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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3 3
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8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.9</version> 11<version>7.0</version>
12<date>2005-11-11</date> 12<date>2006-08-30</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>
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="2006.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2006.1 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-2006.1.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-2006.1.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<!-- No package CDs for Alpha - 2006.1
174<subsection> 175<subsection>
175<title>Other CDs</title> 176<title>Other CDs</title>
176<body> 177<body>
177 178
178<p> 179<p>
179You might find a so-called Package CD on one of our mirrors. This CD is no 180You might find a Package CD on one of our mirrors. This CD is not an
180Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a 181Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
181networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (the so-called GRP set) 182networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (also known as the GRP
182that allows you to easily and quickly install additional applications (such as 183set) that allow you to easily and quickly install additional applications
183OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless Gentoo 184(such as OpenOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless
184installation. 185Gentoo installation.
185</p> 186</p>
186 187
187<p> 188<p>
188If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software, 189If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software,
189make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage3 tarball you use. 190make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage3 tarball you use.
190</p> 191</p>
191 192
192</body> 193</body>
193</subsection> 194</subsection>-->
194<subsection> 195<subsection>
195<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title> 196<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title>
196<body> 197<body>
197 198
198<p> 199<p>
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
227CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 228CD as 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>releases/alpha/2006.1/installcd</path>
229directory. 230directory.
230</p> 231</p>
231 232
232<p> 233<p>
233Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images 234Inside that directory you'll find ISO-files. Those are full CD images which you
234which you can 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-2006.1.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>
247verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with 248verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
248<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key: 249<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
249</p> 250</p>
250 251
251<pre caption="Obtaining the public key"> 252<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
252$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i> 253$ <i>gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 17072058</i>
253</pre> 254</pre>
254 255
255<p> 256<p>
256Now verify the signature: 257Now verify the signature:
257</p> 258</p>
316will have to use <c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already, 317will have to use <c>MILO</c>. If you don't have <c>MILO</c> installed already,
317use one of the precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri 318use one of the precompiled <c>MILO</c> images available on <uri
318link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>. 319link="http://dev.gentoo.org/~taviso/milo/">taviso's homepage</uri>.
319</p> 320</p>
320 321
322<p>
323This release also includes two entries for people who want to use a serial
324console during the installation, possibly boxes with no keyboard and
325screen attached. One allow you to boot 2.6 using the serial console and
326the other will do the same with our 2.4 kernel.
327</p>
328
329<p>
330This release also includes two entries for people who want to use a serial
331console during the installation, possibly boxes with no keyboard and
332screen attached. One allow you to boot 2.6 using the serial console and
333the other will do the same with our 2.4 kernel.
334</p>
335
321<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM"> 336<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using SRM">
322<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment> 337<comment>(List available hardware drives)</comment>
323&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i> 338&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>show device</i>
324dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM 339dkb0.0.1.4.0 DKB0 TOSHIBA CDROM
325<comment>(...)</comment> 340<comment>(...)</comment>
326<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 341<comment>(Substitute dkb0 with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment>
327&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 0</i> 342&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> 343<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:</comment>
329&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb -flags 1</i> 344&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb -flags 1</i>
345<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment>
346<comment>To boot the 2.6 kernel with serial console support use:</comment>
347&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 2</i>
348<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel with serial console support use:</comment>
349&gt;&gt;&gt; <i>boot dkb0 -flags 3</i>
330</pre> 350</pre>
331 351
332<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO"> 352<pre caption="Booting a CD-ROM using MILO">
333<comment>(Substitute hdb with your CD-ROM drive device)</comment> 353<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> 354MILO&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> 355<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel instead of the default 2.6 kernel use:</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> 356MILO&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>
357<comment>(If you need serial console support)</comment>
358<comment>To boot the 2.6 kernel with serial console support use:</comment>
359MILO&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>
360<comment>To boot the 2.4 kernel with serial console support use:</comment>
361MILO&gt; <i>boot hdb:/boot/gentoo_2.4 initrd=/boot/gentoo_2_4.igz root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc looptype=zisofs loop=/zisofs console=ttyS0 cdroot</i>
337</pre> 362</pre>
338 363
339<p> 364<p>
340You should have a root ("#") prompt on the current console and can also switch 365You 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 366to other consoles by pressing Alt-F2, Alt-F3 and Alt-F4. Get back to the one you

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