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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>8.1</version> 11<version>9.2</version>
12<date>2007-06-29</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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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>
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="2007.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2007.0 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>
116<subsection> 116<subsection>
117<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title> 117<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
118<body> 118<body>
119 119
120<p> 120<p>
121The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-sparc64-minimal-2007.0.iso</c> 121The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-sparc64-minimal-2008.0.iso</c>
122and 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
123install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only. 123install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
124</p> 124</p>
125 125
126<table> 126<table>
127<tr> 127<tr>
147<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title> 147<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
148<body> 148<body>
149 149
150<p> 150<p>
151The Universal Installation CD is called 151The Universal Installation CD is called
152<c>install-sparc64-universal-2007.0.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
153Installation 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
154without a working internet connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to 154without a working internet connection.
155another PC than the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
156</p> 155</p>
157 156
158<table> 157<table>
159<tr> 158<tr>
160 <th>Universal Installation CD</th> 159 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
232Installation CDs are located in the <path><keyval 231Installation CDs are located in the <path><keyval
233id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory. 232id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory.
234</p> 233</p>
235 234
236<p> 235<p>
237Inside 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
238can write on a CD-R. 237can write on a CD-R.
239</p> 238</p>
240 239
241<p> 240<p>
242In 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
243MD5 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
244<path>install-sparc64-minimal-2007.0.iso.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5 243<path>install-sparc64-minimal-2008.0.iso.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5
245checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 244checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
246link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 245link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
247</p> 246</p>
248 247
249<p> 248<p>
299ok <i>boot cdrom</i> 298ok <i>boot cdrom</i>
300</pre> 299</pre>
301 300
302<p> 301<p>
303You will be greeted by the SILO boot manager (on the Installation CD). You can 302You will be greeted by the SILO boot manager (on the Installation CD). You can
304hit Enter for more help if you want. Type in <c>2617</c> (if you have an FC-AL 303hit Enter for more help if you want. Type in <c>gentoo</c> and press enter to
305machine; check the <uri
306link="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/base/sparc/sunhw.xml">Hardware Compatibility
307List</uri>) or <c>2620</c> (for everyone else) and press enter to continue
308booting the system: 304continue booting the system:
309</p> 305</p>
310 306
311<pre caption="Continue booting from the Installation CD"> 307<pre caption="Continue booting from the Installation CD">
312boot: <i>2620</i> 308boot: <i>gentoo</i>
313</pre> 309</pre>
314 310
315<p> 311<p>
316Once 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
317system. 313system.
326Continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>. 322Continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>.
327</p> 323</p>
328 324
329</body> 325</body>
330</subsection> 326</subsection>
331<subsection id="hardware">
332<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
333<body>
334 327
335<p>
336If not all hardware is supported out-of-the-box, you will need to load the
337appropriate kernel modules.
338</p>
339
340<p>
341In the next example we try to load the <c>8139too</c> module (support for
342certain kinds of network interfaces):
343</p>
344
345<pre caption="Loading kernel modules">
346# <i>modprobe 8139too</i>
347</pre>
348
349</body>
350</subsection> 328<subsection>
351<subsection id="useraccounts"> 329<include href="hb-install-bootconfig.xml"/>
352<title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
353<body>
354
355<p>
356If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
357environment or you want to chat using <c>irssi</c> without root privileges (for
358security reasons), you need to create the necessary user accounts and change
359the root password.
360</p>
361
362<p>
363To change the root password, use the <c>passwd</c> utility:
364</p>
365
366<pre caption="Changing the root password">
367# <i>passwd</i>
368New password: <comment>(Enter your new password)</comment>
369Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter your password)</comment>
370</pre>
371
372<p>
373To create a user account, we first enter their credentials, followed by
374its password. We use <c>useradd</c> and <c>passwd</c> for these tasks.
375In the next example, we create a user called &quot;john&quot;.
376</p>
377
378<pre caption="Creating a user account">
379# <i>useradd -m -G users john</i>
380# <i>passwd john</i>
381New password: <comment>(Enter john's password)</comment>
382Re-enter password: <comment>(Re-enter john's password)</comment>
383</pre>
384
385<p>
386You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using
387<c>su</c>:
388</p>
389
390<pre caption="Changing user id">
391# <i>su - john</i>
392</pre>
393
394</body>
395</subsection>
396<subsection> 330</subsection>
397<title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
398<body>
399 331
400<p>
401If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the
402installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri
403link="#useraccounts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
404go to a new terminal and log in.
405</p>
406
407<p>
408If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
409<c>links</c> to read it:
410</p>
411
412<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
413# <i>links /mnt/cdrom/docs/handbook/html/index.html</i>
414</pre>
415
416<p>
417However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
418more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links</c>
419as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
420chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
421document):
422</p>
423
424<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
425# <i>links http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/<keyval id="online-book"/></i>
426</pre>
427
428<p>
429You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
430</p>
431
432</body>
433</subsection>
434<subsection>
435<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
436<body>
437
438<p>
439If you want to allow other users to access your computer during the
440Gentoo installation (perhaps because those users are going to help you
441install Gentoo, or even do it for you), you need to create a user
442account for them and perhaps even provide them with your root password
443(<e>only</e> do that <e>if</e> you <b>fully trust</b> that user).
444</p>
445
446<p>
447To fire up the SSH daemon, execute the following command:
448</p>
449
450<pre caption="Starting the SSH daemon">
451# <i>/etc/init.d/sshd start</i>
452</pre>
453
454<p>
455To be able to use sshd, you first need to set up your networking. Continue with
456the chapter on <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=3">Configuring your Network</uri>.
457</p>
458
459</body>
460</subsection>
461</section> 332</section>
462</sections> 333</sections>

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