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9<sections> 9<sections>
10
11<version>2.7</version>
12<date>2005-08-25</date>
13
10<section> 14<section>
11<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 15<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
12<subsection> 16<subsection>
13<title>Introduction</title> 17<title>Introduction</title>
14<body> 18<body>
15 19
16<p> 20<p>
17Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to 21Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
18successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your 22successfully install Gentoo on your box.
19architecture.
20</p> 23</p>
21 24
22</body> 25</body>
23</subsection>
24<subsection> 26</subsection>
25<title>The Alpha Architecture</title> 27<subsection>
28<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
29<body>
30
31<table>
32<tr>
33 <th>CPU</th>
34 <ti>
35 Please check with the <uri
36 link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/FAQ-5.html">Alpha/Linux FAQ</uri>
37 </ti>
38</tr>
39<tr>
40 <th>Memory</th>
41 <ti>64 MB</ti>
42</tr>
43<tr>
44 <th>Diskspace</th>
45 <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti>
46</tr>
47<tr>
48 <th>Swap space</th>
49 <ti>At least 256 MB</ti>
50</tr>
51</table>
52
26<body> 53</body>
54</subsection>
55</section>
56<!-- Copy/paste from the hb-install-x86-medium.xml file. -->
57<!-- START -->
58<section>
59<title>The Gentoo Installation Approaches</title>
60<subsection>
61<title>Introduction</title>
62<body>
27 63
28<p> 64<p>
29Check the following requirements before you 65Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
30continue with the Gentoo installation: 66A stage file is a tarball (compressed archive) that contains a minimal
67environment.
31</p> 68</p>
32 69
33<ul> 70<ul>
34<li> 71 <li>
35 You need at least 1 Gb of free disk space 72 A stage1 file contains nothing more than a compiler, Portage (Gentoo's
73 software management system) and a couple of packages on which the compiler
74 or Portage depends.
36</li> 75 </li>
37<li> 76 <li>
38 For the <e>Alpha architecture</e>, you should check with the <uri 77 A stage2 file contains a so-called bootstrapped system, a minimal
39 link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/FAQ-5.html">Alpha/Linux FAQ</uri> 78 environment from which one can start building all other necessary
79 applications that make a Gentoo environment complete.
40</li> 80 </li>
81 <li>
82 A stage3 file contains a prebuilt minimal system which is almost fully
83 deployable. It only lacks a few applications where you, the Gentoo user,
84 needs to choose which one you want to install.
85 </li>
41</ul> 86</ul>
42 87
88<p>
89To help you decide what stage file you want to use, we have written down the
90major advantages and disadvantages of each stage file.
91</p>
92
43</body> 93</body>
44</subsection>
45</section>
46<section>
47<title>Make your Choice</title>
48<subsection> 94</subsection>
49<title>Introduction</title>
50<body>
51
52<p>
53Still interested in trying out Gentoo? Well, then it is now time to
54choose the installation medium you want to use. Yes, you have the
55choice, no, they are not all equal, and yes, the result is always the same: a
56Gentoo base system.
57</p>
58
59<p>
60The installation media we will describe are:
61</p>
62
63<ul>
64<li>The Gentoo Alpha LiveCD</li>
65</ul>
66
67<p>
68Before we continue, let's explain our three-stage installation.
69</p>
70
71</body>
72</subsection> 95<subsection>
73<subsection> 96<title>A Stage1 Approach</title>
74<title>The Three Stages</title>
75<body> 97<body>
76 98
77<p>
78Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
79The one you choose depends on how much of the system you want to compile
80yourself. The <e>stage1</e> tarball is used when you want to bootstrap and
81build the entire system from scratch. The <e>stage2</e> tarball is used for
82building the entire system from a bootstrapped &quot;semi-compiled&quot; state.
83The <e>stage3</e> tarball already contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has
84been built for you.
85</p> 99<p>
86 100A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system
101from scratch.
87<p> 102</p>
88Now what stage do you have to choose? 103
89</p> 104<p>
90
91<p>
92Starting from a <e>stage1</e> allows you to have total control over the 105Starting from a stage1 allows you to have total control over the
93optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is 106optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is
94initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for 107initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for
95power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great 108power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
96installation method for those who would like to know more about the 109installation method for those who would like to know more about the
97inner workings of Gentoo Linux. 110inner workings of Gentoo Linux.
