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1 neysx 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2     <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3    
4 neysx 1.136 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml,v 1.135 2006/10/10 20:00:46 neysx Exp $ -->
5 neysx 1.1
6 neysx 1.129 <book link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml">
7 swift 1.121 <title>Gentoo Linux AMD64 Handbook</title>
8 neysx 1.1
9 neysx 1.131 <values>
10     <key id="arch">AMD64</key>
11     <key id="arch-sub">x86_64</key>
12     <key id="/boot">/dev/hda1</key>
13 nightmorph 1.133 <key id="kernel-version">2.6.17-r5</key>
14     <key id="kernel-name">kernel-2.6.17-gentoo-r5</key>
15     <key id="genkernel-name">kernel-genkernel-amd64-2.6.17-gentoo-r5</key>
16     <key id="genkernel-initrd">initramfs-genkernel-amd64-2.6.17-gentoo-r5</key>
17     <key id="min-cd-name">install-amd64-minimal-2006.1.iso</key>
18 neysx 1.136 <key id="min-cd-size">50</key>
19     <key id="live-cd-name">livecd-amd64-installer-2006.1.iso</key>
20     <key id="live-cd-size">696</key>
21 nightmorph 1.133 <key id="release-dir">releases/amd64/2006.1/</key>
22 neysx 1.131 <key id="online-book">handbook-amd64.xml</key>
23     </values>
24    
25 swift 1.105 <author title="Author">
26 swift 1.112 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
27 neysx 1.1 </author>
28     <author title="Author">
29 neysx 1.135 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
30     </author>
31     <author title="Author">
32 swift 1.123 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
33     </author>
34     <author title="Author">
35 swift 1.112 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
36 neysx 1.1 </author>
37     <author title="Author">
38     <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
39     </author>
40     <author title="Author">
41     <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
42     </author>
43     <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
44     <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
45     </author>
46     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
47     <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
48 swift 1.124 </author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
49     <author title="Gentoo Developer">
50     Aron Griffis
51 neysx 1.1 </author>
52 swift 1.124 -->
53 neysx 1.1 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
54 dertobi123 1.47 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
55 neysx 1.1 </author>
56     <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
57     <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
58     </author>
59     <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
60     <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
61     </author>
62     <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
63     <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
64     </author>
65     <author title="Editor">
66     <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
67     </author>
68     <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
69     <author title="Editor">
70     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
71     </author>
72     <author title="Editor">
73     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
74     </author>
75     <author title="Editor">
76     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
77     </author>
78     <author title="Editor">
79     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
80     </author>
81     <author title="Editor">
82     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
83     </author>
84     <author title="Editor">
85     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
86     </author>
87     <author title="Editor">
88     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
89     </author>
90     <author title="Editor">
91     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
92     </author>
93     <author title="Editor">
94     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
95     </author>
96     <author title="Editor">
97     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
98     </author>
99     <author title="Editor">
100     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
101     </author>
102     <author title="Editor">
103     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
104     </author>
105     <author title="Editor">
106     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
107     </author>
108     <author title="Editor">
109     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
110     </author>
111 dertobi123 1.47 <author title="Editor">
112     <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
113     </author>
114 neysx 1.125 <author title="Editor">
115     <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
116     </author>
117 neysx 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
118     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
119     </author>
120     <author title="Reviewer">
121 neysx 1.130 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
122 neysx 1.1 </author>
123     <author title="Reviewer">
124     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
125     </author>
126     <author title="Contributor">
127     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
128     </author>
129    
130     <abstract>
131 jkt 1.127 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
132     This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
133 neysx 1.125 installation on AMD64 systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
134 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
135    
136     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
137 neysx 1.125 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
138 neysx 1.1 <license/>
139    
140 neysx 1.136 <version>7.2</version>
141     <date>2006-10-24</date>
142 neysx 1.1
143     <part>
144     <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
145     <abstract>
146     In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
147     </abstract>
148    
149     <chapter>
150     <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
151     <abstract>
152 swift 1.121 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
153     part.
154 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
155     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
156     </chapter>
157    
158     <chapter>
159     <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
160     <abstract>
161 nightmorph 1.133 You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install
162     Gentoo using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the
163     Installer LiveCD is possible as well.
164 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
165 neysx 1.131 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-medium.xml"/>
166 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
167    
168     <chapter>
169     <title>Configuring your Network</title>
170     <abstract>
171 swift 1.121 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
172 neysx 1.1 networking.
