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9<sections> 9<sections>
10
11<abstract>
12You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install
13Gentoo using the minimal Installation CD.
14</abstract>
15
16<version>11</version>
17<date>2011-05-16</date>
18
10<section> 19<section>
11<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 20<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
12<subsection> 21<subsection>
13<title>Introduction</title> 22<title>Introduction</title>
14<body> 23<body>
15 24
16<p> 25<p>
17Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to 26Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
18successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your 27successfully install Gentoo on your box.
19architecture.
20</p> 28</p>
21 29
22</body> 30</body>
23</subsection>
24<subsection> 31</subsection>
25<title>The PPC Architecture</title> 32<subsection>
33<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
26<body> 34<body>
27 35
28<p> 36<table>
29Check the following requirements before you 37<tr>
30continue with the Gentoo installation: 38 <th>Apple NewWorld Machines</th>
39 <ti>
40 Power/PowerPC microprocessors (G3, G4, G5) such as iMac, eMac, iBook
41 PowerBook, Xserver, PowerMac
42 </ti>
43</tr>
44<tr>
45 <th>Apple OldWorld machines</th>
46 <ti>
47 Apple Machines with an Open Firmware revision less than 3, such as the Beige
48 G3s, PCI PowerMacs and PCI PowerBooks. PCI-based Apple Clones should also
49 be supported.
50 </ti>
51</tr>
52<tr>
53 <th>Genesi</th>
54 <ti>
55 Pegasos I/II, Open Desktop Workstation, Efika
56 </ti>
57</tr>
58<tr>
59 <th>IBM</th>
60 <ti>
61 RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries
62 </ti>
63</tr>
64<tr>
65 <th>Memory</th>
66 <ti>At least 64 MB</ti>
67</tr>
68<tr>
69 <th>Diskspace</th>
70 <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti>
71</tr>
72<tr>
73 <th>Swap space</th>
74 <ti>At least 256 MB</ti>
75</tr>
76</table>
77
31</p> 78<p>
32
33<ul>
34<li>
35 You need at least 2 GB of free disk space
36</li>
37<li>
38 If you do not use prebuilt packages, you need at least 300 MB of memory (RAM +
39 swap), if you do use prebuilt packages you need at least 64 MB of memory to boot the system.
40</li>
41<li>
42 For the <e>PowerPC architecture</e>, you can install Gentoo/PPC on NewWorld machines
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 eMac, the iBook, the PowerBook,
45 Xserve, PowerMac, and bPlan's Pegasos II. We also provide limited
46 support for OldWorld systems, IBM (RS/6000, iSeries, pSeries, ...) and Amiga
47 systems. Be sure to read up on the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo 79Be sure to read the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri>
48 PPC FAQ</uri> before you begin. 80for help with some common installation related issues or if you're unsure as to
49</li> 81just what's in that PowerPC machine you've got sitting on your desk right now.
50</ul> 82</p>
51 83
52</body> 84</body>
53</subsection> 85</subsection>
54</section> 86</section>
87
88<!-- START -->
55<section> 89<section>
56<title>Make your Choice</title> 90<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
57<subsection> 91<subsection>
58<title>Introduction</title> 92<title>Introduction</title>
59<body> 93<body>
60 94
61<p> 95<p>
62Still interested in trying out Gentoo? Well, then it is now time to
63choose the installation medium you want to use. Yes, you have the
64choice, no, they are not all equal, and yes, the result is always the same: a
65Gentoo base system.
66</p>
67
68<p>
69The installation media we will describe are:
70</p>
71
72<ul>
73<li>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</li>
74<li>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD</li>
75</ul>
76
77<p>
78Every single media has its advantages and disadvantages. We will list
79the pros and cons of every medium so you have all the information to
80make a justified decision. But before we continue, let's explain our
81three-stage installation.
