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1 neysx 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2     <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3    
4 swift 1.115 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml,v 1.114 2005/03/28 15:20:51 swift Exp $ -->
5 neysx 1.1
6     <book link="handbook-alpha.xml">
7 swift 1.113 <title>Gentoo Linux Alpha Handbook</title>
8 neysx 1.1
9 swift 1.96 <author title="Author">
10 swift 1.103 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
11 neysx 1.1 </author>
12     <author title="Author">
13 swift 1.115 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
14     </author>
15     <author title="Author">
16 swift 1.103 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
17 neysx 1.1 </author>
18     <author title="Author">
19     <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
20     </author>
21     <author title="Author">
22     <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
23     </author>
24     <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
25     <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
26     </author>
27     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
28     <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
29     </author>
30     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
31     <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail>
32     </author>
33     <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
34 dertobi123 1.42 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
35 neysx 1.1 </author>
36     <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
37     <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
38     </author>
39     <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
40     <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
41     </author>
42     <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
43     <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
44     </author>
45     <author title="Editor">
46     <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
47     </author>
48     <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
49     <author title="Editor">
50     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
51     </author>
52     <author title="Editor">
53     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
54     </author>
55     <author title="Editor">
56     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
57     </author>
58     <author title="Editor">
59     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
60     </author>
61     <author title="Editor">
62     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
63     </author>
64     <author title="Editor">
65     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
66     </author>
67     <author title="Editor">
68     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
69     </author>
70     <author title="Editor">
71     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
72     </author>
73     <author title="Editor">
74     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
75     </author>
76     <author title="Editor">
77     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
78     </author>
79     <author title="Editor">
80     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
81     </author>
82     <author title="Editor">
83     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
84     </author>
85     <author title="Editor">
86     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
87     </author>
88     <author title="Editor">
89     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
90     </author>
91 dertobi123 1.42 <author title="Editor">
92     <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
93     </author>
94 neysx 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
95     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
96     </author>
97     <author title="Reviewer">
98     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
99     </author>
100     <author title="Reviewer">
101     <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
102     </author>
103     <author title="Reviewer">
104     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
105     </author>
106     <author title="Contributor">
107     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
108     </author>
109    
110     <abstract>
111     This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
112     information.
113     </abstract>
114    
115     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
116 swift 1.101 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
117 neysx 1.1 <license/>
118    
119 swift 1.115 <version>4.0</version>
120     <date>2005-06-09</date>
121 neysx 1.1
122     <part>
123     <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
124     <abstract>
125     In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
126     </abstract>
127    
128     <chapter>
129     <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
130     <abstract>
131 swift 1.113 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
132     part.
133 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
134     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
135     </chapter>
136    
137     <chapter>
138     <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
139     <abstract>
140 swift 1.113 You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
141 swift 1.114 using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
142     Installation CD is possible as well.
143 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
144     <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
145     </chapter>
146    
147     <chapter>
148     <title>Configuring your Network</title>
149     <abstract>
150 swift 1.113 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
151 neysx 1.1 networking.
152     </abstract>
153     <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
154     </chapter>
155    
156     <chapter>
157     <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
158     <abstract>
159     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
160     This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
161     </abstract>
162     <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/>
163     </chapter>
164    
165     <chapter>
166     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
167     <abstract>
168 neysx 1.39 Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
169 neysx 1.1 describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
170     </abstract>
171     <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
172     </chapter>
173    
174     <chapter>
175     <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
176     <abstract>
177     Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
178     have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
179     to progress to that stadium.
180     </abstract>
181     <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
182     </chapter>
183    
184     <chapter>
185     <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
186     <abstract>
187     The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
188     explains how to configure your kernel.
189     </abstract>
190     <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/>
191     </chapter>
192    
193     <chapter>
194     <title>Configuring your System</title>
195     <abstract>
196     You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
197     you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
198     proceed.
