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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 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
11<version>9.4</version> 16<version>10.0</version>
12<date>2009-08-05</date> 17<date>2010-07-20</date>
13 18
14<section> 19<section>
15<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 20<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
16<subsection> 21<subsection>
17<title>Introduction</title> 22<title>Introduction</title>
76are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 81are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
77</p> 82</p>
78 83
79<p> 84<p>
80All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 85All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
81partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide 86partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet.
82two Installation CDs which are equally suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
83as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
84latest version of the available packages.
85</p> 87</p>
86 88<!--
87<p> 89<p>
88If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 90If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
89the installation instructions described in the <uri 91the installation instructions described in the <uri
90link="2008.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2008.0 Handbooks</uri>. 92link="2008.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2008.0 Handbooks</uri>.
91</p> 93</p>
109 111
110<p> 112<p>
111To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the 113To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
112major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD. 114major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
113</p> 115</p>
114 116-->
115</body> 117</body>
116</subsection>
117<subsection> 118</subsection>
119<subsection>
118<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title> 120<title>Gentoo Minimal Installation CD</title>
119<body> 121<body>
120 122
121<p>
122The Minimal Installation CD is called
123<c>install-ppc64-minimal-2008.0.iso</c> and takes up only 124 MB of
124diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to install Gentoo, but always with a
125working Internet connection only.
126</p> 123<p>
127 124The Minimal Installation CD is called <c><keyval id="min-cd-name"/></c> and
125takes up only <keyval id="min-cd-size"/> MB of diskspace. You can use this
126Installation CD to install Gentoo, but <e>only</e> with a working Internet
127connection.
128</p>
129<!--
128<table> 130<table>
129<tr> 131<tr>
130 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th> 132 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
131 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 133 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
132</tr> 134</tr>
171<tr> 173<tr>
172 <th>-</th> 174 <th>-</th>
173 <ti>Huge download</ti> 175 <ti>Huge download</ti>
174</tr> 176</tr>
175</table> 177</table>
176 178-->
177</body> 179</body>
178</subsection> 180</subsection>
179<subsection> 181<subsection>
180<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title> 182<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title>
181<body> 183<body>
182 184
183<p> 185<p>
184A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment, suitable 186A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment,
185to continue the Gentoo installation using the instructions in this manual. 187suitable to continue the Gentoo installation using the instructions in this
186Previously, the Gentoo Handbook described the installation using one of three 188manual. Previously, the Gentoo Handbook described the installation using one of
187stage tarballs. While Gentoo still offers stage1 and stage2 tarballs, the 189three stage tarballs. While Gentoo still offers stage1 and stage2 tarballs, the
188official installation method uses the stage3 tarball. If you are interested in 190official installation method uses the stage3 tarball. If you are interested in
189performing a Gentoo installation using a stage1 or stage2 tarball, please read 191performing a Gentoo installation using a stage1 or stage2 tarball, please read
190the Gentoo FAQ on <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#stage12">How do I Install Gentoo 192the Gentoo FAQ on <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#stage12">How do I Install Gentoo
191Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri> 193Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri>
192</p> 194</p>
193 195
196<p>
197Stage3 tarballs can be downloaded from <path><keyval
198id="release-dir"/>current-stage3/</path> on any of the <uri
199link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">Official Gentoo Mirrors</uri> and are not provided
200on the LiveCD.
201</p>
202
194</body> 203</body>
195</subsection> 204</subsection>
196<subsection> 205<subsection>
197<title>Choosing a userland</title> 206<title>Choosing a userland</title>
198<body> 207<body>
199 208
200<p> 209<p>
201On PPC64, the kernel is 64-bit and the <e>userland</e> can be 32-bit or 64-bit. The 210On PPC64, the kernel is 64-bit and the <e>userland</e> can be 32-bit or 64-bit.
202userland is basically the applications you are running, such as 211The userland is basically the applications you are running, such as <c>bash</c>
203<c>bash</c> or <c>mozilla-firefox</c>. They can be compiled and run in either 212or <c>firefox</c>. They can be compiled and run in either 64-bit or
20464-bit or 32-bit modes. The Gentoo/PPC64 team provides both 32-bit and 64-bit 21332-bit modes. The Gentoo/PPC64 team provides both 32-bit and 64-bit userlands,
205userlands, so which one should you use? 214so which one should you use?