82</p>
83
84</body>
85</subsection>
86<subsection>
87<title>The Three Stages</title>
88<body>
89
90<p>
91Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
92The one you choose depends on how much of the system you want to compile
93yourself. The <e>stage1</e> tarball is used when you want to bootstrap and
94build the entire system from scratch. The <e>stage2</e> tarball is used for
95building the entire system from a bootstrapped &quot;semi-compiled&quot; state.
96The <e>stage3</e> tarball already contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has
97been built for you. As we will explain later, you can also install
98Gentoo without compiling anything (except your kernel and some optional
99packages). If you want this, you have to use a <e>stage3</e> tarball.
100</p>
101
102<p>
103Now what stage do you have to choose?
104</p>
105
106<p>
107Starting from a <e>stage1</e> allows you to have total control over the
108optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is
109initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for
110power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
111installation method for those who would like to know more about the
112inner workings of Gentoo Linux.
113</p>
114
115<p>
116A <e>stage1</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
117Internet connection.
118</p>
119
120<table>
121<tr>
122 <th>Stage1</th>
123 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
124</tr>
125<tr>
126 <th>+</th>
127 <ti>
128 Allows you to have total control over the optimization settings and optional
129 build-time functionality that is initially enabled on your system
130 </ti>
131</tr>
132<tr>
133 <th>+</th>
134 <ti>Suitable for powerusers that know what they are doing</ti>
135</tr>
136<tr>
137 <th>+</th>
138 <ti>Allows you to learn more about the inner workings of Gentoo</ti>
139</tr>
140<tr>
141 <th>-</th>
142 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti>
143</tr>
144<tr>
145 <th>-</th>
146 <ti>
147 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is probably a waste of time
148 </ti>
149</tr>
150<tr>
151 <th>-</th>
152 <ti>
153 Not suitable for networkless installations
154 </ti>
155</tr>
156</table>
157
158<p>
159<e>Stage2</e> installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process and doing this
160is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose
161for your particular <e>stage2</e> tarball.
162</p>
163
164<p>
165A <e>stage2</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
166Internet connection.
167</p>
168
169<table>
170<tr>
171 <th>Stage2</th>
172 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
173</tr>
174<tr>
175 <th>+</th>
176 <ti>You don't need to bootstrap</ti>
177</tr>
178<tr>
179 <th>+</th>
180 <ti>Faster than starting with stage1</ti>
181</tr>
182<tr>
183 <th>+</th>
184 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti>
185</tr>
186<tr>
187 <th>-</th>
188 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti>
189</tr>
190<tr>
191 <th>-</th>
192 <ti>It's not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
193</tr>
194<tr>
195 <th>-</th>
196 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
197</tr>
198<tr>
199 <th>-</th>
200 <ti>
201 Not suitable for networkless installations
202 </ti>
203</tr>
204</table>
205
206<p>
207Choosing to go with a <e>stage3</e> allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
208Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
209settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings
210and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
211stability). <e>stage3</e> is also required if you want to install Gentoo using
212prebuilt packages or without a network connection.
213</p>
214
215<table>
216<tr>
217 <th>Stage3</th>
218 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
219</tr>
220<tr>
221 <th>+</th>
222 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
223</tr>
224<tr>
225 <th>+</th>
226 <ti>Suitable for networkless installations</ti>
227</tr>
228<tr>
229 <th>-</th>
230 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti>
231</tr>
232<tr>
233 <th>-</th>
234 <ti>You cannot brag about having used stage1 or stage2</ti>
235</tr>
236</table>
237
238<p>
239Write down (or remember) what stage you want to use. You need this later when
240you decide what LiveCD (or other installation medium) you want to use. You might
241be interested to know that, if you decide to use different optimization settings
242after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to recompile your entire system
243with the new optimization settings.
244</p>
245
246<p>
247Now take a look at the available installation media.
248</p>
249
250</body>
251</subsection>
252<subsection>
253<title>Gentoo LiveCDs</title>
254<body>
255
256<note>
257The Gentoo/PPC 2004.2 release is not official, so you will not find them on the
258mirrors. All of our self-organised mirrors are currently down. The only chance
259you can get the LiveCDs is via <uri
260link="http://torrents.gentoo.org/torrents/">BitTorrent</uri>.
