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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>2.4</version> 11<version>2.6</version>
12<date>2005-05-24</date> 12<date>2005-08-09</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>
269</p> 269</p>
270 270
271<p> 271<p>
272If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 272If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
273the installation instructions described in the <uri 273the installation instructions described in the <uri
274link="2005.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.0 Handbooks</uri>. 274link="2005.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.1 Handbooks</uri>.
275</p> 275</p>
276 276
277<p> 277<p>
278The two Installation CDs we currently provide are: 278The two Installation CDs we currently provide are:
279</p> 279</p>
301<subsection> 301<subsection>
302<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title> 302<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
303<body> 303<body>
304 304
305<p> 305<p>
306The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-minimal-2005.0.iso</c> 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 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. 308install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
309</p> 309</p>
310 310
311<table> 311<table>
338<subsection> 338<subsection>
339<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title> 339<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
340<body> 340<body>
341 341
342<p> 342<p>
343The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-universal-2005.0.iso</c> 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 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 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 346internet connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than
347the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :) 347the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
348</p> 348</p>
399</p> 399</p>
400 400
401<p> 401<p>
402You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages 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 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> 404Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/alpha/2005.1/installcd</path>
405directory. 405directory.
406</p> 406</p>
407 407
408<p> 408<p>
409Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images 409Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
411</p> 411</p>
412 412
413<p> 413<p>
414In 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
415check 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
416<path>install-alpha-minimal-2005.0.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 416<path>install-alpha-minimal-2005.1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5
417checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 417checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
418link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 418link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
419</p> 419</p>
420 420
421<p> 421<p>
499&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i> 499&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i>
500dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM 500dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM
501<comment>(...)</comment> 501<comment>(...)</comment>
502<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 502<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
503&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>
504</pre> 506</pre>
505 507
506<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO"> 508<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO">
507<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 509<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
508MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo initrd=/boot/gentoo.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs cdroot</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>
509</pre> 513</pre>
510 514
511<p> 515<p>
512You 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
513to 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

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