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8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.2</version> 11<version>2.3</version>
12<date>2005-05-23</date> 12<date>2005-08-09</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. 22successfully install Gentoo on your box.
23</p> 23</p>
24 24
25</body> 25</body>
26</subsection> 26</subsection>
27<subsection> 27<subsection>
266During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 266During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
267are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 267are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
268</p> 268</p>
269 269
270<p> 270<p>
271All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 271All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
272partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide 272partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
273two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long 273two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
274as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the latest 274as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the latest
275version of the available packages. 275version of the available packages.
276</p> 276</p>
277 277
278<p> 278<p>
279If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 279If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
280the installation instructions described in the <uri 280the installation instructions described in the <uri
281link="2005.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.0 Handbooks</uri>. 281link="2005.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.1 Handbooks</uri>.
282</p> 282</p>
283 283
284<p> 284<p>
285The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are: 285The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
286</p> 286</p>
287 287
288<ul> 288<ul>
289 <li> 289 <li>
290 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD 290 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD
291 which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and 291 which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and
292 continue with the Gentoo installation. 292 continue with the Gentoo installation.
293 </li> 293 </li>
294 <li> 294 <li>
295 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same 295 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same
296 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains a 296 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains a
307HOWTO</uri>. 307HOWTO</uri>.
308</p> 308</p>
309 309
310<p> 310<p>
311To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the 311To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
312major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD. 312major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
313</p> 313</p>
314 314
315</body> 315</body>
316</subsection> 316</subsection>
317<subsection> 317<subsection>
318<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title> 318<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
319<body> 319<body>
320 320
321<p> 321<p>
322The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-sparc64-minimal-2005.0.iso</c> 322The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-sparc64-minimal-2005.1.iso</c>
323and takes up only 130 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to 323and takes up only 130 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to
324install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only. 324install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
325</p> 325</p>
326 326
327<table> 327<table>
328<tr> 328<tr>
329 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th> 329 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
330 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 330 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
331</tr> 331</tr>
332<tr> 332<tr>
333 <th>+</th> 333 <th>+</th>
334 <ti>Smallest download</ti> 334 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
335</tr> 335</tr>
336<tr> 336<tr>
337 <th>+</th> 337 <th>+</th>
345 <ti> 345 <ti>
346 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is 346 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
347 therefore not suitable for networkless installation 347 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
348 </ti> 348 </ti>
349</tr> 349</tr>
350</table> 350</table>
351 351
352</body> 352</body>
353</subsection> 353</subsection>
354<subsection> 354<subsection>
355<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title> 355<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
356<body> 356<body>
357 357
358<p> 358<p>
359The Universal Installation CD is called 359The Universal Installation CD is called
360<c>install-sparc-universal-2005.0.iso</c> and consumes the entire surface of a 360<c>install-sparc-universal-2005.1.iso</c> and consumes the entire surface of a
361650 MB CD. You can use this Installation CD to install 361650 MB CD. You can use this Installation CD to install
362Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet 362Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet
363connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one you 363connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one you
364are currently installing Gentoo on :) 364are currently installing Gentoo on :)
365</p> 365</p>
366 366
367<table> 367<table>
368<tr> 368<tr>
369 <th>Universal Installation CD</th> 369 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
370 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 370 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
371</tr> 371</tr>
372<tr> 372<tr>
373 <th>+</th> 373 <th>+</th>
374 <ti> 374 <ti>
375 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network 375 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
405<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title> 405<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
406<subsection> 406<subsection>
407<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title> 407<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
408<body> 408<body>
409 409
410<p> 410<p>
411You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by 411You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
412downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed 412downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
413the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 413the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
414</p> 414</p>
415 415
416<p> 416<p>
417You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages 417You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages
418CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 418CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
419Installation CDs are located in the 419Installation CDs are located in the
420<path>releases/sparc/2005.0/installcd/sparc64</path> directory. 420<path>releases/sparc/2005.1/installcd/sparc64</path> directory.
421</p> 421</p>
422 422
423<p> 423<p>
424Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images 424Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
425which you can write on a CD-R. 425which you can write on a CD-R.
426</p> 426</p>
427 427
428<p> 428<p>
429In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check its 429In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check its
430MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 430MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
431<path>install-sparc64-minimal-2005.0.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 431<path>install-sparc64-minimal-2005.1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5
432checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 432checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
433link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 433link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
434</p> 434</p>
435 435
436<p> 436<p>
437Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to 437Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
438verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with 438verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
439<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 439<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
440</p> 440</p>
441 441
442<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 442<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
443$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i> 443$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i>
444</pre> 444</pre>
445 445
446<p> 446<p>
477<title>Booting the Installation CD</title> 477<title>Booting the Installation CD</title>
478<body> 478<body>
479 479
480<p> 480<p>
481Insert the Gentoo Installation CD in the CD-ROM and boot your system. During 481Insert the Gentoo Installation CD in the CD-ROM and boot your system. During
482startup, press Stop-A to enter OpenBootPROM (OBP). Once you are in the OBP, 482startup, press Stop-A to enter OpenBootPROM (OBP). Once you are in the OBP,
483boot from the CD-ROM: 483boot from the CD-ROM:
484</p> 484</p>
485 485
486<pre caption="Booting the Installation CD"> 486<pre caption="Booting the Installation CD">
487ok <i>boot cdrom</i> 487ok <i>boot cdrom</i>
488</pre> 488</pre>
489 489
490<p> 490<p>
491You will be greeted by the SILO boot manager (on the Installation CD). Type in 491You will be greeted by the SILO boot manager (on the Installation CD). Type in
492<c>gentoo-2.4</c> (single-CPU kernel) or <c>gentoo-2.4-smp</c> 492<c>gentoo-2.4</c> and press enter to continue booting the
493(multi-CPU kernel) and press enter to continue booting the system. In the 493system:
494following example we'll boot the <c>gentoo-2.4</c> kernel.
495</p> 494</p>
496 495
497<pre caption="Continue booting from the Installation CD"> 496<pre caption="Continue booting from the Installation CD">
498boot: <i>gentoo-2.4</i> 497boot: <i>gentoo-2.4</i>
499</pre> 498</pre>
500 499
501<p> 500<p>
502Once the Installation CD is booted, you will be automatically logged on to the 501Once the Installation CD is booted, you will be automatically logged on to the
503system. 502system.
504</p> 503</p>
505 504
506<p> 505<p>
507You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch 506You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch
508to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you 507to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you
509started on by pressing Alt-F1. You will also find a root prompt on the serial 508started on by pressing Alt-F1. You will also find a root prompt on the serial

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