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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>1.19</version> 11<version>2.4</version>
12<date>2004-11-04</date> 12<date>2005-05-24</date>
13 13
14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Hardware Requirements</title> 15<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>Introduction</title> 17<title>Introduction</title>
18<body> 18<body>
19 19
20<p> 20<p>
21Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to 21Before we start, we first list what hardware requirements you need to
22successfully install Gentoo on your box. This of course depends on your 22successfully install Gentoo on your box.
23architecture.
24</p> 23</p>
25 24
26</body> 25</body>
27</subsection>
28<subsection> 26</subsection>
29<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
30<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>
31 63
32<p> 64<p>
33Check the following requirements before you 65Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
34continue with the Gentoo installation: 66A stage file is a tarball (compressed archive) that contains a minimal
67environment.
35</p> 68</p>
36 69
37<ul> 70<ul>
38<li> 71 <li>
39 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.
40</li> 75 </li>
41<li> 76 <li>
42 For the <e>Alpha architecture</e>, you should check with the <uri 77 A stage2 file contains a so-called bootstrapped system, a minimal
43 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.
44</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>
45</ul> 86</ul>
46 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
47</body> 93</body>
48</subsection>
49</section>
50<section>
51<title>Make your Choice</title>
52<subsection> 94</subsection>
53<title>Introduction</title>
54<body>
55
56<p>
57Still interested in trying out Gentoo? Well, then it is now time to
58choose the installation medium you want to use. Yes, you have the
59choice, no, they are not all equal, and yes, the result is always the same: a
60Gentoo base system.
61</p>
62
63<p>
64The installation media we will describe are:
65</p>
66
67<ul>
68<li>The Gentoo Alpha LiveCD</li>
69</ul>
70
71<p>
72Before we continue, let's explain our three-stage installation.
73</p>
74
75</body>
76</subsection> 95<subsection>
77<subsection> 96<title>A Stage1 Approach</title>
78<title>The Three Stages</title>
79<body> 97<body>
80 98
81<p>
82Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
83The one you choose depends on how much of the system you want to compile
84yourself. The <e>stage1</e> tarball is used when you want to bootstrap and
85build the entire system from scratch. The <e>stage2</e> tarball is used for
86building the entire system from a bootstrapped &quot;semi-compiled&quot; state.
87The <e>stage3</e> tarball already contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has
88been built for you.
89</p> 99<p>
90 100A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system
101from scratch.
91<p> 102</p>
92Now what stage do you have to choose? 103
93</p> 104<p>
94
95<p>
96Starting 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
97optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is 106optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is
98initially 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
99power 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
100installation method for those who would like to know more about the 109installation method for those who would like to know more about the
101inner workings of Gentoo Linux. 110inner workings of Gentoo Linux.
102</p> 111</p>
103 112
104<p>
105A <e>stage1</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
106Internet connection.
107</p>
108
109<table> 113<table>
110<tr> 114<tr>
111 <th>Stage1</th> 115 <th>Stage1</th>
112 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 116 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
113</tr> 117</tr>
131 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti> 135 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti>
132</tr> 136</tr>
133<tr> 137<tr>
134 <th>-</th> 138 <th>-</th>
135 <ti> 139 <ti>
136 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
137 </ti>
138</tr>
139<tr>
140 <th>-</th>
141 <ti> 141 </ti>
142 Not suitable for networkless installations 142</tr>
143<tr>
144 <th>-</th>
145 <ti>
146 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation
143 </ti> 147 </ti>
144</tr> 148</tr>
145</table> 149</table>
146 150
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.
147<p> 160</p>
161
162<p>
148<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
149is 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
150for your particular <e>stage2</e> tarball. 165for your particular stage2 tarball.
151</p>
152
153<p>
154A <e>stage2</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working
155Internet connection.
156</p> 166</p>
157 167
158<table> 168<table>
159<tr> 169<tr>
160 <th>Stage2</th> 170 <th>Stage2</th>
176 <th>-</th> 186 <th>-</th>
177 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti> 187 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti>
178</tr> 188</tr>
179<tr> 189<tr>
180 <th>-</th> 190 <th>-</th>
181 <ti>It's not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti> 191 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
182</tr> 192</tr>
183<tr> 193<tr>
184 <th>-</th> 194 <th>-</th>
185 <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>
186</tr> 196</tr>
187<tr> 197<tr>
188 <th>-</th> 198 <th>-</th>
189 <ti> 199 <ti>
190 Not suitable for networkless installations 200 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation
191 </ti> 201 </ti>
192</tr> 202</tr>
193</table> 203</table>
194 204
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.
195<p> 215</p>
216
217<p>
196Choosing 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
197Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization 219Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
198settings 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
199and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining 221and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
200stability). <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
201prebuilt packages or without a network connection. 223prebuilt packages or without a network connection.
202</p> 224</p>
203 225
204<table> 226<table>
205<tr> 227<tr>
209<tr> 231<tr>
210 <th>+</th> 232 <th>+</th>
211 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti> 233 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
212</tr> 234</tr>
213<tr> 235<tr>
214 <th>+</th>
215 <ti>Suitable for networkless installations</ti>
216</tr>
217<tr>
218 <th>-</th> 236 <th>-</th>
219 <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>
220</tr> 238</tr>
221<tr>
222 <th>-</th>
223 <ti>You cannot brag about having used stage1 or stage2</ti>
224</tr>
225</table> 239</table>
226 240
227<p> 241<p>
228Write down (or remember) what stage you want to use. You need this later when
229you decide what LiveCD (or other installation medium) you want to use. You might
230be 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
231after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to recompile your entire system 243optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to
232with the new optimization settings. 244recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings.
