/[gentoo]/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc64-medium.xml
Gentoo

Diff of /xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc64-medium.xml

Parent Directory Parent Directory | Revision Log Revision Log | View Patch Patch

Revision 1.16 Revision 1.17
2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3 3
4<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 4<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
5<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 --> 5<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 -->
6 6
7<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc64-medium.xml,v 1.16 2005/02/14 15:55:13 swift Exp $ --> 7<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc64-medium.xml,v 1.17 2005/03/28 11:30:53 swift Exp $ -->
8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>1.11</version> 11<version>2.00</version>
12<date>2005-02-14</date> 12<date>2005-03-28</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>
242 242
243</body> 243</body>
244</subsection> 244</subsection>
245</section> 245</section>
246<section> 246<section>
247<title>The Gentoo LiveCDs</title> 247<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
248<subsection> 248<subsection>
249<title>Introduction</title> 249<title>Introduction</title>
250<body> 250<body>
251 251
252<p> 252<p>
253The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 253The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
254self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD. 254self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
255During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 255During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
256are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 256are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
257</p> 257</p>
258 258
259<p> 259<p>
260All LiveCDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 260All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
261partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide 261partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
262two LiveCDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long as you're 262two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
263planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the latest version 263as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
264of the available packages. 264latest version of the available packages.
265</p> 265</p>
266 266
267<p> 267<p>
268If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 268If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
269the installation instructions described in the <uri 269the installation instructions described in the <uri
270link="2004.3/index.xml">Gentoo 2004.3 Handbooks</uri>. This is currently not 270link="2005.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.0 Handbooks</uri>. This is currently not
271supported for the PPC64 architecture though. 271supported for the PPC64 architecture though.
272</p> 272</p>
273 273
274<p> 274<p>
275For the PowerPC64 architecture, we only supply a <e>Minimal</e> LiveCD, 275For the PowerPC64 architecture, we only supply a <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD,
276a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the system, 276a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the system,
277prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. 277prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation.
278</p> 278</p>
279 279
280</body> 280</body>
281</subsection> 281</subsection>
282<subsection> 282<subsection>
283<title>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</title> 283<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
284<body> 284<body>
285 285
286<p> 286<p>
287The Minimal LiveCD is called <c>install-ppc64-pSeries-minimal-2004.3.iso</c> or 287The Minimal Installation CD is called
288<c>install-ppc64-g5-minimal-2005.0.iso</c> or
288<c>install-ppc64-g5-minimal-2004.3.iso</c> and takes up only 350 MB of 289<c>install-ppc64-ibm-minimal-2005.0.iso</c> and takes up only 350 MB of
289diskspace. You can use this LiveCD to install Gentoo, but always with a 290diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to install Gentoo, but always with a
290working Internet connection only. 291working Internet connection only.
291</p> 292</p>
292 293
293<table> 294<table>
294<tr> 295<tr>
295 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th> 296 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
296 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 297 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
297</tr> 298</tr>
298<tr> 299<tr>
299 <th>+</th> 300 <th>+</th>
300 <ti>Smallest download</ti> 301 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
318</body> 319</body>
319</subsection> 320</subsection>
320</section> 321</section>
321<!-- STOP --> 322<!-- STOP -->
322<section> 323<section>
323<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo LiveCD</title> 324<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
324<subsection> 325<subsection>
325<title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title> 326<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
326<body> 327<body>
327 328
328<p>
329You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD. We'll first start by downloading and
330burning the chosen LiveCD. We previously discussed the several available
331LiveCDs, but where can you find them?
332</p> 329<p>
333 330You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
331downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed the
332several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
334<p> 333</p>
334
335<p>
335You can download any of the LiveCDs (and, if you want to, a Packages CD as 336You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages
336well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 337CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
337LiveCDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc64/2004.3/livecd</path> directory. 338Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc64/2005.0/livecd</path>
339directory.
338</p> 340</p>
339 341
340<p> 342<p>
341Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images 343Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
342which you can write on a CD-R. 344which you can write on a CD-R.
343</p> 345</p>
344 346
345<p> 347<p>
346In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 348In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
347check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 349check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
348<path>install-ppc64-g5-minimal-2004.3.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 350<path>install-ppc64-g5-minimal-2005.0.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5
349checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 351checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
350link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 352link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
351</p> 353</p>
352 354
353<p> 355<p>
400</ul> 402</ul>
401 403
402</body> 404</body>
403</subsection> 405</subsection>
404<subsection> 406<subsection>
405<title>Default: Booting the LiveCD on an Apple/IBM</title> 407<title>Default: Booting the Installation CD on an Apple/IBM</title>
406<body> 408<body>
407 409
408<p> 410<p>
409Place the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. Hold down the 'C' key at 411Place the Installation CD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. Hold down the
410bootup. You will be greeted by a friendly welcome message and a <e>boot:</e> 412'C' key at bootup. You will be greeted by a friendly welcome message and a
411prompt at the bottom of the screen. 413<e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen.
412</p> 414</p>
413 415
414<p> 416<p>
415You are also able to tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following 417You are also able to tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following
416table lists the available boot options you can add: 418table lists the available boot options you can add:
439</tr> 441</tr>
440<tr> 442<tr>
441 <ti><c>debug</c></ti> 443 <ti><c>debug</c></ti>
442 <ti> 444 <ti>
443 Enables verbose booting, spawns an initrd shell that can be used to debug 445 Enables verbose booting, spawns an initrd shell that can be used to debug
444 the LiveCD 446 the Installation CD
445 </ti> 447 </ti>
446</tr> 448</tr>
447<tr> 449<tr>
448 <ti><c>sleep=X</c></ti> 450 <ti><c>sleep=X</c></ti>
449 <ti> 451 <ti>
507keymaps, execute <c>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</c>. 509keymaps, execute <c>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</c>.
508</p> 510</p>
509 511
510<pre caption="Listing available keymaps"> 512<pre caption="Listing available keymaps">
511<comment>(PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. The mac/ppc keymaps provided 513<comment>(PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. The mac/ppc keymaps provided
512 on the LiveCD are ADB keymaps and unusable with the LiveCD kernel)</comment> 514 on the Installation CD are ADB keymaps and unusable with the
515 Installation CD kernel)</comment>
513# <i>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</i> 516# <i>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</i>
514</pre> 517</pre>
515 518
516<p> 519<p>
517Now load the keymap of your choice: 520Now load the keymap of your choice:
530<subsection id="hardware"> 533<subsection id="hardware">
531<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title> 534<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
532<body> 535<body>
533 536
534<p> 537<p>
535When the Live CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and 538When the Installation CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and
536loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the 539loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the
537vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases (the 540vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases it may
538SPARC LiveCDs don't even do autodetection), it may not auto-load the kernel 541not auto-load the kernel
539modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some of your system's 542modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some of your system's
540hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules manually. 543hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules manually.
541</p> 544</p>
542 545
543<p> 546<p>

Legend:
Removed from v.1.16  
changed lines
  Added in v.1.17

  ViewVC Help
Powered by ViewVC 1.1.20