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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>22</version> 11<version>23</version>
12<date>2014-01-23</date> 12<date>2014-04-12</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>
55</section> 55</section>
56 56
57<section> 57<section>
58<title>The Gentoo Installation CD</title> 58<title>The Gentoo Installation CD</title>
59<subsection> 59<subsection>
60<title>Introduction</title> 60<title>Gentoo Minimal Installation CD</title>
61<body> 61<body>
62 62
63<p> 63<p>
64The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 64The <e>Minimal Installation CD</e> is a bootable CD which contains a
65self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD. 65self-sustained Gentoo environment. It allows you to boot Linux from the CD.
66During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 66During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
67are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 67are loaded. The CD is maintained by Gentoo developers and allows you to install
68</p> 68Gentoo with an active Internet connection.
69
70<p> 69</p>
71All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
72partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet.
73</p>
74
75<!--
76<impo>
77If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
78the installation instructions described in the <uri
79link="2008.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2008.0 Handbooks</uri>.
80</impo>
81
82<p>
83The two Installation CDs we currently provide are:
84</p>
85
86<ul>
87 <li>
88 The Gentoo Minimal Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which
89 sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and continue
90 with the Gentoo installation.
91 </li>
92 <li>
93 The Gentoo Universal Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same abilities
94 as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains several stage3
95 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
96 </li>
97</ul>
98
99<p>
100To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
101major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
102</p>
103-->
104
105</body>
106</subsection>
107<subsection>
108<title>Gentoo Minimal Installation CD</title>
109<body>
110 70
111<p> 71<p>
112The Minimal Installation CD is called <c><keyval id="min-cd-name"/></c> and 72The Minimal Installation CD is called <c><keyval id="min-cd-name"/></c> and
113takes up around <keyval id="min-cd-size"/> MB of diskspace. You can use this 73takes up around <keyval id="min-cd-size"/> MB of diskspace.
114Installation CD to install Gentoo, but <e>only</e> with a working Internet
115connection.
116</p>
117<!--
118<table>
119<tr>
120 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
121 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
122</tr>
123<tr>
124 <th>+</th>
125 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
126</tr>
127<tr>
128 <th>-</th>
129 <ti>
130 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
131 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
132 </ti>
133</tr>
134</table>
135
136</body>
137</subsection>
138<subsection>
139<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
140<body>
141
142<p> 74</p>
143The Universal Installation CD is called <c>install-alpha-universal-2008.0.iso</c>
144and consumes about 316 MB on a CD. You can use this Installation CD to install
145Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo without a working internet
146connection.
147</p>
148 75
149<table>
150<tr>
151 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
152 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
153</tr>
154<tr>
155 <ti>+</ti>
156 <ti>
157 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
158 connection.
159 </ti>
160</tr>
161<tr>
162 <ti>-</ti>
163 <ti>
164 Huge download
165 </ti>
166</tr>
167</table>
168
169</body>
170</subsection>
171
172<subsection>
173<title>Other CDs</title>
174<body>
175
176<p>
177You might find a Package CD on one of our mirrors. This CD is not an
178Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
179networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (also known as the GRP
180set) that allow you to easily and quickly install additional applications
181(such as LibreOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless
182Gentoo installation.
183</p>
184
185<p>
186If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software,
187make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage3 tarball you use.
188</p>
189-->
190</body> 76</body>
191</subsection> 77</subsection>
192<subsection> 78<subsection>
193<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title> 79<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title>
194<body> 80<body>
216</section> 102</section>
217<!-- STOP --> 103<!-- STOP -->
218<section> 104<section>
219<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title> 105<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
220<subsection> 106<subsection>
221<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title> 107<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CD</title>
222<body> 108<body>
223 109
224<p> 110<p>
225You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by 111You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
226downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed 112downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
227the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 113the Installation CD, but where can you find it?
228</p>
229
230<p> 114</p>
115
116<p>
231You can download any of the Installation CDs from one of our <uri 117You can download the Installation CD from one of our <uri
232link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located in 118link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CD is located in
233the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>current-iso/</path> directory. 119the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>current-iso/</path> directory.
234</p> 120</p>
235 121
236<p> 122<p>
237Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images which you 123Inside that directory you'll find the ISO file. This is a full CD image which you
238can write on a CD-R. 124can write on a CD-R.
239</p> 125</p>
240 126
241<p> 127<p>
242In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check 128In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check

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