98</p> 111</p>
99 112
100<p>
101A <e>stage1</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
102Internet connection.
103</p>
104
105<table> 113<table>
106<tr> 114<tr>
107 <th>Stage1</th> 115 <th>Stage1</th>
108 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 116 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
109</tr> 117</tr>
127 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti> 135 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti>
128</tr> 136</tr>
129<tr> 137<tr>
130 <th>-</th> 138 <th>-</th>
131 <ti> 139 <ti>
132 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is probably a waste of time 140 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time
133 </ti>
134</tr>
135<tr>
136 <th>-</th>
137 <ti> 141 </ti>
138 Not suitable for networkless installations 142</tr>
143<tr>
144 <th>-</th>
145 <ti>
146 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation
139 </ti> 147 </ti>
140</tr> 148</tr>
141</table> 149</table>
142 150
151</body>
152</subsection>
153<subsection>
154<title>A Stage2 Approach</title>
155<body>
156
157<p>
158A <e>stage2</e> is used for building the entire system from a bootstrapped
159"semi-compiled" state.
143<p> 160</p>
161
162<p>
144<e>Stage2</e> installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process and doing this 163Stage2 installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process; doing this
145is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose 164is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose
146for your particular <e>stage2</e> tarball. 165for your particular stage2 tarball.
147</p>
148
149<p>
150A <e>stage2</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
151Internet connection.
152</p> 166</p>
153 167
154<table> 168<table>
155<tr> 169<tr>
156 <th>Stage2</th> 170 <th>Stage2</th>
172 <th>-</th> 186 <th>-</th>
173 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti> 187 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti>
174</tr> 188</tr>
175<tr> 189<tr>
176 <th>-</th> 190 <th>-</th>
177 <ti>It's not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti> 191 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
178</tr> 192</tr>
179<tr> 193<tr>
180 <th>-</th> 194 <th>-</th>
181 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti> 195 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
182</tr> 196</tr>
183<tr> 197<tr>
184 <th>-</th> 198 <th>-</th>
185 <ti> 199 <ti>
186 Not suitable for networkless installations 200 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation
187 </ti> 201 </ti>
188</tr> 202</tr>
189</table> 203</table>
190 204
205</body>
206</subsection>
207<subsection>
208<title>A Stage3 Approach</title>
209<body>
210
211<p>
212A <e>stage3</e> installation contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been
213built for you. You will only need to build a few packages of which we can't
214decide for you which one to choose.
191<p> 215</p>
216
217<p>
192Choosing to go with a <e>stage3</e> allows for the fastest install of Gentoo 218Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
193Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization 219Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
194settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings 220settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings
195and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining 221and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
196stability). <e>stage3</e> is also required if you want to install Gentoo using 222stability). Stage3 is also required if you want to install Gentoo using
197prebuilt packages or without a network connection. 223prebuilt packages or without a network connection.
198</p> 224</p>
199 225
200<table> 226<table>
201<tr> 227<tr>
205<tr> 231<tr>
206 <th>+</th> 232 <th>+</th>
207 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti> 233 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
208</tr> 234</tr>
209<tr> 235<tr>
210 <th>+</th>
211 <ti>Suitable for networkless installations</ti>
212</tr>
213<tr>
214 <th>-</th> 236 <th>-</th>
215 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti> 237 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti>
216</tr> 238</tr>
217<tr>
218 <th>-</th>
219 <ti>You cannot brag about having used stage1 or stage2</ti>
220</tr>
221</table> 239</table>
222 240
223<p> 241<p>
224Write down (or remember) what stage you want to use. You need this later when
225you decide what LiveCD (or other installation medium) you want to use. You might
226be interested to know that, if you decide to use different optimization settings 242You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different
227after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to recompile your entire system 243optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to
228with the new optimization settings. 244recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings.
229</p>
230
231<p>
232Now take a look at the available installation media.
233</p>
234
235</body>
236</subsection>
237<subsection>
238<title>The Gentoo Alpha LiveCD</title>
239<body>
240
241<p>
242The <e>Gentoo Alpha LiveCD</e> is a bootable CD which contain a
243self-sustained Gentoo environment. It allows you to boot Linux from the CD.
244During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
245are loaded. It is maintained by Gentoo developers.
