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1 neysx 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2     <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3    
4 swift 1.123 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml,v 1.122 2005/03/28 15:20:51 swift Exp $ -->
5 neysx 1.1
6     <book link="handbook-amd64.xml">
7 swift 1.121 <title>Gentoo Linux AMD64 Handbook</title>
8 neysx 1.1
9 swift 1.105 <author title="Author">
10 swift 1.112 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
11 neysx 1.1 </author>
12     <author title="Author">
13 swift 1.123 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
14     </author>
15     <author title="Author">
16 swift 1.112 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
17 neysx 1.1 </author>
18     <author title="Author">
19     <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
20     </author>
21     <author title="Author">
22     <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
23     </author>
24     <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
25     <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
26     </author>
27     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
28     <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
29     </author>
30     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
31     <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail>
32     </author>
33     <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
34 dertobi123 1.47 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
35 neysx 1.1 </author>
36     <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
37     <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
38     </author>
39     <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
40     <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
41     </author>
42     <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
43     <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
44     </author>
45     <author title="Editor">
46     <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
47     </author>
48     <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
49     <author title="Editor">
50     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
51     </author>
52     <author title="Editor">
53     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
54     </author>
55     <author title="Editor">
56     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
57     </author>
58     <author title="Editor">
59     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
60     </author>
61     <author title="Editor">
62     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
63     </author>
64     <author title="Editor">
65     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
66     </author>
67     <author title="Editor">
68     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
69     </author>
70     <author title="Editor">
71     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
72     </author>
73     <author title="Editor">
74     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
75     </author>
76     <author title="Editor">
77     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
78     </author>
79     <author title="Editor">
80     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
81     </author>
82     <author title="Editor">
83     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
84     </author>
85     <author title="Editor">
86     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
87     </author>
88     <author title="Editor">
89     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
90     </author>
91 dertobi123 1.47 <author title="Editor">
92     <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
93     </author>
94 neysx 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
95     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
96     </author>
97     <author title="Reviewer">
98     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
99     </author>
100     <author title="Reviewer">
101     <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
102     </author>
103     <author title="Reviewer">
104     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
105     </author>
106     <author title="Contributor">
107     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
108     </author>
109    
110     <abstract>
111     This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
112     information.
113     </abstract>
114    
115     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
116 swift 1.110 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
117 neysx 1.1 <license/>
118    
119 swift 1.123 <version>4.0</version>
120     <date>2005-06-09</date>
121 neysx 1.1
122     <part>
123     <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
124     <abstract>
125     In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
126     </abstract>
127    
128     <chapter>
129     <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
130     <abstract>
131 swift 1.121 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
132     part.
133 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
134     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
135     </chapter>
136    
137     <chapter>
138     <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
139     <abstract>
140 swift 1.4 You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
141 swift 1.122 using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
142     Installation CD is possible as well.
143 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
144     <include href="hb-install-amd64-medium.xml"/>
145     </chapter>
146    
147     <chapter>
148     <title>Configuring your Network</title>
149     <abstract>
150 swift 1.121 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
151 neysx 1.1 networking.
152     </abstract>
153     <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
154     </chapter>
155    
156     <chapter>
157     <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
158     <abstract>
159     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
160     This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
161     </abstract>
162     <include href="hb-install-amd64-disk.xml"/>
163     </chapter>
164    
165     <chapter>
166     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
167     <abstract>
168 neysx 1.43 Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
169 neysx 1.1 describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
170     </abstract>
171     <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
172     </chapter>
173    
174     <chapter>
175     <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
176     <abstract>
177     Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
178     have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
179     to progress to that stadium.
180     </abstract>
181     <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
182     </chapter>
183    
184     <chapter>
185     <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
186     <abstract>
187     The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
188     explains how to configure your kernel.
189     </abstract>
190     <include href="hb-install-amd64-kernel.xml"/>
191     </chapter>
192    
193     <chapter>
194     <title>Configuring your System</title>
195     <abstract>
196     You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
197     you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
198     proceed.
