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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 swift 1.53 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-sparc-medium.xml,v 1.52 2011/11/27 18:17:23 swift Exp $ -->
8 swift 1.1
9     <sections>
10 swift 1.21
11 swift 1.53 <version>13</version>
12     <date>2012-02-26</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 nightmorph 1.49 We currently only support SPARC64 CPUs
44 swift 1.26 </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 nightmorph 1.50 partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet.
81 swift 1.1 </p>
82 nightmorph 1.50 <!--
83     <impo>
84 swift 1.28 If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
85 swift 1.26 the installation instructions described in the <uri
86 nightmorph 1.46 link="2008.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2008.0 Handbooks</uri>.
87 nightmorph 1.50 </impo>
88     -->
89     <!--
90 swift 1.26 <p>
91 swift 1.30 The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
92 swift 1.26 </p>
93    
94     <ul>
95     <li>
96 swift 1.30 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD
97     which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and
98     continue with the Gentoo installation.
99 swift 1.26 </li>
100     <li>
101 swift 1.30 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same
102 swift 1.36 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains
103     several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
104 swift 1.26 </li>
105     </ul>
106    
107     <p>
108 swift 1.30 To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
109     major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
110 swift 1.1 </p>
111 nightmorph 1.50 -->
112 swift 1.1 </body>
113     </subsection>
114     <subsection>
115 nightmorph 1.50 <title>Gentoo Minimal Installation CD</title>
116 swift 1.1 <body>
117    
118     <p>
119 nightmorph 1.50 The Minimal Installation CD is called <c><keyval id="min-cd-name"/></c> and
120 swift 1.53 takes up around <keyval id="min-cd-size"/> MB of diskspace. You can use this
121 nightmorph 1.50 Installation CD to install Gentoo, but <e>only</e> with a working Internet
122     connection.
123 swift 1.1 </p>
124 nightmorph 1.50 <!--
125 swift 1.1 <table>
126     <tr>
127 swift 1.30 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
128 swift 1.1 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
129     </tr>
130     <tr>
131     <th>+</th>
132     <ti>Smallest download</ti>
133     </tr>
134     <tr>
135     <th>-</th>
136     <ti>
137 swift 1.36 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
138 swift 1.26 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
139 swift 1.1 </ti>
140     </tr>
141     </table>
142    
143     </body>
144     </subsection>
145     <subsection>
146 swift 1.30 <title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
147 swift 1.1 <body>
148    
149     <p>
150 neysx 1.38 The Universal Installation CD is called
151 nightmorph 1.46 <c>install-sparc64-universal-2008.0.iso</c> and uses 295 MB. You can use this
152 neysx 1.38 Installation CD to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo
153 nightmorph 1.48 without a working internet connection.
154 swift 1.9 </p>
155    
156 swift 1.1 <table>
157     <tr>
158 swift 1.30 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
159 swift 1.1 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
160     </tr>
161     <tr>
162     <th>+</th>
163     <ti>
164     Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
165     connection.
166     </ti>
167     </tr>
168     <tr>
169     <th>-</th>
170     <ti>Huge download</ti>
171     </tr>
172     </table>
173 nightmorph 1.50 -->
174     <!--
175 swift 1.1 </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 nightmorph 1.50 -->
195 swift 1.36 </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 nightmorph 1.50 <p>
213     Stage3 tarballs can be downloaded from <path><keyval
214     id="release-dir"/>current-stage3/</path> on any of the <uri
215     link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">Official Gentoo Mirrors</uri> and are not provided
216     on the LiveCD.
217     </p>
218    
219 swift 1.26 </body>
220     </subsection>
221 nightmorph 1.49 <subsection>
222     <title>TFTPBoot image</title>
223     <body>
224    
225     <p>
226     If you can't use a CD, or prefer booting over an IP network, there're also
227     TFTPBoot images available on our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>
228     under <path>experimental/sparc/tftpboot/sparc64/</path>.
