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1 swift 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2     <!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3    
4     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
5 jkt 1.40 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
6 swift 1.1
7 nightmorph 1.48 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-sparc-medium.xml,v 1.47 2008/05/02 08:04:23 nightmorph Exp $ -->
8 swift 1.1
9     <sections>
10 swift 1.21
11 nightmorph 1.48 <version>9.2</version>
12     <date>2009-01-25</date>
13 swift 1.21
14 swift 1.1 <section>
15     <title>Hardware Requirements</title>
16     <subsection>
17     <title>Introduction</title>
18     <body>
19    
20     <p>
21     Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
22 swift 1.26 successfully install Gentoo on your box.
23 swift 1.1 </p>
24    
25     </body>
26     </subsection>
27     <subsection>
28 swift 1.26 <title>Hardware Requirements</title>
29 swift 1.1 <body>
30    
31 swift 1.26 <table>
32     <tr>
33     <th>Sparc System</th>
34     <ti>
35 fox2mike 1.41 Please check the <uri link="/proj/en/base/sparc/sunhw.xml">Gentoo
36     Linux/SPARC64 Compatibility list</uri> or the <uri
37 swift 1.26 link="http://www.ultralinux.org/faq.html#s_2">UltraLinux FAQ</uri>
38     </ti>
39     </tr>
40     <tr>
41     <th>CPU</th>
42     <ti>
43     We currently only support sparc64 CPUs
44     </ti>
45     </tr>
46     <tr>
47     <th>Memory</th>
48     <ti>64 MB</ti>
49     </tr>
50     <tr>
51     <th>Diskspace</th>
52     <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti>
53     </tr>
54     <tr>
55     <th>Swap space</th>
56     <ti>At least 256 MB</ti>
57     </tr>
58     </table>
59 swift 1.1
60     </body>
61     </subsection>
62     </section>
63 nightmorph 1.46
64 swift 1.26 <!-- START -->
65 swift 1.1 <section>
66 swift 1.30 <title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
67 swift 1.1 <subsection>
68 swift 1.26 <title>Introduction</title>
69 swift 1.1 <body>
70    
71     <p>
72 swift 1.30 The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
73 swift 1.1 self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
74     During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
75     are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
76     </p>
77    
78     <p>
79 swift 1.30 All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
80 swift 1.26 partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
81 neysx 1.44 two Installation CDs which are equally suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
82 swift 1.30 as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the latest
83     version of the available packages.
84 swift 1.1 </p>
85    
86     <p>
87 swift 1.28 If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
88 swift 1.26 the installation instructions described in the <uri
89 nightmorph 1.46 link="2008.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2008.0 Handbooks</uri>.
90 swift 1.26 </p>
91    
92     <p>
93 swift 1.30 The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
94 swift 1.26 </p>
95    
96     <ul>
97     <li>
98 swift 1.30 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD
99     which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and
100     continue with the Gentoo installation.
101 swift 1.26 </li>
102     <li>
103 swift 1.30 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same
104 swift 1.36 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains
105     several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
106 swift 1.26 </li>
107     </ul>
108    
109     <p>
110 swift 1.30 To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
111     major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
112 swift 1.1 </p>
113    
114     </body>
115     </subsection>
116     <subsection>
117 swift 1.30 <title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
118 swift 1.1 <body>
119    
120     <p>
121 nightmorph 1.46 The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-sparc64-minimal-2008.0.iso</c>
122     and takes up only 44 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to
123 swift 1.30 install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
124 swift 1.1 </p>
125    
126     <table>
127     <tr>
128 swift 1.30 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
129 swift 1.1 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
130     </tr>
131     <tr>
132     <th>+</th>
133     <ti>Smallest download</ti>
134     </tr>
135     <tr>
136     <th>-</th>
137     <ti>
138 swift 1.36 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
139 swift 1.26 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
140 swift 1.1 </ti>
141     </tr>
142     </table>
143    
144     </body>
145     </subsection>
146     <subsection>
147 swift 1.30 <title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
148 swift 1.1 <body>
149    
150     <p>
151 neysx 1.38 The Universal Installation CD is called
152 nightmorph 1.46 <c>install-sparc64-universal-2008.0.iso</c> and uses 295 MB. You can use this
153 neysx 1.38 Installation CD to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo
154 nightmorph 1.48 without a working internet connection.
155 swift 1.9 </p>
156    
157 swift 1.1 <table>
158     <tr>
159 swift 1.30 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
160 swift 1.1 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
161     </tr>
162     <tr>
163     <th>+</th>
164     <ti>
165     Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
166     connection.