246</p>
247
248<p>
249The <e>Gentoo Alpha LiveCD</e> is a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole
250purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and continue with the
251Gentoo installation. It does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a
252single stage1 file), source code or precompiled packages. For example the
253alpha variant of this LiveCD can be found in the
254<path>releases/1.4_rc1/alpha</path> subdirectory and is called
255<c>gentoo-alpha-1.4rc1-test3.iso.bz2</c>.
256</p> 245</p>
257 246
258</body> 247</body>
259</subsection> 248</subsection>
260</section> 249</section>
261<section> 250<section>
262<title>Download, Burn and Boot the Gentoo LiveCD</title> 251<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
252<subsection>
253<title>Introduction</title>
254<body>
255
256<p>
257The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
258self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
259During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
260are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
261</p>
262
263<p>
264All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
265partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
266two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
267as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
268latest version of the available packages.
269</p>
270
271<p>
272If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
273the installation instructions described in the <uri
274link="2005.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.1 Handbooks</uri>.
275</p>
276
277<p>
278The two Installation CDs we currently provide are:
279</p>
280
281<ul>
282 <li>
283 The Gentoo Minimal Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which
284 sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and continue
285 with the Gentoo installation.
286 </li>
287 <li>
288 The Gentoo Universal Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same abilities
289 as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains a stage1 and
290 several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
291 </li>
292</ul>
293
294<p>
295To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
296major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
297</p>
298
299</body>
263<subsection> 300</subsection>
264<title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title> 301<subsection>
302<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
303<body>
304
305<p>
306The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-minimal-2005.1.iso</c>
307and takes up only 54 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to
308install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
309</p>
310
311<table>
312<tr>
313 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
314 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
315</tr>
316<tr>
317 <th>+</th>
318 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
319</tr>
320<tr>
321 <th>+</th>
322 <ti>
323 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the
324 net
325 </ti>
326</tr>
327<tr>
328 <th>-</th>
329 <ti>
330 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
331 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
332 </ti>
333</tr>
334</table>
335
265<body> 336</body>
337</subsection>
338<subsection>
339<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
340<body>
266 341
267<p>
268You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD (if not, then you are reading the
269wrong document). We'll first start by downloading and burning the chosen
270LiveCD.
271</p> 342<p>
272 343The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-universal-2005.1.iso</c>
344and consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this Installation CD
345to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working
346internet connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than
347the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
273<p> 348</p>
274Visit one of our <uri 349
275link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to 350<table>
276<path>releases/1.4rc1/alpha</path> which is where the LiveCD(s) of your choice 351<tr>
352 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
353 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
354</tr>
355<tr>
356 <ti>+</ti>
357 <ti>
358 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
359 connection.
360 </ti>
361</tr>
362<tr>
363 <ti>-</ti>
364 <ti>
365 Huge download
366 </ti>
367</tr>
368</table>
369
370</body>
371</subsection>
372<subsection>
373<title>Other CDs</title>
374<body>
375
376<p>
377You might find a so-called Package CD on one of our mirrors. This CD is no
378Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
379networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (the so-called GRP set)
380that allows you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such as
381OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless Gentoo
382installation.
383</p>
384
385</body>
386</subsection>
387</section>
388<!-- STOP -->
389<section>
390<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
391<subsection>
392<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
393<body>
394
395<p>
396You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
397downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
398the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
399</p>
400
401<p>
402You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages
403CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
404Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/alpha/2005.1/installcd</path>
405directory.
406</p>
407
408<p>
277are located. Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are 409Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
278full CD images which you can write on a CD-R. 410which you can write on a CD-R.
279</p> 411</p>
280 412
281<p> 413<p>
282In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 414In 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 415check 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 416<path>install-alpha-minimal-2005.1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5
285checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 417checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
286link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 418link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
287</p> 419</p>
288
289<p>
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
292Unix/Linux systems):
293</p>
294
295<pre caption="Decompressing the iso.bz2 file">
296# <i>bunzip2 gentoo-alpha-1.4rc1-test3.iso.bz2</i>
297</pre>
298 420
299<p> 421<p>
300Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to 422Another 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 423verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
302<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 424<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
321link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>. 443link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
322</p> 444</p>
323 445
324<ul> 446<ul>
325 <li> 447 <li>
326 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace 448 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
327 <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device path) followed 449 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's
328 by the path to the ISO file :) 450 device path).
