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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.00</version> 11<version>2.1</version>
12<date>2005-03-28</date> 12<date>2005-04-10</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>
149 <th>-</th> 149 <th>-</th>
150 <ti> 150 <ti>
151 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time 151 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time
152 </ti> 152 </ti>
153</tr> 153</tr>
154<tr>
155 <th>-</th>
156 <ti>
157 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation
158 </ti>
159</tr>
154</table> 160</table>
155 161
156</body> 162</body>
157</subsection> 163</subsection>
158<subsection> 164<subsection>
196 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti> 202 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
197</tr> 203</tr>
198<tr> 204<tr>
199 <th>-</th> 205 <th>-</th>
200 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti> 206 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
207</tr>
208<tr>
209 <th>-</th>
210 <ti>
211 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation
212 </ti>
201</tr> 213</tr>
202</table> 214</table>
203 215
204</body> 216</body>
205</subsection> 217</subsection>
457</ul> 469</ul>
458 470
459</body> 471</body>
460</subsection> 472</subsection>
461<subsection> 473<subsection>
462<title>Default: Booting the Installation CD on a Apple/IBM</title> 474<title>Default: Booting the Installation CD with Yaboot</title>
463<body> 475<body>
464 476
465<p> 477<p>
466On NewWorld machines place the Installation CD in the CD-ROM and reboot the 478On NewWorld machines place the Installation CD in the CD-ROM and reboot the
467system. When the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the 479system. When the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the
468CD loads. 480CD loads.
469</p>
470
471<p>
472If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used.
473Instead you need to download <uri
474link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> and have a working
475MacOS installed on your system. You need to copy the <c>BootX Extension</c> from
476the unpacked archive-file into the <c>Extensions Folder</c> and make a new
477directory called <c>Linux Kernels</c> in the System Folder. In the next step you
478need to copy the files <c>G3G4kernel</c> and <c>initrd.img.gz</c> from the
479Installation CD <path>boot</path> folder into the <c>Linux Kernels</c>
480directory. Then reboot the system and wait for BootX to load. After BootX
481loaded you still have to set up a few items. In the options dialog you need
482to check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select the <c>initrd.img.gz</c>
483which you put in the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. The ramdisk size should
484be set to at least <c>32000</c>. Furthermore the kernel argument needs to be
485set to <c>rw init=/linuxrc cdroot</c>. Eventually you are able to boot the
486Installation CD when you select Linux on Startup.
487</p> 481</p>
488 482
489<p> 483<p>
490After the Installation CD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome 484After the Installation CD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome
491message and a <e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen. 485message and a <e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen.
562looptype=squashfs loop=/livecd.squashfs udev nodevfs cdroot root=/dev/ram0</c>. 556looptype=squashfs loop=/livecd.squashfs udev nodevfs cdroot root=/dev/ram0</c>.
563</p> 557</p>
564 558
565</body> 559</body>
566</subsection> 560</subsection>
561
562<subsection>
563<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD with BootX</title>
564<body>
565
566<p>
567If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used.
568The most simple solution is to use MacOS to bootstrap into a Linux environment
569with a tool called BootX. Boot floppies are being prepared for Macs without
570MacOS, but they are not available at this time.
571</p>
572<p>
573First, download <uri link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri>
574and unpack the archive. Copy the the <c>BootX Extension</c> from the unpacked
575archive into <c>Extensions Folder</c> and the BootX App Control Panel into
576<c>Control Panels</c>, both of which are located in your MacOS System Folder.
577Next, create a folder called "Linux Kernels" in your System folder and copy the
578<c>G3G4</c> kernel from the CD to this folder. Finally, copy <c>G3G4.igz</c>
579from the Installation CD <path>boot</path> folder into the MacOS
580<c>System Folder</c>.
581</p>
582<p>
583To prepare BootX, start the BootX App Control Panel. First select the Options
584dialog and check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select <c>G3G4.igz</c> from
585your System Folder. Continue back to the initial screen and ensure that the
586ramdisk size is at least <c>32000</c>. Finally, set the kernel arguments as
587shown below:
588</p>
589
590<pre caption="BootX kernel arguments">
591cdroot root=/dev/ram0 init=linuxrc loop=livecd.squashfs looptype=squashfs console=tty0 nodevfs udev
592</pre>
593<note>
594The kernel parameters in the yaboot section above are also applicable here.
595</note>
596<p>
597Check once more to make sure the settings are correct and then save the
598configuration. This saves typing just in case it doesn't boot or something is
599missing. Press the Linux button at the top of the window to boot into the
600LiveCD and continue with <uri link="#booted">And When You're Booted...</uri>
601</p>
602</body>
603</subsection>
604
567<subsection id="booted"> 605<subsection id="booted">
568<title>And When You're Booted...</title> 606<title>And When You're Booted...</title>
569<body> 607<body>
570 608
571<p> 609<p>

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