261</note>
262
263<note>
264It is known that the Pegasos II will not boot the 2004.2 LiveCD. Please use the
2652004.1 LiveCD.
266</note>
267
268<p>
269The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 96The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
270self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD. 97self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
271During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 98During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
272are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 99are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
273</p> 100</p>
274 101
275<p> 102<p>
276All LiveCDs allow you to boot, setup networking, initialize your 103All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
277partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. However, some 104partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet.
278LiveCDs also contain all necessary source code so you are able to install
279Gentoo without a working network configuration.
280</p>
281
282<p> 105</p>
283Now what do these LiveCDs contain? 106
107<!--
108<impo>
109If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, or would
110like to use one of the provided installers, please use the installation
111instructions described in the <uri link="2008.0/">Gentoo 2008.0
112Handbooks</uri>.
113</impo>
114-->
115<!--
284</p> 116<p>
117The Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
118</p>
285 119
120<ul>
121 <li>
122 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable
123 CD which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and
124 continue with the Gentoo installation.
125 </li>
126 <li>
127 The Universal Installation CD contains everything you need to install
128 Gentoo. It provides stage3 files for common architectures, source code
129 for the extra applications you need to choose from and, of course, the
130 installation instructions for your architecture.
131 </li>
132</ul>
133
134<p>
135Gentoo also provides a Package CD. This is not an Installation CD but an
136additional resource that you can exploit during the installation of your Gentoo
137system. It contains prebuilt packages (also known as the GRP set) that allow
138you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such as
139OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the Gentoo installation and
140right before you update your Portage tree.
141</p>
142
143<p>
144The use of the Package CD is covered later in this document.
145</p>
146-->
286</body> 147</body>
287</subsection>
288<subsection> 148</subsection>
149<subsection>
289<title>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</title> 150<title>Gentoo Minimal Installation CD</title>
290<body> 151<body>
291 152
292<p>
293This is a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the
294system, prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. It
295does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a single stage1 file),
296source code or precompiled packages. For example the ppc variant of this
297LiveCD can be found in the <path>livecd</path> subdirectory and is called
298<c>install-ppc-minimal-2004.2.iso</c>.
299</p> 153<p>
300 154The Minimal Installation CD is called <c><keyval id="min-cd-name"/></c> and
155takes up only <keyval id="min-cd-size"/> MB of diskspace. You can use this
156Installation CD to install Gentoo, but <e>only</e> with a working Internet
157connection.
158</p>
159<!--
301<table> 160<table>
302<tr> 161<tr>
303 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th> 162 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
304 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 163 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
305</tr> 164</tr>
306<tr> 165<tr>
307 <th>+</th> 166 <th>+</th>
308 <ti>Smallest download</ti> 167 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
309</tr> 168</tr>
310<tr> 169<tr>
311 <th>+</th>
312 <ti>Suitable for a complete architecture</ti>
313</tr>
314<tr>
315 <th>+</th>
316 <ti>
317 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the
318 net
319 </ti>
320</tr>
321<tr>
322 <th>-</th> 170 <th>-</th>
323 <ti> 171 <ti>
324 Contains no stages, no portage snapshot, no GRP packages and therefore not 172 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and
325 suitable for networkless installation 173 is therefore not suitable for networkless installation
326 </ti> 174 </ti>
327</tr> 175</tr>
328</table> 176</table>
329 177-->
330</body> 178</body>
331</subsection>
332<subsection> 179</subsection>
333<title>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD</title> 180<subsection>
181<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title>
334<body> 182<body>
335 183
336<p>
337Gentoo's Universal LiveCD is a bootable CD suitable to install Gentoo without
338networking. It contains a stage1 and several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the
339individual subarchitectures). For example the ppc variant of this CD is called
340<c>install-ppc-universal-2004.2.iso</c> and can be found in the
341<path>livecd</path> subdirectory.
