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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.4</version> 11<version>2.5</version>
12<date>2005-09-05</date> 12<date>2005-10-09</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>
97major advantages and disadvantages of each stage file. 97major advantages and disadvantages of each stage file.
98</p> 98</p>
99 99
100</body> 100</body>
101</subsection> 101</subsection>
102<subsection> 102<subsection>
103<title>A Stage1 Approach</title> 103<title>A Stage1 Approach</title>
104<body> 104<body>
105 105
106<p> 106<p>
107A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system 107A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system
108from scratch. 108from scratch.
109</p> 109</p>
110 110
111<p> 111<p>
112Starting from a stage1 allows you to have total control over the 112This approach builds core system packages that are vital to your system and is
113optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is 113used by Gentoo developers to prepare the Gentoo release media. It is a great
114initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for
115power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
116installation method for those who would like to know more about the 114installation method for those who would like to learn more about the inner
117inner workings of Gentoo Linux. 115workings of bootstrapping, toolchains and the like.
116</p>
117
118<p>
119However, if you do not plan to tweak the bootstrapping instructions in the
120<path>bootstrap.sh</path> script written by the Gentoo developers, then a
121stage1 approach has no benefits for you.
118</p> 122</p>
119 123
120<table> 124<table>
121<tr> 125<tr>
122 <th>Stage1</th> 126 <th>Stage1</th>
123 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 127 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
124</tr> 128</tr>
125<tr> 129<tr>
126 <th>+</th> 130 <th>+</th>
127 <ti> 131 <ti>
128 Allows you to have total control over the optimization settings and optional 132 Allows you to have total control over the installation routine, bootstrap
129 build-time functionality that is initially enabled on your system 133 sequence, etc.
130 </ti> 134 </ti>
131</tr>
132<tr> 135</tr>
133 <th>+</th>
134 <ti>Suitable for powerusers that know what they are doing</ti>
135</tr> 136<tr>
136<tr>
137 <th>+</th> 137 <th>+</th>
138 <ti>Allows you to learn more about the inner workings of Gentoo</ti> 138 <ti>Suitable for powerusers and developers who know what they are doing</ti>
139</tr> 139</tr>
140<tr> 140<tr>
141 <th>-</th> 141 <th>-</th>
142 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti> 142 <ti>
143 Takes a long time to finish the installation (it is the lengthiest approach)
144 </ti>
143</tr> 145</tr>
144<tr> 146<tr>
145 <th>-</th> 147 <th>-</th>
146 <ti> 148 <ti>
147 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time 149 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time
148 </ti> 150 </ti>
149</tr> 151</tr>
150<tr> 152<tr>
151 <th>-</th> 153 <th>-</th>
152 <ti> 154 <ti>
153 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation 155 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation
154 </ti> 156 </ti>
155</tr> 157</tr>
156</table> 158</table>
157 159
158</body> 160</body>
159</subsection> 161</subsection>
160<subsection> 162<subsection>
161<title>A Stage2 Approach</title> 163<title>A Stage2 Approach</title>
162<body> 164<body>
163 165
164<p> 166<p>
165A <e>stage2</e> is used for building the entire system from a bootstrapped 167A <e>stage2</e> is used for building the entire system from a bootstrapped
166"semi-compiled" state. 168"semi-compiled" state.
167</p> 169</p>
168 170
169<p> 171<p>
170Stage2 installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process; doing this 172When you perform a stage2 installation approach, you will build all system
171is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose 173packages (core packages, including toolchain) using your specific <c>USE</c>,
172for your particular stage2 tarball. 174<c>CFLAGS</c> and <c>CXXFLAGS</c> settings. Any package build will therefore be
175optimized to your preference.
176</p>
177
178<p>
179However, this installation takes some time and if you do not intend to change
180the <c>CFLAGS</c> and <c>CXXFLAGS</c> settings that we have defined as a "good
181default", using this approach only makes sense if your <c>USE</c> variable is
182sufficiently different from the default <c>USE</c> we provide.