206</p> 215</p>
207 216
208<p> 217<p>
209You may have heard that 64-bit applications are better, but in fact, 32-bit 218You may have heard that 64-bit applications are better, but in fact, 32-bit
210applications take up slightly less memory and often run a little bit faster than 219applications take up slightly less memory and often run a little bit faster than
21164-bit applications. 22064-bit applications.
212</p> 221</p>
213 222
214<p> 223<p>
215You really only need 64-bit applications when you need more memory than a 32-bit 224You really only need 64-bit applications when you need more memory than a 32-bit
216userland allows, or if you do a lot of 64-bit number crunching. If you run 225userland allows, or if you do a lot of 64-bit number crunching. If you have 4GB
217applications that require more than 4GB of memory or you run scientific 226or more of memory or you run scientific applications, you should choose the
218applications, you should choose the 64-bit userland. Otherwise, choose the 22764-bit userland. Otherwise, choose the 32-bit userland, as it is recommended by
21932-bit userland, as it is recommended by the Gentoo/PPC64 developers. 228the Gentoo/PPC64 developers.
220</p> 229</p>
221 230
222<p> 231<p>
223Additionally, the 32-bit userland has been available in Portage longer than the 232Additionally, the 32-bit userland has been available in Portage longer than the
22464-bit userland has. This means that there are more applications tested in the 23364-bit userland has. This means that there are more applications tested in the
228annoying and time consuming if you want to use many untested 64-bit 237annoying and time consuming if you want to use many untested 64-bit
229applications. Also, some programs just won't run in the 64-bit userland until 238applications. Also, some programs just won't run in the 64-bit userland until
230their code is fixed, such as OpenOffice. 239their code is fixed, such as OpenOffice.
231</p> 240</p>
232 241
233<p>
234The Gentoo/PPC64 team provides stages and Package CDs for both 32-bit and 64-bit
235userlands, so no matter which one you choose, you'll be able to successfully
236install Gentoo and get a full system up and running with minimal fuss.
237</p>
238
239</body> 242</body>
240</subsection> 243</subsection>
241</section> 244</section>
242<!-- STOP --> 245<!-- STOP -->
243<section> 246<section>
251downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed the 254downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed the
252several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 255several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
253</p> 256</p>
254 257
255<p> 258<p>
256You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages CD 259You can download any of the Installation CDs from one of our <uri
257as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 260link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located in
258Installation CDs are located in the <path><keyval 261the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>current-iso/</path> directory.
259id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory.
260</p> 262</p>
261 263
262<p> 264<p>
263Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images 265Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images
264which you can write on a CD-R. 266which you can write on a CD-R.
265</p> 267</p>
266 268
267<p> 269<p>
268In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 270In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check
269check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 271its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
270<path>install-ppc64-minimal-2008.0.iso.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5 272<path><keyval id="min-cd-name"/>.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5
271checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 273checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
272link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 274link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
273</p> 275</p>
274 276
275<p> 277<p>
277verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with 279verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
278<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 280<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
279</p> 281</p>
280 282
281<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 283<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
282$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 17072058</i> 284$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 2D182910</i>
283</pre> 285</pre>
284 286
285<p> 287<p>
286Now verify the signature: 288Now verify the signature:
287</p> 289</p>
288 290
289<pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature"> 291<pre caption="Verify the files">
290$ <i>gpg --verify &lt;signature file&gt; &lt;downloaded iso&gt;</i> 292<comment>(Verify the cryptographic signature)</comment>
293$ <i>gpg --verify &lt;downloaded iso.DIGESTS.asc&gt;</i>
294<comment>(Verify the checksum)</comment>
295$ <i>sha1sum -c &lt;downloaded iso.DIGESTS.asc&gt;</i>
291</pre> 296</pre>
292 297
293<p> 298<p>
294To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you 299To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
295do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and 300do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and

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