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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>
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17<version>6.5</version> 17<version>7.0</version>
18<date>2009-01-25</date> 18<date>2009-10-04</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>
115are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 115are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
116</p> 116</p>
117 117
118<p> 118<p>
119All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 119All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
120partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide 120partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet.
121two Installation CDs which are equally suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
122as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
123latest version of the available packages.
124</p> 121</p>
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127If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, or would 125If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, or would
128like to use one of the provided installers, please use the installation 126like to use one of the provided installers, please use the installation
129instructions described in the <uri link="2008.0/">Gentoo 2008.0 127instructions described in the <uri link="2008.0/">Gentoo 2008.0
130Handbooks</uri>. 128Handbooks</uri>.
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134The Installation CDs that we currently provide are: 133The Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
135</p> 134</p>
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137<ul> 136<ul>
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151<p> 150<p>
152To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the 151To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
153major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD. 152major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
154</p> 153</p>
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156</body> 155</body>
157</subsection> 156</subsection>
158<subsection> 157<subsection>
159<title>Gentoo Minimal Installation CD</title> 158<title>Gentoo Minimal Installation CD</title>
160<body> 159<body>
163The Minimal Installation CD is called <c><keyval id="min-cd-name"/></c> and 162The Minimal Installation CD is called <c><keyval id="min-cd-name"/></c> and
164takes up only <keyval id="min-cd-size"/> MB of diskspace. You can use this 163takes up only <keyval id="min-cd-size"/> MB of diskspace. You can use this
165Installation CD to install Gentoo, but <e>only</e> with a working Internet 164Installation CD to install Gentoo, but <e>only</e> with a working Internet
166connection. 165connection.
167</p> 166</p>
168 167<!--
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170<tr> 169<tr>
171 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th> 170 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
172 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 171 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
173</tr> 172</tr>
181 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and 180 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and
182 is therefore not suitable for networkless installation 181 is therefore not suitable for networkless installation
183 </ti> 182 </ti>
184</tr> 183</tr>
185</table> 184</table>
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187</body> 186</body>
188</subsection> 187</subsection>
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190<title>Gentoo Installer LiveCD</title> 190<title>Gentoo Installer LiveCD</title>
191<body> 191<body>
192 192
193<p> 193<p>
215</tr> 215</tr>
216</table> 216</table>
217 217
218</body> 218</body>
219</subsection> 219</subsection>
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220<subsection> 221<subsection>
221<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title> 222<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title>
222<body> 223<body>
223 224
224<p> 225<p>
232Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri> 233Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri>
233</p> 234</p>
234 235
235<p> 236<p>
236Stage3 tarballs can be downloaded from <path><keyval 237Stage3 tarballs can be downloaded from <path><keyval
237id="release-dir"/>stages/</path> on any of the <uri 238id="release-dir"/>current-stage3/</path> on any of the <uri
238link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">Official Gentoo Mirrors</uri> and are not provided 239link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">Official Gentoo Mirrors</uri> and are not provided
239on the LiveCD. 240on the LiveCD.
240</p> 241</p>
241 242
242</body> 243</body>
256</p> 257</p>
257 258
258<p> 259<p>
259You can download any of the Installation CDs from one of our <uri 260You can download any of the Installation CDs from one of our <uri
260link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located in 261link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located in
261the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>installcd/</path> directory. 262the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>current-iso/</path> directory.
262</p> 263</p>
263 264
264<p> 265<p>
265Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images which you 266Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images which you
266can write on a CD-R. 267can write on a CD-R.

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