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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="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</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>
86 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail> 95 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
87</author> 96</author>
88<author title="Editor"> 97<author title="Editor">
89 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail> 98 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
90</author> 99</author>
100<author title="Editor">
101 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
102</author>
91<author title="Reviewer"> 103<author title="Reviewer">
92 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail> 104 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</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/1.0 --> 126<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
114<license/> 127<license/>
115 128
116<version>2.57</version> 129<version>7.0</version>
117<date>August 01, 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> 140<abstract>
128Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what 141This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
129Gentoo is all about. 142part.
130</abstract> 143</abstract>
131 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/> 144 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
132</chapter> 145</chapter>
133 146
134<chapter> 147<chapter>
135<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 148<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
136<abstract> 149<abstract>
137You 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
138Gentoo using a Gentoo LiveCD. 151using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
152Installation CD is possible as well.
139</abstract> 153</abstract>
140 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/> 154 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
141</chapter> 155</chapter>
142 156
143<chapter> 157<chapter>
144<title>Configuring your Network</title> 158<title>Configuring your Network</title>
145<abstract> 159<abstract>
146If 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
147networking. 161networking.
148</abstract> 162</abstract>
149 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 163 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
150</chapter> 164</chapter>
151 165
159</chapter> 173</chapter>
160 174
161<chapter> 175<chapter>
162<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 176<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
163<abstract> 177<abstract>
164Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we 178Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
165describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage. 179describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
166</abstract> 180</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> 186<abstract>
173Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you 187After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you
174have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how 188have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
175to progress to that stadium. 189to progress to that state.
176</abstract> 190</abstract>
177 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/> 191 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
178</chapter> 192</chapter>
179 193
180<chapter> 194<chapter>
192You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter 206You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
193you 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
194proceed. 208proceed.
195</abstract> 209</abstract>
196 <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"/>
197</chapter> 220</chapter>
198 221
199<chapter> 222<chapter>
200<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 223<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
201<abstract> 224<abstract>
206</abstract> 229</abstract>
207 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/> 230 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
208</chapter> 231</chapter>
209 232
210<chapter> 233<chapter>
211<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
212<abstract>
213As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
214choose and install some important tools.
215</abstract>
216 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
217</chapter>
218
219<chapter>
220<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 234<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
221<abstract> 235<abstract>
222You'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
223system and leave the installation to reboot into a brand new Gentoo
224system. 237system.
225</abstract> 238</abstract>
226 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 239 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
227</chapter> 240</chapter>
228 241
237 250
238<part> 251<part>
239<title>Working with Gentoo</title> 252<title>Working with Gentoo</title>
240<abstract> 253<abstract>
241Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing 254Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
242portage behaviour etc. 255Portage behaviour etc.
256</abstract>
257
258<chapter>
259<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
243</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>
244 266
245<chapter> 267<chapter>
246<title>USE flags</title> 268<title>USE flags</title>
247<abstract> 269<abstract>
248USE-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
250</abstract> 272</abstract>
251 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 273 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
252</chapter> 274</chapter>
253 275
254<chapter> 276<chapter>
255<title>Portage and Software</title>
256<abstract>
257The main reason for portage is to maintain the software on your system. In this
258chapter you learn how to get information from a package, update your package
259database, install/remove/update software and more...
260</abstract>
261 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
262</chapter>
263
264<chapter>
265<title>Portage Features</title> 277<title>Portage Features</title>
266<abstract> 278<abstract>
267Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related 279Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
268aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features. 280ccache and more.
269</abstract> 281</abstract>
270 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 282 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
271</chapter>
272
273<chapter>
274<title>Controlling Portage Behaviour</title>
275<abstract>
276You can tweak Portage to your own needs/environment. Learn how to protect files,
277select mirrors, change directory locations and more.
278</abstract>
279 <include href="hb-working-behaviour.xml"/>
280</chapter> 283</chapter>
281 284
282<chapter> 285<chapter>
283<title>Initscripts</title> 286<title>Initscripts</title>
284<abstract> 287<abstract>
298</abstract> 301</abstract>
299 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 302 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
300</chapter> 303</chapter>
301</part> 304</part>
302 305
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</part>
361
362<part>
363<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
364<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
365
366<chapter>
367<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"/>
373</chapter>
374
375<chapter>
376<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"/>
382</chapter>
383
384<chapter>
385<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"/>
391</chapter>
392
393<chapter>
394<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"/>
399</chapter>
400
401<chapter>
402<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"/>
407</chapter>
408
409<chapter>
410<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"/>
415</chapter>
416</part>
417
303</book> 418</book>

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