233</p>
234
235<p>
236Now take a look at the available installation media.
237</p>
238
239</body>
240</subsection>
241<subsection>
242<title>The Gentoo Alpha LiveCD</title>
243<body>
244
245<p>
246The <e>Gentoo Alpha LiveCD</e> is a bootable CD which contain a
247self-sustained Gentoo environment. It allows you to boot Linux from the CD.
248During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
249are loaded. It is maintained by Gentoo developers.
250</p>
251
252<p>
253The <e>Gentoo Alpha LiveCD</e> is a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole
254purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and continue with the
255Gentoo installation. It does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a
256single stage1 file), source code or precompiled packages. For example the
257alpha variant of this LiveCD can be found in the
258<path>releases/1.4_rc1/alpha</path> subdirectory and is called
259<c>gentoo-alpha-1.4rc1-test3.iso.bz2</c>.
260</p> 245</p>
261 246
262</body> 247</body>
263</subsection> 248</subsection>
264</section> 249</section>
265<section> 250<section>
266<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="2005.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.0 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>
267<subsection> 300</subsection>
268<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-2005.0.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
269<body> 336</body>
337</subsection>
338<subsection>
339<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
340<body>
270 341
271<p>
272You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD (if not, then you are reading the
273wrong document). We'll first start by downloading and burning the chosen
274LiveCD.
275</p> 342<p>
276 343The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-universal-2005.0.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 :)
277<p> 348</p>
278Visit one of our <uri 349
279link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to 350<table>
280<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/2005.0/installcd</path>
405directory.
406</p>
407
408<p>
281are 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
282full CD images which you can write on a CD-R. 410which you can write on a CD-R.
283</p> 411</p>
284 412
285<p> 413<p>
286In 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
287check 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
288<path>gentoo-alpha-1.4rc1-test3.iso.bz2.md5sum</path>). You can check the MD5 416<path>install-alpha-minimal-2005.0.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5
289checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 417checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
290link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 418link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
291</p> 419</p>
292
293<p>
294Once downloaded, decompress the ISO file (as it is stored in a compressed format
295using the Burrows-Wheeler text compression algorithm) using <c>bunzip2</c> (on
296Unix/Linux systems):
297</p>
298
299<pre caption="Decompressing the iso.bz2 file">
300# <i>bunzip2 gentoo-alpha-1.4rc1-test3.iso.bz2</i>
301</pre>
302 420
303<p> 421<p>
304Another 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
305verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with 423verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
306<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:
325link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>. 443link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
326</p> 444</p>
327 445
328<ul> 446<ul>
329 <li> 447 <li>
330 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
331 <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
332 by the path to the ISO file :) 450 device path).
333 </li> 451 </li>
334 <li> 452 <li>
335 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
336 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
337 <c>Start</c>. 455 <c>Start</c>.
339</ul> 457</ul>
340 458
341</body> 459</body>
342</subsection> 460</subsection>
343<subsection> 461<subsection>
344<title>Booting the Alpha LiveCD(s)</title> 462<title>Booting the Installation CD</title>
345<body> 463<body>
346 464
347<p> 465<p>
348When 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
349firmware. 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
351Manual</e>) and ARC (<e>Advanced Risc Console</e>). 469Manual</e>) and ARC (<e>Advanced Risc Console</e>).
352</p> 470</p>
353 471
354<p> 472<p>
355SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an 473SRM is based on the Alpha Console Subsystem specification, which provides an
356operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARM 474operating environment for OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, and Linux operating systems. ARC
357is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides 475is based on the Advanced RISC Computing (ARC) specification, which provides
358an operating environment for Windows NT. You can find a 476an operating environment for Windows NT. You can find a
359<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
360using SRM over at the Alpha Linux website. 478using SRM over at the Alpha Linux website.
361</p> 479</p>
362 480
363<p> 481<p>
364If 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
365should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these 483should follow <uri link="http://www.alphalinux.org/faq/x31.html">these
366instructions</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
367are 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
368will 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.
369</p> 487</p>
370 488
371<p> 489<p>
372Now 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
373You 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
374<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,
375precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri 493use one of the precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri
376link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>. 494link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>.
377</p> 495</p>
378 496
379<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM"> 497<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM">
380<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment> 498<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment>
385&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i> 503&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i>
386</pre> 504</pre>
387 505
388<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO"> 506<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO">
389<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 507<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
390MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:boot/vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc</i> 508MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo initrd=/boot/gentoo.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot</i>
391</pre> 509</pre>
392 510
393<p> 511<p>
394You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch 512You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch
395to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you 513to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you
405<subsection id="hardware"> 523<subsection id="hardware">
406<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title> 524<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
407<body> 525<body>
408 526
409<p> 527<p>
410When the Live CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and 528When the Installation CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and
411loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the 529loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the
412vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases (the 530vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases it may
413SPARC LiveCDs don't even do autodetection), it may not auto-load the kernel 531not auto-load the kernel
414modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some of your system's 532modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some of your system's
415hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules manually. 533hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules manually.
416</p> 534</p>
417 535
418<p> 536<p>
514If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run 632If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
515<c>lynx</c> to read it: 633<c>lynx</c> to read it:
516</p> 634</p>
517 635
518<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation"> 636<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
519# <i>lynx /mnt/cdrom/docs/html/index.html</i> 637# <i>lynx /mnt/cdrom/docs/handbook/html/index.html</i>
520</pre> 638</pre>
521 639
522<p> 640<p>
523However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be 641However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
524more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>lynx</c> 642more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>lynx</c>

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