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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>7.0</version> 11<version>9.2</version>
12<date>2006-08-30</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>
58</table> 58</table>
59 59
60</body> 60</body>
61</subsection> 61</subsection>
62</section> 62</section>
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66<section> 65<section>
67<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title> 66<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
68<subsection> 67<subsection>
69<title>Introduction</title> 68<title>Introduction</title>
77</p> 76</p>
78 77
79<p> 78<p>
80All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 79All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
81partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide 80partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
82two 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
83as 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
84version of the available packages. 83version of the available packages.
85</p> 84</p>
86 85
87<p> 86<p>
88If 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
89the installation instructions described in the <uri 88the installation instructions described in the <uri
90link="2006.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2006.1 Handbooks</uri>. 89link="2008.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2008.0 Handbooks</uri>.
91</p> 90</p>
92 91
93<p> 92<p>
94The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are: 93The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
95</p> 94</p>
106 several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures). 105 several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
107 </li> 106 </li>
108</ul> 107</ul>
109 108
110<p> 109<p>
111We currently only provide Installation CDs for the sparc64 architecture. Users
112of sparc32 can use the experimental netboot images to install Gentoo from.
113More information about netbooting can be found in our <uri
114link="/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-netboot-howto.xml">Gentoo/SPARC Netboot
115HOWTO</uri>.
116</p>
117
118<p>
119To 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
120major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD. 111major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
121</p> 112</p>
122 113
123</body> 114</body>
125<subsection> 116<subsection>
126<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title> 117<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
127<body> 118<body>
128 119
129<p> 120<p>
130The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-sparc64-minimal-2006.1.iso</c> 121The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-sparc64-minimal-2008.0.iso</c>
131and 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
132install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only. 123install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
133</p> 124</p>
134 125
135<table> 126<table>
136<tr> 127<tr>
156<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title> 147<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
157<body> 148<body>
158 149
159<p> 150<p>
160The Universal Installation CD is called 151The Universal Installation CD is called
161<c>install-sparc64-universal-2006.1.iso</c> and uses 287 MB. You can use this 152<c>install-sparc64-universal-2008.0.iso</c> and uses 295 MB. You can use this
162Installation 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
163without a working internet connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to 154without a working internet connection.
164another PC than the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
165</p> 155</p>
166 156
167<table> 157<table>
168<tr> 158<tr>
169 <th>Universal Installation CD</th> 159 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
234downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed 224downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
235the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 225the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
236</p> 226</p>
237 227
238<p> 228<p>
239You 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
240CD 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
241Installation CDs are located in the 231Installation CDs are located in the <path><keyval
242<path>releases/sparc/2006.1/sparc64/installcd</path> directory. 232id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory.
243</p>
244
245<p> 233</p>
234
235<p>
246Inside 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
247can write on a CD-R. 237can write on a CD-R.
248</p> 238</p>
249 239
250<p> 240<p>
251In 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
252MD5 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
253<path>install-sparc64-minimal-2006.1.iso.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5 243<path>install-sparc64-minimal-2008.0.iso.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5
254checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 244checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
255link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 245link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
256</p> 246</p>
257 247
258<p> 248<p>
285 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
286 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
287 path). 277 path).
288 </li> 278 </li>
289 <li> 279 <li>
290 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
291 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>.
292 <c>Start</c>.
293 </li> 282 </li>
294</ul> 283</ul>
295 284
296</body> 285</body>
297</subsection> 286</subsection>
308<pre caption="Booting the Installation CD"> 297<pre caption="Booting the Installation CD">
309ok <i>boot cdrom</i> 298ok <i>boot cdrom</i>
310</pre> 299</pre>
311 300
312<p> 301<p>
313You 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
314<c>gentoo</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
315system: 304continue booting the system:
316</p> 305</p>
317 306
318<pre caption="Continue booting from the Installation CD"> 307<pre caption="Continue booting from the Installation CD">
319boot: <i>gentoo</i> 308boot: <i>gentoo</i>
320</pre> 309</pre>
323Once 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
324system. 313system.
325</p> 314</p>
326 315
327<p> 316<p>
328You 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
329to 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>).
330started on by pressing Alt-F1. You will also find a root prompt on the serial
331console (<path>ttyS0</path>).
332</p> 319</p>
333 320
334<p> 321<p>
335Continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>. 322Continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>.
336</p> 323</p>
337 324
338</body> 325</body>
339</subsection> 326</subsection>
340<subsection id="hardware">
341<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
342<body>
343 327
344<p>
345If not all hardware is supported out-of-the-box, you will need to load the
346appropriate kernel modules.
347</p>
348
349<p>
350In the next example we try to load the <c>8139too</c> module (support for
351certain kinds of network interfaces):
352</p>
353
354<pre caption="Loading kernel modules">
355# <i>modprobe 8139too</i>
356</pre>
357
358</body>
359</subsection> 328<subsection>
360<subsection id="useraccounts"> 329<include href="hb-install-bootconfig.xml"/>
361<title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
362<body>
363
364<p>
365If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
366environment or you want to chat using <c>irssi</c> without root privileges (for
367security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change
368the root password.
369</p>
370
371<p>
372To change the root password, use the <c>passwd</c> utility:
373</p>
374
375<pre caption="Changing the root password">
376# <i>passwd</i>
377New password: <comment>(Enter your new password)</comment>
378Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter your password)</comment>
379</pre>
380
381<p>
382To create a user account, we first enter their credentials, followed by
383its password. We use <c>useradd</c> and <c>passwd</c> for these tasks.
384In the next example, we create a user called &quot;john&quot;.
385</p>
386
387<pre caption="Creating a user account">
388# <i>useradd -m -G users john</i>
389# <i>passwd john</i>
390New password: <comment>(Enter john's password)</comment>
391Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment>
392</pre>
393
394<p>
395You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using
396<c>su</c>:
397</p>
398
399<pre caption="Changing user id">
400# <i>su - john</i>
401</pre>
402
403</body>
404</subsection>
405<subsection> 330</subsection>
406<title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
407<body>
408 331
409<p>
410If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the
411installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri
412link="#useraccounts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
413go to a new terminal and log in.
414</p>
415
416<p>
417If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
418<c>links</c> to read it:
419</p>
420
421<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
422# <i>links /mnt/cdrom/docs/handbook/html/index.html</i>
423</pre>
424
425<p>
426However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
427more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links</c>
428as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
429chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
430document):
431</p>
432
433<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
434# <i>links http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-sparc.xml</i>
435</pre>
436
437<p>
438You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
439</p>
440
441</body>
442</subsection>
443<subsection>
444<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
445<body>
446
447<p>
448If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the
449Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you
450install Gentoo, or even do it for you), you need to create a user
451account for them and perhaps even provide them with your root password
452(<e>only</e> do that <e>if</e> you <b>fully trust</b> that user).
453</p>
454
455<p>
456To fire up the SSH daemon, execute the following command:
457</p>
458
459<pre caption="Starting the SSH daemon">
460# <i>/etc/init.d/sshd start</i>
461</pre>
462
463<p>
464To be able to use sshd, you first need to set up your networking. Continue with
465the chapter on <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=3">Configuring your Network</uri>.
466</p>
467
468</body>
469</subsection>
470</section> 332</section>
471</sections> 333</sections>

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