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8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>1.20</version> 11<version>1.20</version>
12<date>November 4, 2004</date> 12<date>November 4, 2004</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>
18<body> 18<body>
19 19
20<p> 20<p>
21Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to 21Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
22successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your 22successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your
270Now what do these LiveCDs contain? 270Now what do these LiveCDs contain?
271</p> 271</p>
272 272
273</body> 273</body>
274</subsection> 274</subsection>
275<subsection> 275<subsection>
276<title>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</title> 276<title>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</title>
277<body> 277<body>
278 278
279<p> 279<p>
280This is a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the 280This is a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the
281system, prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. It 281system, prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. It
282does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a single stage1 file), 282does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a single stage1 file),
283source code or precompiled packages. For example the sparc64 variant of this 283source code or precompiled packages. For example the sparc64 variant of this
284LiveCD can be found in the <path>sparc64/</path> subdirectory and is called 284LiveCD can be found in the <path>sparc64/</path> subdirectory and is called
285<c>install-sparc64-minimal-2004.1.iso</c>. 285<c>install-sparc64-minimal-2004.3.iso</c>.
286</p> 286</p>
287 287
288<table> 288<table>
289<tr> 289<tr>
290 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th> 290 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th>
291 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 291 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
292</tr> 292</tr>
293<tr> 293<tr>
294 <th>+</th> 294 <th>+</th>
295 <ti>Smallest download</ti> 295 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
296</tr> 296</tr>
297<tr> 297<tr>
298 <th>+</th> 298 <th>+</th>
299 <ti>Suitable for a complete architecture</ti> 299 <ti>Suitable for a complete architecture</ti>
300</tr> 300</tr>
312 suitable for networkless installation 312 suitable for networkless installation
313 </ti> 313 </ti>
314</tr> 314</tr>
315</table> 315</table>
316 316
317</body> 317</body>
318</subsection> 318</subsection>
319<subsection> 319<subsection>
320<title>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD</title> 320<title>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD</title>
321<body> 321<body>
322 322
323<p> 323<p>
324Gentoo's Universal LiveCD is a bootable CD suitable to install Gentoo without 324Gentoo's Universal LiveCD is a bootable CD suitable to install Gentoo without
325networking. It contains a stage1 and stage3 tarballs (optimized for the 325networking. It contains a stage1 and stage3 tarballs (optimized for the
326sparc architecture). For example the sparc64 variant of this CD is called 326sparc architecture). For example the sparc64 variant of this CD is called
327<c>install-sparc64-universal-2004.1.iso</c> and can be found in the 327<c>install-sparc64-universal-2004.3.iso</c> and can be found in the
328<path>sparc64/</path> subdirectory. 328<path>sparc64/</path> subdirectory.
329</p> 329</p>
330 330
331<p> 331<p>
332If you take a closer look into the directories you will see 332If you take a closer look into the directories you will see
333that we provide a <e>Gentoo Package CD</e>. This CD (which isn't 333that we provide a <e>Gentoo Package CD</e>. This CD (which isn't
334bootable) only contains precompiled packages and can be used to install software 334bootable) only contains precompiled packages and can be used to install software
335after a succesfull Gentoo Installation. To install Gentoo, you only 335after a succesfull Gentoo Installation. To install Gentoo, you only
336need the Universal LiveCD, but if you want OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, KDE, GNOME 336need the Universal LiveCD, but if you want OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, KDE, GNOME
337etc. without having to compile every single one of them, you need the Packages 337etc. without having to compile every single one of them, you need the Packages
338CD too. Such a Packages CD for sparc64 is called 338CD too. Such a Packages CD for sparc64 is called
339<c>packages-sparc64-2004.1.iso</c>. 339<c>packages-sparc64-2004.3.iso</c>.
340</p> 340</p>
341 341
342<p> 342<p>
343You only need the Packages CD if you want to perform a stage3 with GRP 343You only need the Packages CD if you want to perform a stage3 with GRP
344installation. 344installation.
345</p> 345</p>
346 346
347<table> 347<table>
348<tr> 348<tr>
349 <th>Universal LiveCD with Packages CD</th> 349 <th>Universal LiveCD with Packages CD</th>
350 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 350 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
351</tr> 351</tr>
352<tr> 352<tr>
353 <th>+</th> 353 <th>+</th>
354 <ti>Packages CD is optimized to your architecture and subarchitecture</ti> 354 <ti>Packages CD is optimized to your architecture and subarchitecture</ti>
379<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo LiveCD</title> 379<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo LiveCD</title>
380<subsection> 380<subsection>
381<title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title> 381<title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title>
382<body> 382<body>
383 383
384<p> 384<p>
385You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD (if not, then you are reading the 385You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD (if not, then you are reading the
386wrong section). We'll first start by downloading and burning the chosen 386wrong section). We'll first start by downloading and burning the chosen
387LiveCD. We previously discussed the several available LiveCDs, but where can you 387LiveCD. We previously discussed the several available LiveCDs, but where can you
388find them? 388find them?
389</p> 389</p>
390 390
391<p> 391<p>
392Visit one of our <uri 392Visit one of our <uri
393link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to 393link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to
394<path>releases/sparc/2004.1/livecd</path> where the LiveCD(s) of 394<path>releases/sparc/2004.3/livecd</path> where the LiveCD(s) of
395your choice are located. Inside the subdirectories <path>sparc32/</path> and 395your choice are located. Inside the subdirectories <path>sparc32/</path> and
396<path>sparc64/</path> you'll find so-called ISO-files. 396<path>sparc64/</path> you'll find so-called ISO-files.
397Those are full CD images which you can write on a CD-R. 397Those are full CD images which you can write on a CD-R.
398</p> 398</p>
399 399
400<p> 400<p>
401In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 401In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
402check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 402check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
403<path>install-sparc64-minimal-2004.1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 403<path>install-sparc64-minimal-2004.3.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5
404checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 404checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
405link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 405link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
406</p> 406</p>
407 407
408<p> 408<p>
409Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to 409Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
410verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with 410verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
411<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 411<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
412</p> 412</p>
413 413
414<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 414<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
415$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i> 415$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i>
416</pre> 416</pre>
417 417
418<p> 418<p>

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