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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>
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 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 iBook, the PowerBook,
45 Xserve, PowerMac, ... We also provide limited support for oldworld systems, 45 Xserve, PowerMac, and bPlan's Pegasos I and II... We also provide limited
46 IBM (rs/6000, iSeries, zSeries, ...), Amiga and Pegasos systems. 46 support for oldworld systems, IBM (rs/6000, iSeries, zSeries, ...) and Amiga
47 Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo PPC 47 systems. Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo
48 FAQ</uri> too before you begin. 48 PPC FAQ</uri> too before you begin.
49</li> 49</li>
50</ul> 50</ul>
51 51
52</body> 52</body>
53</subsection> 53</subsection>
255This is a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the 255This 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 256system, prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. It
257does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a single stage1 file), 257does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a single stage1 file),
258source code or precompiled packages. For example the ppc variant of this 258source code or precompiled packages. For example the ppc variant of this
259LiveCD can be found in the <path>universal</path> subdirectory and is called 259LiveCD can be found in the <path>universal</path> subdirectory and is called
260<c>install-ppc-minimal-2004.0.iso</c>. 260<c>install-ppc-minimal-2004.1.iso</c>.
261</p> 261</p>
262 262
263<table> 263<table>
264<tr> 264<tr>
265 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th> 265 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th>
297 297
298<p> 298<p>
299Gentoo's Universal LiveCD is a bootable CD suitable to install Gentoo without 299Gentoo's Universal LiveCD is a bootable CD suitable to install Gentoo without
300networking. It contains a stage1 and several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the 300networking. It contains a stage1 and several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the
301individual subarchitectures). For example the ppc variant of this CD is called 301individual subarchitectures). For example the ppc variant of this CD is called
302<c>install-ppc-universal-2004.0.iso</c> and can be found in the 302<c>install-ppc-universal-2004.1.iso</c> and can be found in the
303<path>universal</path> subdirectory. 303<path>universal</path> subdirectory.
304</p> 304</p>
305 305
306<p> 306<p>
307If you take a closer look into our <path>livecd</path> directory you will see 307If you take a closer look on our mirrors, you will see
308that some architectures provide <e>Gentoo Package CDs</e>. This CD (which isn't 308that we provide <e>Gentoo Package CDs</e>. This CD (which isn't
309bootable) only contains precompiled packages and can be used to install software 309bootable) only contains precompiled packages and can be used to install software
310after a succesfull Gentoo Installation. To install Gentoo, you only 310after a succesfull Gentoo Installation. To install Gentoo, you only
311need the Universal LiveCD, but if you want OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, KDE, GNOME 311need 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 312etc. 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 313CD too. For example the G4 (a subarchitecture of ppc) Packages CD is
314called <c>packages-g4-2004.0.iso</c> and can be found in the appropriate 314called <c>packages-g4-2004.1.iso</c> and can be found in the appropriate
315subdirectory (<path>g4/</path>). 315subdirectory (<path>g4/</path>).
316</p> 316</p>
317 317
318<table> 318<table>
319<tr> 319<tr>
360</p> 360</p>
361 361
362<p> 362<p>
363Visit one of our <uri 363Visit one of our <uri
364link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to 364link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to
365<path>releases/ppc/2004.0/livecd/universal</path>, which is 365<path>releases/ppc/2004.1/livecd/universal</path>, which is
366the path where the LiveCD(s) of your choice are located. Inside that 366the 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 367directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
368which you can write on a CD-R. 368which you can write on a CD-R.
369</p> 369</p>
370 370
371<p> 371<p>
372In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 372In 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 373check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
374<path>install-ppc-minimal-2004.0.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum 374<path>install-ppc-minimal-2004.1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum
375with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 375with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
376link="http://www.md5summer.org">md5summer</uri> for Windows. 376link="http://www.md5summer.org">md5summer</uri> for Windows.
377</p> 377</p>
378 378
379<p> 379<p>
427 </li> 427 </li>
428</ul> 428</ul>
429 429
430</body> 430</body>
431</subsection> 431</subsection>
432</section>
432<subsection> 433<section>
433<title>Booting the PPC LiveCD(s)</title> 434<title>Booting the PPC LiveCD(s)</title>
435<subsection>
436<title>Default: Apple/IBM</title>
434<body> 437<body>
435 438
436<p> 439<p>
437Place the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. Hold down the 'C' key at 440Place the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. Hold down the 'C' key at
438bootup (or run an OldWorld bootloader like BootX or quik). You will be greeted 441bootup (or run an OldWorld bootloader like BootX or quik). You will be greeted
440screen. 443screen.
