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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>7.0</version> 11<version>8.0</version>
12<date>2006-08-30</date> 12<date>2006-08-30</date>
13 13
14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 15<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
107 </li> 107 </li>
108</ul> 108</ul>
109 109
110</body> 110</body>
111</subsection> 111</subsection>
112<subsection>
113<title>Other CDs</title>
114<body>
115
116<p>
117You might find a Package CD on one of our mirrors. This CD is not an
118Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
119networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (also known as the GRP
120set) that allow you to easily and quickly install additional applications
121(such as OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless
122Gentoo installation.
123</p>
124
125<p>
126If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software,
127make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage3 tarball you use.
128</p>
129
130</body>
131</subsection>
112</section> 132</section>
113<!-- STOP --> 133<!-- STOP -->
114<section> 134<section>
115<title>Download, Burn and Boot the Gentoo Universal Installation CD</title> 135<title>Download, Burn and Boot the Gentoo Universal Installation CD</title>
116<subsection> 136<subsection>
117<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CD</title> 137<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CD</title>
118<body> 138<body>
119 139
120<p> 140<p>
121You can download the Universal Installation CD from one of our <uri 141You can download the Universal Installation CD from one of our <uri
122link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CD is located in 142link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CD is located in the
123the <path>releases/alpha/2007.0/installcd</path> directory. 143<path><keyval id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory.
124</p> 144</p>
125 145
126<p> 146<p>
127Inside those directories you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which 147Inside those directories you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which
128you can write on a CD-R. 148you can write on a CD-R.
188<body> 208<body>
189 209
190<p> 210<p>
191When your Alpha is powered on, the first thing that gets started is the 211When your Alpha is powered on, the first thing that gets started is the
192firmware. It is loosely synonymous with the BIOS software on PC systems. There 212firmware. It is loosely synonymous with the BIOS software on PC systems. There
193are two types of firmware on Alpha systems: SRM (<e>Systems Reference 213are two types of firmware on Alpha systems: SRM (<e>Systems Reference
194Manual</e>) and ARC (<e>Advanced Risc Console</e>). 214Manual</e>) and ARC (<e>Advanced Risc Console</e>).
195</p> 215</p>
196 216
197<p> 217<p>
198SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an 218SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an
199operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARC 219operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARC
200is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides 220is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides an
201an operating environment for Windows NT. You can find a 221operating environment for Windows NT. You can find a <uri
202<uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/SRM-HOWTO/">detailed guide</uri> on 222link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/SRM-HOWTO/">detailed guide</uri> on using
203using SRM over at the Alpha Linux website. 223SRM over at the Alpha Linux website.
204</p> 224</p>
205 225
206<p> 226<p>
207If your Alpha system supports both SRC and ARCs (ARC, AlphaBIOS, ARCSBIOS) you 227If your Alpha system supports both SRC and ARCs (ARC, AlphaBIOS, ARCSBIOS) you
208should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these 228should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these
210are all set. If your system can only use ARCs (Ruffian, nautilus, xl, etc.) you 230are all set. If your system can only use ARCs (Ruffian, nautilus, xl, etc.) you
211will need to choose <c>MILO</c> later on when we are talking about bootloaders. 231will need to choose <c>MILO</c> later on when we are talking about bootloaders.
212</p> 232</p>
213 233
214<p> 234<p>
215Now to boot an Alpha Installation CD, put the CD-ROM in the tray and reboot the system. 235Now to boot an Alpha Installation CD, put the CD-ROM in the tray and reboot the
216You can use SRM to boot the Installation CD. If you cannot do that, you will have to use 236system. You can use SRM to boot the Installation CD. If you cannot do that, you
217<c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already, use one of the 237will have to use <c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already,
218precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri 238use one of the precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri
219link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>. 239link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>.
220</p>
221
222<p>
223This release also includes two entries for people who want to use a serial
224console during the installation, possibly boxes with no keyboard and screen
225attached. One allows you to boot 2.6 using the serial console and the other will
226do the same with our 2.4 kernel.
227</p> 240</p>
228 241
229<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM"> 242<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM">
230<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment> 243<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment>
231&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i> 244&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i>
232dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM 245dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM
233<comment>(...)</comment> 246<comment>(...)</comment>
234<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 247<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
235&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i> 248&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i>
236<comment>(To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:)</comment> 249
237&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb -flags 1</i>
238<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment> 250<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment>
239<comment>(To boot the 2.6 kernel with serial console support use:)</comment>
240&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 2</i> 251&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 2</i>
241<comment>(To boot the 2.4 kernel with serial console support use:)</comment>
242&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 3</i>
243</pre> 252</pre>
244 253
245<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO"> 254<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO">
246<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 255<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
247MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.6 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_6.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot</i> 256MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.6 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_6.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot</i>
248<comment>(To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:)</comment>
249MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.4 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_4.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot</i>
250<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment> 257<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment>
251<comment>(To boot the 2.6 kernel with serial console support use:)</comment>
252MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.6 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_6.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs console=ttyS0</i> 258MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.6 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_6.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs console=ttyS0</i>
253<comment>(To boot the 2.4 kernel with serial console support use:)</comment>
254MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.4 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_4.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs console=ttyS0 cdroot</i>
255</pre> 259</pre>
256 260
257<p> 261<p>
258You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch 262You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch
259to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you 263to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you
270<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title> 274<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
271<body> 275<body>
272 276
273<p> 277<p>
274When the Installation CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and 278When the Installation CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and
275loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the 279loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the vast
276vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases (the 280majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases it may not
277SPARC Installation CDs don't even do autodetection), it may not auto-load the kernel
278modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some of your system's 281auto-load the kernel modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some of
279hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules manually. 282your system's hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules
283manually.
280</p> 284</p>
281 285
282<p> 286<p>
283In the next example we try to load the <c>8139too</c> module (support for 287In the next example we try to load the <c>8139too</c> module (support for
284certain kinds of network interfaces): 288certain kinds of network interfaces):
285</p> 289</p>
286 290
287<pre caption="Loading kernel modules"> 291<pre caption="Loading kernel modules">
288# <i>modprobe 8139too</i> 292# <i>modprobe 8139too</i>
289</pre>
290
291<p>
292If you need PCMCIA support, you should start the <c>pcmcia</c> init script:
293</p>
294
295<pre caption="Starting the PCMCIA init script">
296# <i>/etc/init.d/pcmcia start</i>
297</pre> 293</pre>
298 294
299</body> 295</body>
300</subsection> 296</subsection>
301<subsection> 297<subsection>

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