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8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.7</version> 11<version>9.2</version>
12<date>2005-11-24</date> 12<date>2009-01-25</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>
30 30
31<table> 31<table>
32<tr> 32<tr>
33 <th>Sparc System</th> 33 <th>Sparc System</th>
34 <ti> 34 <ti>
35 Please check the <uri 35 Please check the <uri link="/proj/en/base/sparc/sunhw.xml">Gentoo
36 Linux/SPARC64 Compatibility list</uri> or the <uri
36 link="http://www.ultralinux.org/faq.html#s_2">UltraLinux FAQ</uri> 37 link="http://www.ultralinux.org/faq.html#s_2">UltraLinux FAQ</uri>
37 </ti> 38 </ti>
38</tr> 39</tr>
39<tr> 40<tr>
40 <th>CPU</th> 41 <th>CPU</th>
57</table> 58</table>
58 59
59</body> 60</body>
60</subsection> 61</subsection>
61</section> 62</section>
62<!-- Copy/Paste from hb-install-x86-medium.xml --> 63
63<!-- Warning: The part originally contains "x86" -->
64<!-- START --> 64<!-- START -->
65<section> 65<section>
66<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title> 66<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
67<subsection> 67<subsection>
68<title>Introduction</title> 68<title>Introduction</title>
76</p> 76</p>
77 77
78<p> 78<p>
79All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 79All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
80partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide 80partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
81two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long 81two Installation CDs which are equally suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
82as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the latest 82as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the latest
83version of the available packages. 83version of the available packages.
84</p> 84</p>
85 85
86<p> 86<p>
87If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 87If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
88the installation instructions described in the <uri 88the installation instructions described in the <uri
89link="2005.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.1 Handbooks</uri>. 89link="2008.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2008.0 Handbooks</uri>.
90</p> 90</p>
91 91
92<p> 92<p>
93The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are: 93The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
94</p> 94</p>
105 several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures). 105 several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
106 </li> 106 </li>
107</ul> 107</ul>
108 108
109<p> 109<p>
110We currently only provide Installation CDs for the sparc64 architecture. Users
111of sparc32 can use the experimental netboot images to install Gentoo from.
112More information about netbooting can be found in our <uri
113link="/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-netboot-howto.xml">Gentoo/SPARC Netboot
114HOWTO</uri>.
115</p>
116
117<p>
118To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the 110To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
119major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD. 111major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
120</p> 112</p>
121 113
122</body> 114</body>
124<subsection> 116<subsection>
125<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title> 117<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
126<body> 118<body>
127 119
128<p> 120<p>
129The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-sparc64-minimal-2005.1-r1.iso</c> 121The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-sparc64-minimal-2008.0.iso</c>
130and takes up only 32 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to 122and takes up only 44 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to
131install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only. 123install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
132</p> 124</p>
133 125
134<table> 126<table>
135<tr> 127<tr>
155<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title> 147<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
156<body> 148<body>
157 149
158<p> 150<p>
159The Universal Installation CD is called 151The Universal Installation CD is called
160<c>install-sparc-universal-2005.1-r1.iso</c> and use 525 MB. You can use this 152<c>install-sparc64-universal-2008.0.iso</c> and uses 295 MB. You can use this
161Installation CD to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo 153Installation CD to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo
162without a working internet connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to 154without a working internet connection.
163another PC than the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
164</p> 155</p>
165 156
166<table> 157<table>
167<tr> 158<tr>
168 <th>Universal Installation CD</th> 159 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
233downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed 224downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
234the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 225the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
235</p> 226</p>
236 227
237<p> 228<p>
238You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages 229You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages CD
239CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 230as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
240Installation CDs are located in the 231Installation CDs are located in the <path><keyval
241<path>releases/sparc/2005.1-r1/sparc64/installcd</path> directory. 232id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory.
242</p>
243
244<p> 233</p>
234
235<p>
245Inside that directory you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which you 236Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images which you
246can write on a CD-R. 237can write on a CD-R.
247</p> 238</p>
248 239
249<p> 240<p>
250In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check its 241In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check its
251MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 242MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
252<path>install-sparc64-minimal-2005.1-r1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 243<path>install-sparc64-minimal-2008.0.iso.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5
253checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 244checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
254link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 245link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
255</p> 246</p>
256 247
257<p> 248<p>
259verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with 250verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
260<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 251<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
261</p> 252</p>
262 253
263<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 254<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
264$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i> 255$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 17072058</i>
265</pre> 256</pre>
266 257
267<p> 258<p>
268Now verify the signature: 259Now verify the signature:
269</p> 260</p>
284 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso 275 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
285 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device 276 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device
286 path). 277 path).
