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6 <book link="handbook-alpha.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux Alpha Handbook</title>
8
9 <author title="Author">
10 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
11 </author>
12 <author title="Author">
13 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
14 </author>
15 <author title="Author">
16 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
17 </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><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
30 <author title="Gentoo Developer">
31 Aron Griffis
32 </author>
33 -->
34 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
35 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
36 </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 <author title="Editor">
93 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
94 </author>
95 <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 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
118 <license/>
119
120 <version>4.0</version>
121 <date>2005-06-09</date>
122
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 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
133 part.
134 </abstract>
135 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
136 </chapter>
137
138 <chapter>
139 <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
140 <abstract>
141 You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
142 using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
143 Installation CD is possible as well.
144 </abstract>
145 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
146 </chapter>
147
148 <chapter>
149 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
150 <abstract>
151 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
152 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 Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
170 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 <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 <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 system.
229 </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 Portage behaviour etc.
247 </abstract>
248
249 <chapter>
250 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
251 <abstract>
252 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
253 maintain the software on his system.
254 </abstract>
255 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
256 </chapter>
257
258 <chapter>
259 <title>USE flags</title>
260 <abstract>
261 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 </abstract>
264 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
265 </chapter>
266
267 <chapter>
268 <title>Portage Features</title>
269 <abstract>
270 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
271 ccache and more.
272 </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 <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 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
308 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 <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 </book>

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