199     </abstract>
200     <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
201     </chapter>
202    
203     <chapter>
204 swift 1.64 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
205     <abstract>
206     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
207     choose and install some important tools.
208     </abstract>
209     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
210     </chapter>
211    
212     <chapter>
213 neysx 1.1 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
214     <abstract>
215     Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
216     configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
217     and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
218     needs.
219     </abstract>
220     <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
221     </chapter>
222    
223     <chapter>
224     <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
225     <abstract>
226     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
227 swift 1.113 system.
228 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
229     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
230     </chapter>
231    
232     <chapter>
233     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
234     <abstract>
235     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
236     </abstract>
237     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
238     </chapter>
239     </part>
240    
241     <part>
242     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
243     <abstract>
244     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
245 swift 1.102 Portage behaviour etc.
246 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
247    
248     <chapter>
249 swift 1.101 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
250 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
251 swift 1.101 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
252     maintain the software on his system.
253 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
254 swift 1.101 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
255 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
256    
257     <chapter>
258 swift 1.101 <title>USE flags</title>
259 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
260 swift 1.101 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
261     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
262 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
263 swift 1.101 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
264 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
265    
266     <chapter>
267     <title>Portage Features</title>
268     <abstract>
269 swift 1.101 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
270     ccache and more.
271 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
272     <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
273     </chapter>
274    
275     <chapter>
276     <title>Initscripts</title>
277     <abstract>
278     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
279     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
280     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
281     </abstract>
282     <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
283     </chapter>
284    
285     <chapter>
286     <title>Environment Variables</title>
287     <abstract>
288     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
289     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
290     variables.
291     </abstract>
292     <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
293     </chapter>
294     </part>
295    
296 swift 1.101 <part>
297     <title>Working with Portage</title>
298     <abstract>
299     "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
300     Software Management Tool.
301     </abstract>
302    
303     <chapter>
304     <title>Files and Directories</title>
305     <abstract>
306 swift 1.103 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
307 swift 1.101 files and data.
308     </abstract>
309     <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
310     </chapter>
311    
312     <chapter>
313     <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
314     <abstract>
315     Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
316     configuration file or as environment variable.
317     </abstract>
318     <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
319     </chapter>
320    
321     <chapter>
322     <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
323     <abstract>
324     Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
325     and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
326     branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
327     individually.
328     </abstract>
329     <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
330     </chapter>
331    
332     <chapter>
333     <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
334     <abstract>
335     Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
336     better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
337     </abstract>
338     <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
339     </chapter>
340    
341     <chapter>
342     <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
343     <abstract>
344     "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
345     your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
346     packages and more.
347     </abstract>
348     <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
349     </chapter>
350    
351     <chapter>
352     <title>The Ebuild Application</title>
353     <abstract>
354     In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
355     installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
356     application.
357     </abstract>
358     <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
359     </chapter>
360     </part>
361    
362 swift 1.115 <part>
363     <title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
364     <abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
365    
366     <chapter>
367     <title>Getting Started</title>
368     <abstract>
369     A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
370     environments.
371     </abstract>
372     <include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
373     </chapter>
374    
375     <chapter>
376     <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
377     <abstract>
378     Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
379     before we learn about modular networking.
380     </abstract>
381     <include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
382     </chapter>
383    
384     <chapter>
385     <title>Modular Networking</title>
386     <abstract>
387     Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
388     different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
389     </abstract>
390     <include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
391     </chapter>
392    
393     <chapter>
394     <title>Wireless Networking</title>
395     <abstract>
396     Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
397     </abstract>
398     <include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
399     </chapter>
400    
401     <chapter>
402     <title>Adding Functionality</title>
403     <abstract>
404     If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
405     </abstract>
406     <include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
407     </chapter>
408    
409     <chapter>
410     <title>Network Management</title>
411     <abstract>
412     For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
413     </abstract>
414     <include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
415     </chapter>
416     </part>
417    
418 neysx 1.1 </book>

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