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2<!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3 3
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5 5
6<book link="/doc/en/handbook/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 8
9<values> 9<values>
135In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 135In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
136</abstract> 136</abstract>
137 137
138<chapter> 138<chapter>
139<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title> 139<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
140<abstract>
141This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
142part.
143</abstract>
144 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/> 140 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
145</chapter> 141</chapter>
146 142
147<chapter> 143<chapter>
148<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 144<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
154 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/> 150 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
155</chapter> 151</chapter>
156 152
157<chapter> 153<chapter>
158<title>Configuring your Network</title> 154<title>Configuring your Network</title>
159<abstract>
160To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
161networking.
162</abstract>
163 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 155 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
164</chapter> 156</chapter>
165 157
166<chapter> 158<chapter>
167<title>Preparing the Disks</title> 159<title>Preparing the Disks</title>
172 <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/> 164 <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/>
173</chapter> 165</chapter>
174 166
175<chapter> 167<chapter>
176<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 168<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
177<abstract>
178Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
179describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
180</abstract>
181 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/> 169 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
182</chapter> 170</chapter>
183 171
184<chapter> 172<chapter>
185<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title> 173<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
186<abstract>
187After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you
188have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
189to progress to that state.
190</abstract>
191 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/> 174 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
192</chapter> 175</chapter>
193 176
194<chapter> 177<chapter>
195<title>Configuring the Kernel</title> 178<title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
200 <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/> 183 <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/>
201</chapter> 184</chapter>
202 185
203<chapter> 186<chapter>
204<title>Configuring your System</title> 187<title>Configuring your System</title>
205<abstract>
206You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
207you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
208proceed.
209</abstract>
210 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/> 188 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
211</chapter> 189</chapter>
212 190
213<chapter> 191<chapter>
214<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title> 192<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
215<abstract>
216As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
217choose and install some important tools.
218</abstract>
219 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/> 193 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
220</chapter> 194</chapter>
221 195
222<chapter> 196<chapter>
223<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 197<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
230 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/> 204 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
231</chapter> 205</chapter>
232 206
233<chapter> 207<chapter>
234<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 208<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
235<abstract>
236You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
237system.
238</abstract>
239 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 209 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
240</chapter> 210</chapter>
241 211
242<chapter> 212<chapter>
243<title>Where to go from here?</title> 213<title>Where to go from here?</title>
244<abstract>
245Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
246</abstract>
247 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/> 214 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
248</chapter> 215</chapter>
249</part> 216</part>
250 217
251<part> 218<part>
255Portage behaviour etc. 222Portage behaviour etc.
256</abstract> 223</abstract>
257 224
258<chapter> 225<chapter>
259<title>A Portage Introduction</title> 226<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
260<abstract>
261This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
262maintain the software on his system.
263</abstract>
264 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/> 227 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
265</chapter> 228</chapter>
266 229
267<chapter> 230<chapter>
268<title>USE flags</title> 231<title>USE flags</title>
269<abstract>
270USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
271work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
272</abstract>
273 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 232 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
274</chapter> 233</chapter>
275 234
276<chapter> 235<chapter>
277<title>Portage Features</title> 236<title>Portage Features</title>
278<abstract>
279Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
280ccache and more.
281</abstract>
282 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 237 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
283</chapter> 238</chapter>
284 239
285<chapter> 240<chapter>
286<title>Initscripts</title> 241<title>Initscripts</title>
287<abstract>
288Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
289dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
290these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
291</abstract>
292 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/> 242 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
293</chapter> 243</chapter>
294 244
295<chapter> 245<chapter>
296<title>Environment Variables</title> 246<title>Environment Variables</title>
297<abstract>
298With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
299This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
300variables.
301</abstract>
302 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 247 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
303</chapter> 248</chapter>
304</part> 249</part>
305 250
306<part> 251<part>
310Software Management Tool. 255Software Management Tool.
311</abstract> 256</abstract>
312 257
313<chapter> 258<chapter>
314<title>Files and Directories</title> 259<title>Files and Directories</title>
315<abstract>
316Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
317files and data.
318</abstract>
319 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/> 260 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
320</chapter> 261</chapter>
321 262
322<chapter> 263<chapter>
323<title>Configuring through Variables</title> 264<title>Configuring through Variables</title>
324<abstract>
325Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
326configuration file or as environment variable.
327</abstract>
328 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/> 265 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
329</chapter> 266</chapter>
330 267
331<chapter> 268<chapter>
332<title>Mixing Software Branches</title> 269<title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
333<abstract>
334Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
335and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
336branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
337individually.
338</abstract>
339 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/> 270 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
340</chapter> 271</chapter>
341 272
342<chapter> 273<chapter>
343<title>Additional Portage Tools</title> 274<title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
344<abstract>
345Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
346better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
347</abstract>
348 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/> 275 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
349</chapter> 276</chapter>
350 277
351<chapter> 278<chapter>
352<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title> 279<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
355your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
356packages and more.
357</abstract>
358 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/> 280 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
359</chapter> 281</chapter>
360</part> 282</part>
361 283
362<part> 284<part>
363<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title> 285<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
364<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract> 286<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
365 287
366<chapter> 288<chapter>
367<title>Getting Started</title> 289<title>Getting Started</title>
368<abstract>
369A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
370environments.
371</abstract>
372<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/> 290<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
373</chapter> 291</chapter>
374 292
375<chapter> 293<chapter>
376<title>Advanced Configuration</title> 294<title>Advanced Configuration</title>
377<abstract>
378Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
379before we learn about modular networking.
380</abstract>
381<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/> 295<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
382</chapter> 296</chapter>
383 297
384<chapter> 298<chapter>
385<title>Modular Networking</title> 299<title>Modular Networking</title>
386<abstract>
387Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
388different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
389</abstract>
390<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/> 300<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
391</chapter> 301</chapter>
392 302
393<chapter> 303<chapter>
394<title>Wireless Networking</title> 304<title>Wireless Networking</title>
395<abstract>
396Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
397</abstract>
398<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/> 305<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
399</chapter> 306</chapter>
400 307
401<chapter> 308<chapter>
402<title>Adding Functionality</title> 309<title>Adding Functionality</title>
403<abstract>
404If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
405</abstract>
406<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/> 310<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
407</chapter> 311</chapter>
408 312
409<chapter> 313<chapter>
410<title>Network Management</title> 314<title>Network Management</title>
411<abstract>
412For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
413</abstract>
414<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/> 315<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
415</chapter> 316</chapter>
416</part> 317</part>
417 318
418</book> 319</book>

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