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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.10</version> 11<version>8.0</version>
12<date>2005-11-29</date> 12<date>2007-05-07</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>
70</p> 70</p>
71 71
72<p> 72<p>
73All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 73All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
74partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide 74partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
75two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long 75two Installation CDs which are equally suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
76as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the 76as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
77latest version of the available packages. 77latest version of the available packages.
78</p> 78</p>
79 79
80<p> 80<p>
81If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 81If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
82the installation instructions described in the <uri 82the installation instructions described in the <uri
83link="2005.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.1 Handbooks</uri>. 83link="2007.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2007.0 Handbooks</uri>.
84</p> 84</p>
85 85
86<p> 86<p>
87The two Installation CDs we currently provide are: 87The two Installation CDs we currently provide are:
88</p> 88</p>
110<subsection> 110<subsection>
111<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title> 111<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
112<body> 112<body>
113 113
114<p> 114<p>
115The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-minimal-2005.1.iso</c> 115The Minimal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-minimal-2007.0.iso</c>
116and takes up only 54 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to 116and takes up only 65 MB of diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to
117install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only. 117install Gentoo, but always with a working Internet connection only.
118</p> 118</p>
119 119
120<table> 120<table>
121<tr> 121<tr>
140<subsection> 140<subsection>
141<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title> 141<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
142<body> 142<body>
143 143
144<p> 144<p>
145The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-universal-2005.1.iso</c> 145The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-universal-2007.0.iso</c>
146and consumes the entire surface of a 650 MB CD. You can use this Installation CD 146and consumes about 316 MB on a CD. You can use this Installation CD to install
147to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working 147Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet
148internet connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than 148connection, just in case you want to bring Gentoo to another PC than the one
149the one you are currently installing Gentoo on :) 149you are currently installing Gentoo on :)
150</p> 150</p>
151 151
152<table> 152<table>
153<tr> 153<tr>
154 <th>Universal Installation CD</th> 154 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
169</tr> 169</tr>
170</table> 170</table>
171 171
172</body> 172</body>
173</subsection> 173</subsection>
174
174<subsection> 175<subsection>
175<title>Other CDs</title> 176<title>Other CDs</title>
176<body> 177<body>
177 178
178<p> 179<p>
221downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed 222downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
222the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 223the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
223</p> 224</p>
224 225
225<p> 226<p>
226You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages 227You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages CD
227CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 228as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
228Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/alpha/2005.1/installcd</path> 229Installation CDs are located in the <path><keyval
229directory. 230id="release-dir"/>installcd</path> directory.
230</p> 231</p>
231 232
232<p> 233<p>
233Inside that directory you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which you 234Inside that directory you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which you
234can write on a CD-R. 235can write on a CD-R.
235</p> 236</p>
236 237
237<p> 238<p>
238In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 239In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
239check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 240check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
240<path>install-alpha-minimal-2005.1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 241<path>install-alpha-minimal-2007.0.iso.DIGESTS</path>). You can check the MD5
241checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 242checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
242link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 243link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
243</p> 244</p>
244 245
245<p> 246<p>
323&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i> 324&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i>
324dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM 325dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM
325<comment>(...)</comment> 326<comment>(...)</comment>
326<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 327<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
327&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i> 328&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i>
328<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:</comment> 329<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment>
329&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb -flags 1</i> 330&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 2</i>
330</pre> 331</pre>
331 332
332<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO"> 333<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO">
333<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 334<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
334MILO&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> 335MILO&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>
335<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:</comment> 336<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment>
336MILO&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> 337MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.6 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_6.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs console=ttyS0 cdroot</i>
337</pre> 338</pre>
338 339
339<p> 340<p>
340You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch 341You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch
341to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you 342to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you
392yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your 393yourself) which use <path>/dev/hda</path> as disk (substitute with your
393disk): 394disk):
394</p> 395</p>
395 396
396<pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance"> 397<pre caption="Tweaking hard disk performance">
397<comment>Activate DMA:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i> 398<comment>Activate DMA:</comment>
398<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment> # <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i> 399# <i>hdparm -d 1 /dev/hda</i>
400<comment>Activate DMA + Safe Performance-enhancing Options:</comment>
401# <i>hdparm -d 1 -A 1 -m 16 -u 1 -a 64 /dev/hda</i>
399</pre> 402</pre>
400 403
401</body> 404</body>
402</subsection> 405</subsection>
403<subsection id="useraccounts"> 406<subsection id="useraccounts">
472chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the 475chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
473document): 476document):
474</p> 477</p>
475 478
476<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation"> 479<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
477# <i>lynx http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml</i> 480# <i>lynx http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/<keyval id="online-book"/></i>
478</pre> 481</pre>
479 482
480<p> 483<p>
481You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>. 484You can go back to your original terminal by pressing <c>Alt-F1</c>.
482</p> 485</p>

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