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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.00</version> 11<version>2.7</version>
12<date>2005-03-28</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>
34 <ti>Any PowerPC64 CPU</ti> 34 <ti>Any PowerPC64 CPU</ti>
35</tr> 35</tr>
36<tr> 36<tr>
37 <th>Systems</th> 37 <th>Systems</th>
38 <ti> 38 <ti>
39 IBM RS/6000s, Power Macintosh G5, IBP pSeries and IBM iSeries 39 IBM RS/6000s, Power Macintosh G5, IBM pSeries and IBM iSeries
40 </ti> 40 </ti>
41</tr> 41</tr>
42<tr> 42<tr>
43 <th>Memory</th> 43 <th>Memory</th>
44 <ti>64 MB</ti> 44 <ti>64 MB</ti>
108A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system 108A <e>stage1</e> is used when you want to bootstrap and build the entire system
109from scratch. 109from scratch.
110</p> 110</p>
111 111
112<p> 112<p>
113Starting from a stage1 allows you to have total control over the 113This approach builds core system packages that are vital to your system and is
114optimization settings and optional build-time functionality that is 114used by Gentoo developers to prepare the Gentoo release media. It is a great
115initially enabled on your system. This makes <e>stage1</e> installs good for
116power users who know what they are doing. It is also a great
117installation method for those who would like to know more about the 115installation method for those who would like to learn more about the inner
118inner workings of Gentoo Linux. 116workings of bootstrapping, toolchains and the like.
117</p>
118
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.
119</p> 123</p>
120 124
121<table> 125<table>
122<tr> 126<tr>
123 <th>Stage1</th> 127 <th>Stage1</th>
124 <th>Pros and Cons</th> 128 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
125</tr> 129</tr>
126<tr> 130<tr>
127 <th>+</th> 131 <th>+</th>
128 <ti> 132 <ti>
129 Allows you to have total control over the optimization settings and optional 133 Allows you to have total control over the installation routine, bootstrap
130 build-time functionality that is initially enabled on your system 134 sequence, etc.
131 </ti> 135 </ti>
132</tr>
133<tr> 136</tr>
134 <th>+</th>
135 <ti>Suitable for powerusers that know what they are doing</ti>
136</tr> 137<tr>
137<tr>
138 <th>+</th> 138 <th>+</th>
139 <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>
140</tr> 140</tr>
141<tr> 141<tr>
142 <th>-</th> 142 <th>-</th>
143 <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>
144</tr> 146</tr>
145<tr> 147<tr>
146 <th>-</th> 148 <th>-</th>
147 <ti> 149 <ti>
148 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time 150 If you don't intend to tweak the settings, it is a waste of time
151 </ti>
152</tr>
153<tr>
154 <th>-</th>
155 <ti>
156 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation
149 </ti> 157 </ti>
150</tr> 158</tr>
151</table> 159</table>
152 160
153</body> 161</body>
160A <e>stage2</e> is used for building the entire system from a bootstrapped 168A <e>stage2</e> is used for building the entire system from a bootstrapped
161"semi-compiled" state. 169"semi-compiled" state.
162</p> 170</p>
163 171
164<p> 172<p>
165Stage2 installs allow you to skip the bootstrap process; doing this 173When you perform a stage2 installation approach, you will build all system
166is fine if you are happy with the optimization settings that we chose 174packages (core packages, including toolchain) using your specific <c>USE</c>,
167for your particular stage2 tarball. 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.
168</p> 184</p>
169 185
170<table> 186<table>
171<tr> 187<tr>
172 <th>Stage2</th> 188 <th>Stage2</th>
184 <th>+</th> 200 <th>+</th>
185 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti> 201 <ti>You can still tweak your settings</ti>
186</tr> 202</tr>
187<tr> 203<tr>
188 <th>-</th> 204 <th>-</th>
189 <ti>You cannot tweak as much as with a stage1</ti> 205 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti>
190</tr> 206</tr>
191<tr> 207<tr>
192 <th>-</th> 208 <th>-</th>
193 <ti>It's still not the fastest way to install Gentoo</ti> 209 <ti>
194</tr> 210 Requires a working Internet connection during the installation
195<tr> 211 </ti>
196 <th>-</th>
197 <ti>You have to accept the optimizations we chose for the bootstrap</ti>
198</tr> 212</tr>
199</table> 213</table>
200 214
201</body> 215</body>
202</subsection> 216</subsection>
204<title>A Stage3 Approach</title> 218<title>A Stage3 Approach</title>
205<body> 219<body>
206 220
207<p> 221<p>
208A <e>stage3</e> installation contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been 222A <e>stage3</e> installation contains a basic Gentoo Linux system that has been
209built for you. You will only need to build a few packages of which we can't 223built for you. You will only need to build a few packages (such as system
210decide for you which one to choose. 224logger, networking tools, ...) before you can boot into a base Gentoo
225installation.
