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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>
281<p> 281<p>
282In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 282In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
283check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 283check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
284<path>gentoo-alpha-1.4rc1-test3.iso.bz2.md5sum</path>). You can check the MD5 284<path>gentoo-alpha-1.4rc1-test3.iso.bz2.md5sum</path>). You can check the MD5
285checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 285checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
286link="http://www.md5summer.org">md5summer</uri> for Windows. 286link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
287</p> 287</p>
288 288
289<p> 289<p>
290Once downloaded, decompress the ISO file (as it is stored in a compressed format 290Once downloaded, decompress the ISO file (as it is stored in a compressed format
291using the Burrows-Wheeler text compression algorithm) using <c>bunzip2</c> (on 291using the Burrows-Wheeler text compression algorithm) using <c>bunzip2</c> (on
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
299<p> 299<p>
300Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
301verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
302<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
303</p>
304
305<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
306$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i>
307</pre>
308
309<p>
310Now verify the signature:
311</p>
312
313<pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature">
314$ <i>gpg --verify &lt;signature file&gt; &lt;downloaded iso&gt;</i>
315</pre>
316
317<p>
300To 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
301do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss a couple of popular 319do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and
302tools on how to do this. 320<c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri
321link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
303</p> 322</p>
304 323
305<ul> 324<ul>
306 <li>
307 With EasyCD Creator you select <c>File</c>, <c>Record CD
308 from CD image</c>. Then you change the <c>Files of type</c> to <c>ISO image
309 file</c>. Then locate the ISO file and click <c>Open</c>. When you click on
310 <c>Start recording</c> the ISO image will be burned correctly onto the CD-R.
311 </li>
312 <li>
313 With Nero Burning ROM, select <c>File</c>, <c>Burn CD image</c>. Set the
314 type of file to <c>*.*</c> and select the ISO file. Older versions of Nero
315 will tell you they don't recognize the format -- confirm here, it does
316 recognize it but doesn't know it yet :) In the next dialog, set the
317 following parameters:
318 <ul>
319 <li>Type of image: <c>Data Mode 1</c></li>
320 <li>Block size: <c>2048 bytes</c></li>
321 <li>File precursor and length of the image trailer: <c>0 bytes</c></li>
322 <li>Scrambled: <c>no</c></li>
323 <li>Swapped: <c>no</c></li>
324 </ul>
325 Now click on <c>OK</c> and then <c>Burn</c> (the CD-R)
326 </li>
327 <li> 325 <li>
328 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace 326 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace
329 <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device path) followed 327 <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device path) followed
330 by the path to the ISO file :) 328 by the path to the ISO file :)
331 </li> 329 </li>
351 349
352<p> 350<p>
353SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an 351SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an
354operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARM 352operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARM
355is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides 353is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides
356an 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.
357</p> 357</p>
358 358
359<p> 359<p>
360If 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
361should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these 361should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these
448<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>
449</pre> 449</pre>
450 450
451</body> 451</body>
452</subsection> 452</subsection>
453<subsection> 453<subsection id="useraccounts">
454<title>Optional: User Accounts</title> 454<title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
455<body> 455<body>
456 456
457<p> 457<p>
458If you plan on giving other people access to your installation 458If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
488You 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
489<c>su</c>: 489<c>su</c>:
490</p> 490</p>
491 491
492<pre caption="Changing user id"> 492<pre caption="Changing user id">
493# <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.
494</pre> 507</p>
508
509<p>
510If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
511<c>lynx</c> to read it:
512</p>
513
514<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
515# <i>lynx /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>lynx</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>lynx 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>
495 533
496</body> 534</body>
497</subsection> 535</subsection>
498<subsection> 536<subsection>
499<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title> 537<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
514<pre caption="Starting the SSH daemon"> 552<pre caption="Starting the SSH daemon">
515# <i>/etc/init.d/sshd start</i> 553# <i>/etc/init.d/sshd start</i>
516</pre> 554</pre>
517 555
518<p> 556<p>
519To be able to use sshd, you first need to setup your networking. Continue with 557To be able to use sshd, you first need to set up your networking. Continue with
520the chapter on <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=3">Configuring your Network</uri>. 558the chapter on <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=3">Configuring your Network</uri>.
521</p> 559</p>
522 560
523</body> 561</body>
524</subsection> 562</subsection>

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