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8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>8.2</version> 11<version>9.0</version>
12<date>2007-06-29</date> 12<date>2008-04-01</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>
67are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 67are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
68</p> 68</p>
69 69
70<!-- 70<!--
71<p> 71<p>
72All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 72All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
73partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide 73partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
74two 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
75as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the 75as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
76latest version of the available packages. 76latest version of the available packages.
77</p> 77</p>
78 78
79<p> 79<p>
80If 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
81the installation instructions described in the <uri 81the installation instructions described in the <uri
82link="2007.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2007.0 Handbooks</uri>. 82link="2008.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2008.0 Handbooks</uri>.
83</p> 83</p>
84 84
85<p> 85<p>
86The two Installation CDs we currently provide are: 86The two Installation CDs we currently provide are:
87</p> 87</p>
88 88
89<ul> 89<ul>
90 <li> 90 <li>
91 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
92 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
93 with the Gentoo installation. 93 with the Gentoo installation.
94 </li> 94 </li>
95 <li> 95 <li>
96 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
97 as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains several stage3 97 as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains several stage3
100</ul> 100</ul>
101 101
102<p> 102<p>
103To 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
104major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD. 104major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
105</p> 105</p>
106--> 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><keyval id="min-cd-name"/></c> and
116and takes up only 65 MB of diskspace. You must use this Installation CD to 116takes up only 47 MB of diskspace. You must use this Installation CD to install
117install Gentoo, and you need a working Internet connection. 117Gentoo, 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>
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-2007.0.iso</c> 145The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-universal-2008.0.iso</c>
146and consumes about 316 MB on a CD. You can use this Installation CD to install 146and consumes about 316 MB on a CD. You can use this Installation CD to install
147Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet 147Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet
148connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one 148connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one
149you 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
219 219
220<p> 220<p>
221You 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
222downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed 222downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
223the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 223the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
224</p> 224</p>
225 225
226<p> 226<p>
227You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages CD 227You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages CD
228as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 228as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
229Installation CDs are located in the <path><keyval 229Installation CDs are located in the <path><keyval
230id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory. 230id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory.
231</p> 231</p>
232 232
233<p> 233<p>
234Inside 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
235can write on a CD-R. 235can write on a CD-R.
236</p> 236</p>
237 237
238<p> 238<p>
239In 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 check
240check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 240its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
241<path>install-alpha-minimal-2007.0.iso.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5 241<path><keyval id="min-cd-name"/>.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum
242checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 242with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
243link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 243link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
244</p> 244</p>
245 245
246<p> 246<p>
247Another 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
248verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with 248verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
249<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:
250</p> 250</p>
251 251
252<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 252<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
253$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 17072058</i> 253$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 17072058</i>
254</pre> 254</pre>
255 255
256<p> 256<p>
257Now verify the signature: 257Now verify the signature:

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