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5 5
6<book link="handbook-alpha.xml"> 6<book>
7<title>Gentoo Linux/Alpha Handbook</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux Alpha Handbook</title>
8 8
9<values>
10 <key id="arch">Alpha</key>
11 <key id="/boot">/dev/sda1</key>
12 <key id="kernel-version">2.6.33-r2</key>
13 <key id="kernel-name">kernel-2.6.33-gentoo-r2</key>
14 <key id="min-cd-name">install-alpha-minimal-&lt;release&gt;.iso</key>
15 <key id="min-cd-size">60</key>
16 <key id="online-book">handbook-alpha.xml</key>
17 <key id="release-dir">releases/alpha/autobuilds/</key>
18 <key id="stage3">stage3-alpha-&lt;release&gt;.tar.bz2</key>
19 <key id="profile">default/linux/alpha/10.0</key>
20 <key id="CFLAGS">-mieee -pipe -O2 -mcpu=ev6</key>
21</values>
22
23<author title="Author">
24 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
25</author>
26<author title="Author">
27 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
28</author>
29<author title="Author">
30 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
31</author>
9<author title="Author"> 32<author title="Author">
10 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail> 33 <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> 34</author>
15<author title="Author"> 35<author title="Author">
16 <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail> 36 <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
17</author> 37</author>
18<author title="Author"> 38<author title="Author">
21<author title="Gentoo x86 Developer"> 41<author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
22 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail> 42 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
23</author> 43</author>
24<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 44<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
25 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail> 45 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
26</author> 46</author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
27<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 47<author title="Gentoo Developer">
28 <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail> 48 Aron Griffis
29</author> 49</author>
50-->
30<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer"> 51<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
31 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail> 52 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
32</author> 53</author>
33<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer"> 54<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
34 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail> 55 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
86 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail> 107 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
87</author> 108</author>
88<author title="Editor"> 109<author title="Editor">
89 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail> 110 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
90</author> 111</author>
91<author title="Reviewer"> 112<author title="Editor">
92 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail> 113 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
114</author>
115<author title="Editor">
116 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
93</author> 117</author>
94<author title="Reviewer"> 118<author title="Reviewer">
95 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail> 119 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
96</author> 120</author>
97<author title="Reviewer"> 121<author title="Reviewer">
98 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail> 122 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
99</author> 123</author>
100<author title="Reviewer"> 124<author title="Reviewer">
101 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail> 125 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
102</author> 126</author>
103<author title="Contributor"> 127<author title="Contributor">
104 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail> 128 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
105</author> 129</author>
106 130
107<abstract> 131<abstract>
108This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux 132This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
109information. 133This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
134installation on Alpha systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
110</abstract> 135</abstract>
111 136
112<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 137<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
113<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 --> 138<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
114<license/> 139<license/>
115 140
116<version>2.94</version> 141<version>10.1</version>
117<date>October 09, 2004</date> 142<date>2010-07-19</date>
118 143
119<part> 144<part>
120<title>Installing Gentoo</title> 145<title>Installing Gentoo</title>
121<abstract> 146<abstract>
122In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 147In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
123</abstract> 148</abstract>
124 149
125<chapter> 150<chapter>
126<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title> 151<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"/> 152 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
132</chapter> 153</chapter>
133 154
134<chapter> 155<chapter>
135<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 156<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
136<abstract> 157<abstract>
137You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install 158You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
138Gentoo using a Gentoo LiveCD. 159using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
160Installation CD is possible as well.
139</abstract> 161</abstract>
140 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/> 162 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
141</chapter> 163</chapter>
142 164
143<chapter> 165<chapter>
144<title>Configuring your Network</title> 166<title>Configuring your Network</title>
145<abstract>
146If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to setup
147networking.
