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8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.10</version> 11<version>2.11</version>
12<date>2005-11-29</date> 12<date>2006-02-27</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.
23</p> 23</p>
24 24
25</body> 25</body>
26</subsection> 26</subsection>
27<subsection> 27<subsection>
68During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 68During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
69are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 69are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
70</p> 70</p>
71 71
72<p> 72<p>
73All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 73All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
74partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide 74partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
75two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long 75two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
76as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the 76as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
77latest version of the available packages. 77latest version of the available packages.
78</p> 78</p>
79 79
80<p> 80<p>
81If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 81If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
82the installation instructions described in the <uri 82the installation instructions described in the <uri
83link="2005.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.1 Handbooks</uri>. 83link="2006.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2006.0 Handbooks</uri>.
84</p> 84</p>
85 85
86<p> 86<p>
87The two Installation CDs we currently provide are: 87The two Installation CDs we currently provide are:
88</p> 88</p>
89 89
90<ul> 90<ul>
91 <li> 91 <li>
92 The Gentoo Minimal Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which 92 The Gentoo Minimal Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which
93 sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and continue 93 sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and continue
94 with the Gentoo installation. 94 with the Gentoo installation.
95 </li> 95 </li>
96 <li> 96 <li>
97 The Gentoo Universal Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same abilities 97 The Gentoo Universal Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same abilities
98 as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains several stage3 98 as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains several stage3
100 </li> 100 </li>
101</ul> 101</ul>
102 102
103<p> 103<p>
104To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the 104To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
105major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD. 105major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
106</p> 106</p>
107 107
108</body> 108</body>
109</subsection> 109</subsection>
110<subsection> 110<subsection>
111<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title> 111<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
112<body> 112<body>
113 113
114<p> 114<p>
115The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-minimal-2005.1.iso</c> 115The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-minimal-2006.0.iso</c>
116and takes up only 54 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to 116and takes up only 65 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to
117install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only. 117install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
118</p> 118</p>
119 119
120<table> 120<table>
121<tr> 121<tr>
122 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th> 122 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
123 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 123 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
124</tr> 124</tr>
125<tr> 125<tr>
126 <th>+</th> 126 <th>+</th>
127 <ti>Smallest download</ti> 127 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
128</tr> 128</tr>
129<tr> 129<tr>
130 <th>-</th> 130 <th>-</th>
131 <ti> 131 <ti>
132 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is 132 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
133 therefore not suitable for networkless installation 133 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
134 </ti> 134 </ti>
135</tr> 135</tr>
136</table> 136</table>
137 137
138</body> 138</body>
139</subsection> 139</subsection>
140<subsection> 140<subsection>
141<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title> 141<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
142<body> 142<body>
143 143
144<p> 144<p>
145The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-universal-2005.1.iso</c> 145The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-universal-2006.0.iso</c>
146and consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this Installation CD 146and consumes about 316 MB on a CD. You can use this Installation CD to install
147to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working 147Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet
148internet connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than 148connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one
149the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :) 149you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
150</p> 150</p>
151 151
152<table> 152<table>
153<tr> 153<tr>
154 <th>Universal Installation CD</th> 154 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
155 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 155 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
156</tr> 156</tr>
157<tr> 157<tr>
158 <ti>+</ti> 158 <ti>+</ti>
159 <ti> 159 <ti>
160 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network 160 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
161 connection. 161 connection.
162 </ti> 162 </ti>
163</tr> 163</tr>
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<!-- No package CDs for Alpha - 2006.0
174<subsection> 175<subsection>
175<title>Other CDs</title> 176<title>Other CDs</title>
176<body> 177<body>
177 178
178<p> 179<p>
179You might find a Package CD on one of our mirrors. This CD is not an 180You 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 181Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
181networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (also known as the GRP 182networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (also known as the GRP
182set) that allow you to easily and quickly install additional applications 183set) that allow you to easily and quickly install additional applications
183(such as OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless 184(such as OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless
184Gentoo installation. 185Gentoo installation.
