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5 5
6<book link="handbook-alpha.xml"> 6<book link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml">
7<title>Gentoo Linux/Alpha Handbook</title> 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>
8 13
9<author title="Author"> 14<author title="Author">
10 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 15 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
16</author>
17<author title="Author">
18 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
19</author>
20<author title="Author">
21 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
11</author> 22</author>
12<author title="Author"> 23<author title="Author">
13 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail> 24 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
14</author> 25</author>
15<author title="Author"> 26<author title="Author">
21<author title="Gentoo x86 Developer"> 32<author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
22 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail> 33 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
23</author> 34</author>
24<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 35<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
25 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail> 36 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
26</author> 37</author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
27<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 38<author title="Gentoo Developer">
28 <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail> 39 Aron Griffis
29</author> 40</author>
41-->
30<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer"> 42<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
31 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail> 43 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
32</author> 44</author>
33<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer"> 45<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
34 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail> 46 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
86 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail> 98 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
87</author> 99</author>
88<author title="Editor"> 100<author title="Editor">
89 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail> 101 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
90</author> 102</author>
91<author title="Reviewer"> 103<author title="Editor">
92 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail> 104 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
93</author> 105</author>
94<author title="Reviewer"> 106<author title="Reviewer">
95 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail> 107 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
96</author> 108</author>
97<author title="Reviewer"> 109<author title="Reviewer">
98 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail> 110 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
99</author> 111</author>
100<author title="Reviewer"> 112<author title="Reviewer">
101 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail> 113 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
102</author> 114</author>
103<author title="Contributor"> 115<author title="Contributor">
104 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail> 116 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
105</author> 117</author>
106 118
107<abstract> 119<abstract>
108This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux 120This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
109information. 121This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
122installation on Alpha systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
110</abstract> 123</abstract>
111 124
112<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 125<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
113<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 --> 126<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
114<license/> 127<license/>
115 128
116<version>3.3</version> 129<version>7.1</version>
117<date>November 1, 2004</date> 130<date>2006-08-30</date>
118 131
119<part> 132<part>
120<title>Installing Gentoo</title> 133<title>Installing Gentoo</title>
121<abstract> 134<abstract>
122In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 135In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
123</abstract> 136</abstract>
124 137
125<chapter> 138<chapter>
126<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title> 139<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
127<abstract>
128Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what
129Gentoo is all about.
130</abstract>
131 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/> 140 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
132</chapter> 141</chapter>
133 142
134<chapter> 143<chapter>
135<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 144<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
136<abstract> 145<abstract>
137You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install 146You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
138Gentoo using a Gentoo LiveCD. 147using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
148Installation CD is possible as well.
139</abstract> 149</abstract>
140 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/> 150 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
141</chapter> 151</chapter>
142 152
143<chapter> 153<chapter>
144<title>Configuring your Network</title> 154<title>Configuring your Network</title>
145<abstract>
146If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to set up
147networking.
148</abstract>
149 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 155 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
150</chapter> 156</chapter>
151 157
152<chapter> 158<chapter>
153<title>Preparing the Disks</title> 159<title>Preparing the Disks</title>
158 <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/> 164 <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/>
159</chapter> 165</chapter>
160 166
161<chapter> 167<chapter>
162<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 168<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
163<abstract>
164Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
165describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
166</abstract>
167 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/> 169 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
168</chapter> 170</chapter>
169 171
170<chapter> 172<chapter>
171<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title> 173<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
172<abstract>
173Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
174have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
175to progress to that stadium.
176</abstract>
177 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/> 174 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
178</chapter> 175</chapter>
179 176
180<chapter> 177<chapter>
181<title>Configuring the Kernel</title> 178<title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
186 <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/> 183 <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/>
187</chapter> 184</chapter>
188 185
189<chapter> 186<chapter>
190<title>Configuring your System</title> 187<title>Configuring your System</title>
191<abstract>
192You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
193you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
194proceed.
195</abstract>
196 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/> 188 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
197</chapter> 189</chapter>
198 190
199<chapter> 191<chapter>
200<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title> 192<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
201<abstract>
202As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
203choose and install some important tools.
