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9<sections> 9<sections>
10<section> 10<section>
11<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 11<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
12<subsection> 12<subsection>
105power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great 105power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
106installation method for those who would like to know more about the 106installation method for those who would like to know more about the
107inner workings of Gentoo Linux. 107inner workings of Gentoo Linux.
108</p> 108</p>
109 109
110<p>
111A <e>stage1</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
112Internet connection.
113</p>
114
110<table> 115<table>
111<tr> 116<tr>
112 <th>Stage1</th> 117 <th>Stage1</th>
113 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 118 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
114</tr> 119</tr>
133</tr> 138</tr>
134<tr> 139<tr>
135 <th>-</th> 140 <th>-</th>
136 <ti> 141 <ti>
137 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is probably a waste of time 142 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is probably a waste of time
143 </ti>
144</tr>
145<tr>
146 <th>-</th>
147 <ti>
148 Not suitable for networkless installations
138 </ti> 149 </ti>
139</tr> 150</tr>
140</table> 151</table>
141 152
142<p> 153<p>
143<e>Stage2</e> installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process and doing this 154<e>Stage2</e> installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process and doing this
144is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose 155is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose
145for your particular <e>stage2</e> tarball. 156for your particular <e>stage2</e> tarball.
146</p> 157</p>
147 158
159<p>
160A <e>stage2</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
161Internet connection.
162</p>
163
148<table> 164<table>
149<tr> 165<tr>
150 <th>Stage2</th> 166 <th>Stage2</th>
151 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 167 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
152</tr> 168</tr>
171 <ti>It's not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti> 187 <ti>It's not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
172</tr> 188</tr>
173<tr> 189<tr>
174 <th>-</th> 190 <th>-</th>
175 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti> 191 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
192</tr>
193<tr>
194 <th>-</th>
195 <ti>
196 Not suitable for networkless installations
197 </ti>
176</tr> 198</tr>
177</table> 199</table>
178 200
179<p> 201<p>
180Choosing to go with a <e>stage3</e> allows for the fastest install of Gentoo 202Choosing to go with a <e>stage3</e> allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
191 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 213 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
192</tr> 214</tr>
193<tr> 215<tr>
194 <th>+</th> 216 <th>+</th>
195 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti> 217 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
218</tr>
219<tr>
220 <th>+</th>
221 <ti>Suitable for networkless installations</ti>
196</tr> 222</tr>
197<tr> 223<tr>
198 <th>-</th> 224 <th>-</th>
199 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti> 225 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti>
200</tr> 226</tr>

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