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9 <sections>
10 <section>
11 <title>Hardware Requirements</title>
12 <subsection>
13 <title>Introduction</title>
14 <body>
15
16 <p>
17 Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
18 successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your
19 architecture.
20 </p>
21
22 </body>
23 </subsection>
24 <subsection>
25 <title>The PPC Architecture</title>
26 <body>
27
28 <p>
29 Check the following requirements before you
30 continue with the Gentoo installation:
31 </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
48 PPC FAQ</uri> before you begin.
49 </li>
50 </ul>
51
52 </body>
53 </subsection>
54 </section>
55 <section>
56 <title>Make your Choice</title>
57 <subsection>
58 <title>Introduction</title>
59 <body>
60
61 <p>
62 Still interested in trying out Gentoo? Well, then it is now time to
63 choose the installation medium you want to use. Yes, you have the
64 choice, no, they are not all equal, and yes, the result is always the same: a
65 Gentoo base system.
66 </p>
67
68 <p>
69 The 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>
78 Every single media has its advantages and disadvantages. We will list
79 the pros and cons of every medium so you have all the information to
80 make a justified decision. But before we continue, let's explain our
81 three-stage installation.
82 </p>
83
84 </body>
85 </subsection>
86 <subsection>
87 <title>The Three Stages</title>
88 <body>
89
90 <p>
91 Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
92 The one you choose depends on how much of the system you want to compile
93 yourself. The <e>stage1</e> tarball is used when you want to bootstrap and
94 build the entire system from scratch. The <e>stage2</e> tarball is used for
95 building the entire system from a bootstrapped &quot;semi-compiled&quot; state.
96 The <e>stage3</e> tarball already contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has
97 been built for you. As we will explain later, you can also install
98 Gentoo without compiling anything (except your kernel and some optional
99 packages). If you want this, you have to use a <e>stage3</e> tarball.
100 </p>
101
102 <p>
103 Now what stage do you have to choose?
104 </p>
105
106 <p>
107 Starting from a <e>stage1</e> allows you to have total control over the
108 optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is
109 initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for
110 power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
111 installation method for those who would like to know more about the
112 inner workings of Gentoo Linux.
113 </p>
114
115 <p>
116 A <e>stage1</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
117 Internet 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
160 is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose
161 for your particular <e>stage2</e> tarball.
162 </p>
163
164 <p>
165 A <e>stage2</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
166 Internet 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>
207 Choosing to go with a <e>stage3</e> allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
208 Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
209 settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings
210 and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
211 stability). <e>stage3</e> is also required if you want to install Gentoo using
212 prebuilt 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>
239 Write down (or remember) what stage you want to use. You need this later when
240 you decide what LiveCD (or other installation medium) you want to use. You might
241 be interested to know that, if you decide to use different optimization settings
242 after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to recompile your entire system
243 with the new optimization settings.
244 </p>
245
246 <p>
247 Now 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>
257 The Gentoo/PPC 2004.2 release is not official, so you will not find them on the
258 mirrors. All of our self-organised mirrors are currently down. The only chance
259 you can get the LiveCDs is via <uri
260 link="http://torrents.gentoo.org/torrents/">BitTorrent</uri>.
261 </note>
262
263 <note>
264 It is known that the Pegasos II will not boot the 2004.2 LiveCD. Please use the
265 2004.1 LiveCD.
266 </note>
267
268 <p>
269 The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
270 self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
271 During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
272 are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
273 </p>
274
275 <p>
276 All LiveCDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
277 partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. However, some
278 LiveCDs also contain all necessary source code so you are able to install
279 Gentoo without a working network configuration.
280 </p>
281
282 <p>
283 Now what do these LiveCDs contain?
284 </p>
285
286 </body>
287 </subsection>
288 <subsection>
289 <title>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</title>
290 <body>
291
292 <p>
293 This is a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the
294 system, prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. It
295 does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a single stage1 file),
296 source code or precompiled packages. For example the ppc variant of this
297 LiveCD can be found in the <path>livecd</path> subdirectory and is called
298 <c>install-ppc-minimal-2004.2.iso</c>.