342</p> 184<p>
343 185A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment,
186suitable to continue the Gentoo installation using the instructions in this
187manual. Previously, the Gentoo Handbook described the installation using one of
188three stage tarballs. While Gentoo still offers stage1 and stage2 tarballs, the
189official installation method uses the stage3 tarball. If you are interested in
190performing a Gentoo installation using a stage1 or stage2 tarball, please read
191the Gentoo FAQ on <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#stage12">How do I Install Gentoo
192Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri>
344<p> 193</p>
345If you take a closer look on our mirrors, you will see 194
346that we provide <e>Gentoo Package CDs</e>. This CD (which isn't
347bootable) only contains precompiled packages and can be used to install software
348after a succesfull Gentoo Installation. To install Gentoo, you only
349need the Universal LiveCD, but if you want OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, KDE, GNOME
350etc. without having to compile every single one of them, you need the Packages
351CD too. For example the G4 (a subarchitecture of ppc) Packages CD is
352called <c>packages-g4-2004.2.iso</c> and can be found in the appropriate
353subdirectory (<path>g4/</path>).
354</p> 195<p>
355 196Stage3 tarballs can be downloaded from <path><keyval
197id="release-dir"/>current-stage3/</path> on any of the <uri
198link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">Official Gentoo Mirrors</uri> and are not provided
199on the LiveCD.
356<p> 200</p>
357You only need the Packages CD if you want to perform a stage3 with GRP
358installation.
359</p>
360
361<table>
362<tr>
363 <th>Universal LiveCD with Packages CD</th>
364 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
365</tr>
366<tr>
367 <th>+</th>
368 <ti>Packages CD is optimized to your architecture and subarchitecture</ti>
369</tr>
370<tr>
371 <th>+</th>
372 <ti>
373 Packages CD provides precompiled packages for fast Gentoo installations
374 </ti>
375</tr>
376<tr>
377 <th>+</th>
378 <ti>
379 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
380 connection.
381 </ti>
382</tr>
383<tr>
384 <th>-</th>
385 <ti>Huge download</ti>
386</tr>
387</table>
388 201
389</body> 202</body>
390</subsection> 203</subsection>
391</section> 204</section>
205
206
207<!-- STOP -->
392<section> 208<section>
393<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo LiveCD</title> 209<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
394<subsection> 210<subsection>
395<title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title> 211<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
396<body> 212<body>
397 213
398<p>
399You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD (if not, then you are reading the
400wrong section). We'll first start by downloading and burning the chosen
401LiveCD. We previously discussed the several available LiveCDs, but where can you
402find them?
403</p> 214<p>
404 215You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
216downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
217the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
405<p> 218</p>
406Visit one of our <uri 219
407link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to
408<path>releases/ppc/2004.2/livecd</path>, which is
409the path where the LiveCD(s) of your choice are located. Inside that
410directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
411which you can write on a CD-R.
412</p> 220<p>
413 221You can download any of the Installation CDs from one of our <uri
222link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located in
223the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>current-iso/</path> directory.
414<p> 224</p>
225
226<p>
227Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images which you
228can write on a CD-R.
