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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.1</version> 11<version>2.10</version>
12<date>2005-04-10</date> 12<date>2006-07-25</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>
28<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 28<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
29<body> 29<body>
30 30
31<table> 31<table>
32<tr> 32<tr>
33 <th>NewWorld machines</th> 33 <th>Apple NewWorld Machines</th>
34 <ti> 34 <ti>
35 Power/PowerPC microprocessors (G3, G4, G5) such as iMac, eMac, iBook 35 Power/PowerPC microprocessors (G3, G4, G5) such as iMac, eMac, iBook
36 PowerBook, Xserver, PowerMac, Genesi's Pegasos II 36 PowerBook, Xserver, PowerMac
37 </ti>
38</tr>
39<tr>
40 <th>OldWorld machines</th>
41 <ti> 37 </ti>
42 Limited support for IBM (RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries) and Amiga systems 38</tr>
39<tr>
40 <th>Apple OldWorld machines</th>
41 <ti>
42 Apple Machines with an OpenFirmware revision less than 3, such as the Beige
43 G3s, PCI PowerMacs and PCI PowerBooks. PCI based Apple Clones should also
44 be supported.
45 </ti>
46</tr>
47<tr>
48 <th>Genesi's Pegasos</th>
49 <ti>
50 Pegasos I/II, Open Desktop Workstation
51 </ti>
52</tr>
53<tr>
54 <th>IBM</th>
55 <ti>
56 RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries
43 </ti> 57 </ti>
44</tr> 58</tr>
45<tr> 59<tr>
46 <th>Memory</th> 60 <th>Memory</th>
47 <ti>At least 64 MB</ti> 61 <ti>At least 64 MB</ti>
55 <ti>At least 256 MB</ti> 69 <ti>At least 256 MB</ti>
56</tr> 70</tr>
57</table> 71</table>
58 72
59<p> 73<p>
60Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo 74Be sure to read the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri>
61PPC FAQ</uri> before you begin. 75for help with some common installation related issues or if you're unsure as to
76just what's in that PowerPC machine you've got sitting on your desk right now.
62</p> 77</p>
63 78
64</body> 79</body>
65</subsection> 80</subsection>
66</section> 81</section>
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69<section>
70<title>The Gentoo Installation Approaches</title>
71<subsection>
72<title>Introduction</title>
73<body>
74
75<p>
76Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
77A stage file is a tarball (compressed archive) that contains a minimal
78environment.
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>
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
104</body>
105</subsection>
106<subsection>
107<title>A Stage1 Approach</title>
108<body>
109
110<p>
111A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system
112from scratch.
113</p>
114
115<p>
116Starting from a stage1 allows you to have total control over the
117optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is
118initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for
119power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
120installation method for those who would like to know more about the
121inner 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<tr>
155 <th>-</th>
156 <ti>
157 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation
158 </ti>
159</tr>
160</table>
161
162</body>
163</subsection>
164<subsection>
165<title>A Stage2 Approach</title>
166<body>
167
168<p>
169A <e>stage2</e> is used for building the entire system from a bootstrapped
170"semi-compiled" state.
171</p>
172
173<p>
174Stage2 installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process; doing this
175is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose
176for your particular stage2 tarball.
177</p>
178
179<table>
180<tr>
181 <th>Stage2</th>
182 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
183</tr>
184<tr>
185 <th>+</th>
186 <ti>You don't need to bootstrap</ti>
187</tr>
188<tr>
189 <th>+</th>
190 <ti>Faster than starting with stage1</ti>
191</tr>
192<tr>
193 <th>+</th>
194 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti>
195</tr>
196<tr>
197 <th>-</th>
198 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti>
199</tr>
200<tr>
201 <th>-</th>
202 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
203</tr>
204<tr>
205 <th>-</th>
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>
213</tr>
214</table>
215
216</body>
217</subsection>
218<subsection>
219<title>A Stage3 Approach</title>
220<body>
221
222<p>
223A <e>stage3</e> installation contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been
224built for you. You will only need to build a few packages of which we can't
225decide for you which one to choose.
226</p>
227
228<p>
229Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
230Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
231settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings
232and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
233stability). Stage3 is also required if you want to install Gentoo using
234prebuilt packages or without a network connection.
235</p>
236
237<table>
238<tr>
239 <th>Stage3</th>
240 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
241</tr>
242<tr>
243 <th>+</th>
244 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
245</tr>
246<tr>
247 <th>-</th>
248 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti>
249</tr>
250</table>
251
252<p>
253You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different
254optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to
255recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings.
256</p>
257
258</body>
259</subsection>
260</section>
261<section> 84<section>
262<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title> 85<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
263<subsection> 86<subsection>
264<title>Introduction</title> 87<title>Introduction</title>
265<body> 88<body>
280</p> 103</p>
281 104
282<p> 105<p>
283If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 106If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
284the installation instructions described in the <uri 107the installation instructions described in the <uri
285link="2005.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.0 Handbooks</uri>. 108link="2006.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2006.0 Handbooks</uri>.