299 </p>
300
301 <table>
302 <tr>
303 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th>
304 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
305 </tr>
306 <tr>
307 <th>+</th>
308 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
309 </tr>
310 <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>
323 <ti>
324 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no GRP packages and therefore not
325 suitable for networkless installation
326 </ti>
327 </tr>
328 </table>
329
330 </body>
331 </subsection>
332 <subsection>
333 <title>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD</title>
334 <body>
335
336 <p>
337 Gentoo's Universal LiveCD is a bootable CD suitable to install Gentoo without
338 networking. It contains a stage1 and several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the
339 individual 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>
343
344 <p>
345 If you take a closer look on our mirrors, you will see
346 that we provide <e>Gentoo Package CDs</e>. This CD (which isn't
347 bootable) only contains precompiled packages and can be used to install software
348 after a succesfull Gentoo Installation. To install Gentoo, you only
349 need the Universal LiveCD, but if you want OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, KDE, GNOME
350 etc. without having to compile every single one of them, you need the Packages
351 CD too. For example the G4 (a subarchitecture of ppc) Packages CD is
352 called <c>packages-g4-2004.2.iso</c> and can be found in the appropriate
353 subdirectory (<path>g4/</path>).
354 </p>
355
356 <p>
357 You only need the Packages CD if you want to perform a stage3 with GRP
358 installation.
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
389 </body>
390 </subsection>
391 </section>
392 <section>
393 <title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo LiveCD</title>
394 <subsection>
395 <title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title>
396 <body>
397
398 <p>
399 You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD (if not, then you are reading the
400 wrong section). We'll first start by downloading and burning the chosen
401 LiveCD. We previously discussed the several available LiveCDs, but where can you
402 find them?
403 </p>
404
405 <p>
406 Visit one of our <uri
407 link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to
408 <path>releases/ppc/2004.2/livecd</path>, which is
409 the path where the LiveCD(s) of your choice are located. Inside that
410 directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
411 which you can write on a CD-R.
412 </p>
413
414 <p>
415 In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
416 check its 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
418 with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
419 link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
420 </p>
421
422 <p>
423 As long as Mac OS X does not support <c>md5sum</c> you have to use the md5
424 capability of <c>openssl</c>. Therefore type in Terminal.app:
425 </p>
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>
433 Now compare this output with the appropriate file found on the server where you
434 downloaded the ISO (the file will end with .md5). If it is the same, the ISO
435 image downloaded correctly. Be sure you have not mounted it (e.g. with Disk
436 Copy) yet!
437 </p>
438
439 <p>
440 More information are available in our <uri
441 link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ.</uri>
442 </p>
443
444 <p>
445 To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
446 do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c>,
447 <c>k3b</c> and the MacOS burning possibilities here; more information can
448 be found in our <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri> and
449 the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ</uri>.
450 </p>
451
452 <ul>
453 <li>
454 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace
455 <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device path) followed
456 by the path to the ISO file :)
457 </li>
458 <li>
459 With k3b, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then
460 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click
461 <c>Start</c>.
462 </li>
463 <li>
464 With Mac OS X Panther, launch <c>Disk Utility</c> from
465 <path>Applications/Utilities</path>, select <c>Open</c> from the
466 <c>Images</c> menu, select the mounted disk image in the main window and
467 select <c>Burn</c> in the <c>Images</c> menu.
468 </li>
469 <li>
470 With Mac OS X Jaguar, launch <c>Disk Copy</c> from
471 <path>Applications/Utilities</path>, select <c>Burn Image</c> from the
472 <c>File</c> menu, select the ISO and click the <c>Burn</c> button.
473 </li>
474 </ul>
475
476 </body>
477 </subsection>
478 </section>
479 <section>
480 <title>Booting the PPC LiveCD(s)</title>
481 <subsection>
482 <title>Default: Apple/IBM</title>
483 <body>
484
485 <p>
486 On NewWorld machines place the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. When
487 the system-start-bell sounds, simply hold down the 'C' until the CD loads.
