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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>1.9</version> 11<version>2.7</version>
12<date>2004-11-04</date> 12<date>2005-10-09</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>
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 PPC64 Architecture</title> 27<subsection>
28<title>Hardware Requirements</title>
29<body>
30
31<table>
32<tr>
33 <th>CPU</th>
34 <ti>Any PowerPC64 CPU</ti>
35</tr>
36<tr>
37 <th>Systems</th>
38 <ti>
39 IBM RS/6000s, Power Macintosh G5, IBM pSeries and IBM iSeries
40 </ti>
41</tr>
42<tr>
43 <th>Memory</th>
44 <ti>64 MB</ti>
45</tr>
46<tr>
47 <th>Diskspace</th>
48 <ti>1.5 GB (excluding swap space)</ti>
49</tr>
50<tr>
51 <th>Swap space</th>
52 <ti>At least 256 MB</ti>
53</tr>
54</table>
55
56<p>
57For a full list of supported systems, please go to
58<uri>http://www.linuxppc64.org/hardware.shtml</uri>.
59</p>
60
30<body> 61</body>
62</subsection>
63</section>
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65<!-- START -->
66<section>
67<title>The Gentoo Installation Approaches</title>
68<subsection>
69<title>Introduction</title>
70<body>
31 71
32<p> 72<p>
33Check the following requirements before you continue with the Gentoo 73Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
34installation: 74A stage file is a tarball (compressed archive) that contains a minimal
75environment.
35</p> 76</p>
36 77
37<ul> 78<ul>
38<li> 79 <li>
39 You need at least 1 GB of free disk space 80 A stage1 file contains nothing more than a compiler, Portage (Gentoo's
81 software management system) and a couple of packages on which the compiler
82 or Portage depends.
40</li> 83 </li>
41<li> 84 <li>
42 You need at least 300 MB of memory (RAM + swap) 85 A stage2 file contains a so-called bootstrapped system, a minimal
86 environment from which one can start building all other necessary
87 applications that make a Gentoo environment complete.
43</li> 88 </li>
44<li> 89 <li>
45 For the <e>PowerPC64 architecture</e>, you can install Gentoo/PPC64 on 90 A stage3 file contains a prebuilt minimal system which is almost fully
46 machines having a PowerPC64 microprocessor, including IBM RS/6000s, 91 deployable. It only lacks a few applications where you, the Gentoo user,
47 Power Macintosh G5 systems, IBM pSeries (and soon IBM iSeries) boxen. 92 needs to choose which one you want to install.
48 For a full list go to <uri>http://www.linuxppc64.org/hardware.shtml</uri>.
49</li> 93 </li>
50</ul> 94</ul>
51 95
96<p>
97To help you decide what stage file you want to use, we have written down the
98major advantages and disadvantages of each stage file.
99</p>
100
52</body> 101</body>
53</subsection>
54</section>
55<section>
56<title>Make your Choice</title>
57<subsection> 102</subsection>
58<title>Introduction</title>
59<body>
60
61<p>
62Still interested in trying out Gentoo? Well, then it is now time to
63choose the installation medium you want to use. Yes, you have the
64choice, no, they are not all equal, and yes, the result is always the same: a
65Gentoo base system.
66</p>
67
68<p>
69The installation media we will describe are:
70</p>
71
72<ul>
73<li>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD for Apple's G5</li>
74<li>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD for IBM pSeries RS/6000</li>
75</ul>
76
77<p>
78As you can see there are no Universal CDs at the moment, but they will
79follow. The consequence of this is that you have to download the stages
80(see next paragraph) separately.
81</p>
82
83</body>
84</subsection> 103<subsection>
85<subsection> 104<title>A Stage1 Approach</title>
86<title>The Three Stages</title>
87<body> 105<body>
88 106
89<p>
90Gentoo Linux can be installed using one of three <e>stage</e> tarball files.
91The one you choose depends on how much of the system you want to compile
92yourself. The <e>stage1</e> tarball is used when you want to bootstrap and
93build the entire system from scratch. The <e>stage2</e> tarball is used for
94building the entire system from a bootstrapped &quot;semi-compiled&quot; state.
