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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<abstract> 11<abstract>
12You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install 12You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install
13Gentoo using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the 13Gentoo using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the
14Installer LiveCD is possible as well. 14Installer LiveCD is possible as well.
15</abstract> 15</abstract>
16 16
17<version>5.2</version> 17<version>6.0</version>
18<date>2007-06-29</date> 18<date>2008-04-01</date>
19 19
20<section> 20<section>
21<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 21<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
22<subsection> 22<subsection>
23<title>Introduction</title> 23<title>Introduction</title>
120</p> 120</p>
121 121
122<impo> 122<impo>
123If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, or would 123If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, or would
124like to use one of the provided installers, please use the installation 124like to use one of the provided installers, please use the installation
125instructions described in the <uri link="2007.0/">Gentoo 2007.0 125instructions described in the <uri link="2008.0/">Gentoo 2008.0
126Handbooks</uri>. 126Handbooks</uri>.
127</impo> 127</impo>
128 128
129<p> 129<p>
130The Installation CDs that we currently provide are: 130The Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
257link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located in 257link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located in
258the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>installcd/</path> directory. 258the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>installcd/</path> directory.
259</p> 259</p>
260 260
261<p> 261<p>
262Inside that directory you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which you 262Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images which you
263can write on a CD-R. 263can write on a CD-R.
264</p> 264</p>
265 265
266<p> 266<p>
267In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check 267In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check
390(de)activate at will. The following list is the same as the one you receive 390(de)activate at will. The following list is the same as the one you receive
391when you press F2 at the bootscreen. 391when you press F2 at the bootscreen.
392</p> 392</p>
393 393
394<pre caption="Options available to pass to your kernel of choice"> 394<pre caption="Options available to pass to your kernel of choice">
395- agpgart loads agpgart (use if you have graphic problems,lockups) 395<comment>Hardware options:</comment>
396- acpi=on loads support for ACPI firmware 396
397- ide=nodma force disabling of DMA for malfunctioning IDE devices 397acpi=on This loads support for ACPI and also causes the acpid daemon to
398- doscsi scan for scsi devices (breaks some ethernet cards) 398 be started by the CD on boot. This is only needed if your
399- dopcmcia starts pcmcia service for PCMCIA cdroms 399 system requires ACPI to function properly. This is not
400- nofirewire disables firewire modules in initrd (for firewire cdroms,etc) 400 required for Hyperthreading support.
401- nokeymap disables keymap selection for non-us keyboard layouts 401
402- docache cache the entire runtime portion of cd in RAM, allows you 402acpi=off Completely disables ACPI. This is useful on some older systems
403 to umount /mnt/cdrom to mount another cdrom. 403 and is also a requirement for using APM. This will disable any
404- nodetect causes hwsetup/kudzu and hotplug not to run 404 Hyperthreading support of your processor.
405- nousb disables usb module load from initrd, disables hotplug 405
406- nodhcp dhcp does not automatically start if nic detected 406console=X This sets up serial console access for the CD. The first
407- nohotplug disables loading hotplug service 407 option is the device, usually ttyS0 on x86, followed by any
408- noapic disable apic (try if having hardware problems nics,scsi,etc) 408 connection options, which are comma separated. The default
409- noevms disable loading of EVMS2 modules 409 options are 9600,8,n,1.
410- nolvm2 disable loading of LVM2 modules 410
411dmraid=X This allows for passing options to the device-mapper RAID
412 subsystem. Options should be encapsulated in quotes.
413doapm This loads APM driver support. This requires you to also use
414 acpi=off.
415
416dopcmcia This loads support for PCMCIA and Cardbus hardware and also
417 causes the pcmcia cardmgr to be started by the CD on boot.
418 This is only required when booting from PCMCIA/Cardbus devices.
419
420doscsi This loads support for most SCSI controllers. This is also a
421 requirement for booting most USB devices, as they use the SCSI
422 subsystem of the kernel.
423
411- hdx=stroke allows you to partition the whole harddrive even when your BIOS 424hda=stroke This allows you to partition the whole hard disk even when your
412 can't handle large harddrives 425 BIOS is unable to handle large disks. This option is only used
413- noload=module1,[module2,[...]] 426 on machines with an older BIOS. Replace hda with the device
414 disable loading of specific kernel modules 427 that is requiring this option.