229</p>
230
231<p>
415In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 232In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check
416check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 233its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
417<path>install-ppc-minimal-2004.2.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum 234<path><keyval id="min-cd-name"/>.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5
418with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 235checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
419link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 236link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
420</p> 237</p>
421 238
422<p> 239<p>
423As long as Mac OS X does not support <c>md5sum</c> you have to use the md5 240Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
424capability of <c>openssl</c>. Therefore type in Terminal.app: 241verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
425</p> 242<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
426
427<pre caption="md5sum with the help of openssl">
428$ <i>openssl md5 /path/to/iso</i>
429<comment>This could take some time depending of the size of the ISO and your CPU</comment>
430</pre>
431
432<p> 243</p>
433Now compare this output with the appropriate file found on the server where you 244
434downloaded the ISO (the file will end with .md5). If it is the same, the ISO 245<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
435image downloaded correctly. Be sure you have not mounted it (e.g. with Disk 246$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 2D182910</i>
436Copy) yet! 247</pre>
248
437</p> 249<p>
438 250Now verify the signature:
439<p> 251</p>
440More information are available in our <uri 252
441link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ.</uri> 253<pre caption="Verify the files">
254<comment>(Verify the cryptographic signature)</comment>
255$ <i>gpg --verify &lt;downloaded iso.DIGESTS.asc&gt;</i>
256<comment>(Verify the checksum)</comment>
257$ <i>sha1sum -c &lt;downloaded iso.DIGESTS.asc&gt;</i>
442</p> 258</pre>
443 259
444<p> 260<p>
445To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you 261To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
446do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and 262do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and
447<c>k3b</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri 263<c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri
448link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri> and the <uri 264link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
449link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ</uri>.
450</p> 265</p>
451 266
452<ul> 267<ul>
453 <li> 268 <li>
454 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace 269 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
455 <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device path) followed 270 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device
456 by the path to the ISO file :) 271 path).
457 </li> 272 </li>
458 <li> 273 <li>
459 With k3b, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then 274 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>Burn CD Image</c>. Then you can locate
460 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click 275 your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click <c>Start</c>.
461 <c>Start</c>.
462 </li> 276 </li>
463</ul> 277</ul>
464 278
465</body> 279</body>
466</subsection> 280</subsection>
467</section>
468<section> 281<subsection>
469<title>Booting the PPC LiveCD(s)</title> 282<title>Default: Booting the Installation CD with Yaboot</title>
470<subsection>
471<title>Default: Apple/IBM</title>
472<body> 283<body>
473 284
474<p>
475On NewWorld machines place the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. When
476the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the CD loads.
477</p> 285<p>
478 286On NewWorld machines place the Installation CD in the CD-ROM and reboot the
287system. When the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the
288CD loads.
479<p> 289</p>
480If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used. 290
481Instead you need to download <uri
482link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> and have a working
483MacOS installed on your system. You need to copy the <c>BootX Extension</c> from
484the unpacked archive-file into the <c>Extensions Folder</c> and make a new
485directory called <c>Linux Kernels</c> in the System Folder. In the next step you
486need to copy the <c>G3</c> kernel and the <c>initrd.img.gz</c> from the LiveCD
487into the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. Then reboot the system and wait for
488BootX to load. After BootX loaded you still have to set up a few items. In the
489options dialog you need to check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select the
490<c>initrd.img.gz</c> which you put in the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. The
491ramdisk size should be set to at least <c>32000</c>. Furthermore the kernel
492argument needs to be set to <c>rw init=/linuxrc cdroot</c>. Eventually you are
493able to boot the LiveCD when you select Linux on Startup.
494</p> 291<p>
495
496<p>
497After the LiveCD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome message and a 292After the Installation CD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome
498<e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen. 293message and a <e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen.
499</p>
500
501<p> 294</p>
502At this prompt you are able to select a kernel for the subarchitecture you use. 295
503We provide <c>G3</c>, <c>G4</c> and <c>G5</c>. All kernels are built with 296<p>
297We provide one generic kernel, <e>ppc32</e>. This kernel is built with support
504support for multiple CPUs, but they will boot on single processor machines as 298for multiple CPUs, but it will boot on single processor machines as well.
505well.