148</abstract>
149 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 167 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
150</chapter> 168</chapter>
151 169
152<chapter> 170<chapter>
153<title>Preparing the Disks</title> 171<title>Preparing the Disks</title>
158 <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/> 176 <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/>
159</chapter> 177</chapter>
160 178
161<chapter> 179<chapter>
162<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 180<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"/> 181 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
168</chapter> 182</chapter>
169 183
170<chapter> 184<chapter>
171<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title> 185<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"/> 186 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
178</chapter> 187</chapter>
179 188
180<chapter> 189<chapter>
181<title>Configuring the Kernel</title> 190<title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
186 <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/> 195 <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/>
187</chapter> 196</chapter>
188 197
189<chapter> 198<chapter>
190<title>Configuring your System</title> 199<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"/> 200 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
197</chapter> 201</chapter>
198 202
199<chapter> 203<chapter>
200<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title> 204<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"/> 205 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
206</chapter> 206</chapter>
207 207
208<chapter> 208<chapter>
209<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 209<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
216 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/> 216 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
217</chapter> 217</chapter>
218 218
219<chapter> 219<chapter>
220<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 220<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"/> 221 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
226</chapter> 222</chapter>
227 223
228<chapter> 224<chapter>
229<title>Where to go from here?</title> 225<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"/> 226 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
234</chapter> 227</chapter>
235</part> 228</part>
236 229
237<part> 230<part>
238<title>Working with Gentoo</title> 231<title>Working with Gentoo</title>
239<abstract> 232<abstract>
240Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing 233Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
241portage behaviour etc. 234Portage behaviour etc.
242</abstract> 235</abstract>
236
237<chapter>
238<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
239 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
240</chapter>
243 241
244<chapter> 242<chapter>
245<title>USE flags</title> 243<title>USE flags</title>
246<abstract>
247USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
248work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
249</abstract>
250 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 244 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
251</chapter> 245</chapter>
252 246
253<chapter> 247<chapter>
254<title>Portage and Software</title>
255<abstract>
256The main purpose of portage is to maintain the software on your system. In this
257chapter you learn how to get information from a package, update your package
258database, install/remove/update software and more...
259</abstract>
260 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
261</chapter>
262
263<chapter>
264<title>Portage Features</title> 248<title>Portage Features</title>
265<abstract>
266Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related
267aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features.
268</abstract>
269 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 249 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
270</chapter> 250</chapter>
271 251
272<chapter> 252<chapter>
273<title>Controlling Portage Behaviour</title>
274<abstract>
275You can tweak Portage to your own needs/environment. Learn how to protect files,
276select mirrors, change directory locations and more.
277</abstract>
278 <include href="hb-working-behaviour.xml"/>
279</chapter>
280
281<chapter>
282<title>Initscripts</title> 253<title>Initscripts</title>
283<abstract>
284Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
285dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
286these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
287</abstract>
288 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/> 254 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
289</chapter> 255</chapter>
290 256
291<chapter> 257<chapter>
292<title>Environment Variables</title> 258<title>Environment Variables</title>
293<abstract>
294With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
295This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
296variables.
297</abstract>
298 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 259 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
299</chapter> 260</chapter>
300</part> 261</part>
301 262
263<part>
264<title>Working with Portage</title>
265<abstract>
266"Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
267Software Management Tool.
268</abstract>
269
270<chapter>
271<title>Files and Directories</title>
272 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
273</chapter>
274
275<chapter>
276<title>Configuring through Variables</title>
277 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
278</chapter>
279
280<chapter>
281<title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
282 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
283</chapter>
284
285<chapter>
286<title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
287 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
288</chapter>
289
290<chapter>
291<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
292 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
293</chapter>
294</part>
295
296<part>
297<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
298<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
299
300<chapter>
301<title>Getting Started</title>
302<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
303</chapter>
304
305<chapter>
306<title>Advanced Configuration</title>
307<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
308</chapter>
309
310<chapter>
311<title>Modular Networking</title>
312<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
313</chapter>
314
315<chapter>
316<title>Wireless Networking</title>
317<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
318</chapter>
319
320<chapter>
321<title>Adding Functionality</title>
322<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
323</chapter>
324
325<chapter>
326<title>Network Management</title>
327<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
328</chapter>
329</part>
330
302</book> 331</book>

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