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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 1.85 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml,v 1.84 2004/09/11 13:34:53 swift Exp $ -->
5 neysx 1.1
6     <book link="handbook-alpha.xml">
7     <title>Gentoo Linux/Alpha Handbook</title>
8    
9     <author title="Chief Architect">
10     <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
11     </author>
12     <author title="Author">
13     <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
14     </author>
15     <author title="Author">
16     <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
17     </author>
18     <author title="Author">
19     <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
20     </author>
21     <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
22     <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
23     </author>
24     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
25     <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
26     </author>
27     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
28     <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail>
29     </author>
30     <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
31 dertobi123 1.42 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
32 neysx 1.1 </author>
33     <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
34     <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
35     </author>
36     <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
37     <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
38     </author>
39     <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
40     <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
41     </author>
42     <author title="Editor">
43     <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
44     </author>
45     <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
46     <author title="Editor">
47     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
48     </author>
49     <author title="Editor">
50     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
51     </author>
52     <author title="Editor">
53     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
54     </author>
55     <author title="Editor">
56     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
57     </author>
58     <author title="Editor">
59     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
60     </author>
61     <author title="Editor">
62     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
63     </author>
64     <author title="Editor">
65     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
66     </author>
67     <author title="Editor">
68     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
69     </author>
70     <author title="Editor">
71     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
72     </author>
73     <author title="Editor">
74     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
75     </author>
76     <author title="Editor">
77     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
78     </author>
79     <author title="Editor">
80     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
81     </author>
82     <author title="Editor">
83     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
84     </author>
85     <author title="Editor">
86     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
87     </author>
88 dertobi123 1.42 <author title="Editor">
89     <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
90     </author>
91 neysx 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
92     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
93     </author>
94     <author title="Reviewer">
95     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
96     </author>
97     <author title="Reviewer">
98     <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
99     </author>
100     <author title="Reviewer">
101     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
102     </author>
103     <author title="Contributor">
104     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
105     </author>
106    
107     <abstract>
108     This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
109     information.
110     </abstract>
111    
112     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
113     <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 -->
114     <license/>
115    
116 swift 1.85 <version>2.83</version>
117 swift 1.84 <date>September 11, 2004</date>
118 neysx 1.1
119     <part>
120     <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
121     <abstract>
122     In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
123     </abstract>
124    
125     <chapter>
126     <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
127     <abstract>
128     Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what
129     Gentoo is all about.
130     </abstract>
131     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
132     </chapter>
133    
134     <chapter>
135     <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
136     <abstract>
137 swift 1.3 You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install
138     Gentoo using a Gentoo LiveCD.
139 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
140     <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
141     </chapter>
142    
143     <chapter>
144     <title>Configuring your Network</title>
145     <abstract>
146     If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to setup
147     networking.
148     </abstract>
149     <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
150     </chapter>
151    
152     <chapter>
153     <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
154     <abstract>
155     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
156     This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
157     </abstract>
158     <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/>
159     </chapter>
160    
161     <chapter>
162     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
163     <abstract>
164 neysx 1.39 Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
165 neysx 1.1 describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
166     </abstract>
167     <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
168     </chapter>
169    
170     <chapter>
171     <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
172     <abstract>
173     Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
174     have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
175     to progress to that stadium.
176     </abstract>
177     <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
178     </chapter>
179    
180     <chapter>
181     <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
182     <abstract>
183     The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
184     explains how to configure your kernel.
185     </abstract>
186     <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/>
187     </chapter>
188    
189     <chapter>
190     <title>Configuring your System</title>
191     <abstract>
192     You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
193     you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
194     proceed.
195     </abstract>
196     <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
197     </chapter>
198    
199     <chapter>
200 swift 1.64 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
201     <abstract>
202     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
203     choose and install some important tools.
204     </abstract>
205     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
206     </chapter>
207    
208     <chapter>
209 neysx 1.1 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
210     <abstract>
211     Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
212     configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
213     and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
214     needs.
215     </abstract>
216     <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
217     </chapter>
218    
219     <chapter>
220     <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
221     <abstract>
222     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
223 swift 1.64 system and (optionally) install the prebuilt packages.
224 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
225     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
226     </chapter>
227    
228     <chapter>
229     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
230     <abstract>
231     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
232     </abstract>
233     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
234     </chapter>
235     </part>
236    
237     <part>
238     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
239     <abstract>
240     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
241     portage behaviour etc.
242     </abstract>
243    
244     <chapter>
245     <title>USE flags</title>
246     <abstract>
247     USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
248     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
249     </abstract>
250     <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
251     </chapter>
252    
253     <chapter>
254     <title>Portage and Software</title>
255     <abstract>
256 neysx 1.80 The main purpose of portage is to maintain the software on your system. In this
257 neysx 1.1 chapter you learn how to get information from a package, update your package
258     database, install/remove/update software and more...
259     </abstract>
260     <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
261     </chapter>
262    
263     <chapter>
264     <title>Portage Features</title>
265     <abstract>
266     Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related
267     aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features.
268     </abstract>
269     <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
270     </chapter>
271    
272     <chapter>
273     <title>Controlling Portage Behaviour</title>
274     <abstract>
275     You can tweak Portage to your own needs/environment. Learn how to protect files,
276     select mirrors, change directory locations and more.
277     </abstract>
278     <include href="hb-working-behaviour.xml"/>
279     </chapter>
280    
281     <chapter>
282     <title>Initscripts</title>
283     <abstract>
284     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
285     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
286     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
287     </abstract>
288     <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
289     </chapter>
290    
291     <chapter>
292     <title>Environment Variables</title>
293     <abstract>
294     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
295     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
296     variables.
297     </abstract>
298     <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
299     </chapter>
300     </part>
301    
302     </book>

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