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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 1.118 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml,v 1.117 2005/10/13 15:08:00 neysx 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 1.117 <author title="Editor">
96     <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
97     </author>
98 neysx 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
99     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
100     </author>
101     <author title="Reviewer">
102     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
103     </author>
104     <author title="Reviewer">
105     <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
106     </author>
107     <author title="Reviewer">
108     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
109     </author>
110     <author title="Contributor">
111     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
112     </author>
113    
114     <abstract>
115 neysx 1.117 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux information.
116     This handbook contains the installation instructions for an internet-based
117     installation on Alpha systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
118 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
119    
120     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
121 neysx 1.117 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
122 neysx 1.1 <license/>
123    
124 swift 1.118 <version>4.2</version>
125     <date>2005-11-11</date>
126 neysx 1.1
127     <part>
128     <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
129     <abstract>
130     In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
131     </abstract>
132    
133     <chapter>
134     <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
135     <abstract>
136 swift 1.113 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
137     part.
138 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
139     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
140     </chapter>
141    
142     <chapter>
143     <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
144     <abstract>
145 swift 1.113 You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
146 swift 1.114 using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
147     Installation CD is possible as well.
148 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
149     <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
150     </chapter>
151    
152     <chapter>
153     <title>Configuring your Network</title>
154     <abstract>
155 swift 1.113 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
156 neysx 1.1 networking.
157     </abstract>
158     <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
159     </chapter>
160    
161     <chapter>
162     <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
163     <abstract>
164     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
165     This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
166     </abstract>
167     <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/>
168     </chapter>
169    
170     <chapter>
171     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
172     <abstract>
173 swift 1.118 Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
174     describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
175 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
176     <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
177     </chapter>
178    
179     <chapter>
180     <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
181     <abstract>
182     Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
183     have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
184     to progress to that stadium.
185     </abstract>
186     <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
187     </chapter>
188    
189     <chapter>
190     <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
191     <abstract>
192     The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
193     explains how to configure your kernel.
194     </abstract>
195     <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/>
196     </chapter>
197    
198     <chapter>
199     <title>Configuring your System</title>
200     <abstract>
201     You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
202     you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
203     proceed.
204     </abstract>
205     <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
206     </chapter>
207    
208     <chapter>
209 swift 1.64 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
210     <abstract>
211     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
212     choose and install some important tools.
213     </abstract>
214     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
215     </chapter>
216    
217     <chapter>
218 neysx 1.1 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
219     <abstract>
220     Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
221     configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
222     and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
223     needs.
224     </abstract>
225     <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
226     </chapter>
227    
228     <chapter>
229     <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
230     <abstract>
231     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
232 swift 1.113 system.
233 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
234     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
235     </chapter>
236    
237     <chapter>
238     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
239     <abstract>
240     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
241     </abstract>
242     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
243     </chapter>
244     </part>
245    
246     <part>
247     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
248     <abstract>
249     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
250 swift 1.102 Portage behaviour etc.
251 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
252    
253     <chapter>
254 swift 1.101 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
255 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
256 swift 1.101 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
257     maintain the software on his system.
258 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
259 swift 1.101 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
260 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
261    
262     <chapter>
263 swift 1.101 <title>USE flags</title>
264 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
265 swift 1.101 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
266     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
267 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
268 swift 1.101 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
269 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
270    
271     <chapter>
272     <title>Portage Features</title>
273     <abstract>
274 swift 1.101 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
275     ccache and more.
276 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
277     <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
278     </chapter>
279    
280     <chapter>
281     <title>Initscripts</title>
282     <abstract>
283     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
284     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
285     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
286     </abstract>
287     <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
288     </chapter>
289    
290     <chapter>
291     <title>Environment Variables</title>
292     <abstract>
293     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
294     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
295     variables.
296     </abstract>
297     <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
298     </chapter>
299     </part>
300    
301 swift 1.101 <part>
302     <title>Working with Portage</title>
303     <abstract>
304     "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
305     Software Management Tool.
306     </abstract>
307    
308     <chapter>
309     <title>Files and Directories</title>
310     <abstract>
311 swift 1.103 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
312 swift 1.101 files and data.
313     </abstract>
314     <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
315     </chapter>
316    
317     <chapter>
318     <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
319     <abstract>
320     Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
321     configuration file or as environment variable.
322     </abstract>
323     <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
324     </chapter>
325    
326     <chapter>
327     <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
328     <abstract>
329     Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
330     and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
331     branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
332     individually.
333     </abstract>
334     <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
335     </chapter>
336    
337     <chapter>
338     <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
339     <abstract>
340     Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
341     better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
342     </abstract>
343     <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
344     </chapter>
345    
346     <chapter>
347     <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
348     <abstract>
349     "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
350     your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
351     packages and more.
352     </abstract>
353     <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
354     </chapter>
355    
356     <chapter>
357     <title>The Ebuild Application</title>
358     <abstract>
359     In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
360     installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
361     application.
362     </abstract>
363     <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
364     </chapter>
365     </part>
366    
367 swift 1.115 <part>
368     <title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
369     <abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
370    
371     <chapter>
372     <title>Getting Started</title>
373     <abstract>
374     A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
375     environments.
376     </abstract>
377     <include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
378     </chapter>
379    
380     <chapter>
381     <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
382     <abstract>
383     Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
384     before we learn about modular networking.
385     </abstract>
386     <include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
387     </chapter>
388    
389     <chapter>
390     <title>Modular Networking</title>
391     <abstract>
392     Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
393     different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
394     </abstract>
395     <include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
396     </chapter>
397    
398     <chapter>
399     <title>Wireless Networking</title>
400     <abstract>
401     Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
402     </abstract>
403     <include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
404     </chapter>
405    
406     <chapter>
407     <title>Adding Functionality</title>
408     <abstract>
409     If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
410     </abstract>
411     <include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
412     </chapter>
413    
414     <chapter>
415     <title>Network Management</title>
416     <abstract>
417     For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
418     </abstract>
419     <include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
420     </chapter>
421     </part>
422    
423 neysx 1.1 </book>

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