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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>20</version> 11<version>21</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>
61</subsection> 61</subsection>
62</section> 62</section>
63 63
64<!-- START --> 64<!-- START -->
65<section> 65<section>
66<title>The Gentoo Installation CDs</title> 66<title>The Gentoo Installation CD</title>
67<subsection> 67<subsection>
68<title>Introduction</title> 68<title>Gentoo Minimal Installation CD</title>
69<body> 69<body>
70 70
71<p> 71<p>
72The <e>Gentoo Installation CDs</e> are bootable CDs which contain a 72The <e>Minimal Installation CD</e> is a bootable CD which contains a
73self-sustained Gentoo environment. They allow you to boot Linux from the CD. 73self-sustained Gentoo environment. It allows you to boot Linux from the CD.
74During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers 74During the boot process your hardware is detected and the appropriate drivers
75are loaded. They are maintained by Gentoo developers. 75are loaded. The CD is maintained by Gentoo developers and allows you to install
76</p> 76Gentoo with an active Internet connection.
77
78<p> 77</p>
79All Installation CDs allow you to boot, set up networking, initialize your
80partitions and start installing Gentoo from the Internet.
81</p>
82<!--
83<impo>
84If you wish to install Gentoo without a working Internet connection, please use
85the installation instructions described in the <uri
86link="2008.0/index.xml">Gentoo 2008.0 Handbooks</uri>.
87</impo>
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90<p>
91The two Installation CDs that we currently provide are:
92</p>
93
94<ul>
95 <li>
96 The Gentoo <e>Minimal</e> Installation CD, a small, no-nonsense, bootable CD
97 which sole purpose is to boot the system, prepare the networking and
98 continue with the Gentoo installation.
99 </li>
100 <li>
101 The Gentoo <e>Universal</e> Installation CD, a bootable CD with the same
102 abilities as the Minimal Installation CD. Additionally, it contains
103 several stage3 tarballs (optimized for the individual subarchitectures).
104 </li>
105</ul>
106
107<p>
108To help you decide which Installation CD you need, we have written down the
109major advantages and disadvantages of each Installation CD.
110</p>
111-->
112</body>
113</subsection>
114<subsection>
115<title>Gentoo Minimal Installation CD</title>
116<body>
117 78
118<p> 79<p>
119The Minimal Installation CD is called <c><keyval id="min-cd-name"/></c> and 80The Minimal Installation CD is called <c><keyval id="min-cd-name"/></c> and
120takes up around <keyval id="min-cd-size"/> MB of diskspace. You can use this 81takes up around <keyval id="min-cd-size"/> MB of diskspace.
121Installation CD to install Gentoo, but <e>only</e> with a working Internet
122connection.
123</p>
124<!--
125<table>
126<tr>
127 <th>Minimal Installation CD</th>
128 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
129</tr>
130<tr>
131 <th>+</th>
132 <ti>Smallest download</ti>
133</tr>
134<tr>
135 <th>-</th>
136 <ti>
137 Contains no stage3 tarball, no Portage snapshot, no prebuilt packages and is
138 therefore not suitable for networkless installation
139 </ti>
140</tr>
141</table>
142
143</body>
144</subsection>
145<subsection>
146<title>Gentoo's Universal Installation CD</title>
147<body>
148
149<p> 82</p>
150The Universal Installation CD is called
151<c>install-sparc64-universal-2008.0.iso</c> and uses 295 MB. You can use this
152Installation CD to install Gentoo, and you can even use it to install Gentoo
153without a working internet connection.
154</p>
155 83
156<table>
157<tr>
158 <th>Universal Installation CD</th>
159 <th>Pros and Cons</th>
160</tr>
161<tr>
162 <th>+</th>
163 <ti>
164 Contains everything you need. You can even install without a network
165 connection.
166 </ti>
167</tr>
168<tr>
169 <th>-</th>
170 <ti>Huge download</ti>
171</tr>
172</table>
173-->
174<!--
175</body>
176</subsection>
177<subsection>
178<title>Other CDs</title>
179<body>
180
181<p>
182You might find a <e>Package CD</e> on one of our mirrors. This CD is not an
183Installation CD but an additional resource that can be exploited during a
184networkless installation. It contains prebuilt packages (also known as the GRP
185set) that allow you to easily and quickly install additional applications
186(such as LibreOffice.org, KDE, GNOME, ...) immediately after the networkless
187Gentoo installation.
188</p>
189
190<p>
191If you intend to use the Packages CD to quickly install additional software,
192make sure that you use the same subarchitecture as the stage3 tarball you use.
193</p>
194-->
195</body> 84</body>
196</subsection> 85</subsection>
197<subsection> 86<subsection>
198<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title> 87<title>The Stage3 Tarball</title>
199<body> 88<body>
239</section> 128</section>
240<!-- STOP --> 129<!-- STOP -->
241<section> 130<section>
242<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title> 131<title>Download, Burn and Boot a Gentoo Installation CD</title>
243<subsection> 132<subsection>
244<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CDs</title> 133<title>Downloading and Burning the Installation CD</title>
245<body> 134<body>
246 135
247<p> 136<p>
248You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by 137You have chosen to use a Gentoo Installation CD. We'll first start by
249downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed 138downloading and burning the chosen Installation CD. We previously discussed
250the several available Installation CDs, but where can you find them? 139the Installation CD, but where can you find it?
251</p>
252
253<p> 140</p>
141
142<p>
254You can download any of the Installation CDs from one of our <uri 143You can download the Installation CD from one of our <uri
255link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CDs are located in 144link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirrors</uri>. The Installation CD is located in
256the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>current-iso/</path> directory. 145the <path><keyval id="release-dir"/>current-iso/</path> directory.
257</p> 146</p>
258 147
259<p> 148<p>
260Inside that directory you'll find ISO files. Those are full CD images which you 149Inside that directory you'll find the ISO file. This is a full CD image which you
261can write on a CD-R. 150can write on a CD-R.
262</p> 151</p>
263 152
264<p> 153<p>
265In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check 154In case you wonder if your downloaded file is corrupted or not, you can check

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