488 </p>
489
490 <p>
491 If you have an OldWorld Mac the bootable portion of the livecd can't be used.
492 Instead you need to download <uri
493 link="http://penguinppc.org/projects/bootx/">BootX</uri> and have a working
494 MacOS installed on your system. You need to copy the <c>BootX Extension</c> from
495 the unpacked archive-file into the <c>Extensions Folder</c> and make a new
496 directory called <c>Linux Kernels</c> in the System Folder. In the next step you
497 need to copy the <c>G3</c> kernel and the <c>initrd.img.gz</c> from the LiveCD
498 into the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. Then reboot the system and wait for
499 BootX to load. After BootX loaded you still have to set up a few items. In the
500 options dialog you need to check <c>Use Specified RAM Disk</c> and select the
501 <c>initrd.img.gz</c> which you put in the <c>Linux Kernels</c> directory. The
502 ramdisk size should be set to at least <c>32000</c>. Furthermore the kernel
503 argument needs to be set to <c>rw init=/linuxrc cdroot</c>. Eventually you are
504 able to boot the LiveCD when you select Linux on Startup.
505 </p>
506
507 <p>
508 After the LiveCD loaded, you will be greeted by a friendly welcome message and a
509 <e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen.
510 </p>
511
512 <p>
513 At this prompt you are able to select a kernel for the subarchitecture you use.
514 We provide <c>G3</c>, <c>G4</c> and <c>G5</c>. All kernels are built with
515 support for multiple CPUs, but they will boot on single processor machines as
516 well.
517 </p>
518
519 <p>
520 You are also able to tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following
521 table lists the available boot options you can add:
522 </p>
523
524 <table>
525 <tr>
526 <th>Boot Option</th>
527 <th>Description</th>
528 </tr>
529 <tr>
530 <ti><c>video</c></ti>
531 <ti>
532 This option takes one of the following vendor-specific tags:
533 <c>radeonfb</c>, <c>rivafb</c>, <c>atyfb</c>, <c>aty128</c> or
534 <c>ofonly</c>. You can follow this tag with the resolution and refreshrate
535 you want to use. For instance <c>video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75</c>. If you are
536 uncertain what to choose, <c>ofonly</c> will most certainly work.
537 </ti>
538 </tr>
539 <tr>
540 <ti><c>nol3</c></ti>
541 <ti>
542 Disables level 3 cache on some PowerBooks (needed for at least the 17&quot;)
543 </ti>
544 </tr>
545 <tr>
546 <ti><c>debug</c></ti>
547 <ti>
548 Enables verbose booting, spawns an initrd shell that can be used to debug
549 the LiveCD
550 </ti>
551 </tr>
552 <tr>
553 <ti><c>sleep=X</c></ti>
554 <ti>
555 Wait X seconds before continuing; this can be needed by some very old SCSI
556 CD-ROMs which don't speed up the CD quick enough
557 </ti>
558 </tr>
559 <tr>
560 <ti><c>bootfrom=X</c></ti>
561 <ti>
562 Boot from a different device
563 </ti>
564 </tr>
565 </table>
566
567 <p>
568 At this prompt, hit enter, and a complete Gentoo Linux environment will be
569 loaded from the CD. Continue with <uri link="#booted">And When You're
570 Booted...</uri>.
571 </p>
572
573 </body>
574 </subsection>
575 <subsection>
576 <title>Alternative: Pegasos</title>
577 <body>
578
579 <p>
580 On the Pegasos simply insert the CD and at the SmartFirmware boot-prompt type
581 <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=gcloop
582 cdroot</c>. If you need any special boot options you can append them to the
583 command-line. For instance <c>boot cd /boot/pegasos root=/dev/ram0
584 init=/linuxrc looptype=gcloop cdroot video=radeonfb:1280x1024@75 mem=256M</c>.
585 </p>
586
587 </body>
588 </subsection>
589 <subsection id="booted">
590 <title>And When You're Booted...</title>
591 <body>
592
593 <p>
594 You will be greeted by a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You can also
595 switch to other consoles by pressing Alt-fn-F2, Alt-fn-F3 and Alt-fn-F4. Get
596 back to the one you started on by pressing Alt-fn-F1.
597 </p>
598
599 <p>
600 If you are installing Gentoo on a system with a non-US keyboard, use
601 <c>loadkeys</c> to load the keymap for your keyboard. To list the available
602 keymaps, execute <c>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</c>. Do not use the keymaps in
603 <path>ppc</path> or <path>mac</path> as they are for ADB-based OldWorld
604 machines.
