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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>8.1</version> 11<version>8.2</version>
12<date>2007-05-17</date> 12<date>2007-06-29</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>
263 263
264<p> 264<p>
265To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you 265To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
266do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and 266do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and
267<c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri 267<c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri
268link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>. 268link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
269</p> 269</p>
270 270
271<ul> 271<ul>
272 <li> 272 <li>
273 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso 273 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
274 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's 274 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's
275 device path). 275 device path).
276 </li> 276 </li>
277 <li> 277 <li>
278 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then 278 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>Burn CD Image</c>. Then you can locate
279 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click 279 your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click <c>Start</c>.
280 <c>Start</c>.
281 </li> 280 </li>
282</ul> 281</ul>
283 282
284</body> 283</body>
285</subsection> 284</subsection>
286<subsection> 285<subsection>
287<title>Booting the Installation CD</title> 286<title>Booting the Installation CD</title>
288<body> 287<body>
289 288
290<p> 289<p>
291When your Alpha is powered on, the first thing that gets started is the 290When your Alpha is powered on, the first thing that gets started is the
292firmware. It is loosely synonymous with the BIOS software on PC systems. There 291firmware. It is loosely synonymous with the BIOS software on PC systems. There
293are two types of firmware on Alpha systems: SRM (<e>Systems Reference 292are two types of firmware on Alpha systems: SRM (<e>Systems Reference
294Manual</e>) and ARC (<e>Advanced Risc Console</e>). 293Manual</e>) and ARC (<e>Advanced Risc Console</e>).
295</p> 294</p>

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