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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 8
9<author title="Chief Architect"> 9<values>
10 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail> 10 <key id="arch">Alpha</key>
11</author> 11 <key id="/boot">/dev/sda1</key>
12</values>
13
12<author title="Author"> 14<author title="Author">
13 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 15 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
14</author> 16</author>
15<author title="Author"> 17<author title="Author">
18 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
19</author>
20<author title="Author">
21 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
22</author>
23<author title="Author">
16 <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail> 24 <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
17</author> 25</author>
18<author title="Author"> 26<author title="Author">
19 <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail> 27 <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
20</author> 28</author>
21<author title="Gentoo x86 Developer"> 29<author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
22 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail> 30 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
23</author> 31</author>
24<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 32<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
25 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail> 33 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
26</author> 34</author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
27<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 35<author title="Gentoo Developer">
28 <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail> 36 Aron Griffis
29</author> 37</author>
38-->
30<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer"> 39<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
31 <mail link="brad_mssw@gentoo.org">Brad House</mail> 40 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
32</author> 41</author>
33<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer"> 42<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
34 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail> 43 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
35</author> 44</author>
36<author title="Gentoo PPC developer"> 45<author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
83 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail> 92 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
84</author> 93</author>
85<author title="Editor"> 94<author title="Editor">
86 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail> 95 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
87</author> 96</author>
97<author title="Editor">
98 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
99</author>
100<author title="Editor">
101 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
102</author>
88<author title="Reviewer"> 103<author title="Reviewer">
89 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail> 104 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
90</author> 105</author>
91<author title="Reviewer"> 106<author title="Reviewer">
92 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail> 107 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
93</author> 108</author>
94<author title="Reviewer"> 109<author title="Reviewer">
95 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail> 110 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
96</author> 111</author>
97<author title="Reviewer"> 112<author title="Reviewer">
98 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail> 113 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
99</author> 114</author>
100<author title="Contributor"> 115<author title="Contributor">
101 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail> 116 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
102</author> 117</author>
103 118
104<abstract> 119<abstract>
105This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux 120This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
106information. 121This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
122installation on Alpha systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
107</abstract> 123</abstract>
108 124
109<!-- 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 -->
110<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 --> 126<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
111<license/> 127<license/>
112 128
113<version>2.22</version> 129<version>4.3</version>
114<date>May 09, 2004</date> 130<date>2005-12-19</date>
115 131
116<part> 132<part>
117<title>Installing Gentoo</title> 133<title>Installing Gentoo</title>
118<abstract> 134<abstract>
119In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 135In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
120</abstract> 136</abstract>
121 137
122<chapter> 138<chapter>
123<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title> 139<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
124<abstract> 140<abstract>
125Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what 141This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
126Gentoo is all about. 142part.
127</abstract> 143</abstract>
128 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/> 144 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
129</chapter> 145</chapter>
130 146
131<chapter> 147<chapter>
132<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 148<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
133<abstract> 149<abstract>
134You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install 150You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
135Gentoo using a Gentoo LiveCD. 151using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
152Installation CD is possible as well.
136</abstract> 153</abstract>
137 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/> 154 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
138</chapter> 155</chapter>
139 156
140<chapter> 157<chapter>
141<title>Configuring your Network</title> 158<title>Configuring your Network</title>
142<abstract> 159<abstract>
143If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to setup 160To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
144networking. 161networking.
145</abstract> 162</abstract>
146 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 163 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
147</chapter> 164</chapter>
148 165
156</chapter> 173</chapter>
157 174
158<chapter> 175<chapter>
159<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 176<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
160<abstract> 177<abstract>
161Gentoo installs work through socalled stage-files. In this chapter we 178Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
162describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage. 179describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
163</abstract> 180</abstract>
164 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/> 181 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
165</chapter> 182</chapter>
166 183
167<chapter> 184<chapter>
168<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title> 185<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
169<abstract> 186<abstract>
170Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you 187After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you
171have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how 188have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
172to progress to that stadium. 189to progress to that stadium.