185</p> 186</p>
186 187
187<p> 188<p>
188If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software, 189If 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. 190make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage3 tarball you use.
190</p> 191</p>
191 192
192</body> 193</body>
193</subsection> 194</subsection>-->
194<subsection> 195<subsection>
195<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title> 196<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title>
196<body> 197<body>
197 198
198<p> 199<p>
199A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment, suitable 200A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment, suitable
200to continue the Gentoo installation using the instructions in this manual. 201to continue the Gentoo installation using the instructions in this manual.
201Previously, the Gentoo Handbook described the installation using one of three 202Previously, the Gentoo Handbook described the installation using one of three
202stage tarballs. While Gentoo still offers stage1 and stage2 tarballs, the 203stage tarballs. While Gentoo still offers stage1 and stage2 tarballs, the
203official installation method uses the stage3 tarball. If you are interested in 204official installation method uses the stage3 tarball. If you are interested in
204performing a Gentoo installation using a stage1 or stage2 tarball, please read 205performing a Gentoo installation using a stage1 or stage2 tarball, please read
205the Gentoo FAQ on <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#stage12">How do I Install Gentoo 206the Gentoo FAQ on <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#stage12">How do I Install Gentoo
206Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri> 207Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri>
207</p> 208</p>
208 209
213<section> 214<section>
214<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title> 215<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
215<subsection> 216<subsection>
216<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title> 217<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
217<body> 218<body>
218 219
219<p> 220<p>
220You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by 221You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
221downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed 222downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
222the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 223the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
223</p> 224</p>
224 225
225<p> 226<p>
226You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages 227You 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 228CD 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> 229Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/alpha/2006.0/installcd</path>
229directory. 230directory.
230</p> 231</p>
231 232
232<p> 233<p>
233Inside that directory you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which you 234Inside that directory you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which you
234can write on a CD-R. 235can write on a CD-R.
235</p> 236</p>
236 237
237<p> 238<p>
238In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 239In 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 240check 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 241<path>install-alpha-minimal-2006.0.iso.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5
241checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 242checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
242link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 243link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
243</p> 244</p>
244 245
245<p> 246<p>
246Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to 247Another 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 248verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
248<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 249<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
249</p> 250</p>
250 251
251<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 252<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
252$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 17072058</i> 253$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 17072058</i>
253</pre> 254</pre>
254 255
255<p> 256<p>
324dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM 325dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM
325<comment>(...)</comment> 326<comment>(...)</comment>
326<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 327<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
327&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i> 328&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i>
328<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:</comment> 329<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:</comment>
329&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb -flags 1</i> 330&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb -flags 1</i>
330</pre> 331</pre>
331 332
332<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO"> 333<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO">
333<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 334<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
334MILO&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> 335MILO&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>
335<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:</comment> 336<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:</comment>
336MILO&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> 337MILO&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>
337</pre> 338</pre>
338 339
340<note>
341The default Alpha profile uses nptl and requires a 2.6 kernel. If your system
342cannot support nptl (or you do not want to use nptl), you should use the 2.4
343kernel. Alternatively, if you prefer to compile your system without nptl, you
344will be given the chance to select a stage built without nptl in <uri
345link="?part=1&amp;chap=5">Installing a Stage Tarball</uri>.
346</note>
347
339<p> 348<p>
340You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch 349You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch
341to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you 350to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you
342started on by pressing Alt-F1. 351started on by pressing Alt-F1.
343</p> 352</p>
344 353
345<p> 354<p>
346Now continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>. 355Now continue with <uri link="#hardware">Extra Hardware Configuration</uri>.
347</p> 356</p>
348 357
349</body> 358</body>
350</subsection> 359</subsection>
351<subsection id="hardware"> 360<subsection id="hardware">
352<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title> 361<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
353<body> 362<body>

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