286</p> 109</p>
287 110
288<p> 111<p>
289The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are: 112The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
290</p> 113</p>
295 CD which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and 118 CD which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and
296 continue with the Gentoo installation. 119 continue with the Gentoo installation.
297 </li> 120 </li>
298 <li> 121 <li>
299 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same 122 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same
300 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains a 123 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains
301 stage1 and several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual 124 several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
302 subarchitectures).
303 </li> 125 </li>
304</ul> 126</ul>
305 127
306<p> 128<p>
307To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the 129To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
313<subsection> 135<subsection>
314<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title> 136<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
315<body> 137<body>
316 138
317<p> 139<p>
318The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-minimal-2005.0.iso</c> and 140The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-minimal-2006.0.iso</c> and
319takes up only 52 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to install 141takes up only 52 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to install
320Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only. 142Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
321</p> 143</p>
322 144
323<table> 145<table>
328<tr> 150<tr>
329 <th>+</th> 151 <th>+</th>
330 <ti>Smallest download</ti> 152 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
331</tr> 153</tr>
332<tr> 154<tr>
333 <th>+</th>
334 <ti>
335 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the
336 net
337 </ti>
338</tr>
339<tr>
340 <th>-</th> 155 <th>-</th>
341 <ti> 156 <ti>
342 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is 157 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
343 therefore not suitable for networkless installation 158 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
344 </ti> 159 </ti>
345</tr> 160</tr>
346</table> 161</table>
347 162
350<subsection> 165<subsection>
351<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title> 166<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
352<body> 167<body>
353 168
354<p> 169<p>
355The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-universal-2005.0.iso</c> 170The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-ppc-universal-2006.0.iso</c>
356and consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this Installation 171and consumes about 578 MB on a CD. You can use this Installation CD to install
357CD to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a 172Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet
358working internet connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another 173connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one
359PC than the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :) 174you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
360</p> 175</p>
361 176
362<table> 177<table>
363<tr> 178<tr>
364 <th>Universal Installation CD</th> 179 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
382<subsection> 197<subsection>
383<title>Other CDs</title> 198<title>Other CDs</title>
384<body> 199<body>
385 200
386<p> 201<p>
387You might find a so-called <e>Package CD</e> on one of our mirrors. This CD is 202You might find a <e>Package CD</e> on one of our mirrors. This CD is not an
388no Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a 203Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
389networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (the so-called GRP 204networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (also known as the GRP
390set) that allows you to easily and quickly install additional applications 205set) that allow you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such
391(such as OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless 206as OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless Gentoo
392Gentoo installation. 207installation.
208</p>
209
210<p>
211If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software,
212make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage3 tarball you use.
213</p>
214
215</body>
216</subsection>
217<subsection>
218<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title>
219<body>
220
221<p>
222A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment, suitable
223to continue the Gentoo installation using the instructions in this manual.
224Previously, the Gentoo Handbook described the installation using one of three
225stage tarballs. While Gentoo still offers stage1 and stage2 tarballs, the
226official installation method uses the stage3 tarball. If you are interested in
227performing a Gentoo installation using a stage1 or stage2 tarball, please read
228the Gentoo FAQ on <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#stage12">How do I Install Gentoo
229Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri>
393</p> 230</p>
394 231
395</body> 232</body>
396</subsection> 233</subsection>
397</section> 234</section>
409</p> 246</p>
410 247
411<p> 248<p>
412You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages 249You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages
413CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 250CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
414Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc/2005.0/installcd</path> 251Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc/2006.0/ppc32/installcd</path>
415directory. 252directory.
416</p> 253</p>
417 254
418<p> 255<p>
419Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images 256Inside that directory you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which you
420which you can write on a CD-R. 257can write on a CD-R.
421</p> 258</p>
422 259
423<p> 260<p>
424In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 261In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
425check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 262check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
426<path>install-ppc-minimal-2005.0.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum 263<path>install-ppc-minimal-2006.0.iso.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum
427with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 264with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or
428link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. How 265<uri link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. If
429to verify MD5 checksums with Mac OS X is described in the <uri 266<c>md5sum</c> is not available on Mac OS X, see the
430link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml#doc_chap1">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri>. 267<uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml#doc_chap1">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri> for help.
431</p> 268</p>
432 269
433<p> 270<p>
434Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to 271Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
435verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with 272verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
436<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 273<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
437</p> 274</p>
438 275
439<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 276<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
440$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i> 277$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 17072058</i>
441</pre> 278</pre>
442 279
443<p> 280<p>
444Now verify the signature: 281Now verify the signature:
445</p> 282</p>
484After the Installation CD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome 321After the Installation CD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome
485message and a <e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen. 322message and a <e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen.
