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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
301verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with 301verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
302<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:
303</p> 303</p>
304 304
305<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 305<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
306$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 19462D47</i> 306$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i>
307</pre> 307</pre>
308 308
309<p> 309<p>
310Now verify the signature: 310Now verify the signature:
311</p> 311</p>
312 312
313<pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature"> 313<pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature">
314$ <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>
315<comment>(If everything goes well, you should see something like this:)</comment>
316gpg: Signature made Mon Apr 19 18:54:40 2004 EDT using DSA key ID 19462D47
317gpg: Good signature from "John Davis (Gentoo Linux Developer) &lt;zhen@gentoo.org&gt;"
318gpg: aka "Gentoo Linux Release Engineering &lt;releng@gentoo.org&gt;"
319</pre> 315</pre>
320 316
321<p> 317<p>
322To 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
323do 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
353 349
354<p> 350<p>
355SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an 351SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an
356operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARM 352operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARM
357is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides 353is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides
358an 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.
359</p> 357</p>
360 358
361<p> 359<p>
362If 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
363should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these 361should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these
450<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>
451</pre> 449</pre>
452 450
453</body> 451</body>
454</subsection> 452</subsection>
455<subsection> 453<subsection id="useraccounts">
456<title>Optional: User Accounts</title> 454<title>Optional: User Accounts</title>
457<body> 455<body>
458 456
459<p> 457<p>
460If you plan on giving other people access to your installation 458If you plan on giving other people access to your installation
490You 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
491<c>su</c>: 489<c>su</c>:
492</p> 490</p>
493 491
494<pre caption="Changing user id"> 492<pre caption="Changing user id">
495# <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.
496</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>
497 533
498</body> 534</body>
499</subsection> 535</subsection>
500<subsection> 536<subsection>
501<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title> 537<title>Optional: Starting the SSH Daemon</title>
516<pre caption="Starting the SSH daemon"> 552<pre caption="Starting the SSH daemon">
517# <i>/etc/init.d/sshd start</i> 553# <i>/etc/init.d/sshd start</i>
518</pre> 554</pre>
519 555
520<p> 556<p>
521To 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
522the 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>.
523</p> 559</p>
524 560
525</body> 561</body>
526</subsection> 562</subsection>

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