173</p> 183</p>
174 184
175<table> 185<table>
176<tr> 186<tr>
177 <th>Stage2</th> 187 <th>Stage2</th>
178 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 188 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
179</tr> 189</tr>
180<tr> 190<tr>
181 <th>+</th> 191 <th>+</th>
182 <ti>You don't need to bootstrap</ti> 192 <ti>You don't need to bootstrap</ti>
183</tr> 193</tr>
184<tr> 194<tr>
185 <th>+</th> 195 <th>+</th>
186 <ti>Faster than starting with stage1</ti> 196 <ti>Faster than starting with stage1</ti>
187</tr> 197</tr>
188<tr> 198<tr>
189 <th>+</th> 199 <th>+</th>
190 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti> 200 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti>
191</tr> 201</tr>
192<tr> 202<tr>
193 <th>-</th> 203 <th>-</th>
194 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti> 204 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
195</tr> 205</tr>
196<tr> 206<tr>
197 <th>-</th> 207 <th>-</th>
198 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
199</tr>
200<tr>
201 <th>-</th>
202 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
203</tr>
204<tr>
205 <th>-</th>
206 <ti> 208 <ti>
207 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation 209 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation
208 </ti> 210 </ti>
209</tr> 211</tr>
210</table> 212</table>
211 213
212</body> 214</body>
213</subsection> 215</subsection>
214<subsection> 216<subsection>
215<title>A Stage3 Approach</title> 217<title>A Stage3 Approach</title>
216<body> 218<body>
217 219
218<p> 220<p>
219A <e>stage3</e> installation contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been 221A <e>stage3</e> installation contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been
220built for you. You will only need to build a few packages of which we can't 222built for you. You will only need to build a few packages (such as system
221decide for you which one to choose. 223logger, networking tools, ...) before you can boot into a base Gentoo
224installation.
222</p> 225</p>
223 226
224<p> 227<p>
225Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo 228Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
226Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization 229Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
227settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings 230settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings
228and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining 231and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
229stability). Stage3 is also required if you want to install Gentoo using 232stability). Stage3 is also required if you want to install Gentoo using
230prebuilt packages or without a network connection. 233prebuilt packages or without a network connection.
231</p> 234</p>
232 235
233<table> 236<table>
234<tr> 237<tr>
235 <th>Stage3</th> 238 <th>Stage3</th>
236 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 239 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
237</tr> 240</tr>
238<tr> 241<tr>
239 <th>+</th> 242 <th>+</th>
240 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti> 243 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
241</tr> 244</tr>
242<tr> 245<tr>
243 <th>-</th> 246 <th>+</th>
244 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti> 247 <ti>
248 You can still tweak your system
249 </ti>
245</tr> 250</tr>
246</table> 251</table>
247 252
248<p> 253<p>
249You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different 254You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different
250optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to 255optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to
251recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings. 256recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings. The same goes
257for any <c>USE</c> flag changes: Portage is intelligent enough to know what
258packages need to be rebuild.
252</p> 259</p>
253 260
254</body> 261</body>
255</subsection> 262</subsection>
256</section> 263</section>
264
257<section> 265<section>
258<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title> 266<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
259<subsection> 267<subsection>
260<title>Introduction</title> 268<title>Introduction</title>
261<body> 269<body>
262 270
263<p> 271<p>
264The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 272The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
265self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD. 273self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
266During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 274During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
267are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 275are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
268</p> 276</p>
269 277
270<p> 278<p>
271All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 279All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
385</body> 393</body>
386</subsection> 394</subsection>
387<subsection> 395<subsection>
388<title>Other CDs</title> 396<title>Other CDs</title>
389<body> 397<body>
390 398
391<p> 399<p>
392You might find a so-called <e>Package CD</e> on one of our mirrors. This CD is 400You might find a so-called <e>Package CD</e> on one of our mirrors. This CD is
393no Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a 401no Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
394networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (the so-called GRP set) 402networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (the so-called GRP set)
395that allows you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such as 403that allows you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such as
396OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless Gentoo 404OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless Gentoo
397installation. 405installation.
398</p> 406</p>
399 407
408<p>
409If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software,
410make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage-3 tarball you use.
411</p>
412
400</body> 413</body>
401</subsection> 414</subsection>
402</section> 415</section>
403<!-- STOP --> 416<!-- STOP -->
404<section> 417<section>
405<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title> 418<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
406<subsection> 419<subsection>
407<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title> 420<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
408<body> 421<body>
409 422
410<p> 423<p>
411You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by 424You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
412downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed 425downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
413the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 426the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
414</p> 427</p>

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