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5
6 <book link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux Alpha Handbook</title>
8
9 <values>
10 <key id="arch">Alpha</key>
11 <key id="/boot">/dev/sda1</key>
12 </values>
13
14 <author title="Author">
15 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
16 </author>
17 <author title="Author">
18 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
19 </author>
20 <author title="Author">
21 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
22 </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 </author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
35 <author title="Gentoo Developer">
36 Aron Griffis
37 </author>
38 -->
39 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
40 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
41 </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 <author title="Editor">
98 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
99 </author>
100 <author title="Editor">
101 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
102 </author>
103 <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 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
111 </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 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
121 This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
122 installation on Alpha systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
123 </abstract>
124
125 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
126 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
127 <license/>
128
129 <version>7.0</version>
130 <date>2006-08-30</date>
131
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 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
142 part.
143 </abstract>
144 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
145 </chapter>
146
147 <chapter>
148 <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
149 <abstract>
150 You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
151 using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
152 Installation CD is possible as well.
153 </abstract>
154 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
155 </chapter>
156
157 <chapter>
158 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
159 <abstract>
160 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
161 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 Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
179 describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
180 </abstract>
181 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
182 </chapter>
183
184 <chapter>
185 <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
186 <abstract>
187 After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you
188 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
189 to progress to that stadium.
190 </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 <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 <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 system.
238 </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 Portage behaviour etc.
256 </abstract>
257
258 <chapter>
259 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
260 <abstract>
261 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
262 maintain the software on his system.
263 </abstract>
264 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
265 </chapter>
266
267 <chapter>
268 <title>USE flags</title>
269 <abstract>
270 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 </abstract>
273 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
274 </chapter>
275
276 <chapter>
277 <title>Portage Features</title>
278 <abstract>
279 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
280 ccache and more.
281 </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 <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 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
317 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 <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 </book>

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