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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 <key id="kernel-version">2.6.19-r5</key>
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14 <key id="online-book">handbook-alpha.xml</key>
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8 20
9<author title="Author"> 21<author title="Author">
10 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 22 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
23</author>
24<author title="Author">
25 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
26</author>
27<author title="Author">
28 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
11</author> 29</author>
12<author title="Author"> 30<author title="Author">
13 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail> 31 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
14</author> 32</author>
15<author title="Author"> 33<author title="Author">
21<author title="Gentoo x86 Developer"> 39<author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
22 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail> 40 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
23</author> 41</author>
24<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 42<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
25 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail> 43 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
26</author> 44</author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
27<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 45<author title="Gentoo Developer">
28 <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail> 46 Aron Griffis
29</author> 47</author>
48-->
30<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer"> 49<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
31 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail> 50 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
32</author> 51</author>
33<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer"> 52<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
34 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail> 53 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
86 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail> 105 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
87</author> 106</author>
88<author title="Editor"> 107<author title="Editor">
89 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail> 108 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
90</author> 109</author>
91<author title="Reviewer"> 110<author title="Editor">
92 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail> 111 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
112</author>
113<author title="Editor">
114 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
93</author> 115</author>
94<author title="Reviewer"> 116<author title="Reviewer">
95 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail> 117 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
96</author> 118</author>
97<author title="Reviewer"> 119<author title="Reviewer">
98 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail> 120 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
99</author> 121</author>
100<author title="Reviewer"> 122<author title="Reviewer">
101 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail> 123 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
102</author> 124</author>
103<author title="Contributor"> 125<author title="Contributor">
104 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail> 126 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
105</author> 127</author>
106 128
107<abstract> 129<abstract>
108This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux 130This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
109information. 131This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
132installation on Alpha systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
110</abstract> 133</abstract>
111 134
112<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 135<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
113<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 --> 136<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
114<license/> 137<license/>
115 138
116<version>3.3</version> 139<version>8.1</version>
117<date>November 1, 2004</date> 140<date>2007-10-24</date>
118 141
119<part> 142<part>
120<title>Installing Gentoo</title> 143<title>Installing Gentoo</title>
121<abstract> 144<abstract>
122In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 145In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
123</abstract> 146</abstract>
124 147
125<chapter> 148<chapter>
126<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title> 149<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"/> 150 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
132</chapter> 151</chapter>
133 152
134<chapter> 153<chapter>
135<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 154<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
136<abstract> 155<abstract>
137You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install 156You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
138Gentoo using a Gentoo LiveCD. 157using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
158Installation CD is possible as well.
139</abstract> 159</abstract>
140 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/> 160 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
141</chapter> 161</chapter>
142 162
143<chapter> 163<chapter>
144<title>Configuring your Network</title> 164<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"/> 165 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
150</chapter> 166</chapter>
151 167
152<chapter> 168<chapter>
153<title>Preparing the Disks</title> 169<title>Preparing the Disks</title>
158 <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/> 174 <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/>
159</chapter> 175</chapter>
160 176
161<chapter> 177<chapter>
162<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 178<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"/> 179 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
168</chapter> 180</chapter>
169 181
170<chapter> 182<chapter>
171<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title> 183<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"/> 184 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
178</chapter> 185</chapter>
179 186
180<chapter> 187<chapter>
181<title>Configuring the Kernel</title> 188<title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
186 <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/> 193 <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/>
187</chapter> 194</chapter>
188 195
189<chapter> 196<chapter>
190<title>Configuring your System</title> 197<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"/> 198 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
197</chapter> 199</chapter>
198 200
199<chapter> 201<chapter>
200<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title> 202<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"/> 203 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
206</chapter> 204</chapter>
207 205
208<chapter> 206<chapter>
209<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 207<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
216 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/> 214 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
217</chapter> 215</chapter>
218 216
219<chapter> 217<chapter>
220<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 218<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"/> 219 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
226</chapter> 220</chapter>
227 221
228<chapter> 222<chapter>
229<title>Where to go from here?</title> 223<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"/> 224 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
234</chapter> 225</chapter>
235</part> 226</part>
236 227
237<part> 228<part>
241Portage behaviour etc. 232Portage behaviour etc.
242</abstract> 233</abstract>
243 234
244<chapter> 235<chapter>
245<title>A Portage Introduction</title> 236<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"/> 237 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
251</chapter> 238</chapter>
252 239
253<chapter> 240<chapter>
254<title>USE flags</title> 241<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"/> 242 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
260</chapter> 243</chapter>
261 244
262<chapter> 245<chapter>
263<title>Portage Features</title> 246<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"/> 247 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
269</chapter> 248</chapter>
270 249
271<chapter> 250<chapter>
272<title>Initscripts</title> 251<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"/> 252 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
279</chapter> 253</chapter>
280 254
281<chapter> 255<chapter>
282<title>Environment Variables</title> 256<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"/> 257 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
289</chapter> 258</chapter>
290</part> 259</part>
291 260
292<part> 261<part>
296Software Management Tool. 265Software Management Tool.
297</abstract> 266</abstract>
298 267
299<chapter> 268<chapter>
300<title>Files and Directories</title> 269<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"/> 270 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
306</chapter> 271</chapter>
307 272
308<chapter> 273<chapter>
309<title>Configuring through Variables</title> 274<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"/> 275 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
315</chapter> 276</chapter>
316 277
317<chapter> 278<chapter>
318<title>Mixing Software Branches</title> 279<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"/> 280 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
326</chapter> 281</chapter>
327 282
328<chapter> 283<chapter>
329<title>Additional Portage Tools</title> 284<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"/> 285 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
335</chapter> 286</chapter>
336 287
337<chapter> 288<chapter>
338<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title> 289<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"/> 290 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
345</chapter> 291</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> 292</part>
357 293
294<part>
295<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
296<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
297
298<chapter>
299<title>Getting Started</title>
300<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
301</chapter>
302
303<chapter>
304<title>Advanced Configuration</title>
305<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
306</chapter>
307
308<chapter>
309<title>Modular Networking</title>
310<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
311</chapter>
312
313<chapter>
314<title>Wireless Networking</title>
315<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
316</chapter>
317
318<chapter>
319<title>Adding Functionality</title>
320<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
321</chapter>
322
323<chapter>
324<title>Network Management</title>
325<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
326</chapter>
327</part>
328
358</book> 329</book>

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