204</abstract>
205 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/> 193 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
206</chapter> 194</chapter>
207 195
208<chapter> 196<chapter>
209<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 197<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
216 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/> 204 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
217</chapter> 205</chapter>
218 206
219<chapter> 207<chapter>
220<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 208<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
221<abstract>
222You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
223system and (optionally) install the prebuilt packages.
224</abstract>
225 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 209 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
226</chapter> 210</chapter>
227 211
228<chapter> 212<chapter>
229<title>Where to go from here?</title> 213<title>Where to go from here?</title>
230<abstract>
231Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
232</abstract>
233 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/> 214 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
234</chapter> 215</chapter>
235</part> 216</part>
236 217
237<part> 218<part>
241Portage behaviour etc. 222Portage behaviour etc.
242</abstract> 223</abstract>
243 224
244<chapter> 225<chapter>
245<title>A Portage Introduction</title> 226<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
246<abstract>
247This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
248maintain the software on his system.
249</abstract>
250 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/> 227 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
251</chapter> 228</chapter>
252 229
253<chapter> 230<chapter>
254<title>USE flags</title> 231<title>USE flags</title>
255<abstract>
256USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
257work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
258</abstract>
259 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 232 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
260</chapter> 233</chapter>
261 234
262<chapter> 235<chapter>
263<title>Portage Features</title> 236<title>Portage Features</title>
264<abstract>
265Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
266ccache and more.
267</abstract>
268 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 237 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
269</chapter> 238</chapter>
270 239
271<chapter> 240<chapter>
272<title>Initscripts</title> 241<title>Initscripts</title>
273<abstract>
274Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
275dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
276these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
277</abstract>
278 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/> 242 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
279</chapter> 243</chapter>
280 244
281<chapter> 245<chapter>
282<title>Environment Variables</title> 246<title>Environment Variables</title>
283<abstract>
284With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
285This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
286variables.
287</abstract>
288 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 247 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
289</chapter> 248</chapter>
290</part> 249</part>
291 250
292<part> 251<part>
296Software Management Tool. 255Software Management Tool.
297</abstract> 256</abstract>
298 257
299<chapter> 258<chapter>
300<title>Files and Directories</title> 259<title>Files and Directories</title>
301<abstract>
302Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
303files and data.
304</abstract>
305 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/> 260 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
306</chapter> 261</chapter>
307 262
308<chapter> 263<chapter>
309<title>Configuring through Variables</title> 264<title>Configuring through Variables</title>
310<abstract>
311Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
312configuration file or as environment variable.
313</abstract>
314 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/> 265 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
315</chapter> 266</chapter>
316 267
317<chapter> 268<chapter>
318<title>Mixing Software Branches</title> 269<title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
319<abstract>
320Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
321and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
322branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
323individually.
324</abstract>
325 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/> 270 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
326</chapter> 271</chapter>
327 272
328<chapter> 273<chapter>
329<title>Additional Portage Tools</title> 274<title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
330<abstract>
331Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
332better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
333</abstract>
334 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/> 275 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
335</chapter> 276</chapter>
336 277
337<chapter> 278<chapter>
338<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title> 279<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
339<abstract>
340"Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
341your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
342packages and more.
343</abstract>
344 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/> 280 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
345</chapter> 281</chapter>
346
347<chapter>
348<title>The Ebuild Application</title>
349<abstract>
350In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
351installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
352application.
353</abstract>
354 <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
355</chapter>
356</part> 282</part>
357 283
284<part>
285<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
286<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
287
288<chapter>
289<title>Getting Started</title>
290<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
291</chapter>
292
293<chapter>
294<title>Advanced Configuration</title>
295<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
296</chapter>
297
298<chapter>
299<title>Modular Networking</title>
300<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
301</chapter>
302
303<chapter>
304<title>Wireless Networking</title>
305<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
306</chapter>
307
308<chapter>
309<title>Adding Functionality</title>
310<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
311</chapter>
312
313<chapter>
314<title>Network Management</title>
315<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
316</chapter>
317</part>
318
358</book> 319</book>

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