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11<version>2.5</version> 11<version>2.6</version>
12<date>2005-08-25</date> 12<date>2005-10-09</date>
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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>
125A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system 125A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system
126from scratch. 126from scratch.
127</p> 127</p>
128 128
129<p> 129<p>
130Starting from a stage1 allows you to have total control over the 130This approach builds core system packages that are vital to your system and is
131optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is 131used by Gentoo developers to prepare the Gentoo release media. It is a great
132initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for
133power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
134installation method for those who would like to know more about the 132installation method for those who would like to learn more about the inner
135inner workings of Gentoo Linux. 133workings of bootstrapping, toolchains and the like.
134</p>
135
136<p>
137However, if you do not plan to tweak the bootstrapping instructions in the
138<path>bootstrap.sh</path> script written by the Gentoo developers, then a
139stage1 approach has no benefits for you.
136</p> 140</p>
137 141
138<table> 142<table>
139<tr> 143<tr>
140 <th>Stage1</th> 144 <th>Stage1</th>
141 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 145 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
142</tr> 146</tr>
143<tr> 147<tr>
144 <th>+</th> 148 <th>+</th>
145 <ti> 149 <ti>
146 Allows you to have total control over the optimization settings and optional 150 Allows you to have total control over the installation routine, bootstrap
147 build-time functionality that is initially enabled on your system 151 sequence, etc.
148 </ti> 152 </ti>
149</tr>
150<tr> 153</tr>
151 <th>+</th>
152 <ti>Suitable for powerusers that know what they are doing</ti>
153</tr> 154<tr>
154<tr>
155 <th>+</th> 155 <th>+</th>
156 <ti>Allows you to learn more about the inner workings of Gentoo</ti> 156 <ti>Suitable for powerusers and developers who know what they are doing</ti>
157</tr> 157</tr>
158<tr> 158<tr>
159 <th>-</th> 159 <th>-</th>
160 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti> 160 <ti>
161 Takes a long time to finish the installation (it is the lengthiest approach)
162 </ti>
161</tr> 163</tr>
162<tr> 164<tr>
163 <th>-</th> 165 <th>-</th>
164 <ti> 166 <ti>
165 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time 167 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time
183A <e>stage2</e> is used for building the entire system from a bootstrapped 185A <e>stage2</e> is used for building the entire system from a bootstrapped
184"semi-compiled" state. 186"semi-compiled" state.
185</p> 187</p>
186 188
187<p> 189<p>
188Stage2 installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process; doing this 190When you perform a stage2 installation approach, you will build all system
189is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose 191packages (core packages, including toolchain) using your specific <c>USE</c>,
190for your particular stage2 tarball. 192<c>CFLAGS</c> and <c>CXXFLAGS</c> settings. Any package build will therefore be
193optimized to your preference.
194</p>
195
196<p>
197However, this installation takes some time and if you do not intend to change
198the <c>CFLAGS</c> and <c>CXXFLAGS</c> settings that we have defined as a "good
199default", using this approach only makes sense if your <c>USE</c> variable is
200sufficiently different from the default <c>USE</c> we provide.
191</p> 201</p>
192 202
193<table> 203<table>
194<tr> 204<tr>
195 <th>Stage2</th> 205 <th>Stage2</th>
207 <th>+</th> 217 <th>+</th>
208 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti> 218 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti>
209</tr> 219</tr>
210<tr> 220<tr>
211 <th>-</th> 221 <th>-</th>
212 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti> 222 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
213</tr> 223</tr>
214<tr> 224<tr>
215 <th>-</th> 225 <th>-</th>
216 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
217</tr>
218<tr>
219 <th>-</th>
220 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
221</tr>
222<tr>
223 <th>-</th>
224 <ti> 226 <ti>
225 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation 227 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation
226 </ti> 228 </ti>
227</tr> 229</tr>
228</table> 230</table>
233<title>A Stage3 Approach</title> 235<title>A Stage3 Approach</title>
234<body> 236<body>
235 237
236<p> 238<p>
237A <e>stage3</e> installation contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been 239A <e>stage3</e> installation contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been
238built for you. You will only need to build a few packages of which we can't 240built for you. You will only need to build a few packages (such as system
239decide for you which one to choose. 241logger, networking tools, ...) before you can boot into a base Gentoo
242installation.
240</p> 243</p>
241 244
242<p> 245<p>
243Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo 246Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
244Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization 247Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
256<tr> 259<tr>
257 <th>+</th> 260 <th>+</th>
258 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti> 261 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
259</tr> 262</tr>
260<tr> 263<tr>
261 <th>-</th> 264 <th>+</th>
262 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti> 265 <ti>
266 You can still tweak your system
267 </ti>
263</tr> 268</tr>
264</table> 269</table>
265 270
266<p> 271<p>
267You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different 272You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different
268optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to 273optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to
269recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings. 274recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings. The same goes
275for any <c>USE</c> flag changes: Portage is intelligent enough to know what
276packages need to be rebuild.
270</p> 277</p>
271 278
272</body> 279</body>
273</subsection> 280</subsection>
274</section> 281</section>
282
275<section> 283<section>
276<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title> 284<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
277<subsection> 285<subsection>
278<title>Introduction</title> 286<title>Introduction</title>
279<body> 287<body>
404set) that allows you to easily and quickly install additional applications 412set) that allows you to easily and quickly install additional applications
405(such as OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless 413(such as OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless
406Gentoo installation. 414Gentoo installation.
407</p> 415</p>
408 416
417<p>
418If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software,
419make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage-3 tarball you use.
420</p>
421
409</body> 422</body>
410</subsection> 423</subsection>
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