486</p> 323</p>
487 324
488<p> 325<p>
489At this prompt you are able to select a kernel for the subarchitecture you use. 326We provide one generic kernel, <e>ppc32</e>. This kernel is built with support
490We provide <c>G3</c>, <c>G4</c> and <c>G5</c>. All kernels are built with
491support for multiple CPUs, but they will boot on single processor machines as 327for multiple CPUs, but it will boot on single processor machines as well.
492well.
493</p>
494
495<p> 328</p>
329
330<p>
496You are also able to tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following 331You can tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following table lists
497table lists some of the available boot options you can add: 332some of the available boot options you can add:
498</p> 333</p>
499 334
500<table> 335<table>
501<tr> 336<tr>
502 <th>Boot Option</th> 337 <th>Boot Option</th>
504</tr> 339</tr>
505<tr> 340<tr>
506 <ti><c>video</c></ti> 341 <ti><c>video</c></ti>
507 <ti> 342 <ti>
508 This option takes one of the following vendor-specific tags: 343 This option takes one of the following vendor-specific tags:
509 <c>radeonfb</c>, <c>rivafb</c>, <c>atyfb</c>, <c>aty128</c> or 344 <c>nvidiafb</c>, <c>radeonfb</c>, <c>rivafb</c>, <c>atyfb</c>,
510 <c>ofonly</c>. You can follow this tag with the resolution and refreshrate 345 <c>aty128</c> or <c>ofonly</c>. You can follow this tag with the resolution
511 you want to use. For instance <c>video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75</c>. If you are 346 refresh rate and color depth you want to use. For instance,
512 uncertain what to choose, <c>ofonly</c> will most certainly work. 347 <c>video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75-32</c> will select the ATI Radeon frame buffer
348 at a resolution of 1280x1024 with a refresh rate of 75Hz and a color depth of
349 32 bits. If you are uncertain what to choose, and the default doesn't work,
350 <c>video=ofonly</c> will most certainly work.
513 </ti> 351 </ti>
514</tr> 352</tr>
515<tr> 353<tr>
516 <ti><c>nol3</c></ti> 354 <ti><c>nol3</c></ti>
517 <ti> 355 <ti>
532 </ti> 370 </ti>
533</tr> 371</tr>
534</table> 372</table>
535 373
536<p> 374<p>
537At this prompt, hit enter, and a complete Gentoo Linux environment will be 375To use the above options, at the <e>boot:</e> prompt, type <e>ppc32</e> followed
538loaded from the CD. Continue with <uri link="#booted">And When You're 376by the desired option. In the example below, we'll force the kernel to use the
539Booted...</uri>. 377OpenFirmware framebuffer instead of the device specific driver.
378</p>
379
380<pre caption="Force the use of the OpenFirmware framebuffer">
381boot: <i>ppc32 video=ofonly</i>
382</pre>
383
384<p>
385If you don't need to add any options, just hit enter at this prompt, and a
386complete Gentoo Linux environment will be loaded from the CD. Continue with
387<uri link="#booted">And When You're Booted...</uri>.
540</p> 388</p>
541 389
542</body> 390</body>
543</subsection> 391</subsection>
544<subsection> 392<subsection>
547 395
548<p> 396<p>
549On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type 397On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type
550<c>boot cd /boot/menu</c>. This will open a small bootmenu where you can choose 398<c>boot cd /boot/menu</c>. This will open a small bootmenu where you can choose
551between several preconfigured video configs. If you need any special boot 399between several preconfigured video configs. If you need any special boot
552options you can append them to the command-line. For instance <c>boot cd 400options you can append them to the command-line just like with Yaboot above.
553/boot/pegasos video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>. The complete list of 401For example: <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>.
554kernel appends (in case something goes wrong and you need it) is preconfigured 402The default kernel options (in case something goes wrong and you need it) are
555in the kernel with <c>console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0 init=/linuxrc 403preconfigured with <c>console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0 init=/linuxrc
556looptype=squashfs loop=/livecd.squashfs udev nodevfs cdroot root=/dev/ram0</c>. 404looptype=squashfs loop=/image.squashfs udev nodevfs cdroot root=/dev/ram0</c>.
557</p> 405</p>
558 406
559</body> 407</body>
560</subsection> 408</subsection>
561 409
563<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD with BootX</title> 411<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD with BootX</title>
564<body> 412<body>
565 413
566<p> 414<p>
567If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used. 415If 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 416The most simple solution is to use MacOS 9 or earlier to bootstrap into a Linux
569with a tool called BootX. Boot floppies are being prepared for Macs without 417environment with a tool called BootX.
570MacOS, but they are not available at this time.
