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1 neysx 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2     <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3    
4 nightmorph 1.127 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml,v 1.126 2006/08/30 22:52:28 nightmorph Exp $ -->
5 neysx 1.1
6 neysx 1.121 <book link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml">
7 swift 1.113 <title>Gentoo Linux Alpha Handbook</title>
8 neysx 1.1
9 neysx 1.123 <values>
10     <key id="arch">Alpha</key>
11     <key id="/boot">/dev/sda1</key>
12     </values>
13    
14 swift 1.96 <author title="Author">
15 swift 1.103 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
16 neysx 1.1 </author>
17     <author title="Author">
18 swift 1.115 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
19     </author>
20     <author title="Author">
21 swift 1.103 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
22 neysx 1.1 </author>
23     <author title="Author">
24     <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
25     </author>
26     <author title="Author">
27     <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
28     </author>
29     <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
30     <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
31     </author>
32     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
33     <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
34 swift 1.116 </author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
35     <author title="Gentoo Developer">
36     Aron Griffis
37 neysx 1.1 </author>
38 swift 1.116 -->
39 neysx 1.1 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
40 dertobi123 1.42 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
41 neysx 1.1 </author>
42     <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
43     <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
44     </author>
45     <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
46     <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
47     </author>
48     <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
49     <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
50     </author>
51     <author title="Editor">
52     <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
53     </author>
54     <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
55     <author title="Editor">
56     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
57     </author>
58     <author title="Editor">
59     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
60     </author>
61     <author title="Editor">
62     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
63     </author>
64     <author title="Editor">
65     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
66     </author>
67     <author title="Editor">
68     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
69     </author>
70     <author title="Editor">
71     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
72     </author>
73     <author title="Editor">
74     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
75     </author>
76     <author title="Editor">
77     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
78     </author>
79     <author title="Editor">
80     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
81     </author>
82     <author title="Editor">
83     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
84     </author>
85     <author title="Editor">
86     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
87     </author>
88     <author title="Editor">
89     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
90     </author>
91     <author title="Editor">
92     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
93     </author>
94     <author title="Editor">
95     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
96     </author>
97 dertobi123 1.42 <author title="Editor">
98     <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
99     </author>
100 neysx 1.117 <author title="Editor">
101     <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
102     </author>
103 neysx 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
104     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
105     </author>
106     <author title="Reviewer">
107     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
108     </author>
109     <author title="Reviewer">
110 neysx 1.122 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
111 neysx 1.1 </author>
112     <author title="Reviewer">
113     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
114     </author>
115     <author title="Contributor">
116     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
117     </author>
118    
119     <abstract>
120 jkt 1.119 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
121     This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
122 neysx 1.117 installation on Alpha systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
123 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
124    
125     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
126 neysx 1.117 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
127 neysx 1.1 <license/>
128    
129 nightmorph 1.126 <version>7.0</version>
130     <date>2006-08-30</date>
131 neysx 1.1
132     <part>
133     <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
134     <abstract>
135     In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
136     </abstract>
137    
138     <chapter>
139     <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
140     <abstract>
141 swift 1.113 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
142     part.
143 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
144     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
145     </chapter>
146    
147     <chapter>
148     <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
149     <abstract>
150 swift 1.113 You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
151 swift 1.114 using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
152     Installation CD is possible as well.
153 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
154     <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
155     </chapter>
156    
157     <chapter>
158     <title>Configuring your Network</title>
159     <abstract>
160 swift 1.113 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
161 neysx 1.1 networking.
162     </abstract>
163     <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
164     </chapter>
165    
166     <chapter>
167     <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
168     <abstract>
169     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
170     This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
171     </abstract>
172     <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/>
173     </chapter>
174    
175     <chapter>
176     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
177     <abstract>
178 swift 1.118 Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
179     describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
180 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
181     <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
182     </chapter>
183    
184     <chapter>
185     <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
186     <abstract>
187 jkt 1.120 After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you
188 neysx 1.1 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
189 nightmorph 1.127 to progress to that state.
190 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
191     <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
192     </chapter>
193    
194     <chapter>
195     <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
196     <abstract>
197     The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
198     explains how to configure your kernel.
199     </abstract>
200     <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/>
201     </chapter>
202    
203     <chapter>
204     <title>Configuring your System</title>
205     <abstract>
206     You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
207     you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
208     proceed.
209     </abstract>
210     <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
211     </chapter>
212    
213     <chapter>
214 swift 1.64 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
215     <abstract>
216     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
217     choose and install some important tools.
218     </abstract>
219     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
220     </chapter>
221    
222     <chapter>
223 neysx 1.1 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
224     <abstract>
225     Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
226     configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
227     and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
228     needs.
229     </abstract>
230     <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
231     </chapter>
232    
233     <chapter>
234     <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
235     <abstract>
236     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
237 swift 1.113 system.
238 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
239     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
240     </chapter>
241    
242     <chapter>
243     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
244     <abstract>
245     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
246     </abstract>
247     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
248     </chapter>
249     </part>
250    
251     <part>
252     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
253     <abstract>
254     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
255 swift 1.102 Portage behaviour etc.
256 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
257    
258     <chapter>
259 swift 1.101 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
260 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
261 swift 1.101 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
262     maintain the software on his system.
263 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
264 swift 1.101 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
265 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
266    
267     <chapter>
268 swift 1.101 <title>USE flags</title>
269 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
270 swift 1.101 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
271     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
272 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
273 swift 1.101 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
274 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
275    
276     <chapter>
277     <title>Portage Features</title>
278     <abstract>
279 swift 1.101 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
280     ccache and more.
281 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
282     <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
283     </chapter>
284    
285     <chapter>
286     <title>Initscripts</title>
287     <abstract>
288     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
289     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
290     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
291     </abstract>
292     <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
293     </chapter>
294    
295     <chapter>
296     <title>Environment Variables</title>
297     <abstract>
298     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
299     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
300     variables.
301     </abstract>
302     <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
303     </chapter>
304     </part>
305    
306 swift 1.101 <part>
307     <title>Working with Portage</title>
308     <abstract>
309     "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
310     Software Management Tool.
311     </abstract>
312    
313     <chapter>
314     <title>Files and Directories</title>
315     <abstract>
316 swift 1.103 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
317 swift 1.101 files and data.
318     </abstract>
319     <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
320     </chapter>
321    
322     <chapter>
323     <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
324     <abstract>
325     Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
326     configuration file or as environment variable.
327     </abstract>
328     <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
329     </chapter>
330    
331     <chapter>
332     <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
333     <abstract>
334     Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
335     and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
336     branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
337     individually.
338     </abstract>
339     <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
340     </chapter>
341    
342     <chapter>
343     <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
344     <abstract>
345     Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
346     better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
347     </abstract>
348     <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
349     </chapter>
350    
351     <chapter>
352     <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
353     <abstract>
354     "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
355     your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
356     packages and more.
357     </abstract>
358     <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.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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