441</p> 444</p>
442 445
443<p> 446<p>
444At this prompt you are able to select a kernel for the subarchitecture you use. 447At this prompt you are able to select a kernel for the subarchitecture you use.
445We provide <c>G3</c>, <c>G3-SMP</c>, <c>G4</c>, <c>G4-SMP</c>, <c>G5</c> and 448We provide <c>G3</c>, <c>G3-SMP</c>, <c>G4</c>, <c>G4-SMP</c>, <c>G5</c>,
446<c>G5-SMP</c>. The various <c>-SMP</c> kernels are needed if your system has 449<c>G5-SMP</c> and <c>G</c>. The various <c>-SMP</c> kernels are needed if your
447multiple CPUs. 450system has multiple CPUs.
448</p> 451</p>
449 452
450<p> 453<p>
451You are also able to tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following 454You are also able to tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following
452table lists the available boot options you can add: 455table lists the available boot options you can add:
478 <ti> 481 <ti>
479 Enables verbose booting, spawns an initrd shell that can be used to debug 482 Enables verbose booting, spawns an initrd shell that can be used to debug
480 the LiveCD 483 the LiveCD
481 </ti> 484 </ti>
482</tr> 485</tr>
486<tr>
487 <ti><c>sleep=X</c></ti>
488 <ti>
489 Wait X seconds before continuing; this can be needed by some very old SCSI
490 CD-ROMs which don't speed up the CD quick enough
491 </ti>
492</tr>
493<tr>
494 <ti><c>bootfrom=X</c></ti>
495 <ti>
496 Boot from a different device
497 </ti>
498</tr>
483</table> 499</table>
484 500
485<p> 501<p>
486At this prompt, hit enter, and a complete Gentoo Linux environment will be 502At this prompt, hit enter, and a complete Gentoo Linux environment will be
487loaded from the CD. If you experience problems booting, choose the <c>-safe</c> 503loaded from the CD. Continue with <uri link="#booted">And When You're
488option at boot. The safe option passes the following extra arguments to the 504Booted...</uri>.
489kernel: <c>append="video=ofonly nol3 init=/linuxrc"</c>.
490</p>
491
492<p> 505</p>
493When the LiveCD is booted, you will be greeted with a login prompt. Log on as 506
494<c>root</c> (you don't need to enter a password). 507</body>
508</subsection>
509<subsection>
510<title>Alternative: Pegasos</title>
511<body>
512
495</p> 513<p>
496 514On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type
497<pre caption="Logging on onto the LiveCD"> 515<c>boot cd /boot/pegasos</c>. If you need any special boot options you can
498login: <i>root</i> 516append them to the command-line. For instance <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos
499</pre> 517video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>.
500
501<p> 518</p>
502You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch 519
520</body>
521</subsection>
522<subsection id="booted">
523<title>And When You're Booted...</title>
524<body>
525
526<p>
527You will be greeted by a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You can also
503to other consoles by pressing Alt-fn-F2, Alt-fn-F3 and Alt-fn-F4. Get back to 528switch to other consoles by pressing Alt-fn-F2, Alt-fn-F3 and Alt-fn-F4. Get
504the one you started on by pressing Alt-fn-F1. 529back to the one you started on by pressing Alt-fn-F1.
505</p> 530</p>
506 531
507<p> 532<p>
508If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, use 533If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, use
509<c>loadkeys</c> to load the keymap for your keyboard. To list the available 534<c>loadkeys</c> to load the keymap for your keyboard. To list the available
519<p> 544<p>
520Now load the keymap of your choice: 545Now load the keymap of your choice:
521</p> 546</p>
522 547
523<pre caption="Loading a keymap"> 548<pre caption="Loading a keymap">
524# <i>loadkeys be2-latin1</i> 549# <i>loadkeys be-latin1</i>
525</pre> 550</pre>
526 551
527<p> 552<p>
528Now continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>. 553Now continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>.
529</p> 554</p>
550 575
551<pre caption="Loading kernel modules"> 576<pre caption="Loading kernel modules">
552# <i>modprobe 8139too</i> 577# <i>modprobe 8139too</i>
553</pre> 578</pre>
554 579
555<p>
556For instance, some PPC users might want to load <c>airport</c> or
557<c>sungem</c> (10/100 Mbit for most powerbooks). Thermal management for G5 is
558supported through the <c>therm_pm72</c> module.
559</p>
560
561</body> 580</body>
562</subsection> 581</subsection>
563<subsection> 582<subsection>
564<title>Optional: Tweaking Hard Disk Performance</title> 583<title>Optional: Tweaking Hard Disk Performance</title>
565<body> 584<body>

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