167     </ti>
168     </tr>
169     <tr>
170     <th>-</th>
171     <ti>Huge download</ti>
172     </tr>
173     </table>
174    
175     </body>
176     </subsection>
177 swift 1.26 <subsection>
178     <title>Other CDs</title>
179     <body>
180    
181     <p>
182 neysx 1.37 You might find a <e>Package CD</e> on one of our mirrors. This CD is not an
183     Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
184     networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (also known as the GRP
185     set) that allow you to easily and quickly install additional applications
186     (such as OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless
187     Gentoo installation.
188 swift 1.26 </p>
189    
190 swift 1.35 <p>
191     If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software,
192 swift 1.36 make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage3 tarball you use.
193     </p>
194    
195     </body>
196     </subsection>
197     <subsection>
198     <title>The Stage3 Tarball</title>
199     <body>
200    
201     <p>
202     A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment, suitable
203     to continue the Gentoo installation using the instructions in this manual.
204     Previously, the Gentoo Handbook described the installation using one of three
205     stage tarballs. While Gentoo still offers stage1 and stage2 tarballs, the
206     official installation method uses the stage3 tarball. If you are interested in
207     performing a Gentoo installation using a stage1 or stage2 tarball, please read
208     the Gentoo FAQ on <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#stage12">How do I Install Gentoo
209     Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri>
210 swift 1.35 </p>
211    
212 swift 1.26 </body>
213     </subsection>
214 swift 1.1 </section>
215 swift 1.26 <!-- STOP -->
216 swift 1.1 <section>
217 swift 1.30 <title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
218 swift 1.1 <subsection>
219 swift 1.30 <title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
220 swift 1.1 <body>
221    
222     <p>
223 swift 1.30 You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
224     downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
225     the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
226 swift 1.26 </p>
227    
228     <p>
229 nightmorph 1.43 You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages CD
230     as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
231     Installation CDs are located in the <path><keyval
232     id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory.
233 swift 1.1 </p>
234    
235     <p>
236 nightmorph 1.46 Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images which you
237 neysx 1.37 can write on a CD-R.
238 swift 1.1 </p>
239    
240     <p>
241 so 1.27 In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check its
242 swift 1.26 MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
243 nightmorph 1.46 <path>install-sparc64-minimal-2008.0.iso.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5
244 swift 1.1 checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
245 neysx 1.13 link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
246 swift 1.1 </p>
247    
248     <p>
249 swift 1.10 Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
250     verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
251     <path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
252     </p>
253    
254     <pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
255 jkt 1.40 $ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 17072058</i>
256 swift 1.10 </pre>
257    
258     <p>
259     Now verify the signature:
260     </p>
261    
262     <pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature">
263 swift 1.14 $ <i>gpg --verify &lt;signature file&gt; &lt;downloaded iso&gt;</i>
264 swift 1.10 </pre>
265    
266     <p>
267 swift 1.1 To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
268 swift 1.11 do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and
269     <c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri
270     link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
271 swift 1.1 </p>
272    
273     <ul>
274     <li>
275 swift 1.26 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
276     file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device
277 swift 1.29 path).
278 swift 1.1 </li>
279 swift 1.2 <li>
280 nightmorph 1.45 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>Burn CD Image</c>. Then you can locate
281     your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click <c>Start</c>.
282 swift 1.2 </li>
283 swift 1.1 </ul>
284    
285     </body>
286     </subsection>
287     <subsection>
288 swift 1.30 <title>Booting the Installation CD</title>
289 swift 1.1 <body>
290    
291     <p>
292 swift 1.30 Insert the Gentoo Installation CD in the CD-ROM and boot your system. During
293     startup, press Stop-A to enter OpenBootPROM (OBP). Once you are in the OBP,
294     boot from the CD-ROM:
295 swift 1.1 </p>
296    
297 swift 1.30 <pre caption="Booting the Installation CD">
298 swift 1.1 ok <i>boot cdrom</i>
299     </pre>
300    
301     <p>
302 nightmorph 1.43 You will be greeted by the SILO boot manager (on the Installation CD). You can
303 nightmorph 1.46 hit Enter for more help if you want. Type in <c>gentoo</c> and press enter to
304     continue booting the system:
305 swift 1.1 </p>
306    
307 swift 1.30 <pre caption="Continue booting from the Installation CD">
308 nightmorph 1.46 boot: <i>gentoo</i>
309 swift 1.1 </pre>
310    
311     <p>
312 swift 1.30 Once the Installation CD is booted, you will be automatically logged on to the
313     system.
314 swift 1.1 </p>
315    
316     <p>
317 nightmorph 1.43 You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You will also find a
318     root prompt on the serial console (<path>ttyS0</path>).
319 swift 1.1 </p>
320    
321     <p>
322     Continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>.
323     </p>
324    
325     </body>
326     </subsection>
327    
328     <subsection>
329 nightmorph 1.47 <include href="hb-install-bootconfig.xml"/>
330 swift 1.15 </subsection>
331 swift 1.1
332     </section>
333     </sections>

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