229     </p>
230    
231     <p>
232     For setting up a netboot server, please read the <uri
233     link="/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-netboot-howto.xml">Gentoo/SPARC Netboot
234     HOWTO</uri>.
235     </p>
236    
237     </body>
238     </subsection>
239 swift 1.1 </section>
240 swift 1.26 <!-- STOP -->
241 swift 1.1 <section>
242 swift 1.30 <title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
243 swift 1.1 <subsection>
244 swift 1.30 <title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
245 swift 1.1 <body>
246    
247     <p>
248 swift 1.30 You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
249     downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
250     the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
251 swift 1.26 </p>
252    
253     <p>
254 nightmorph 1.50 You can download any of the Installation CDs from one of our <uri
255     link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located in
256     the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>current-iso/</path> directory.
257 swift 1.1 </p>
258    
259     <p>
260 nightmorph 1.46 Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images which you
261 neysx 1.37 can write on a CD-R.
262 swift 1.1 </p>
263    
264     <p>
265 nightmorph 1.50 In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check
266     its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
267     <path><keyval id="min-cd-name"/>.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5
268 swift 1.1 checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
269 neysx 1.13 link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
270 swift 1.1 </p>
271    
272     <p>
273 swift 1.10 Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
274     verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
275 swift 1.51 <path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public keys:
276 swift 1.10 </p>
277    
278     <pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
279 swift 1.52 $ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 96D8BF6D 2D182910 17072058</i>
280 swift 1.10 </pre>
281    
282     <p>
283     Now verify the signature:
284     </p>
285    
286 nightmorph 1.50 <pre caption="Verify the files">
287     <comment>(Verify the cryptographic signature)</comment>
288     $ <i>gpg --verify &lt;downloaded iso.DIGESTS.asc&gt;</i>
289     <comment>(Verify the checksum)</comment>
290     $ <i>sha1sum -c &lt;downloaded iso.DIGESTS.asc&gt;</i>
291 swift 1.10 </pre>
292    
293     <p>
294 swift 1.1 To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
295 swift 1.11 do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and
296     <c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri
297     link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
298 swift 1.1 </p>
299    
300     <ul>
301     <li>
302 swift 1.26 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
303     file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device
304 swift 1.29 path).
305 swift 1.1 </li>
306 swift 1.2 <li>
307 nightmorph 1.45 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>Burn CD Image</c>. Then you can locate
308     your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click <c>Start</c>.
309 swift 1.2 </li>
310 swift 1.1 </ul>
311    
312     </body>
313     </subsection>
314     <subsection>
315 swift 1.30 <title>Booting the Installation CD</title>
316 swift 1.1 <body>
317    
318     <p>
319 swift 1.30 Insert the Gentoo Installation CD in the CD-ROM and boot your system. During
320     startup, press Stop-A to enter OpenBootPROM (OBP). Once you are in the OBP,
321     boot from the CD-ROM:
322 swift 1.1 </p>
323    
324 swift 1.30 <pre caption="Booting the Installation CD">
325 swift 1.1 ok <i>boot cdrom</i>
326     </pre>
327    
328     <p>
329 nightmorph 1.43 You will be greeted by the SILO boot manager (on the Installation CD). You can
330 nightmorph 1.46 hit Enter for more help if you want. Type in <c>gentoo</c> and press enter to
331     continue booting the system:
332 swift 1.1 </p>
333    
334 swift 1.30 <pre caption="Continue booting from the Installation CD">
335 nightmorph 1.46 boot: <i>gentoo</i>
336 swift 1.1 </pre>
337    
338     <p>
339 swift 1.30 Once the Installation CD is booted, you will be automatically logged on to the
340     system.
341 swift 1.1 </p>
342    
343     <p>
344 nightmorph 1.43 You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You will also find a
345     root prompt on the serial console (<path>ttyS0</path>).
346 swift 1.1 </p>
347    
348     <p>
349     Continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>.
350     </p>
351    
352     </body>
353     </subsection>
354    
355     <subsection>
356 nightmorph 1.47 <include href="hb-install-bootconfig.xml"/>
357 swift 1.15 </subsection>
358 swift 1.1
359     </section>
360     </sections>

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