506</p>
507
508<p> 299</p>
300
301<p>
509You are also able to tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following 302You can tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following table lists
510table lists the available boot options you can add: 303some of the available boot options you can add:
511</p> 304</p>
512 305
513<table> 306<table>
514<tr> 307<tr>
515 <th>Boot Option</th> 308 <th>Boot Option</th>
517</tr> 310</tr>
518<tr> 311<tr>
519 <ti><c>video</c></ti> 312 <ti><c>video</c></ti>
520 <ti> 313 <ti>
521 This option takes one of the following vendor-specific tags: 314 This option takes one of the following vendor-specific tags:
522 <c>radeonfb</c>, <c>rivafb</c>, <c>atyfb</c>, <c>aty128</c> or 315 <c>nvidiafb</c>, <c>radeonfb</c>, <c>rivafb</c>, <c>atyfb</c>,
523 <c>ofonly</c>. You can follow this tag with the resolution and refreshrate 316 <c>aty128</c> or <c>ofonly</c>. You can follow this tag with the resolution
524 you want to use. For instance <c>video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75</c>. If you are 317 refresh rate and color depth you want to use. For instance,
525 uncertain what to choose, <c>ofonly</c> will most certainly work. 318 <c>video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75-32</c> will select the ATI Radeon frame buffer
319 at a resolution of 1280x1024 with a refresh rate of 75Hz and a color depth of
320 32 bits. If you are uncertain what to choose, and the default doesn't work,
321 <c>video=ofonly</c> will most certainly work.
526 </ti> 322 </ti>
527</tr> 323</tr>
528<tr> 324<tr>
529 <ti><c>nol3</c></ti> 325 <ti><c>nol3</c></ti>
530 <ti> 326 <ti>
531 Disables level 3 cache on some PowerBooks (needed for at least the 17&quot;) 327 Disables level 3 cache on some PowerBooks (needed for at least the 17&quot;)
532 </ti> 328 </ti>
533</tr> 329</tr>
534<tr> 330<tr>
535 <ti><c>debug</c></ti> 331 <ti><c>dofirewire</c></ti>
536 <ti>
537 Enables verbose booting, spawns an initrd shell that can be used to debug
538 the LiveCD
539 </ti> 332 <ti>
540</tr> 333 Enables support for IEEE1394 (FireWire) devices, like external harddisks.
541<tr>
542 <ti><c>sleep=X</c></ti>
543 <ti> 334 </ti>
544 Wait X seconds before continuing; this can be needed by some very old SCSI 335</tr>
545 CD-ROMs which don't speed up the CD quick enough 336<tr>
337 <ti><c>dopcmcia</c></ti>
546 </ti> 338 <ti>
547</tr> 339 If you want to use PCMCIA devices during your installation (like PCMCIA
548<tr> 340 network cards) you have to enable this option.
549 <ti><c>bootfrom=X</c></ti>
550 <ti> 341 </ti>
551 Boot from a different device 342</tr>
343<tr>
344 <ti><c>dosshd</c></ti>
345 <ti>Starts <c>sshd</c>. Useful for unattended installs.</ti>
346</tr>
347<tr>
348 <ti><c>passwd=foo</c></ti>
349 <ti>
350 Sets whatever is after the = as the root password. Use with <c>dosshd</c>
351 for remote installs.
552 </ti> 352 </ti>
553</tr> 353</tr>
554</table> 354</table>
555 355
556<p> 356<p>
557At this prompt, hit enter, and a complete Gentoo Linux environment will be 357To use the above options, at the <e>boot:</e> prompt, type <e>ppc32</e> followed
558loaded from the CD. Continue with <uri link="#booted">And When You're 358by the desired option. In the example below, we'll force the kernel to use the
559Booted...</uri>. 359Open Firmware framebuffer instead of the device specific driver.
360</p>
361
362<pre caption="Force the use of the Open Firmware framebuffer">
363boot: <i>ppc32 video=ofonly</i>
364</pre>
365
560</p> 366<p>
367If you don't need to add any options, just type ppc32 at this prompt, and a
368complete Gentoo Linux environment will be loaded from the CD. Continue with
369<uri link="#booted">And When You're Booted...</uri>.
370</p>
561 371
562</body> 372</body>
563</subsection>
564<subsection> 373</subsection>
565<title>Alternative: Pegasos</title> 374<subsection>
375<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD on a Pegasos</title>
566<body> 376<body>
567 377
568<p> 378<p>
569On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type 379On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type
570<c>boot cd /boot/pegasos root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=gcloop 380<c>boot cd /boot/menu</c>. This will open a small bootmenu where you can choose
571cdroot</c>. If you need any special boot options you can append them to the 381between several preconfigured video configs. If you need any special boot
572command-line. For instance <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos root=/dev/ram0 382options you can append them to the command-line just like with Yaboot above.