571</p> 418</p>
419
572<p> 420<p>
573First, download <uri link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> 421First, download <uri link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri>
574and unpack the archive. Copy the the <c>BootX Extension</c> from the unpacked 422and 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 423archive 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. 424<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 425Next, 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> 426<c>ppc32</c> kernel from the CD to this folder. Finally, copy <c>ppc32.igz</c>
579from the Installation CD <path>boot</path> folder into the MacOS 427from the Installation CD <path>boot</path> folder into the MacOS
580<c>System Folder</c>. 428<c>System Folder</c>.
581</p> 429</p>
430
582<p> 431<p>
583To prepare BootX, start the BootX App Control Panel. First select the Options 432To 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 433dialog and check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select <c>ppc32.igz</c> from
585your System Folder. Continue back to the initial screen and ensure that the 434your 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 435ramdisk size is at least <c>32000</c>. Finally, set the kernel arguments as
587shown below: 436shown below:
588</p> 437</p>
589 438
590<pre caption="BootX kernel arguments"> 439<pre caption="BootX kernel arguments">
591cdroot root=/dev/ram0 init=linuxrc loop=livecd.squashfs looptype=squashfs console=tty0 nodevfs udev 440cdroot root=/dev/ram0 init=linuxrc loop=image.squashfs looptype=squashfs console=tty0 nodevfs udev
592</pre> 441</pre>
442
593<note> 443<note>
594The kernel parameters in the yaboot section above are also applicable here. 444The kernel parameters in the yaboot section above are also applicable here. You
445can append any of those options to the kernel arguments above.
595</note> 446</note>
447
596<p> 448<p>
597Check once more to make sure the settings are correct and then save the 449Check 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 450configuration. 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 451missing. Press the Linux button at the top of the window. If everything goes
452correctly, it should boot into the Installation CD. Continue with
600LiveCD and continue with <uri link="#booted">And When You're Booted...</uri> 453<uri link="#booted">And When You're Booted...</uri>
601</p> 454</p>
455
602</body> 456</body>
603</subsection> 457</subsection>
604 458
605<subsection id="booted"> 459<subsection id="booted">
606<title>And When You're Booted...</title> 460<title>And When You're Booted...</title>
607<body> 461<body>
608 462
609<p> 463<p>
610You will be greeted by a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You can also 464You will be greeted by a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You can also
611switch to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get 465switch to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get
612back to the one you started on by pressing Alt-F1. Probably you have to hit 466back to the one you started on by pressing Alt-F1. Due to the keyboard layout,
613Alt-fn-Fx on Apple machines. 467you may need to press Alt-fn-Fx on Apple machines.
614</p> 468</p>
615 469
616<p> 470<p>
617If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, use 471If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, use
618<c>loadkeys</c> to load the keymap for your keyboard. To list the available 472<c>loadkeys</c> to load the keymap for your keyboard. To list the available
652vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases, it may 506vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases, it may
653not auto-load the kernel modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some 507not auto-load the kernel modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some
654of your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules 508of your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules
655manually. 509manually.
656</p> 510</p>
657 511
658<p> 512<p>
659In the next example we try to load the <c>airport</c> module. This module 513In the next example we try to load the <c>airport</c> module. This module
660supports only the old Airport cards (b-net). AirportExtreme is currently not 514supports only the old Airport cards (802.11b). Airport Extreme (802.11g) is not
661supported under Linux: 515supported on the InstallCD due to restrictions on firmware distribution.
662</p> 516</p>
663 517
664<pre caption="Loading kernel modules"> 518<pre caption="Loading the airport module">
665# <i>modprobe airport</i> 519# <i>modprobe airport</i>
520</pre>
521
522<p>
523On older iMacs, sometimes the network card is not detected properly. These use
524the BMAC driver:
525</p>
526
527<pre caption="Loading the bmac module">
528# <i>modprobe bmac</i>
666</pre> 529</pre>
667 530
668</body> 531</body>
669</subsection> 532</subsection>
670<subsection> 533<subsection>
751go to a new terminal and log in. 614go to a new terminal and log in.
752</p> 615</p>
753 616
754<p> 617<p>
755If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run 618If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
756<c>links2</c> to read it: 619<c>links</c> to read it:
757</p> 620</p>
758 621
759<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation"> 622<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
760# <i>links2 /mnt/cdrom/docs/html/index.html</i> 623# <i>links /mnt/cdrom/docs/handbook/html/index.html</i>
761</pre> 624</pre>
762 625
763<p> 626<p>
764However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be 627However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
765more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links2</c> 628more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links</c>
766as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e> 629as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
767chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the 630chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
768document): 631document):
769</p> 632</p>
770 633
771<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation"> 634<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
772# <i>links2 http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml</i> 635# <i>links http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml</i>
773</pre> 636</pre>
774 637
775<p> 638<p>
776You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>. 639You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
777</p> 640</p>

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