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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="Editor">
96 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
97 </author>
98 <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 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize 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 </abstract>
119
120 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
121 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
122 <license/>
123
124 <version>4.3</version>
125 <date>2005-12-19</date>
126
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 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
137 part.
138 </abstract>
139 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
140 </chapter>
141
142 <chapter>
143 <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
144 <abstract>
145 You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
146 using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
147 Installation CD is possible as well.
148 </abstract>
149 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
150 </chapter>
151
152 <chapter>
153 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
154 <abstract>
155 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
156 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 Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
174 describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
175 </abstract>
176 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
177 </chapter>
178
179 <chapter>
180 <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
181 <abstract>
182 After installing and configuring a stage3, 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 <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 <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 system.
233 </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 Portage behaviour etc.
251 </abstract>
252
253 <chapter>
254 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
255 <abstract>
256 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
257 maintain the software on his system.
258 </abstract>
259 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
260 </chapter>
261
262 <chapter>
263 <title>USE flags</title>
264 <abstract>
265 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 </abstract>
268 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
269 </chapter>
270
271 <chapter>
272 <title>Portage Features</title>
273 <abstract>
274 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
275 ccache and more.
276 </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 <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 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
312 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 <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 </book>

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