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9<sections> 9<sections>
10
11<version>2.2</version>
12<date>2005-04-04</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> 141 </ti>
134</tr> 142</tr>
135<tr>
136 <th>-</th>
137 <ti>
138 Not suitable for networkless installations
139 </ti>
140</tr>
141</table> 143</table>
142 144
145</body>
146</subsection>
147<subsection>
148<title>A Stage2 Approach</title>
149<body>
150
151<p>
152A <e>stage2</e> is used for building the entire system from a bootstrapped
153"semi-compiled" state.
143<p> 154</p>
155
156<p>
144<e>Stage2</e> installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process and doing this 157Stage2 installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process; doing this
145is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose 158is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose
146for your particular <e>stage2</e> tarball. 159for 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> 160</p>
153 161
154<table> 162<table>
155<tr> 163<tr>
156 <th>Stage2</th> 164 <th>Stage2</th>
172 <th>-</th> 180 <th>-</th>
173 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti> 181 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti>
174</tr> 182</tr>
175<tr> 183<tr>
176 <th>-</th> 184 <th>-</th>
177 <ti>It's not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti> 185 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
178</tr> 186</tr>
179<tr> 187<tr>
180 <th>-</th> 188 <th>-</th>
181 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti> 189 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
182</tr> 190</tr>
183<tr>
184 <th>-</th>
185 <ti>
186 Not suitable for networkless installations
187 </ti>
188</tr>
189</table> 191</table>
190 192
193</body>
194</subsection>
195<subsection>
196<title>A Stage3 Approach</title>
197<body>
198
199<p>
200A <e>stage3</e> installation contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been
201built for you. You will only need to build a few packages of which we can't
202decide for you which one to choose.
191<p> 203</p>
204
205<p>
192Choosing to go with a <e>stage3</e> allows for the fastest install of Gentoo 206Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
193Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization 207Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
194settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings 208settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings
195and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining 209and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
196stability). <e>stage3</e> is also required if you want to install Gentoo using 210stability). Stage3 is also required if you want to install Gentoo using
197prebuilt packages or without a network connection. 211prebuilt packages or without a network connection.
198</p> 212</p>
199 213
200<table> 214<table>
201<tr> 215<tr>
205<tr> 219<tr>
206 <th>+</th> 220 <th>+</th>
207 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti> 221 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
208</tr> 222</tr>
209<tr> 223<tr>
210 <th>+</th>
211 <ti>Suitable for networkless installations</ti>
212</tr>
213<tr>
214 <th>-</th> 224 <th>-</th>
215 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti> 225 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti>
216</tr> 226</tr>
217<tr>
218 <th>-</th>
219 <ti>You cannot brag about having used stage1 or stage2</ti>
220</tr>
221</table> 227</table>
222 228
223<p> 229<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 230You 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 231optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to
228with the new optimization settings. 232recompile 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> 233</p>
257 234
258</body> 235</body>
259</subsection> 236</subsection>
260</section> 237</section>
261<section> 238<section>
262<title>Download, Burn and Boot the Gentoo LiveCD</title> 239<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
240<subsection>
241<title>Introduction</title>
242<body>
243
244<p>
245The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
246self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
247During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
248are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
249</p>
250
251<p>
252All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
253partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
254two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
255as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
256latest version of the available packages.
257</p>
258
259<p>
260If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
261the installation instructions described in the <uri
262link="2005.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.0 Handbooks</uri>.
263</p>
264
265<p>
266The two Installation CDs we currently provide are:
267</p>
268
269<ul>
270 <li>
271 The Gentoo Minimal Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which
272 sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and continue
273 with the Gentoo installation.
274 </li>
275 <li>
276 The Gentoo Universal Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same abilities
277 as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains a stage1 and
278 several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
279 </li>
280</ul>
281
282<p>
283To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
284major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
285</p>
286
287</body>
263<subsection> 288</subsection>
264<title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title> 289<subsection>
290<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
291<body>
292
293<p>
294The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-minimal-2005.0.iso</c>
295and takes up only 54 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to
296install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
297</p>
298
299<table>
300<tr>
301 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
302 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
303</tr>
304<tr>
305 <th>+</th>
306 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
307</tr>
308<tr>
309 <th>+</th>
310 <ti>
311 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the
312 net
313 </ti>
314</tr>
315<tr>
316 <th>-</th>
317 <ti>
318 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
319 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
320 </ti>
321</tr>
322</table>
323
265<body> 324</body>
325</subsection>
326<subsection>
327<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
328<body>
266 329
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> 330<p>
272 331The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-universal-2005.0.iso</c>
332and consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this Installation CD
333to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working
334internet connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than
335the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
273<p> 336</p>
274Visit one of our <uri 337
275link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to 338<table>
276<path>releases/1.4rc1/alpha</path> which is where the LiveCD(s) of your choice 339<tr>
340 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
341 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
342</tr>
343<tr>
344 <ti>+</ti>
345 <ti>
346 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
347 connection.
