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2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.9</version> 11<version>2.9</version>
12<date>2005-11-11</date> 12<date>2005-11-11</date>
13 13
14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 15<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>Introduction</title> 17<title>Introduction</title>
18<body> 18<body>
19 19
20<p> 20<p>
21Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to 21Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
22successfully install Gentoo on your box. 22successfully install Gentoo on your box.
164<tr> 164<tr>
165 <ti>-</ti> 165 <ti>-</ti>
166 <ti> 166 <ti>
167 Huge download 167 Huge download
168 </ti> 168 </ti>
169</tr> 169</tr>
170</table> 170</table>
171 171
172</body> 172</body>
173</subsection> 173</subsection>
174<subsection> 174<subsection>
175<title>Other CDs</title> 175<title>Other CDs</title>
176<body> 176<body>
177 177
178<p> 178<p>
179You might find a so-called Package CD on one of our mirrors. This CD is no 179You might find a Package CD on one of our mirrors. This CD is not an
180Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a 180Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
181networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (the so-called GRP set) 181networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (also known as the GRP
182that allows you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such as 182set) that allow you to easily and quickly install additional applications
183OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless Gentoo 183(such as OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless
184installation. 184Gentoo installation.
185</p> 185</p>
186 186
187<p> 187<p>
188If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software, 188If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software,
189make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage3 tarball you use. 189make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage3 tarball you use.
190</p> 190</p>
191 191
192</body> 192</body>
193</subsection> 193</subsection>
194<subsection> 194<subsection>
195<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title> 195<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title>
196<body> 196<body>
197 197
198<p> 198<p>
199A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment, suitable 199A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment, suitable
218 218
219<p> 219<p>
220You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by 220You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
221downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed 221downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
222the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 222the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
223</p> 223</p>
224 224
225<p> 225<p>
226You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages 226You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages
227CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 227CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
228Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/alpha/2005.1/installcd</path> 228Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/alpha/2005.1/installcd</path>
229directory. 229directory.
230</p> 230</p>
231 231
232<p> 232<p>
233Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images 233Inside that directory you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which you
234which you can write on a CD-R. 234can write on a CD-R.
235</p> 235</p>
236 236
237<p> 237<p>
238In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 238In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
239check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 239check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
240<path>install-alpha-minimal-2005.1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 240<path>install-alpha-minimal-2005.1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5
241checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 241checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
242link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 242link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
243</p> 243</p>
244 244
245<p> 245<p>
246Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to 246Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
247verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with 247verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
248<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 248<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
249</p> 249</p>

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