428
429ide=nodma This forces the disabling of DMA in the kernel and is required
430 by some IDE chipsets and also by some CDROM drives. If your
431 system is having trouble reading from your IDE CDROM, try this
432 option. This also disables the default hdparm settings from
433 being executed.
434
435noapic This disables the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller
436 that is present on newer motherboards. It has been known to
437 cause some problems on older hardware.
438
439nodetect This disables all of the autodetection done by the CD,
440 including device autodetection and DHCP probing. This is
441 useful for doing debugging of a failing CD or driver.
442
443nodhcp This disables DHCP probing on detected network cards. This is
444 useful on networks with only static addresses.
445
446nodmraid Disables support for device-mapper RAID, such as that used for
447 on-board IDE/SATA RAID controllers.
448
449nofirewire This disables the loading of Firewire modules. This should
450 only be necessary if your Firewire hardware is causing
451 a problem with booting the CD.
452
453nogpm This diables gpm console mouse support.
454
455nohotplug This disables the loading of the hotplug and coldplug init
456 scripts at boot. This is useful for doing debugging of a
457 failing CD or driver.
458
459nokeymap This disables the keymap selection used to select non-US
460 keyboard layouts.
461
462nolapic This disables the local APIC on Uniprocessor kernels.
463
464nosata This disables the loading of Serial ATA modules. This is used
465 if your system is having problems with the SATA subsystem.
466
467nosmp This disables SMP, or Symmetric Multiprocessing, on SMP-enabled
468 kernels. This is useful for debugging SMP-related issues with
469 certain drivers and motherboards.
470
471nosound This disables sound support and volume setting. This is useful
472 for systems where sound support causes problems.
473
474nousb This disables the autoloading of USB modules. This is useful
475 for debugging USB issues.
476
477slowusb This adds some extra pauses into the boot process for slow
478 USB CDROMs, like in the IBM BladeCenter.
479
480<comment>Volume/Device Management:</comment>
481
482doevms This enables support for IBM's pluggable EVMS, or Enterprise
483 Volume Management System. This is not safe to use with lvm.
484
485dolvm This enables support for Linux's Logical Volume Management.
486 This is not safe to use with evms.
487
488<comment>Other options:</comment>
489
490debug Enables debugging code. This might get messy, as it displays
491 a lot of data to the screen.
492
493docache This caches the entire runtime portion of the CD into RAM,
494 which allows you to umount /mnt/cdrom and mount another CDROM.
495 This option requires that you have at least twice as much
496 available RAM as the size of the CD.
497
498doload=X This causes the initial ramdisk to load any module listed, as
499 well as dependencies. Replace X with the module name.
500
501 Multiple modules can be specified by a comma-separated list.
502
503dosshd Starts sshd on boot, which is useful for unattended installs.
504
505passwd=foo Sets whatever follows the equals as the root password, which
506 is required for dosshd since we scramble the root password.
507
508noload=X This causes the initial ramdisk to skip the loading of a
509 specific module that may be causing a problem. Syntax matches
510 that of doload.
511
512nonfs Disables the starting of portmap/nfsmount on boot.
513
514nox This causes an X-enabled LiveCD to not automatically start X,
515 but rather, to drop to the command line instead.
516
517scandelay This causes the CD to pause for 10 seconds during certain
518 portions the boot process to allow for devices that are slow to
519 initialize to be ready for use.
520
521scandelay=X This allows you to specify a given delay, in seconds, to be
522 added to certain portions of the boot process to allow for
523 devices that are slow to initialize to be ready for use.
524 Replace X with the number of seconds to pause.
415</pre> 525</pre>
526
527<note>
528The CD will check for "no*" options before "do*" options, so that you can
529override any option in the exact order you specify.
530</note>
416 531
417<p> 532<p>
418Now boot your CD, select a kernel (if you are not happy with the default 533Now boot your CD, select a kernel (if you are not happy with the default
419<c>gentoo</c> kernel) and boot options. As an example, we show you how 534<c>gentoo</c> kernel) and boot options. As an example, we show you how
420to boot the <c>gentoo</c> kernel, with <c>dopcmcia</c> as kernel 535to boot the <c>gentoo</c> kernel, with <c>dopcmcia</c> as kernel

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