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8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>9.4</version> 11<version>10.0</version>
12<date>2009-11-30</date> 12<date>2010-07-18</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>
55</section> 55</section>
56 56
57<section> 57<section>
58<title>The Gentoo Installation CD</title> 58<title>The Gentoo Installation CD</title>
59<subsection> 59<subsection>
60<title>Introduction</title> 60<title>Introduction</title>
61<body> 61<body>
62 62
63<p> 63<p>
64The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 64The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
65self-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.
66During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 66During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
67are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 67are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
68</p> 68</p>
69 69
70<p>
71All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
72partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet.
73</p>
74
70<!-- 75<!--
71<p> 76<impo>
72All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
73partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
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
76latest version of the available packages.
77</p>
78
79<p>
80If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 77If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
81the installation instructions described in the <uri 78the installation instructions described in the <uri
82link="2008.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2008.0 Handbooks</uri>. 79link="2008.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2008.0 Handbooks</uri>.
83</p> 80</impo>
84 81
85<p> 82<p>
86The two Installation CDs we currently provide are: 83The two Installation CDs we currently provide are:
87</p> 84</p>
88 85
89<ul> 86<ul>
90 <li> 87 <li>
91 The Gentoo Minimal Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which 88 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 89 sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and continue
93 with the Gentoo installation. 90 with the Gentoo installation.
94 </li> 91 </li>
95 <li> 92 <li>
96 The Gentoo Universal Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same abilities 93 The Gentoo Universal Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same abilities
97 as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains several stage3 94 as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains several stage3
98 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures). 95 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
99 </li> 96 </li>
100</ul> 97</ul>
101 98
102<p> 99<p>
103To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the 100To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
104major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD. 101major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
105</p> 102</p>
106--> 103-->
107 104
108</body> 105</body>
109</subsection> 106</subsection>
110<subsection> 107<subsection>
111<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title> 108<title>Gentoo Minimal Installation CD</title>
112<body> 109<body>
113 110
114<p> 111<p>
115The Minimal Installation CD is called <c><keyval id="min-cd-name"/></c> and 112The Minimal Installation CD is called <c><keyval id="min-cd-name"/></c> and
116takes up only 47 MB of diskspace. You must use this Installation CD to install 113takes up only <keyval id="min-cd-size"/> MB of diskspace. You can use this
117Gentoo, and you need a working Internet connection. 114Installation CD to install Gentoo, but <e>only</e> with a working Internet
115connection.
118</p> 116</p>
119<!-- 117<!--
120<table> 118<table>
121<tr> 119<tr>
122 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th> 120 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
123 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 121 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
124</tr> 122</tr>
125<tr> 123<tr>
126 <th>+</th> 124 <th>+</th>
127 <ti>Smallest download</ti> 125 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
128</tr> 126</tr>
129<tr> 127<tr>
130 <th>-</th> 128 <th>-</th>
131 <ti> 129 <ti>
132 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is 130 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
194<subsection> 192<subsection>
195<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title> 193<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title>
196<body> 194<body>
197 195
198<p> 196<p>
199A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment, suitable 197A stage3 tarball is an archive containing a minimal Gentoo environment, suitable
200to continue the Gentoo installation using the instructions in this manual. 198to continue the Gentoo installation using the instructions in this manual.
201Previously, the Gentoo Handbook described the installation using one of three 199Previously, the Gentoo Handbook described the installation using one of three
202stage tarballs. While Gentoo still offers stage1 and stage2 tarballs, the 200stage tarballs. While Gentoo still offers stage1 and stage2 tarballs, the
203official installation method uses the stage3 tarball. If you are interested in 201official installation method uses the stage3 tarball. If you are interested in
204performing a Gentoo installation using a stage1 or stage2 tarball, please read 202performing 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 203the Gentoo FAQ on <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#stage12">How do I Install Gentoo
206Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri> 204Using a Stage1 or Stage2 Tarball?</uri>
207</p> 205</p>
208 206
207<p>
208Stage3 tarballs can be downloaded from <path><keyval
209id="release-dir"/>current-stage3/</path> on any of the <uri
210link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">Official Gentoo Mirrors</uri> and are not provided
211on the LiveCD.
212</p>
213
209</body> 214</body>
210</subsection> 215</subsection>
211</section> 216</section>
212<!-- STOP --> 217<!-- STOP -->
213<section> 218<section>
214<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title> 219<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
215<subsection> 220<subsection>
216<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title> 221<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
217<body> 222<body>
218 223
219<p> 224<p>
220You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by 225You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
221downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed 226downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
222the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 227the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
223</p> 228</p>
224 229
225<p> 230<p>
226You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages CD 231You can download any of the Installation CDs from one of our <uri
227as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 232link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located in
228Installation CDs are located in the <path><keyval 233the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>current-iso/</path> directory.
229id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory.
230</p> 234</p>
231 235
232<p> 236<p>
233Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images which you 237Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images which you
234can write on a CD-R. 238can write on a CD-R.
235</p> 239</p>
236 240
237<p> 241<p>
238In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check 242In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check
239its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 243its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
240<path><keyval id="min-cd-name"/>.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum 244<path><keyval id="min-cd-name"/>.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5 checksum
241with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 245with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
242link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 246link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
243</p> 247</p>
244 248
245<p> 249<p>
246Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to 250Another 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 251verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
248<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 252<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
249</p> 253</p>
250 254
251<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 255<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
252$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 17072058</i> 256$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 2D182910</i>
253</pre> 257</pre>
254 258
255<p> 259<p>
256Now verify the signature: 260Now verify the signature:
257</p> 261</p>
258 262
259<pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature"> 263<pre caption="Verify the files">
260$ <i>gpg --verify &lt;signature file&gt; &lt;downloaded iso&gt;</i> 264<comment>(Verify the cryptographic signature)</comment>
265$ <i>gpg --verify &lt;downloaded iso.DIGESTS.asc&gt;</i>
266<comment>(Verify the checksum)</comment>
267$ <i>sha1sum -c &lt;downloaded iso.DIGESTS.asc&gt;</i>
261</pre> 268</pre>
262 269
263<p> 270<p>
264To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you 271To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
265do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and 272do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and
266<c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri 273<c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri
267link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>. 274link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
268</p> 275</p>
269 276
270<ul> 277<ul>
271 <li> 278 <li>
272 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso 279 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
273 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's 280 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's
274 device path). 281 device path).
275 </li> 282 </li>

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