400well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
401LiveCDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc/2004.3/livecd</path> directory.
402</p>
403
404<p>
414directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images 405Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
415which you can write on a CD-R. 406which you can write on a CD-R.
416</p> 407</p>
417 408
418<p> 409<p>
419In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 410In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
420check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 411check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
421<path>install-ppc-minimal-2004.2.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum 412<path>install-ppc-minimal-2004.3.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum
422with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 413with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
423link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 414link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
424</p> 415</p>
425 416
426<p> 417<p>
427As long as Mac OS X does not support <c>md5sum</c> you have to use the md5 418Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
428capability of <c>openssl</c>. Therefore type in Terminal.app: 419verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
429</p> 420<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
430
431<pre caption="md5sum with the help of openssl">
432$ <i>openssl md5 /path/to/iso</i>
433<comment>This could take some time depending of the size of the ISO and your CPU</comment>
434</pre>
435
436<p> 421</p>
437Now compare this output with the appropriate file found on the server where you 422
438downloaded the ISO (the file will end with .md5). If it is the same, the ISO 423<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
439image downloaded correctly. Be sure you have not mounted it (e.g. with Disk 424$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i>
440Copy) yet! 425</pre>
426
441</p> 427<p>
442 428Now verify the signature:
443<p> 429</p>
444More information are available in our <uri 430
445link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ.</uri> 431<pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature">
432$ <i>gpg --verify &lt;signature file&gt; &lt;downloaded iso&gt;</i>
446</p> 433</pre>
447 434
448<p> 435<p>
449To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you 436To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
450do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c>, 437do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and
451<c>k3b</c> and the MacOS burning possibilities here; more information can 438<c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri
452be found in our <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri> and 439link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
453the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ</uri>.
454</p> 440</p>
455 441
456<ul> 442<ul>
457 <li> 443 <li>
458 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace 444 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
459 <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device path) followed 445 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's
460 by the path to the ISO file :) 446 device path).
461 </li> 447 </li>
462 <li> 448 <li>
463 With k3b, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then 449 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then
464 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click 450 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click
465 <c>Start</c>. 451 <c>Start</c>.
466 </li> 452 </li>
467 <li>
468 With Mac OS X Panther, launch <c>Disk Utility</c> from
469 <path>Applications/Utilities</path>, select <c>Open</c> from the
470 <c>Images</c> menu, select the mounted disk image in the main window and
471 select <c>Burn</c> in the <c>Images</c> menu.
472 </li>
473 <li>
474 With Mac OS X Jaguar, launch <c>Disk Copy</c> from
475 <path>Applications/Utilities</path>, select <c>Burn Image</c> from the
476 <c>File</c> menu, select the ISO and click the <c>Burn</c> button.
477 </li>
478</ul> 453</ul>
479 454
480</body> 455</body>
481</subsection> 456</subsection>
482</section>
483<section> 457<subsection>
484<title>Booting the PPC LiveCD(s)</title> 458<title>Default: Booting the LiveCD on a Apple/IBM</title>
485<subsection>
486<title>Default: Apple/IBM</title>
487<body> 459<body>
488 460
489<p> 461<p>
490On NewWorld machines place the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. When 462On NewWorld machines place the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. When
491the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the CD loads. 463the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the CD loads.
496Instead you need to download <uri 468Instead you need to download <uri
497link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> and have a working 469link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> and have a working
498MacOS installed on your system. You need to copy the <c>BootX Extension</c> from 470MacOS installed on your system. You need to copy the <c>BootX Extension</c> from
499the unpacked archive-file into the <c>Extensions Folder</c> and make a new 471the unpacked archive-file into the <c>Extensions Folder</c> and make a new
500directory called <c>Linux Kernels</c> in the System Folder. In the next step you 472directory called <c>Linux Kernels</c> in the System Folder. In the next step you
501need to copy the <c>G3</c> kernel and the <c>initrd.img.gz</c> from the LiveCD 473need to copy the files <c>G3G4kernel</c> and <c>initrd.img.gz</c> from the
502into the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. Then reboot the system and wait for 474LiveCD <path>boot</path> folder into the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. Then
503BootX to load. After BootX loaded you still have to set up a few items. In the 475reboot the system and wait for BootX to load. After BootX loaded you still have
504options dialog you need to check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select the 476to set up a few items. In the options dialog you need to check <c>Use Specified
505<c>initrd.img.gz</c> which you put in the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. The 477RAM Disk</c> and select the <c>initrd.img.gz</c> which you put in the <c>Linux
506ramdisk size should be set to at least <c>32000</c>. Furthermore the kernel 478Kernels</c> directory. The ramdisk size should be set to at least <c>32000</c>.
507argument needs to be set to <c>rw init=/linuxrc cdroot</c>. Eventually you are 479Furthermore the kernel argument needs to be set to <c>rw init=/linuxrc
508able to boot the LiveCD when you select Linux on Startup. 480cdroot</c>. Eventually you are able to boot the LiveCD when you select Linux on
481Startup.
509</p> 482</p>
510 483
511<p> 484<p>
512After the LiveCD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome message and a 485After the LiveCD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome message and a
513<e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen. 486<e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen.
575</p> 548</p>
576 549
577</body> 550</body>
578</subsection> 551</subsection>
579<subsection> 552<subsection>
580<title>Alternative: Pegasos</title> 553<title>Alternative: Booting the LiveCD on a Pegasos</title>
581<body> 554<body>
582 555
583<p> 556<p>
584On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type 557On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type
585<c>boot cd /boot/pegasos root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=gcloop
586cdroot</c>. If you need any special boot options you can append them to the 558<c>boot cd /boot/pegasos</c>. If you need any special boot options you can append them to the
587command-line. For instance <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos root=/dev/ram0 559command-line. For instance <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>.
588init=/linuxrc looptype=gcloop cdroot video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>.
589</p> 560</p>
590 561
591</body> 562</body>
592</subsection> 563</subsection>
593<subsection id="booted"> 564<subsection id="booted">
640of your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules 611of your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules
641manually. 612manually.
642</p> 613</p>
643 614
644<p> 615<p>
645In the next example we try to load the <c>8139too</c> module (support for 616In the next example we try to load the <c>airport</c> module (support for
646certain kinds of network interfaces): 617certain kinds of network interfaces):
647</p> 618</p>
648 619
649<pre caption="Loading kernel modules"> 620<pre caption="Loading kernel modules">
650# <i>modprobe 8139too</i> 621# <i>modprobe airport</i>
651</pre> 622</pre>
652 623
653</body> 624</body>
654</subsection> 625</subsection>
655<subsection> 626<subsection>

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