605 </p>
606
607 <pre caption="Listing available keymaps">
608 <comment>(PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. The mac/ppc keymaps provided
609 on the LiveCD are ADB keymaps and unusable with the LiveCD kernel)</comment>
610 # <i>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</i>
611 </pre>
612
613 <p>
614 Now load the keymap of your choice:
615 </p>
616
617 <pre caption="Loading a keymap">
618 # <i>loadkeys be-latin1</i>
619 </pre>
620
621 <p>
622 Now continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>.
623 </p>
624
625 </body>
626 </subsection>
627 <subsection id="hardware">
628 <title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
629 <body>
630
631 <p>
632 When the LiveCD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and
633 loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the
634 vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases, it may
635 not auto-load the kernel modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some
636 of your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules
637 manually.
638 </p>
639
640 <p>
641 In the next example we try to load the <c>8139too</c> module (support for
642 certain kinds of network interfaces):
643 </p>
644
645 <pre caption="Loading kernel modules">
646 # <i>modprobe 8139too</i>
647 </pre>
648
649 </body>
650 </subsection>
651 <subsection>
652 <title>Optional: Tweaking Hard Disk Performance</title>
653 <body>
654
655 <p>
656 If you are an advanced user, you might want to tweak the IDE hard disk
657 performance using <c>hdparm</c>. With the <c>-tT</c> options you can
658 test the performance of your disk (execute it several times to get a
659 more precise impression):
660 </p>
661
662 <pre caption="Testing disk performance">
663 # <i>hdparm -tT /dev/hda</i>
664 </pre>
665
666 <p>
667 To tweak, you can use any of the following examples (or experiment
668 yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your
669 disk):
670 </p>
671
672 <pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance">
673 <comment>Activate DMA:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i>
674 <comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i>
675 </pre>
676
677 </body>
678 </subsection>
679 <subsection id="useraccounts">
680 <title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
681 <body>
682
683 <p>
684 If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
685 environment or you want to chat using <c>irssi</c> without root privileges (for
686 security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change
687 the root password.
688 </p>
689
690 <p>
691 To change the root password, use the <c>passwd</c> utility:
692 </p>
693
694 <pre caption="Changing the root password">
695 # <i>passwd</i>
696 New password: <comment>(Enter your new password)</comment>
697 Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter your password)</comment>
698 </pre>
699
700 <p>
701 To create a user account, we first enter their credentials, followed by
702 its password. We use <c>useradd</c> and <c>passwd</c> for these tasks.
703 In the next example, we create a user called &quot;john&quot;.
704 </p>
705
706 <pre caption="Creating a user account">
707 # <i>useradd -m -G users john</i>
708 # <i>passwd john</i>
709 New password: <comment>(Enter john's password)</comment>
710 Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment>
711 </pre>
712
713 <p>
714 You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using
715 <c>su</c>:
716 </p>
717
718 <pre caption="Changing user id">
719 # <i>su - john</i>
720 </pre>
721
722 </body>
723 </subsection>
724 <subsection>
725 <title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
726 <body>
727
728 <p>
729 If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the
730 installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri
731 link="#useraccouts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
732 go to a new terminal and log in.
733 </p>
734
735 <p>
736 If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
737 <c>links2</c> to read it:
738 </p>
739
740 <pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
741 # <i>links2 /mnt/cdrom/docs/html/index.html</i>
742 </pre>
743
744 <p>
745 However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
746 more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links2</c>
747 as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
748 chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
749 document):
750 </p>
751
752 <pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
753 # <i>links2 http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml</i>
754 </pre>
755
756 <p>
757 You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
758 </p>
759
760 </body>
761 </subsection>
762 <subsection>
763 <title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
764 <body>
765
766 <p>
767 If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the
768 Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you
769 install Gentoo, or even do it for you), you need to create a user
770 account for them and perhaps even provide them with your root password
771 (<e>only</e> do that <e>if</e> you <b>fully trust</b> that user).
772 </p>
773
774 <p>
775 To fire up the SSH daemon, execute the following command:
776 </p>
777
778 <pre caption="Starting the SSH daemon">
779 # <i>/etc/init.d/sshd start</i>
780 </pre>
781
782 <p>
783 To be able to use sshd, you first need to set up your networking. Continue with
784 the chapter on <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=3">Configuring your Network</uri>.
785 </p>
786
787 </body>
788 </subsection>
789 </section>
790 </sections>

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