329 </li> 451 </li>
330 <li> 452 <li>
331 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then 453 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then
332 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click 454 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click
333 <c>Start</c>. 455 <c>Start</c>.
335</ul> 457</ul>
336 458
337</body> 459</body>
338</subsection> 460</subsection>
339<subsection> 461<subsection>
340<title>Booting the Alpha LiveCD(s)</title> 462<title>Booting the Installation CD</title>
341<body> 463<body>
342 464
343<p> 465<p>
344When your Alpha is powered on, the first thing that gets started is the 466When your Alpha is powered on, the first thing that gets started is the
345firmware. It is loosely synonymous with the BIOS software on PC systems. There 467firmware. It is loosely synonymous with the BIOS software on PC systems. There
347Manual</e>) and ARC (<e>Advanced Risc Console</e>). 469Manual</e>) and ARC (<e>Advanced Risc Console</e>).
348</p> 470</p>
349 471
350<p> 472<p>
351SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an 473SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an
352operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARM 474operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARC
353is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides 475is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides
354an operating environment for Windows NT. You can find a 476an operating environment for Windows NT. You can find a
355<uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/SRM-HOWTO/">detailed guide</uri> on 477<uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/SRM-HOWTO/">detailed guide</uri> on
356using SRM over at the Alpha Linux website. 478using SRM over at the Alpha Linux website.
357</p> 479</p>
358 480
359<p> 481<p>
360If your Alpha system supports both SRC and ARCs (ARC, AlphaBIOS, ARCSBIOS) you 482If your Alpha system supports both SRM and ARCs (ARC, AlphaBIOS, ARCSBIOS) you
361should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these 483should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these
362instructions</uri> for switching to SRM. If your system already uses SRM, you 484instructions</uri> for switching to SRM. If your system already uses SRM, you
363are all set. If your system can only use ARCs (Ruffian, nautilus, xl, etc.) you 485are all set. If your system can only use ARCs (Ruffian, nautilus, xl, etc.) you
364will need to choose <c>MILO</c> later on when we are talking about bootloaders. 486will need to choose <c>MILO</c> later on when we are talking about bootloaders.
365</p> 487</p>
366 488
367<p> 489<p>
368Now to boot an Alpha LiveCD, put the CD-ROM in the tray and reboot the system. 490Now to boot an Alpha Installation CD, put the CD-ROM in the tray and reboot the
369You can use SRM to boot the LiveCD. If you cannot do that, you will have to use 491system. You can use SRM to boot the Installation CD. If you cannot do that, you
370<c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already, use one of the 492will have to use <c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already,
371precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri 493use one of the precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri
372link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>. 494link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>.
373</p> 495</p>
374 496
375<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM"> 497<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM">
376<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment> 498<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment>
377&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i> 499&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i>
378dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM 500dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM
379<comment>(...)</comment> 501<comment>(...)</comment>
380<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 502<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
381&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i> 503&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i>
504<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:</comment>
505&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb -flags 1</i>
382</pre> 506</pre>
383 507
384<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO"> 508<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO">
385<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 509<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
386MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:boot/vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc</i> 510MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.6 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_6.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot</i>
511<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:</comment>
512MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.4 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_4.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot</i>
387</pre> 513</pre>
388 514
389<p> 515<p>
390You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch 516You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch
391to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you 517to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you
401<subsection id="hardware"> 527<subsection id="hardware">
402<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title> 528<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
403<body> 529<body>
404 530
405<p> 531<p>
406When the Live CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and 532When the Installation CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and
407loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the 533loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the
408vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases (the 534vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases it may
409SPARC LiveCDs don't even do autodetection), it may not auto-load the kernel 535not auto-load the kernel
410modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some of your system's 536modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some of your system's
411hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules manually. 537hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules manually.
412</p> 538</p>
413 539
414<p> 540<p>
500<body> 626<body>
501 627
502<p> 628<p>
503If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the 629If 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 630installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri
505link="#useraccouts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to 631link="#useraccounts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to
506go to a new terminal and log in. 632go to a new terminal and log in.
507</p> 633</p>
508 634
509<p> 635<p>
510If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run 636If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run

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