348 </ti>
349</tr>
350<tr>
351 <ti>-</ti>
352 <ti>
353 Huge download
354 </ti>
355</tr>
356</table>
357
358</body>
359</subsection>
360<subsection>
361<title>Other CDs</title>
362<body>
363
364<p>
365You might find a so-called Package CD on one of our mirrors. This CD is no
366Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
367networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (the so-called GRP set)
368that allows you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such as
369OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless Gentoo
370installation.
371</p>
372
373</body>
374</subsection>
375</section>
376<!-- STOP -->
377<section>
378<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
379<subsection>
380<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
381<body>
382
383<p>
384You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
385downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
386the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
387</p>
388
389<p>
390You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages
391CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
392Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/alpha/2005.0/installcd</path>
393directory.
394</p>
395
396<p>
277are located. Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are 397Inside 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. 398which you can write on a CD-R.
279</p> 399</p>
280 400
281<p> 401<p>
282In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 402In 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 403check 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 404<path>install-alpha-minimal-2005.0.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5
285checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 405checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
286link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 406link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
287</p> 407</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>
298 408
299<p> 409<p>
300Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to 410Another 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 411verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
302<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 412<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
321link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>. 431link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
322</p> 432</p>
323 433
324<ul> 434<ul>
325 <li> 435 <li>
326 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace 436 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 437 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's
328 by the path to the ISO file :) 438 device path).
329 </li> 439 </li>
330 <li> 440 <li>
331 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then 441 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 442 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click
333 <c>Start</c>. 443 <c>Start</c>.
335</ul> 445</ul>
336 446
337</body> 447</body>
338</subsection> 448</subsection>
339<subsection> 449<subsection>
340<title>Booting the Alpha LiveCD(s)</title> 450<title>Booting the Installation CD</title>
341<body> 451<body>
342 452
343<p> 453<p>
344When your Alpha is powered on, the first thing that gets started is the 454When 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 455firmware. It is loosely synonymous with the BIOS software on PC systems. There
347Manual</e>) and ARC (<e>Advanced Risc Console</e>). 457Manual</e>) and ARC (<e>Advanced Risc Console</e>).
348</p> 458</p>
349 459
350<p> 460<p>
351SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an 461SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an
352operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARM 462operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARC
353is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides 463is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides
354an operating environment for Windows NT. You can find a 464an operating environment for Windows NT. You can find a
355<uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/SRM-HOWTO/">detailed guide</uri> on 465<uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/SRM-HOWTO/">detailed guide</uri> on
356using SRM over at the Alpha Linux website. 466using SRM over at the Alpha Linux website.
357</p> 467</p>
358 468
359<p> 469<p>
360If your Alpha system supports both SRC and ARCs (ARC, AlphaBIOS, ARCSBIOS) you 470If your Alpha system supports both SRM and ARCs (ARC, AlphaBIOS, ARCSBIOS) you
361should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these 471should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these
362instructions</uri> for switching to SRM. If your system already uses SRM, you 472instructions</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 473are 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. 474will need to choose <c>MILO</c> later on when we are talking about bootloaders.
365</p> 475</p>
366 476
367<p> 477<p>
368Now to boot an Alpha LiveCD, put the CD-ROM in the tray and reboot the system. 478Now 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 479system. 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 480will have to use <c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already,
371precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri 481use one of the precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri
372link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>. 482link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>.
373</p> 483</p>
374 484
375<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM"> 485<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM">
376<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment> 486<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment>
381&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i> 491&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i>
382</pre> 492</pre>
383 493
384<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO"> 494<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO">
385<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 495<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> 496MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo initrd=/boot/gentoo.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot</i>
387</pre> 497</pre>
388 498
389<p> 499<p>
390You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch 500You 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 501to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you
401<subsection id="hardware"> 511<subsection id="hardware">
402<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title> 512<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
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406When the Live CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and 516When the Installation CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and
407loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the 517loads 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 518vast 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 519not auto-load the kernel
410modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some of your system's 520modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some of your system's
411hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules manually. 521hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules manually.
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