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9<sections> 9<sections>
10<section> 10<section>
11<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 11<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
12<subsection> 12<subsection>
294 294
295<pre caption="Decompressing the iso.bz2 file"> 295<pre caption="Decompressing the iso.bz2 file">
296# <i>bunzip2 gentoo-alpha-1.4rc1-test3.iso.bz2</i> 296# <i>bunzip2 gentoo-alpha-1.4rc1-test3.iso.bz2</i>
297</pre> 297</pre>
298 298
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300<p> 299<p>
301Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to 300Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
302verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with 301verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
303<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 302<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
304</p> 303</p>
305 304
306<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 305<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
307$ <i>gpg - -keyserver pgp.mit.edu - -recv-keys 19462D47</i> 306$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i>
308</pre> 307</pre>
309 308
310<p> 309<p>
311Now verify the signature: 310Now verify the signature:
312</p> 311</p>
313 312
314<pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature"> 313<pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature">
315$ <i>gpg - -verify &lt;signature file&gt; &lt;downloaded iso&gt;</i> 314$ <i>gpg --verify &lt;signature file&gt; &lt;downloaded iso&gt;</i>
316<comment>(If everything goes well, you should see something like this:)</comment>
317gpg: Signature made Mon Apr 19 18:54:40 2004 EDT using DSA key ID 19462D47
318gpg: Good signature from "John Davis (Gentoo Linux Developer) &lt;zhen@gentoo.org&gt;"
319gpg: aka "Gentoo Linux Release Engineering &lt;releng@gentoo.org&gt;"
320</pre> 315</pre>
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322 316
323<p> 317<p>
324To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you 318To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
325do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and 319do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and
326<c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri 320<c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri
355 349
356<p> 350<p>
357SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an 351SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an
358operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARM 352operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARM
359is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides 353is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides
360an operating environment for Windows NT. 354an operating environment for Windows NT. You can find a
355<uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/SRM-HOWTO/">detailed guide</uri> on
356using SRM over at the Alpha Linux website.
361</p> 357</p>
362 358
363<p> 359<p>
364If your Alpha system supports both SRC and ARCs (ARC, AlphaBIOS, ARCSBIOS) you 360If your Alpha system supports both SRC and ARCs (ARC, AlphaBIOS, ARCSBIOS) you
365should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these 361should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these
452<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i> 448<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i>
453</pre> 449</pre>
454 450
455</body> 451</body>
456</subsection> 452</subsection>
457<subsection> 453<subsection id="useraccounts">
458<title>Optional: User Accounts</title> 454<title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
459<body> 455<body>
460 456
461<p> 457<p>
462If you plan on giving other people access to your installation 458If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
492You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using 488You can change your user id from root to the newly created user by using
493<c>su</c>: 489<c>su</c>:
494</p> 490</p>
495 491
496<pre caption="Changing user id"> 492<pre caption="Changing user id">
497# <i>su john -</i> 493# <i>su - john</i>
494</pre>
495
496</body>
497</subsection>
498<subsection>
499<title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
500<body>
501
502<p>
503If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the
504installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri
505link="#useraccouts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
506go to a new terminal and log in.
498</pre> 507</p>
508
509<p>
510If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
511<c>links2</c> to read it:
512</p>
513
514<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
515# <i>links2 /mnt/cdrom/docs/html/index.html</i>
516</pre>
517
518<p>
519However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
520more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links2</c>
521as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
522chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
523document):
524</p>
525
526<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
527# <i>links2 http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml</i>
528</pre>
529
530<p>
531You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
532</p>
499 533
500</body> 534</body>
501</subsection> 535</subsection>
502<subsection> 536<subsection>
503<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title> 537<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>

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