199     </abstract>
200     <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
201     </chapter>
202    
203     <chapter>
204 swift 1.70 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
205     <abstract>
206     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
207     choose and install some important tools.
208     </abstract>
209     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
210     </chapter>
211    
212     <chapter>
213 neysx 1.1 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
214     <abstract>
215 swift 1.4 In this chapter we'll describe the GRUB bootloader
216     and step you through the process of configuring GRUB to your
217 neysx 1.1 needs.
218     </abstract>
219     <include href="hb-install-amd64-bootloader.xml"/>
220     </chapter>
221    
222     <chapter>
223     <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
224     <abstract>
225     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
226 swift 1.121 system.
227 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
228     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
229     </chapter>
230    
231     <chapter>
232     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
233     <abstract>
234     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
235     </abstract>
236     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
237     </chapter>
238     </part>
239    
240     <part>
241     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
242     <abstract>
243     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
244 swift 1.111 Portage behaviour etc.
245 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
246    
247     <chapter>
248 swift 1.110 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
249 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
250 swift 1.110 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
251     maintain the software on his system.
252 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
253 swift 1.110 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
254 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
255    
256     <chapter>
257 swift 1.110 <title>USE flags</title>
258 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
259 swift 1.110 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
260     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
261 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
262 swift 1.110 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
263 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
264    
265     <chapter>
266     <title>Portage Features</title>
267     <abstract>
268 swift 1.110 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
269     ccache and more.
270 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
271     <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
272     </chapter>
273    
274     <chapter>
275     <title>Initscripts</title>
276     <abstract>
277     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
278     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
279     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
280     </abstract>
281     <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
282     </chapter>
283    
284     <chapter>
285     <title>Environment Variables</title>
286     <abstract>
287     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
288     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
289     variables.
290     </abstract>
291     <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
292     </chapter>
293     </part>
294    
295 swift 1.110 <part>
296     <title>Working with Portage</title>
297     <abstract>
298     "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
299     Software Management Tool.
300     </abstract>
301    
302     <chapter>
303     <title>Files and Directories</title>
304     <abstract>
305 swift 1.112 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
306 swift 1.110 files and data.
307     </abstract>
308     <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
309     </chapter>
310    
311     <chapter>
312     <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
313     <abstract>
314     Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
315     configuration file or as environment variable.
316     </abstract>
317     <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
318     </chapter>
319    
320     <chapter>
321     <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
322     <abstract>
323     Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
324     and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
325     branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
326     individually.
327     </abstract>
328     <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
329     </chapter>
330    
331     <chapter>
332     <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
333     <abstract>
334     Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
335     better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
336     </abstract>
337     <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
338     </chapter>
339    
340     <chapter>
341     <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
342     <abstract>
343     "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
344     your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
345     packages and more.
346     </abstract>
347     <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
348     </chapter>
349    
350     <chapter>
351     <title>The Ebuild Application</title>
352     <abstract>
353     In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
354     installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
355     application.
356     </abstract>
357     <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
358     </chapter>
359     </part>
360    
361 swift 1.123 <part>
362     <title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
363     <abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
364    
365     <chapter>
366     <title>Getting Started</title>
367     <abstract>
368     A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
369     environments.
370     </abstract>
371     <include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
372     </chapter>
373    
374     <chapter>
375     <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
376     <abstract>
377     Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
378     before we learn about modular networking.
379     </abstract>
380     <include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
381     </chapter>
382    
383     <chapter>
384     <title>Modular Networking</title>
385     <abstract>
386     Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
387     different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
388     </abstract>
389     <include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
390     </chapter>
391    
392     <chapter>
393     <title>Wireless Networking</title>
394     <abstract>
395     Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
396     </abstract>
397     <include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
398     </chapter>
399    
400     <chapter>
401     <title>Adding Functionality</title>
402     <abstract>
403     If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
404     </abstract>
405     <include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
406     </chapter>
407    
408     <chapter>
409     <title>Network Management</title>
410     <abstract>
411     For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
412     </abstract>
413     <include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
414     </chapter>
415     </part>
416    
417 neysx 1.1 </book>

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