95The <e>stage3</e> tarball already contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has
96been built for you. As we will explain later, you can also install
97Gentoo without compiling anything (except your kernel and some optional
98packages). If you want this, you have to use a <e>stage3</e> tarball.
99</p> 107<p>
100 108A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system
109from scratch.
101<p> 110</p>
102Now what stage do you have to choose? 111
103</p> 112<p>
104 113This approach builds core system packages that are vital to your system and is
105<p> 114used by Gentoo developers to prepare the Gentoo release media. It is a great
106Starting from a <e>stage1</e> allows you to have total control over the
107optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is
108initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for
109power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
110installation method for those who would like to know more about the 115installation method for those who would like to learn more about the inner
111inner workings of Gentoo Linux. 116workings of bootstrapping, toolchains and the like.
112</p>
113
114<p> 117</p>
115A <e>stage1</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working 118
116Internet connection. 119<p>
120However, if you do not plan to tweak the bootstrapping instructions in the
121<path>bootstrap.sh</path> script written by the Gentoo developers, then a
122stage1 approach has no benefits for you.
117</p> 123</p>
118 124
119<table> 125<table>
120<tr> 126<tr>
121 <th>Stage1</th> 127 <th>Stage1</th>
122 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 128 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
123</tr> 129</tr>
124<tr> 130<tr>
125 <th>+</th> 131 <th>+</th>
126 <ti> 132 <ti>
127 Allows you to have total control over the optimization settings and optional 133 Allows you to have total control over the installation routine, bootstrap
128 build-time functionality that is initially enabled on your system 134 sequence, etc.
129 </ti> 135 </ti>
130</tr>
131<tr> 136</tr>
132 <th>+</th>
133 <ti>Suitable for powerusers that know what they are doing</ti>
134</tr> 137<tr>
135<tr>
136 <th>+</th> 138 <th>+</th>
137 <ti>Allows you to learn more about the inner workings of Gentoo</ti> 139 <ti>Suitable for powerusers and developers who know what they are doing</ti>
138</tr> 140</tr>
139<tr> 141<tr>
140 <th>-</th> 142 <th>-</th>
141 <ti>Takes a long time to finish the installation</ti> 143 <ti>
144 Takes a long time to finish the installation (it is the lengthiest approach)
145 </ti>
142</tr> 146</tr>
143<tr> 147<tr>
144 <th>-</th> 148 <th>-</th>
145 <ti> 149 <ti>
146 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is probably a waste of time 150 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time
147 </ti> 151 </ti>
148</tr> 152</tr>
149<tr> 153<tr>
150 <th>-</th> 154 <th>-</th>
151 <ti> 155 <ti>
152 Not suitable for networkless installations 156 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation
153 </ti> 157 </ti>
154</tr> 158</tr>
155</table> 159</table>
156 160
157<p> 161</body>
158<e>Stage2</e> installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process and doing this 162</subsection>
159is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose 163<subsection>
160for your particular <e>stage2</e> tarball. 164<title>A Stage2 Approach</title>
165<body>
166
161</p> 167<p>
162 168A <e>stage2</e> is used for building the entire system from a bootstrapped
169"semi-compiled" state.
163<p> 170</p>
164A <e>stage2</e> installation can only be performed when you have a working 171
165Internet connection. 172<p>
173When you perform a stage2 installation approach, you will build all system
174packages (core packages, including toolchain) using your specific <c>USE</c>,
175<c>CFLAGS</c> and <c>CXXFLAGS</c> settings. Any package build will therefore be
176optimized to your preference.
177</p>
178
179<p>
180However, this installation takes some time and if you do not intend to change
181the <c>CFLAGS</c> and <c>CXXFLAGS</c> settings that we have defined as a "good
182default", using this approach only makes sense if your <c>USE</c> variable is
183sufficiently different from the default <c>USE</c> we provide.