173</abstract> 190</abstract>
174 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/> 191 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
175</chapter> 192</chapter>
189You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter 206You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
190you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to 207you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
191proceed. 208proceed.
192</abstract> 209</abstract>
193 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/> 210 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
211</chapter>
212
213<chapter>
214<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"/>
194</chapter> 220</chapter>
195 221
196<chapter> 222<chapter>
197<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 223<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
198<abstract> 224<abstract>
203</abstract> 229</abstract>
204 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/> 230 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
205</chapter> 231</chapter>
206 232
207<chapter> 233<chapter>
208<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
209<abstract>
210As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
211choose and install some important tools.
212</abstract>
213 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
214</chapter>
215
216<chapter>
217<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 234<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
218<abstract> 235<abstract>
219You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your 236You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
220system and leave the installation to reboot into a brand new Gentoo
221system. 237system.
222</abstract> 238</abstract>
223 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 239 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
224</chapter> 240</chapter>
225 241
234 250
235<part> 251<part>
236<title>Working with Gentoo</title> 252<title>Working with Gentoo</title>
237<abstract> 253<abstract>
238Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing 254Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
239portage behaviour etc. 255Portage behaviour etc.
256</abstract>
257
258<chapter>
259<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
240</abstract> 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"/>
265</chapter>
241 266
242<chapter> 267<chapter>
243<title>USE flags</title> 268<title>USE flags</title>
244<abstract> 269<abstract>
245USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to 270USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
247</abstract> 272</abstract>
248 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 273 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
249</chapter> 274</chapter>
250 275
251<chapter> 276<chapter>
252<title>Portage and Software</title>
253<abstract>
254The main reason for portage is to maintain the software on your system. In this
255chapter you learn how to get information from a package, update your package
256database, install/remove/update software and more...
257</abstract>
258 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
259</chapter>
260
261<chapter>
262<title>Portage Features</title> 277<title>Portage Features</title>
263<abstract> 278<abstract>
264Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related 279Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
265aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features. 280ccache and more.
266</abstract> 281</abstract>
267 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 282 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
268</chapter>
269
270<chapter>
271<title>Controlling Portage Behaviour</title>
272<abstract>
273You can tweak Portage to your own needs/environment. Learn how to protect files,
274select mirrors, change directory locations and more.
275</abstract>
276 <include href="hb-working-behaviour.xml"/>
277</chapter> 283</chapter>
278 284
279<chapter> 285<chapter>
280<title>Initscripts</title> 286<title>Initscripts</title>
281<abstract> 287<abstract>
295</abstract> 301</abstract>
296 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 302 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
297</chapter> 303</chapter>
298</part> 304</part>
299 305
306<part>
307<title>Working with Portage</title>
308<abstract>
309"Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
310Software Management Tool.
311</abstract>
312
313<chapter>
314<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"/>
320</chapter>
321
322<chapter>
323<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"/>
329</chapter>
330
331<chapter>
332<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"/>
340</chapter>
341
342<chapter>
343<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"/>
349</chapter>
350
351<chapter>
352<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"/>
359</chapter>
360
361<chapter>
362<title>The Ebuild Application</title>
363<abstract>
364In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
365installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
366application.
367</abstract>
368 <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
369</chapter>
370</part>
371
372<part>
373<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
374<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
375
376<chapter>
377<title>Getting Started</title>
378<abstract>
379A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
380environments.
381</abstract>
382<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
383</chapter>
384
385<chapter>
386<title>Advanced Configuration</title>
387<abstract>
388Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
389before we learn about modular networking.
390</abstract>
391<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
392</chapter>
393
394<chapter>
395<title>Modular Networking</title>
396<abstract>
397Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
398different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
399</abstract>
400<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
401</chapter>
402
403<chapter>
404<title>Wireless Networking</title>
405<abstract>
406Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
407</abstract>
408<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
409</chapter>
410
411<chapter>
412<title>Adding Functionality</title>
413<abstract>
414If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
415</abstract>
416<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
417</chapter>
418
419<chapter>
420<title>Network Management</title>
421<abstract>
422For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
423</abstract>
424<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
425</chapter>
426</part>
427
300</book> 428</book>

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