173     </abstract>
174     <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
175     </chapter>
176    
177     <chapter>
178     <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
179     <abstract>
180     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
181     This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
182     </abstract>
183 neysx 1.131 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml"/>
184 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
185    
186     <chapter>
187     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
188     <abstract>
189 swift 1.126 Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
190     describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
191 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
192     <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
193     </chapter>
194    
195     <chapter>
196     <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
197     <abstract>
198 jkt 1.128 After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you
199 neysx 1.1 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
200 nightmorph 1.134 to progress to that state.
201 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
202     <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
203     </chapter>
204    
205     <chapter>
206     <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
207     <abstract>
208     The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
209     explains how to configure your kernel.
210     </abstract>
211 neysx 1.131 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-kernel.xml"/>
212 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
213    
214     <chapter>
215     <title>Configuring your System</title>
216     <abstract>
217     You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
218     you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
219     proceed.
220     </abstract>
221     <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
222     </chapter>
223    
224     <chapter>
225 swift 1.70 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
226     <abstract>
227     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
228     choose and install some important tools.
229     </abstract>
230     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
231     </chapter>
232    
233     <chapter>
234 neysx 1.1 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
235     <abstract>
236 swift 1.4 In this chapter we'll describe the GRUB bootloader
237     and step you through the process of configuring GRUB to your
238 neysx 1.1 needs.
239     </abstract>
240 neysx 1.131 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-bootloader.xml"/>
241 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
242    
243     <chapter>
244     <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
245     <abstract>
246     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
247 swift 1.121 system.
248 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
249     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
250     </chapter>
251    
252     <chapter>
253     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
254     <abstract>
255     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
256     </abstract>
257     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
258     </chapter>
259     </part>
260    
261     <part>
262     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
263     <abstract>
264     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
265 swift 1.111 Portage behaviour etc.
266 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
267    
268     <chapter>
269 swift 1.110 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
270 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
271 swift 1.110 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
272     maintain the software on his system.
273 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
274 swift 1.110 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
275 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
276    
277     <chapter>
278 swift 1.110 <title>USE flags</title>
279 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
280 swift 1.110 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
281     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
282 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
283 swift 1.110 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
284 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
285    
286     <chapter>
287     <title>Portage Features</title>
288     <abstract>
289 swift 1.110 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
290     ccache and more.
291 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
292     <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
293     </chapter>
294    
295     <chapter>
296     <title>Initscripts</title>
297     <abstract>
298     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
299     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
300     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
301     </abstract>
302     <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
303     </chapter>
304    
305     <chapter>
306     <title>Environment Variables</title>
307     <abstract>
308     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
309     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
310     variables.
311     </abstract>
312     <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
313     </chapter>
314     </part>
315    
316 swift 1.110 <part>
317     <title>Working with Portage</title>
318     <abstract>
319     "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
320     Software Management Tool.
321     </abstract>
322    
323     <chapter>
324     <title>Files and Directories</title>
325     <abstract>
326 swift 1.112 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
327 swift 1.110 files and data.
328     </abstract>
329     <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
330     </chapter>
331    
332     <chapter>
333     <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
334     <abstract>
335     Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
336     configuration file or as environment variable.
337     </abstract>
338     <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
339     </chapter>
340    
341     <chapter>
342     <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
343     <abstract>
344     Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
345     and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
346     branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
347     individually.
348     </abstract>
349     <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
350     </chapter>
351    
352     <chapter>
353     <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
354     <abstract>
355     Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
356     better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
357     </abstract>
358     <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
359     </chapter>
360    
361     <chapter>
362     <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
363     <abstract>
364     "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
365     your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
366     packages and more.
367     </abstract>
368     <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
369     </chapter>
370     </part>
371    
372 swift 1.123 <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>
379     A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
380     environments.
381     </abstract>
382     <include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
383     </chapter>
384    
385     <chapter>
386     <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
387     <abstract>
388     Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
389     before 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>
397     Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
398     different 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>
406     Wireless 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>
414     If 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>
422     For 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    
428 neysx 1.1 </book>

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