166</p> 184</p>
167 185
168<table> 186<table>
169<tr> 187<tr>
170 <th>Stage2</th> 188 <th>Stage2</th>
182 <th>+</th> 200 <th>+</th>
183 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti> 201 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti>
184</tr> 202</tr>
185<tr> 203<tr>
186 <th>-</th> 204 <th>-</th>
187 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti> 205 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
188</tr> 206</tr>
189<tr> 207<tr>
190 <th>-</th> 208 <th>-</th>
191 <ti>It's not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
192</tr>
193<tr>
194 <th>-</th>
195 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
196</tr>
197<tr>
198 <th>-</th>
199 <ti> 209 <ti>
200 Not suitable for networkless installations 210 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation
201 </ti> 211 </ti>
202</tr> 212</tr>
203</table> 213</table>
204 214
215</body>
216</subsection>
217<subsection>
218<title>A Stage3 Approach</title>
219<body>
220
221<p>
222A <e>stage3</e> installation contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been
223built for you. You will only need to build a few packages (such as system
224logger, networking tools, ...) before you can boot into a base Gentoo
225installation.
205<p> 226</p>
227
228<p>
206Choosing to go with a <e>stage3</e> allows for the fastest install of Gentoo 229Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
207Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization 230Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
208settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings 231settings that we chose for you (which to be honest, are good settings
209and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining 232and were carefully chosen to enhance performance while maintaining
210stability). <e>stage3</e> is also required if you want to install Gentoo using 233stability). Stage3 is also required if you want to install Gentoo using
211prebuilt packages or without a network connection. 234prebuilt packages or without a network connection.
212</p> 235</p>
213 236
214<table> 237<table>
215<tr> 238<tr>
220 <th>+</th> 243 <th>+</th>
221 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti> 244 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
222</tr> 245</tr>
223<tr> 246<tr>
224 <th>+</th> 247 <th>+</th>
225 <ti>Suitable for networkless installations</ti> 248 <ti>
226</tr> 249 You can still tweak your system
227<tr> 250 </ti>
228 <th>-</th>
229 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti>
230</tr>
231<tr>
232 <th>-</th>
233 <ti>You cannot brag about having used stage1 or stage2</ti>
234</tr> 251</tr>
235</table> 252</table>
236 253
237<p> 254<p>
238Write down (or remember) what stage you want to use. You need this later when
239you decide what LiveCD (or other installation medium) you want to use. You might
240be interested to know that, if you decide to use different optimization settings 255You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different
241after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to recompile your entire system 256optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to
242with the new optimization settings. 257recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings. The same goes
243</p> 258for any <c>USE</c> flag changes: Portage is intelligent enough to know what
244 259packages need to be rebuild.
245<p> 260</p>
246Now take a look at the available installation media.
247</p>
248 261
249</body> 262</body>
250</subsection>
251<subsection> 263</subsection>
252<title>Gentoo LiveCDs</title> 264</section>
253<body>
254 265
266<section>
267<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
268<subsection>
269<title>Introduction</title>
270<body>
271
255<p> 272<p>
256The <e>Gentoo LiveCDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 273The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a
257self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD. 274self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD.
258During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 275During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
259are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 276are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers.
260</p> 277</p>
261 278
262<p> 279<p>
263All LiveCDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your 280All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
264partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. However, some 281partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet. We currently provide
265LiveCDs also contain all necessary source code so you are able to install 282two Installation CDs which are equaly suitable to install Gentoo from, as long
266Gentoo without a working network configuration. 283as you're planning on performing an Internet-based installation using the
267</p> 284latest version of the available packages.
268
269<p> 285</p>
270Now what do these LiveCDs contain? 286
271</p> 287<p>
288If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
289the installation instructions described in the <uri
290link="2005.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.1 Handbooks</uri>. This is currently not
291supported for the PPC64 architecture though.
292</p>
272 293
294<p>
295For the PowerPC64 architecture, we only supply a <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD,
296a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the system,
297prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation.
