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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>9.1</version> 11<version>9.2</version>
12<date>2008-05-02</date> 12<date>2008-06-05</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>
299is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides 299is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides
300an operating environment for Windows NT. You can find a 300an operating environment for Windows NT. You can find a
301<uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/SRM-HOWTO/">detailed guide</uri> on 301<uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/SRM-HOWTO/">detailed guide</uri> on
302using SRM over at the Alpha Linux website. 302using SRM over at the Alpha Linux website.
303</p> 303</p>
304 304
305<p> 305<p>
306If your Alpha system supports both SRM and ARCs (ARC, AlphaBIOS, ARCSBIOS) you 306If your Alpha system supports both SRM and ARCs (ARC, AlphaBIOS, ARCSBIOS) you
307should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these 307should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these
308instructions</uri> for switching to SRM. If your system already uses SRM, you 308instructions</uri> for switching to SRM. If your system already uses SRM, you
309are all set. If your system can only use ARCs (Ruffian, nautilus, xl, etc.) you 309are all set. If your system can only use ARCs (Ruffian, nautilus, xl, etc.) you
310will need to choose <c>MILO</c> later on when we are talking about bootloaders. 310will need to choose <c>MILO</c> later on when we are talking about bootloaders.
311</p> 311</p>
312 312
313<p> 313<p>
314Now to boot an Alpha Installation CD, put the CD-ROM in the tray and reboot the 314Now to boot an Alpha Installation CD, put the CD-ROM in the tray and reboot the
315system. You can use SRM to boot the Installation CD. If you cannot do that, you 315system. You can use SRM to boot the Installation CD. If you cannot do that, you
316will have to use <c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already, 316will have to use <c>MILO</c>.
317use one of the precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri
318link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>.
319</p> 317</p>
320 318
321<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM"> 319<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM">
322<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment> 320<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment>
323&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i> 321&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i>
324dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM 322dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM
325<comment>(...)</comment> 323<comment>(...)</comment>
326<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 324<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
327&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i> 325&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i>
328<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment> 326<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment>
329&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 2</i> 327&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 2</i>
330</pre> 328</pre>
331 329
332<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO"> 330<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO">
333<comment>(Substitute sdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 331<comment>(Substitute sdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>

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