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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>2.8</version> 11<version>2.9</version>
12<date>2005-11-11</date> 12<date>2005-11-24</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>
90link="2005.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.1 Handbooks</uri>. This is currently not 90link="2005.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.1 Handbooks</uri>. This is currently not
91supported for the PPC64 architecture though. 91supported for the PPC64 architecture though.
92</p> 92</p>
93 93
94<p> 94<p>
95For the PowerPC64 architecture, we only supply a <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, 95The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
96a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the system, 96</p>
97prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. 97
98<ul>
99 <li>
100 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable
101 CD which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and
102 continue with the Gentoo installation.
103 </li>
104 <li>
105 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same
106 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains
107 several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
108 </li>
109</ul>
110
111<p>
112To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
113major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
98</p> 114</p>
99 115
100</body> 116</body>
101</subsection> 117</subsection>
102<subsection> 118<subsection>
103<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title> 119<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
104<body> 120<body>
105 121
106<p> 122<p>
107The Minimal Installation CD is called 123The Minimal Installation CD is called
108<c>install-ppc64-g5-minimal-2005.1.iso</c> or
109<c>install-ppc64-ibm-minimal-2005.1.iso</c> and takes up only 350 MB of 124<c>install-ppc64-minimal-2005.1-r1.iso</c> and takes up only 143 MB of
110diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to install Gentoo, but always with a 125diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to install Gentoo, but always with a
111working Internet connection only. 126working Internet connection only.
112</p> 127</p>
113 128
114<table> 129<table>
124 <th>-</th> 139 <th>-</th>
125 <ti> 140 <ti>
126 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is 141 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
127 therefore not suitable for networkless installation 142 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
128 </ti> 143 </ti>
144</tr>
145</table>
146
147</body>
148</subsection>
149<subsection>
150<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
151<body>
152
153<p>
154The Universal Installation CD is called
155<c>install-ppc64-universal-2005.1-r1.iso</c> and uses
156486 MB. You can use this Installation CD to install Gentoo, and you can
157even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet
158connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one you
159are currently installing Gentoo on :)
160</p>
161
162<table>
163<tr>
164 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
165 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
166</tr>
167<tr>
168 <th>+</th>
169 <ti>
170 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
171 connection.
172 </ti>
173</tr>
174<tr>
175 <th>-</th>
176 <ti>Huge download</ti>
129</tr> 177</tr>
130</table> 178</table>
131 179
132</body> 180</body>
133</subsection> 181</subsection>
161downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed the 209downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed the
162several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 210several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
163</p> 211</p>
164 212
165<p> 213<p>
166You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages 214You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages
167CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 215CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
168Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc64/2005.1/installcd</path> 216Installation CDs are located in the
169directory. 217<path>releases/ppc64/2005.1-r1/installcd</path> directory.
170</p> 218</p>
171 219
172<p> 220<p>
173Inside that directory you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images 221Inside that directory you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images
174which you can write on a CD-R. 222which you can write on a CD-R.
175</p> 223</p>
176 224
177<p> 225<p>
178In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 226In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
179check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 227check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
180<path>install-ppc64-g5-minimal-2005.1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 228<path>install-ppc64-minimal-2005.1-r1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5
181checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 229checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
182link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 230link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
183</p> 231</p>
184 232
185<p> 233<p>

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