298</p>
299
273</body> 300</body>
274</subsection>
275<subsection> 301</subsection>
302<subsection>
276<title>Gentoo's Minimal LiveCD</title> 303<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
277<body> 304<body>
278 305
279<p> 306<p>
280This is a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD which sole purpose is to boot the 307The Minimal Installation CD is called
281system, prepare the networking and continue with the Gentoo installation. It
282does not contain any stages (or, in some cases, a single stage1 file),
283source code or precompiled packages. For example the ppc variant of this
284LiveCD can be found in the <path>universal</path> subdirectory and is called
285<c>install-ppc-minimal-2004.3.iso</c>. 308<c>install-ppc64-g5-minimal-2005.1.iso</c> or
309<c>install-ppc64-ibm-minimal-2005.1.iso</c> and takes up only 350 MB of
310diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to install Gentoo, but always with a
311working Internet connection only.
286</p> 312</p>
287 313
288<table> 314<table>
289<tr> 315<tr>
290 <th>Minimal LiveCD</th> 316 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
291 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 317 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
292</tr> 318</tr>
293<tr> 319<tr>
294 <th>+</th> 320 <th>+</th>
295 <ti>Smallest download</ti> 321 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
296</tr>
297<tr>
298 <th>+</th>
299 <ti>Suitable for a complete architecture</ti>
300</tr> 322</tr>
301<tr> 323<tr>
302 <th>+</th> 324 <th>+</th>
303 <ti> 325 <ti>
304 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the 326 You can do a stage1, stage2 or stage3 by getting the stage tarball off the
306 </ti> 328 </ti>
307</tr> 329</tr>
308<tr> 330<tr>
309 <th>-</th> 331 <th>-</th>
310 <ti> 332 <ti>
311 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no GRP packages and therefore not 333 Contains no stages, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
312 suitable for networkless installation 334 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
313 </ti> 335 </ti>
314</tr> 336</tr>
315</table> 337</table>
316 338
317</body> 339</body>
318</subsection> 340</subsection>
319<!--
320<subsection>
321<title>Gentoo's Universal LiveCD (not available at the moment for
322PPC64)</title>
323<body>
324
325<p>
326Gentoo's Universal LiveCD is a bootable CD suitable to install Gentoo without
327networking. It contains a stage1 and several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the
328individual subarchitectures). For example the ppc variant of this CD is called
329<c>install-ppc-universal-2004.3.iso</c> and can be found in the
330<path>universal</path> subdirectory.
331</p>
332
333<p>
334If you take a closer look on our mirrors, you will see
335that we provide <e>Gentoo Package CDs</e>. This CD (which isn't
336bootable) only contains precompiled packages and can be used to install software
337after a succesfull Gentoo Installation. To install Gentoo, you only
338need the Universal LiveCD, but if you want OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, KDE, GNOME
339etc. without having to compile every single one of them, you need the Packages
340CD too. For example the G4 (a subarchitecture of ppc) Packages CD is
341called <c>packages-g4-2004.3.iso</c> and can be found in the appropriate
342subdirectory (<path>g4/</path>).
343</p>
344
345<p>
346You only need the Packages CD if you want to perform a stage3 with GRP
347installation.
348</p>
349
350<table>
351<tr>
352 <th>Universal LiveCD with Packages CD</th>
353 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
354</tr>
355<tr>
356 <th>+</th>
357 <ti>Packages CD is optimized to your architecture and subarchitecture</ti>
358</tr>
359<tr>
360 <th>+</th>
361 <ti>
362 Packages CD provides precompiled packages for fast Gentoo installations
363 </ti>
364</tr>
365<tr>
366 <th>+</th>
367 <ti>
368 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
369 connection.
370 </ti>
371</tr>
372<tr>
373 <th>-</th>
374 <ti>Huge download</ti>
375</tr>
376</table>
377
378</body>
379</subsection>
380-->
381</section> 341</section>
342<!-- STOP -->
382<section> 343<section>
383<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo LiveCD</title> 344<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
384<subsection> 345<subsection>
385<title>Downloading and Burning the LiveCDs</title> 346<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title>
386<body> 347<body>
387 348
388<p>
389You have chosen to use a Gentoo LiveCD (if not, then you are reading the
390wrong section). We'll first start by downloading and burning the chosen
391LiveCD. We previously discussed the several available LiveCDs, but where can you
392find them?