287 </li> 278 </li>
288 <li> 279 <li>
289 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then 280 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>Burn CD Image</c>. Then you can locate
290 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click 281 your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click <c>Start</c>.
291 <c>Start</c>.
292 </li> 282 </li>
293</ul> 283</ul>
294 284
295</body> 285</body>
296</subsection> 286</subsection>
307<pre caption="Booting the Installation CD"> 297<pre caption="Booting the Installation CD">
308ok <i>boot cdrom</i> 298ok <i>boot cdrom</i>
309</pre> 299</pre>
310 300
311<p> 301<p>
312You will be greeted by the SILO boot manager (on the Installation CD). Type in 302You will be greeted by the SILO boot manager (on the Installation CD). You can
313<c>gentoo-2.4</c> and press enter to continue booting the 303hit Enter for more help if you want. Type in <c>gentoo</c> and press enter to
314system: 304continue booting the system:
315</p> 305</p>
316 306
317<pre caption="Continue booting from the Installation CD"> 307<pre caption="Continue booting from the Installation CD">
318boot: <i>gentoo-2.4</i> 308boot: <i>gentoo</i>
319</pre> 309</pre>
320 310
321<p> 311<p>
322Once the Installation CD is booted, you will be automatically logged on to the 312Once the Installation CD is booted, you will be automatically logged on to the
323system. 313system.
324</p> 314</p>
325 315
326<p> 316<p>
327You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch 317You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console. You will also find a
328to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you 318root prompt on the serial console (<path>ttyS0</path>).
329started on by pressing Alt-F1. You will also find a root prompt on the serial
330console (<path>ttyS0</path>).
331</p> 319</p>
332 320
333<p> 321<p>
334Continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>. 322Continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>.
335</p> 323</p>
336 324
337</body> 325</body>
338</subsection> 326</subsection>
339<subsection id="hardware">
340<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
341<body>
342 327
343<p>
344If not all hardware is supported out-of-the-box, you will need to load the
345appropriate kernel modules.
346</p>
347
348<p>
349In the next example we try to load the <c>8139too</c> module (support for
350certain kinds of network interfaces):
351</p>
352
353<pre caption="Loading kernel modules">
354# <i>modprobe 8139too</i>
355</pre>
356
357</body>
358</subsection> 328<subsection>
359<subsection id="useraccounts"> 329<include href="hb-install-bootconfig.xml"/>
360<title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
361<body>
362
363<p>
364If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
365environment or you want to chat using <c>irssi</c> without root privileges (for
366security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change
367the root password.
368</p>
369
370<p>
371To change the root password, use the <c>passwd</c> utility:
372</p>
373
374<pre caption="Changing the root password">
375# <i>passwd</i>
376New password: <comment>(Enter your new password)</comment>
377Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter your password)</comment>
378</pre>
379
380<p>
381To create a user account, we first enter their credentials, followed by
382its password. We use <c>useradd</c> and <c>passwd</c> for these tasks.
383In the next example, we create a user called &quot;john&quot;.
384</p>
385
386<pre caption="Creating a user account">
387# <i>useradd -m -G users john</i>
388# <i>passwd john</i>
389New password: <comment>(Enter john's password)</comment>
390Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment>
391</pre>
392
393<p>
394You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using
395<c>su</c>:
396</p>
397
398<pre caption="Changing user id">
399# <i>su - john</i>
400</pre>
401
402</body>
403</subsection>
404<subsection> 330</subsection>
405<title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
406<body>
407 331
408<p>
409If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the
410installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri
411link="#useraccounts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
412go to a new terminal and log in.
413</p>
414
415<p>
416If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
417<c>links2</c> to read it:
418</p>
419
420<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
421# <i>links2 /mnt/cdrom/docs/handbook/html/index.html</i>
422</pre>
423
424<p>
425However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
426more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links2</c>
427as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
428chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
429document):
430</p>
431
432<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
433# <i>links2 http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-sparc.xml</i>
434</pre>
435
436<p>
437You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
438</p>
439
440</body>
441</subsection>
442<subsection>
443<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
444<body>
445
446<p>
447If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the
448Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you
449install Gentoo, or even do it for you), you need to create a user
450account for them and perhaps even provide them with your root password
451(<e>only</e> do that <e>if</e> you <b>fully trust</b> that user).
452</p>
453
454<p>
455To fire up the SSH daemon, execute the following command:
456</p>
457
458<pre caption="Starting the SSH daemon">
459# <i>/etc/init.d/sshd start</i>
460</pre>
461
462<p>
463To be able to use sshd, you first need to set up your networking. Continue with
464the chapter on <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=3">Configuring your Network</uri>.
465</p>
466
467</body>
468</subsection>
469</section> 332</section>
470</sections> 333</sections>

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