211</p> 226</p>
212 227
213<p> 228<p>
214Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo 229Choosing to go with a stage3 allows for the fastest install of Gentoo
215Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization 230Linux, but also means that your base system will have the optimization
227<tr> 242<tr>
228 <th>+</th> 243 <th>+</th>
229 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti> 244 <ti>Fastest way to get a Gentoo base system</ti>
230</tr> 245</tr>
231<tr> 246<tr>
232 <th>-</th> 247 <th>+</th>
233 <ti>You cannot tweak the base system - it's built already</ti> 248 <ti>
249 You can still tweak your system
250 </ti>
234</tr> 251</tr>
235</table> 252</table>
236 253
237<p> 254<p>
238You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different 255You might be interested to know that, if you decide to use different
239optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to 256optimization settings after having installed Gentoo, you will be able to
240recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings. 257recompile your entire system with the new optimization settings. The same goes
258for any <c>USE</c> flag changes: Portage is intelligent enough to know what
259packages need to be rebuild.
241</p> 260</p>
242 261
243</body> 262</body>
244</subsection> 263</subsection>
245</section> 264</section>
265
246<section> 266<section>
247<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title> 267<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title>
248<subsection> 268<subsection>
249<title>Introduction</title> 269<title>Introduction</title>
250<body> 270<body>
265</p> 285</p>
266 286
267<p> 287<p>
268If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use 288If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
269the installation instructions described in the <uri 289the installation instructions described in the <uri
270link="2005.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.0 Handbooks</uri>. This is currently not 290link="2005.1/index.xml">Gentoo 2005.1 Handbooks</uri>. This is currently not
271supported for the PPC64 architecture though. 291supported for the PPC64 architecture though.
272</p> 292</p>
273 293
274<p> 294<p>
275For the PowerPC64 architecture, we only supply a <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, 295For the PowerPC64 architecture, we only supply a <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD,
283<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title> 303<title>Gentoo's Minimal Installation CD</title>
284<body> 304<body>
285 305
286<p> 306<p>
287The Minimal Installation CD is called 307The Minimal Installation CD is called
288<c>install-ppc64-g5-minimal-2005.0.iso</c> or 308<c>install-ppc64-g5-minimal-2005.1.iso</c> or
289<c>install-ppc64-ibm-minimal-2005.0.iso</c> and takes up only 350 MB of 309<c>install-ppc64-ibm-minimal-2005.1.iso</c> and takes up only 350 MB of
290diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to install Gentoo, but always with a 310diskspace. You can use this Installation CD to install Gentoo, but always with a
291working Internet connection only. 311working Internet connection only.
292</p> 312</p>
293 313
294<table> 314<table>
333</p> 353</p>
334 354
335<p> 355<p>
336You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages 356You can download any of the Installation CDs (and, if you want to, a Packages
337CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The 357CD as well) from one of our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The
338Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc64/2005.0/livecd</path> 358Installation CDs are located in the <path>releases/ppc64/2005.1/installcd</path>
339directory. 359directory.
340</p> 360</p>
341 361
342<p> 362<p>
343Inside that directory 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
345</p> 365</p>
346 366
347<p> 367<p>
348In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can 368In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can
349check its 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
350<path>install-ppc64-g5-minimal-2005.0.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5 370<path>install-ppc64-g5-minimal-2005.1.iso.md5</path>). You can check the MD5
351checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri 371checksum with the <c>md5sum</c> tool under Linux/Unix or <uri
352link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows. 372link="http://www.etree.org/md5com.html">md5sum</uri> for Windows.
353</p> 373</p>
354 374
355<p> 375<p>
630<subsection> 650<subsection>
631<title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title> 651<title>Optional: Viewing Documentation while Installing</title>
632<body> 652<body>
633 653
634<p> 654<p>
635If 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
636installation, make sure you have created a user account (see <uri 656have created a user account (see <uri link="#useraccounts">Optional: User
637link="#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.
638go to a new terminal and log in.
639</p> 658</p>
640 659
641<p> 660<p>
642If 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
643<c>links2</c> to read it: 662<c>links2</c> to read it:
644</p> 663</p>
645 664
646<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation"> 665<pre caption="Viewing the on-CD documentation">
647# <i>links2 /mnt/cdrom/docs/html/index.html</i> 666# <i>links2 /mnt/cdrom/docs/handbook/html/index.html</i>
648</pre> 667</pre>
649 668
650<p> 669<p>
651However, 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
652more 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.
653as well, but only after having completed the <e>Configuring your Network</e>
654chapter (otherwise you won't be able to go on the Internet to view the
655document):
656</p> 672</p>
657 673
658<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation"> 674<pre caption="Viewing the Online Documentation">
659# <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>
660</pre> 676</pre>

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