393</p> 349<p>
394 350You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
351downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed the
352several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them?
395<p> 353</p>
396Visit one of our <uri 354
397link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri> and go to 355<p>
398<path>experimental/ppc64/livecd</path>, which is 356You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages
399the path where the LiveCD(s) of your choice are located. Inside that 357CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
358Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc64/2005.1/installcd</path>
359directory.
360</p>
361
362<p>
400directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images 363Inside that directory you'll find so-called ISO-files. Those are full CD images
401which you can write on a CD-R. 364which you can write on a CD-R.
402</p> 365</p>
403 366
404<p> 367<p>
405In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check 368In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
406its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as 369check its MD5 checksum and compare it with the MD5 checksum we provide (such as
407<path>install-ppc64-minimal-2004.3.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 370<path>install-ppc64-g5-minimal-2005.1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5
408checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 371checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
409link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 372link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
410</p> 373</p>
411 374
412<p> 375<p>
413As long as Mac OS X does not support <c>md5sum</c> you have to use the md5 376Another way to check the validity of the downloaded file is to use GnuPG to
414capability of <c>openssl</c>. 377verify the cryptographic signature that we provide (the file ending with
415</p> 378<path>.asc</path>). Download the signature file and obtain the public key:
416
417<pre caption="md5sum with the help of openssl">
418$ <i>openssl md5 /path/to/iso</i>
419<comment>(This could take some time depending on the size of the ISO and your CPU)</comment>
420</pre>
421
422<p> 379</p>
423Now compare this output with the appropriate file found on the server where you 380
424downloaded the ISO (the file will end with .md5). If it is the same, the ISO 381<pre caption="Obtaining the public key">
425image downloaded correctly. Be sure you have not mounted it (e.g. with Disk 382$ <i>gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 17072058</i>
426Copy) yet! 383</pre>
384
427</p> 385<p>
428 386Now verify the signature:
429<p> 387</p>
430More information is available in our <uri 388
431link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo/PPC FAQ</uri>. 389<pre caption="Verify the cryptographic signature">
390$ <i>gpg --verify &lt;signature file&gt; &lt;downloaded iso&gt;</i>
432</p> 391</pre>
433 392
434<p> 393<p>
435To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you 394To burn the downloaded ISO(s), you have to select raw-burning. How you
436do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c>, 395do this is highly program-dependent. We will discuss <c>cdrecord</c> and
437<c>k3b</c> and the MacOS burning possibilities here; more information can 396<c>K3B</c> here; more information can be found in our <uri
438be found in our <uri link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri> and 397link="/doc/en/faq.xml#isoburning">Gentoo FAQ</uri>.
439the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">PPC FAQ</uri>.
440</p> 398</p>
441 399
442<ul> 400<ul>
443 <li> 401 <li>
444 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace 402 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc &lt;downloaded iso
445 <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device path) followed 403 file&gt;</c> (replace <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's
446 by the path to the ISO file :) 404 device path).
447 </li> 405 </li>
448 <li> 406 <li>
449 With k3b, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then 407 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn Image</c>. Then
450 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click 408 you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally click
451 <c>Start</c>. 409 <c>Start</c>.
452 </li> 410 </li>
453 <li> 411 <li>
454 With Mac OS X Panther, launch <c>Disk Utility</c> from 412 With Mac OS X Panther, launch <c>Disk Utility</c> from
463 </li> 421 </li>
464</ul> 422</ul>
465 423
466</body> 424</body>
467</subsection> 425</subsection>
468</section>
469<section> 426<subsection>
470<title>Booting the PPC LiveCD(s)</title> 427<title>Default: Booting the Installation CD on an Apple/IBM</title>
471<subsection>
472<title>Default: Apple/IBM</title>
473<body> 428<body>
474 429
475<p> 430<p>
476Place the LiveCD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. Hold down the 'C' key at 431Place the Installation CD in the CD-ROM and reboot the system. Hold down the
477bootup. You will be greeted by a friendly welcome message and a <e>boot:</e> 432'C' key at bootup. You will be greeted by a friendly welcome message and a
478prompt at the bottom of the screen. 433<e>boot:</e> prompt at the bottom of the screen.
