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2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3 3
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8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>8.0</version> 11<version>8.1</version>
12<date>2007-05-07</date> 12<date>2007-05-17</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>
42</tr> 42</tr>
43<tr> 43<tr>
44 <th>Diskspace</th> 44 <th>Diskspace</th>
45 <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti> 45 <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti>
46</tr> 46</tr>
47<tr> 47<tr>
48 <th>Swap space</th> 48 <th>Swap space</th>
49 <ti>At least 256 MB</ti> 49 <ti>At least 256 MB</ti>
50</tr> 50</tr>
51</table> 51</table>
52 52
53</body> 53</body>
54</subsection> 54</subsection>
55</section> 55</section>
56 56
57<!-- Copy/paste from hb-install-x86-medium.xml -->
58<!-- START -->
59<section> 57<section>
60<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title> 58<title>The Gentoo Installation CD</title>
61<subsection> 59<subsection>
62<title>Introduction</title> 60<title>Introduction</title>
63<body> 61<body>
64 62
65<p> 63<p>
66The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 64The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
67self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD. 65self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
68During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 66During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
69are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 67are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
70</p> 68</p>
71 69
70<!--
72<p> 71<p>
73All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 72All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
74partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide 73partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
75two Installation CDs which are equally suitable to install Gentoo from, as long 74two Installation CDs which are equally suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
76as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the 75as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
77latest version of the available packages. 76latest version of the available packages.
78</p> 77</p>
79 78
80<p> 79<p>
81If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 80If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
82the installation instructions described in the <uri 81the installation instructions described in the <uri
83link="2007.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2007.0 Handbooks</uri>. 82link="2007.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2007.0 Handbooks</uri>.
84</p> 83</p>
85 84
86<p> 85<p>
92 The Gentoo Minimal Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which 91 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 92 sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and continue
94 with the Gentoo installation. 93 with the Gentoo installation.
95 </li> 94 </li>
96 <li> 95 <li>
97 The Gentoo Universal Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same abilities 96 The Gentoo Universal Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same abilities
98 as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains several stage3 97 as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains several stage3
99 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures). 98 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
100 </li> 99 </li>
101</ul> 100</ul>
102 101
103<p> 102<p>
104To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the 103To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
105major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD. 104major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
106</p> 105</p>
106-->
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-2007.0.iso</c> 115The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-minimal-2007.0.iso</c>
116and takes up only 65 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to 116and takes up only 65 MB of diskspace. You must use this Installation CD to
117install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only. 117install Gentoo, and you need a working Internet connection.
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>
177<body> 177<body>
178 178
179<p> 179<p>
180You 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
181Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a 181Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
182networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (also known as the GRP 182networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (also known as the GRP
183set) that allow you to easily and quickly install additional applications 183set) that allow you to easily and quickly install additional applications
184(such as OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless 184(such as OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless
185Gentoo installation. 185Gentoo installation.
186</p> 186</p>
187 187
188<p> 188<p>
189If 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,
190make 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.
191</p> 191</p>
192 192-->
193</body> 193</body>
194</subsection> 194</subsection>
195<subsection> 195<subsection>
196<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title> 196<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title>
197<body> 197<body>
198 198
199<p> 199<p>
200A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment, suitable 200A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment, suitable
201to continue the Gentoo installation using the instructions in this manual. 201to continue the Gentoo installation using the instructions in this manual.
202Previously, the Gentoo Handbook described the installation using one of three 202Previously, the Gentoo Handbook described the installation using one of three
203stage tarballs. While Gentoo still offers stage1 and stage2 tarballs, the 203stage tarballs. While Gentoo still offers stage1 and stage2 tarballs, the
204official installation method uses the stage3 tarball. If you are interested in 204official installation method uses the stage3 tarball. If you are interested in
205performing a Gentoo installation using a stage1 or stage2 tarball, please read 205performing a Gentoo installation using a stage1 or stage2 tarball, please read
206the 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
207Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri> 207Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri>

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