573init=/linuxrc looptype=gcloop cdroot video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>. 383For example: <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>.
384The default kernel options (in case something goes wrong and you need it) are
385preconfigured with <c>console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty0 init=/linuxrc
386looptype=squashfs loop=/image.squashfs cdroot root=/dev/ram0</c>.
574</p> 387</p>
575 388
576</body> 389</body>
390</subsection>
391
577</subsection> 392<subsection>
393<title>Alternative: Booting the Installation CD with BootX</title>
394<body>
395
396<p>
397If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used.
398The most simple solution is to use MacOS 9 or earlier to bootstrap into a Linux
399environment with a tool called BootX.
400</p>
401
402<p>
403First, download <uri link="http://penguinppc.org/bootloaders/bootx/">BootX</uri>
404and unpack the archive. Copy the the <c>BootX Extension</c> from the unpacked
405archive into <c>Extensions Folder</c> and the BootX App Control Panel into
406<c>Control Panels</c>, both of which are located in your MacOS System Folder.
407Next, create a folder called "Linux Kernels" in your System folder and copy the
408<c>ppc32</c> kernel from the CD to this folder. Finally, copy <c>ppc32.igz</c>
409from the Installation CD <path>boot</path> folder into the MacOS
410<c>System Folder</c>.
411</p>
412
413<p>
414To prepare BootX, start the BootX App Control Panel. First select the Options
415dialog and check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select <c>ppc32.igz</c> from
416your System Folder. Continue back to the initial screen and ensure that the
417ramdisk size is at least <c>32000</c>. Finally, set the kernel arguments as
418shown below:
419</p>
420
421<pre caption="BootX kernel arguments">
422cdroot root=/dev/ram0 init=linuxrc loop=image.squashfs looptype=squashfs console=tty0
423</pre>
424
425<note>
426The kernel parameters in the yaboot section above are also applicable here. You
427can append any of those options to the kernel arguments above.
428</note>
429
430<p>
431Check once more to make sure the settings are correct and then save the
432configuration. This saves typing just in case it doesn't boot or something is
433missing. Press the Linux button at the top of the window. If everything goes
434correctly, it should boot into the Installation CD. Continue with
435<uri link="#booted">And When You're Booted...</uri>
436</p>
437
438</body>
439</subsection>
440
578<subsection id="booted"> 441<subsection id="booted">
579<title>And When You're Booted...</title> 442<title>And When You're Booted...</title>
580<body> 443<body>
581 444
582<p> 445<p>
583You will be greeted by a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You can also 446You will be greeted by a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You can also
584switch to other consoles by pressing Alt-fn-F2, Alt-fn-F3 and Alt-fn-F4. Get 447switch to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get
585back to the one you started on by pressing Alt-fn-F1. 448back to the one you started on by pressing Alt-F1. Due to the keyboard layout,
449you may need to press Alt-fn-Fx on Apple machines.
586</p> 450</p>
587 451
588<p> 452<p>
589If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, use 453If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, use
590<c>loadkeys</c> to load the keymap for your keyboard. To list the available 454<c>loadkeys</c> to load the keymap for your keyboard. To list the available
591keymaps, execute <c>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</c>. Do not use the keymaps in 455keymaps, execute <c>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</c>.
592<path>ppc</path> or <path>mac</path> as they are for ADB-based OldWorld
593machines.
594</p> 456</p>
595 457
596<pre caption="Listing available keymaps"> 458<pre caption="Listing available keymaps">
597<comment>(PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. The mac/ppc keymaps provided 459<comment>(PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems.)</comment>
598 on the LiveCD are ADB keymaps and unusable with the LiveCD kernel)</comment>
599# <i>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</i> 460# <i>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</i>
600</pre> 461</pre>
601 462
602<p> 463<p>
603Now load the keymap of your choice: 464Now load the keymap of your choice:
611Now continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>. 472Now continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>.
