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61<p> So, how does one beging the install process? First, you'll want to decide 61<p> So, how does one beging the install process? First, you'll want to decide
62which one of our LiveCD ISO images to grab from 62which one of our LiveCD ISO images to grab from
63<uri>http://www.ibiblio.org/gentoo/releases/1.4_rc2/x86/</uri>. 63<uri>http://www.ibiblio.org/gentoo/releases/1.4_rc2/x86/</uri>.
64In this directory, you'll see several subdirectories such as <c>athlon</c> 64In this directory, you'll see several subdirectories such as <c>athlon</c>
65for each of our various architecture-specific builds. Inside each of these directories, 65for each of our various architecture-specific builds. Here's a low-down on
66each arch directory and what it contains:</p>
67<table>
68<tr><th>Architecture</th><th>Description</th></tr>
69<tr><ti>x86</ti><ti>Stage 1 tarballs and "gentoo-basic" liveCD -- will work on anything.</ti></tr>
70<tr><ti>i586</ti><ti>Stage 2 and 3 tarballs, GRP packages and liveCD for i586+ CPUs</ti></tr>
71<tr><ti>i686</ti><ti>Stage 2 and 3 tarballs, GRP packages and liveCD for i686+ CPUs</ti></tr>
72<tr><ti>athlon</ti><ti>Stage 2 and 3 tarballs, GRP packages and liveCD for AMD Athlon CPUs</ti></tr>
73<tr><ti>athlon-xp</ti><ti>Stage 2 and 3 tarballs, GRP packages and liveCD for AMD Athlon XP CPUs</ti></tr>
74<tr><ti>athlon-mp</ti><ti>Stage 2 and 3 tarballs, GRP packages and liveCD for AMD Athlon MP CPUs</ti></tr>
75<tr><ti>pentium3</ti><ti>Stage 2 and 3 tarballs, GRP packages and liveCD for Intel Pentium III and Pentium 4 CPUs</ti></tr>
76</table>
77
78<p>Inside each of these directories,
66you'll find a <path>livecd/</path> directory that contains LiveCDs. While these LiveCDs 79you'll find a <path>livecd/</path> directory that contains LiveCDs. While these LiveCDs
67will boot on any architecture, the install-related tarballs are optimized for a particular 80will boot on any architecture, the install-related tarballs are optimized for a particular
68CPU type and will not work on all systems. 81CPU type and will not work on all systems, except for the "gentoo-basic" LiveCD in the <path>x86</path>
82directory which can be used to install on anything.
69</p> 83</p>
70<p> 84
71The LiveCDs are 85<p> The LiveCDs are full CD images that should be burned to a CDR or CD-RW
72full CD images that should be burned to a CDR or CD-RW using CD burning
73software. Currently, we have two types of LiveCDs. The first carries the 86using CD burning software. Currently, we have two types of LiveCDs. The first
74"gentoo-basic" label, and is approximately 40MB in size. This LiveCD is of 87carries the "gentoo-basic" label, and is approximately 40MB in size and lives
88in the <path>x86/livecd/</path> directory. This LiveCD is of minimal size to
75minimal size to allow for a initial quick download and contains a stage1 89allow for a initial quick download and contains a stage1 tarball that can be
76tarball that can be found in <path>/mnt/cdrom/gentoo/</path> after the CD has 90found in <path>/mnt/cdrom/gentoo/</path> after the CD has booted.</p>
77been booted.</p>
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79<p>The second flavor of LiveCD we currently offer is labelled "livecd-grp." 92<p>The second flavor of LiveCD we currently offer is labelled "livecd-grp."
93These CDs (found in their respective <path>arch/livecd</path> directories)
80These CDs contain stage1, 2 and 3 tarballs, and also contain a set of GRP 94contain stage1, 2 and 3 tarballs, and also contain a set of GRP packages
81packages optimized for a specific architecture. Using these LiveCDs, it will be 95optimized for a specific architecture. Using these LiveCDs, it will be possible
82possible for you to install a fully-functional Gentoo Linux system very 96for you to install a fully-functional Gentoo Linux system very quickly. The
83quickly. The downside is that these ISO images are large -- around 600MB -- so 97downside is that these ISO images are large -- around 600MB -- so they can take
84they can take a while to download.</p> 98a while to download.</p>
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86<info>If for some reason your install gets interrupted at some point, you can reboot 100<info>If for some reason your install gets interrupted at some point, you can
87and restart. For example, if you have partitioned, installed the stageX tarball, and 101reboot and restart. For example, if you have partitioned, installed the stageX
88are ready to chroot, you can restart the install if necessary. Just re-boot with the 102tarball, and are ready to chroot, you can restart the install if necessary.
89LiveCD, then mount your drives/partitions to <path>/mnt</path> as normal. Basically, you can do 103Just re-boot with the LiveCD, then mount your drives/partitions to
104<path>/mnt</path> as normal. Basically, you can do this at about any point
90this at about any point during the install, just not before partitioning for obvious reasons. 105during the install, just not before partitioning for obvious reasons. </info>
91</info>
92 106
93<warn>If you encounter a problem with any part of the install and wish to 107<warn>If you encounter a problem with any part of the install and wish to
94report it as a bug, report it to <uri>http://bugs.gentoo.org</uri>. If the bug 108report it as a bug, report it to <uri>http://bugs.gentoo.org</uri>. If the bug
95needs to be moved upstream to the package maintainers (ie KDE) the 109needs to be moved upstream to the package maintainers (ie KDE) the
96<e>developers</e> will take care of that. </warn> 110<e>developers</e> will take care of that. </warn>

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