479</p> 434</p>
480 435
481<p> 436<p>
482You are also able to tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following 437You are also able to tweak some kernel options at this prompt. The following
483table lists the available boot options you can add: 438table lists the available boot options you can add:
506</tr> 461</tr>
507<tr> 462<tr>
508 <ti><c>debug</c></ti> 463 <ti><c>debug</c></ti>
509 <ti> 464 <ti>
510 Enables verbose booting, spawns an initrd shell that can be used to debug 465 Enables verbose booting, spawns an initrd shell that can be used to debug
511 the LiveCD 466 the Installation CD
512 </ti> 467 </ti>
513</tr> 468</tr>
514<tr> 469<tr>
515 <ti><c>sleep=X</c></ti> 470 <ti><c>sleep=X</c></ti>
516 <ti> 471 <ti>
574keymaps, execute <c>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</c>. 529keymaps, execute <c>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</c>.
575</p> 530</p>
576 531
577<pre caption="Listing available keymaps"> 532<pre caption="Listing available keymaps">
578<comment>(PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. The mac/ppc keymaps provided 533<comment>(PPC uses x86 keymaps on most systems. The mac/ppc keymaps provided
579 on the LiveCD are ADB keymaps and unusable with the LiveCD kernel)</comment> 534 on the Installation CD are ADB keymaps and unusable with the
535 Installation CD kernel)</comment>
580# <i>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</i> 536# <i>ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386</i>
581</pre> 537</pre>
582 538
583<p> 539<p>
584Now load the keymap of your choice: 540Now load the keymap of your choice:
597<subsection id="hardware"> 553<subsection id="hardware">
598<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title> 554<title>Extra Hardware Configuration</title>
599<body> 555<body>
600 556
601<p> 557<p>
602When the Live CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and 558When the Installation CD boots, it tries to detect all your hardware devices and
603loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the 559loads the appropriate kernel modules to support your hardware. In the
604vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases (the 560vast majority of cases, it does a very good job. However, in some cases it may
605SPARC LiveCDs don't even do autodetection), it may not auto-load the kernel 561not auto-load the kernel
606modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some of your system's 562modules you need. If the PCI auto-detection missed some of your system's
607hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules manually. 563hardware, you will have to load the appropriate kernel modules manually.
608</p> 564</p>
609 565
610<p> 566<p>
694<subsection> 650<subsection>
695<title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title> 651<title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
696<body> 652<body>
697 653
698<p> 654<p>
699If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook (either from-CD or online) during the 655If you want to view the Gentoo Handbook during the installation, make sure you
700installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri 656have created a user account (see <uri link="#useraccounts">Optional: User
701link="#useraccounts">Optional: User Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to 657Accounts</uri>). Then press <c>Alt-F2</c> to go to a new terminal and log in.
702go to a new terminal and log in.
703</p> 658</p>
704 659
705<p> 660<p>
706If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run 661If you want to view the documentation on the CD you can immediately run
707<c>links2</c> to read it: 662<c>links2</c> to read it:
708</p> 663</p>
709 664
710<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation"> 665<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
711# <i>links2 /mnt/cdrom/docs/html/index.html</i> 666# <i>links2 /mnt/cdrom/docs/handbook/html/index.html</i>
712</pre> 667</pre>
713 668
714<p> 669<p>
715However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be 670However, it is preferred that you use the online Gentoo Handbook as it will be
716more recent than the one provided on the CD. You can view it using <c>links2</c> 671more recent than the one provided on the CD.
717as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
718chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
719document):
720</p> 672</p>
721 673
722<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation"> 674<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
723# <i>links2 http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc64.xml</i> 675# <i>links2 http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc64.xml</i>
724</pre> 676</pre>

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