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2     <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3    
4 swift 1.116 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml,v 1.115 2005/06/09 07:33:58 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 swift 1.116 </author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
30     <author title="Gentoo Developer">
31     Aron Griffis
32 neysx 1.1 </author>
33 swift 1.116 -->
34 neysx 1.1 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
35 dertobi123 1.42 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
36 neysx 1.1 </author>
37     <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
38     <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
39     </author>
40     <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
41     <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
42     </author>
43     <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
44     <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
45     </author>
46     <author title="Editor">
47     <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
48     </author>
49     <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
50     <author title="Editor">
51     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
52     </author>
53     <author title="Editor">
54     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
55     </author>
56     <author title="Editor">
57     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
58     </author>
59     <author title="Editor">
60     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
61     </author>
62     <author title="Editor">
63     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
64     </author>
65     <author title="Editor">
66     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
67     </author>
68     <author title="Editor">
69     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
70     </author>
71     <author title="Editor">
72     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
73     </author>
74     <author title="Editor">
75     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
76     </author>
77     <author title="Editor">
78     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
79     </author>
80     <author title="Editor">
81     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
82     </author>
83     <author title="Editor">
84     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
85     </author>
86     <author title="Editor">
87     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
88     </author>
89     <author title="Editor">
90     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
91     </author>
92 dertobi123 1.42 <author title="Editor">
93     <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
94     </author>
95 neysx 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
96     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
97     </author>
98     <author title="Reviewer">
99     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
100     </author>
101     <author title="Reviewer">
102     <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
103     </author>
104     <author title="Reviewer">
105     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
106     </author>
107     <author title="Contributor">
108     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
109     </author>
110    
111     <abstract>
112     This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
113     information.
114     </abstract>
115    
116     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
117 swift 1.101 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
118 neysx 1.1 <license/>
119    
120 swift 1.115 <version>4.0</version>
121     <date>2005-06-09</date>
122 neysx 1.1
123     <part>
124     <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
125     <abstract>
126     In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
127     </abstract>
128    
129     <chapter>
130     <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
131     <abstract>
132 swift 1.113 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
133     part.
134 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
135     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
136     </chapter>
137    
138     <chapter>
139     <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
140     <abstract>
141 swift 1.113 You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
142 swift 1.114 using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
143     Installation CD is possible as well.
144 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
145     <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
146     </chapter>
147    
148     <chapter>
149     <title>Configuring your Network</title>
150     <abstract>
151 swift 1.113 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
152 neysx 1.1 networking.
153     </abstract>
154     <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
155     </chapter>
156    
157     <chapter>
158     <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
159     <abstract>
160     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
161     This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
162     </abstract>
163     <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/>
164     </chapter>
165    
166     <chapter>
167     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
168     <abstract>
169 neysx 1.39 Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
170 neysx 1.1 describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
171     </abstract>
172     <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
173     </chapter>
174    
175     <chapter>
176     <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
177     <abstract>
178     Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
179     have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
180     to progress to that stadium.
181     </abstract>
182     <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
183     </chapter>
184    
185     <chapter>
186     <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
187     <abstract>
188     The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
189     explains how to configure your kernel.
190     </abstract>
191     <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/>
192     </chapter>
193    
194     <chapter>
195     <title>Configuring your System</title>
196     <abstract>
197     You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
198     you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
199     proceed.
200     </abstract>
201     <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
202     </chapter>
203    
204     <chapter>
205 swift 1.64 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
206     <abstract>
207     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
208     choose and install some important tools.
209     </abstract>
210     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
211     </chapter>
212    
213     <chapter>
214 neysx 1.1 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
215     <abstract>
216     Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
217     configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
218     and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
219     needs.
220     </abstract>
221     <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
222     </chapter>
223    
224     <chapter>
225     <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
226     <abstract>
227     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
228 swift 1.113 system.
229 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
230     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
231     </chapter>
232    
233     <chapter>
234     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
235     <abstract>
236     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
237     </abstract>
238     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
239     </chapter>
240     </part>
241    
242     <part>
243     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
244     <abstract>
245     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
246 swift 1.102 Portage behaviour etc.
247 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
248    
249     <chapter>
250 swift 1.101 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
251 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
252 swift 1.101 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
253     maintain the software on his system.
254 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
255 swift 1.101 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
256 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
257    
258     <chapter>
259 swift 1.101 <title>USE flags</title>
260 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
261 swift 1.101 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
262     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
263 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
264 swift 1.101 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
265 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
266    
267     <chapter>
268     <title>Portage Features</title>
269     <abstract>
270 swift 1.101 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
271     ccache and more.
272 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
273     <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
274     </chapter>
275    
276     <chapter>
277     <title>Initscripts</title>
278     <abstract>
279     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
280     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
281     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
282     </abstract>
283     <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
284     </chapter>
285    
286     <chapter>
287     <title>Environment Variables</title>
288     <abstract>
289     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
290     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
291     variables.
292     </abstract>
293     <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
294     </chapter>
295     </part>
296    
297 swift 1.101 <part>
298     <title>Working with Portage</title>
299     <abstract>
300     "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
301     Software Management Tool.
302     </abstract>
303    
304     <chapter>
305     <title>Files and Directories</title>
306     <abstract>
307 swift 1.103 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
308 swift 1.101 files and data.
309     </abstract>
310     <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
311     </chapter>
312    
313     <chapter>
314     <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
315     <abstract>
316     Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
317     configuration file or as environment variable.
318     </abstract>
319     <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
320     </chapter>
321    
322     <chapter>
323     <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
324     <abstract>
325     Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
326     and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
327     branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
328     individually.
329     </abstract>
330     <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
331     </chapter>
332    
333     <chapter>
334     <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
335     <abstract>
336     Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
337     better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
338     </abstract>
339     <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
340     </chapter>
341    
342     <chapter>
343     <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
344     <abstract>
345     "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
346     your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
347     packages and more.
348     </abstract>
349     <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
350     </chapter>
351    
352     <chapter>
353     <title>The Ebuild Application</title>
354     <abstract>
355     In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
356     installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
357     application.
358     </abstract>
359     <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
360     </chapter>
361     </part>
362    
363 swift 1.115 <part>
364     <title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
365     <abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
366    
367     <chapter>
368     <title>Getting Started</title>
369     <abstract>
370     A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
371     environments.
372     </abstract>
373     <include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
374     </chapter>
375    
376     <chapter>
377     <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
378     <abstract>
379     Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
380     before we learn about modular networking.
381     </abstract>
382     <include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
383     </chapter>
384    
385     <chapter>
386     <title>Modular Networking</title>
387     <abstract>
388     Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
389     different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
390     </abstract>
391     <include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
392     </chapter>
393    
394     <chapter>
395     <title>Wireless Networking</title>
396     <abstract>
397     Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
398     </abstract>
399     <include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
400     </chapter>
401    
402     <chapter>
403     <title>Adding Functionality</title>
404     <abstract>
405     If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
406     </abstract>
407     <include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
408     </chapter>
409    
410     <chapter>
411     <title>Network Management</title>
412     <abstract>
413     For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
414     </abstract>
415     <include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
416     </chapter>
417     </part>
418    
419 neysx 1.1 </book>

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