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2 <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3
4 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml,v 1.55 2004/07/31 12:42:35 swift Exp $ -->
5
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 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
32 </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 <author title="Editor">
89 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
90 </author>
91 <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 <version>2.54</version>
117 <date>July 31, 2004</date>
118
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 You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install
138 Gentoo using a Gentoo LiveCD.
139 </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 Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
165 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 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
201 <abstract>
202 Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
203 configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
204 and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
205 needs.
206 </abstract>
207 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
208 </chapter>
209
210 <chapter>
211 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
212 <abstract>
213 As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
214 choose and install some important tools.
215 </abstract>
216 <include href="hb-install-tools.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 system and leave the installation to reboot into a brand new Gentoo
224 system.
225 </abstract>
226 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
227 </chapter>
228
229 <chapter>
230 <title>Where to go from here?</title>
231 <abstract>
232 Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
233 </abstract>
234 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
235 </chapter>
236 </part>
237
238 <part>
239 <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
240 <abstract>
241 Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
242 portage behaviour etc.
243 </abstract>
244
245 <chapter>
246 <title>USE flags</title>
247 <abstract>
248 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
249 work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
250 </abstract>
251 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
252 </chapter>
253
254 <chapter>
255 <title>Portage and Software</title>
256 <abstract>
257 The main reason for portage is to maintain the software on your system. In this
258 chapter you learn how to get information from a package, update your package
259 database, install/remove/update software and more...
260 </abstract>
261 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
262 </chapter>
263
264 <chapter>
265 <title>Portage Features</title>
266 <abstract>
267 Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related
268 aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features.
269 </abstract>
270 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
271 </chapter>
272
273 <chapter>
274 <title>Controlling Portage Behaviour</title>
275 <abstract>
276 You can tweak Portage to your own needs/environment. Learn how to protect files,
277 select mirrors, change directory locations and more.
278 </abstract>
279 <include href="hb-working-behaviour.xml"/>
280 </chapter>
281
282 <chapter>
283 <title>Initscripts</title>
284 <abstract>
285 Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
286 dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
287 these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
288 </abstract>
289 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
290 </chapter>
291
292 <chapter>
293 <title>Environment Variables</title>
294 <abstract>
295 With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
296 This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
297 variables.
298 </abstract>
299 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
300 </chapter>
301 </part>
302
303 </book>

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