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<chapter label="2" id="requirements">
<title>System Requirements</title>
<title>System Hardware Requirements for Adélie Linux</title>
<para>Ensure that your computer meets the following requirements before installing Adélie Linux.
On Windows, you may run the <command>msinfo32</command> program to determine your computer's specifications.
On a Macintosh, choose <guimenuitem>About This Mac</guimenuitem> from the <guimenu>Apple</guimenu> menu, and then choose <guibutton>System Report</guibutton> or <guibutton>More Info</guibutton>.
</para>
<section>
<title>Intel x86 (32-bit)</title>
<para>You will need at least a Pentium or Celeron compatible CPU, with MMX extensions. This includes most AMD (K5+), Transmeta, VIA, and other x86-compatible CPUs. Speeds of at least 500 MHz are highly recommended for running desktop applications, but speeds as low as 100 MHz may be usable in server mode.</para>
<para>At least 256 MB RAM is required to install the desktop version of Adélie Linux, and at least 512 MB RAM is highly recommended if you plan to run larger applications like Firefox and Thunderbird. At least 40 MB RAM is required to install the server version of Adélie Linux.</para>
<warning><title>Warning</title><para>Using less than 40 MB RAM may cause lock ups or crashes during package installation.</para></warning>
<para>At least 3 GB of disk space is required for a full desktop installation of Adélie Linux. The base server installation of Adélie Linux requires about 300 MB of disk space, not counting additional packages and your data. It is recommended that you have at least 1 GB of disk space for most server roles.</para>
<section id="cpu">
<title>Processor Type/Speed</title>
<formalpara id="pmmx">
<title>Intel x86 (32-bit)</title>
<para>You will need at least <emphasis>a Pentium or Celeron compatible CPU, with MMX extensions</emphasis>.
This includes most AMD (K5+), Transmeta, VIA, and other x86-compatible CPUs.
A processor speed of <emphasis>at least 500 MHz</emphasis> is highly recommended for running interactive desktop applications; lower speed may be usable in text-only or server modes.</para>
</formalpara>
<formalpara id="x86_64">
<title>Intel x86_64 (64-bit)</title>
<para>All Intel and AMD CPUs with 64-bit extensions are supported by the Adélie Linux system.</para>
</formalpara>
<formalpara id="ppc">
<title>PowerPC (32-bit)</title>
<para>You will need at least <emphasis>a G3 or later</emphasis> CPU.
The 603 CPU is not supported by this version of Adélie Linux.
A processor speed of <emphasis>at least 600 MHz</emphasis> is highly recommended for running interactive desktop applications, but all G3 and G4 CPUs are supported.
AltiVec/VMX is not required to run Adélie; however, software titles are increasingly taking advantage of processors with these extensions.</para>
</formalpara>
<formalpara id="ppc64">
<title>PowerPC (64-bit)</title>
<para>You will need a POWER4+, or 970/970fx, or later generation CPU. You cannot use Adélie Linux on a POWER4 or earlier CPU. The Freescale e5500/e6500 and SPE processors do not have the required AltiVec/VMX extensions, and therefore will also not be able to run the 64-bit Adélie Linux.</para>
</formalpara>
<formalpara id="aarch64">
<title>AArch64 (64-bit ARM)</title>
<para>All 64-bit ARM processors are supported by the Adélie Linux system; however, some SoCs may need a custom kernel. For more information, see the AArch64 HCL<!-- TODO XXX !! -->.</para>
</formalpara>
</section>
<section>
<title>Intel x86_64 (64-bit)</title>
<para>All Intel CPUs that have 64-bit extensions are supported by the Adélie Linux kernel and software distribution.</para>
<para>At least 256 MB RAM is required to install the desktop version of Adélie Linux, and at least 512 MB RAM is highly recommended if you plan to run larger applications like Firefox and Thunderbird. At least 48 MB RAM is required to install the server version of Adélie Linux.</para>
<warning><title>Warning</title><para>Using less than 48 MB RAM may cause lock ups or crashes during package installation.</para></warning>
<para>At least 3 GB of disk space is required for a full desktop installation of Adélie Linux. The base server installation of Adélie Linux requires about 270 MB of disk space, not counting additional packages and your data. It is recommended that you have at least 1 GB of disk space for most server roles.</para>
</section>
<section>
<title>PowerPC (32-bit)</title>
<para>You will need at least a G3 CPU. The 603 series is not supported by this version of Adélie Linux. Speeds of at least 600 MHz are highly recommended for running desktop applications, but all G3 and G4 CPUs are supported. AltiVec/VMX is not required to run Adélie, but some packages may perform much better on systems that have these extensions.</para>
<para>At least 3 GB of disk space is required for a full desktop installation of Adélie Linux. The base server installation of Adélie Linux requires about 200 MB of disk space, not counting additional packages and your data. It is recommended that you have at least 1 GB of disk space for most server roles.</para>
</section>
<section>
<title>PowerPC (64-bit)</title>
<para>You will need a POWER4+, or 970/970fx, or later generation CPU. You cannot use Adélie Linux on a POWER4 or earlier CPU. The Freescale e5500/e6500 and SPE processors do not have the required AltiVec/VMX extensions, and therefore will also not be able to run the 64-bit Adélie Linux.</para>
<para>At least 3 GB of disk space is required for a full desktop installation of Adélie Linux. The base server installation of Adélie Linux requires about 200 MB of disk space, not counting additional packages and your data. It is recommended that you have at least 1 GB of disk space for most server roles.</para>
</section>
<section>
<title>AArch64 (64-bit ARM)</title>
<para>All known 64-bit ARM processors should be able to run Adélie Linux.</para>
<title>Hardware</title>
<para>At least 384 MB RAM is required for the Standard installation of Adélie Linux, and at least 512 MB RAM is highly recommended if you plan to run larger applications like Firefox and Thunderbird. At least 40 MB RAM is required to install the server version of Adélie Linux.</para>
<warning><title>Warning</title><para>Using less than 40 MB RAM may cause lock ups or crashes during package installation.</para></warning>
<para>At least 3 GB of disk space is required for a full desktop installation of Adélie Linux. The base, text-only installation of Adélie Linux requires about 300 MB of disk space, not counting additional packages and your data. It is recommended that you have at least 1 GB of disk space for most server roles.</para>
</section>
</chapter>
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<title>Preface</title>
<para>This Installation Handbook is the full, official documentation for installing Adélie Linux 1.0 on a supported computer, including special architecture-specific notes and a bootstrap installation from another distribution. It was initially drafted with a section outline in 2015, before the distribution itself was even created. It is hoped by the author that you find this handbook easy to understand and read.</para>
<para>Many contributed to the final version of the Handbook. This includes <personname><othername>[[sroracle]]</othername></personname> and <personname><othername>smaeul</othername></personname> on the Adélie IRC channel, whom tested the instructions on their machines and reported omissions and corrections. <!-- more.. --></para>
<para>Please feel free to contact me or the Adélie Linux community if you have any suggestions on how to make this handbook better. We'd love to hear from you, and we hope you enjoy using our distribution.</para>
<para>Please feel free to contact the Adélie Linux community if you have any suggestions on how to make this handbook better. We'd love to hear from you, and we hope you enjoy using our distribution.</para>
<para>– A. Wilcox, 2019</para>
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</preface>
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