612</p> 473</p>
613 474
614</body> 475</body>
615</subsection> 476</subsection>
616<subsection id="hardware">
617<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
618<body>
619 477
620<p>
621When the LiveCD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and
622loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the
623vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases, it may
624not auto-load the kernel modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some
625of your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules
626manually.
627</p>
628
629<p>
630In the next example we try to load the <c>8139too</c> module (support for
631certain kinds of network interfaces):
632</p>
633
634<pre caption="Loading kernel modules">
635# <i>modprobe 8139too</i>
636</pre>
637
638</body>
639</subsection> 478<subsection>
479<include href="hb-install-bootconfig.xml"/>
640<subsection> 480</subsection>
641<title>Optional: Tweaking Hard Disk Performance</title>
642<body>
643 481
644<p>
645If you are an advanced user, you might want to tweak the IDE hard disk
646performance using <c>hdparm</c>. With the <c>-tT</c> options you can
647test the performance of your disk (execute it several times to get a
648more precise impression):
649</p>
650
651<pre caption="Testing disk performance">
652# <i>hdparm -tT /dev/hda</i>
653</pre>
654
655<p>
656To tweak, you can use any of the following examples (or experiment
657yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your
658disk):
659</p>
660
661<pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance">
662<comment>Activate DMA:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i>
663<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i>
664</pre>
665
666</body>
667</subsection>
668<subsection id="useraccounts">
669<title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
670<body>
671
672<p>
673If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
674environment or you want to chat using <c>irssi</c> without root privileges (for
675security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change
676the root password.
677</p>
678
679<p>
680To change the root password, use the <c>passwd</c> utility:
681</p>
682
683<pre caption="Changing the root password">
684# <i>passwd</i>
685New password: <comment>(Enter your new password)</comment>
686Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter your password)</comment>
687</pre>
688
689<p>
690To create a user account, we first enter their credentials, followed by
691its password. We use <c>useradd</c> and <c>passwd</c> for these tasks.
692In the next example, we create a user called &quot;john&quot;.
693</p>
694
695<pre caption="Creating a user account">
696# <i>useradd john</i>
697# <i>passwd john</i>
698New password: <comment>(Enter john's password)</comment>
699Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment>
700</pre>
701
702<p>
703You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using
704<c>su</c>:
705</p>
706
707<pre caption="Changing user id">
708# <i>su john -</i>
709</pre>
710
711</body>
712</subsection>
713<subsection>
714<title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
715<body>
716
717<p>
718If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the
719installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri
720link="#useraccouts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
721go to a new terminal and log in.
722</p>
723
724<p>
725If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
726<c>links2</c> to read it:
727</p>
728
729<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
730# <i>links2 /mnt/cdrom/docs/html/index.html</i>
731</pre>
732
733<p>
734However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
735more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links2</c>
736as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
737chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
738document):
739</p>
740
741<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
742# <i>links2 http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml</i>
743</pre>
744
745<p>
746You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
747</p>
748
749</body>
750</subsection>
751<subsection>
752<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
753<body>
754
755<p>
756If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the
757Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you
758install Gentoo, or even do it for you), you need to create a user
759account for them and perhaps even provide them with your root password
760(<e>only</e> do that <e>if</e> you <b>fully trust</b> that user).
761</p>
762
763<p>
764To fire up the SSH daemon, execute the following command:
765</p>
766
767<pre caption="Starting the SSH daemon">
768# <i>/etc/init.d/sshd start</i>
769</pre>
770
771<p>
772To be able to use sshd, you first need to setup your networking. Continue with
773the chapter on <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=3">Configuring your Network</uri>.
774</p>
775
776</body>
777</subsection>
778</section> 482</section>
779</sections> 483</sections>

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