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6 <book link="handbook-amd64.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux AMD64 Handbook</title>
8
9 <author title="Author">
10 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
11 </author>
12 <author title="Author">
13 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
14 </author>
15 <author title="Author">
16 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
17 </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><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
30 <author title="Gentoo Developer">
31 Aron Griffis
32 </author>
33 -->
34 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
35 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
36 </author>
37 <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
38 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
39 </author>
40 <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
41 <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
42 </author>
43 <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
44 <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
45 </author>
46 <author title="Editor">
47 <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
48 </author>
49 <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
50 <author title="Editor">
51 <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
52 </author>
53 <author title="Editor">
54 <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
55 </author>
56 <author title="Editor">
57 <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
58 </author>
59 <author title="Editor">
60 <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
61 </author>
62 <author title="Editor">
63 <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
64 </author>
65 <author title="Editor">
66 <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
67 </author>
68 <author title="Editor">
69 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
70 </author>
71 <author title="Editor">
72 <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
73 </author>
74 <author title="Editor">
75 <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
76 </author>
77 <author title="Editor">
78 <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
79 </author>
80 <author title="Editor">
81 <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
82 </author>
83 <author title="Editor">
84 <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
85 </author>
86 <author title="Editor">
87 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
88 </author>
89 <author title="Editor">
90 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
91 </author>
92 <author title="Editor">
93 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
94 </author>
95 <author title="Editor">
96 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
97 </author>
98 <author title="Reviewer">
99 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
100 </author>
101 <author title="Reviewer">
102 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
103 </author>
104 <author title="Reviewer">
105 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
106 </author>
107 <author title="Reviewer">
108 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
109 </author>
110 <author title="Contributor">
111 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
112 </author>
113
114 <abstract>
115 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
116 This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
117 installation on AMD64 systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
118 </abstract>
119
120 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
121 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
122 <license/>
123
124 <version>4.3</version>
125 <date>2005-12-19</date>
126
127 <part>
128 <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
129 <abstract>
130 In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
131 </abstract>
132
133 <chapter>
134 <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
135 <abstract>
136 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
137 part.
138 </abstract>
139 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
140 </chapter>
141
142 <chapter>
143 <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
144 <abstract>
145 You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
146 using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
147 Installation CD is possible as well.
148 </abstract>
149 <include href="hb-install-amd64-medium.xml"/>
150 </chapter>
151
152 <chapter>
153 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
154 <abstract>
155 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
156 networking.
157 </abstract>
158 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
159 </chapter>
160
161 <chapter>
162 <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
163 <abstract>
164 To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
165 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
166 </abstract>
167 <include href="hb-install-amd64-disk.xml"/>
168 </chapter>
169
170 <chapter>
171 <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
172 <abstract>
173 Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
174 describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
175 </abstract>
176 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
177 </chapter>
178
179 <chapter>
180 <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
181 <abstract>
182 After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you
183 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
184 to progress to that stadium.
185 </abstract>
186 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
187 </chapter>
188
189 <chapter>
190 <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
191 <abstract>
192 The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
193 explains how to configure your kernel.
194 </abstract>
195 <include href="hb-install-amd64-kernel.xml"/>
196 </chapter>
197
198 <chapter>
199 <title>Configuring your System</title>
200 <abstract>
201 You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
202 you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
203 proceed.
204 </abstract>
205 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
206 </chapter>
207
208 <chapter>
209 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
210 <abstract>
211 As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
212 choose and install some important tools.
213 </abstract>
214 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
215 </chapter>
216
217 <chapter>
218 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
219 <abstract>
220 In this chapter we'll describe the GRUB bootloader
221 and step you through the process of configuring GRUB to your
222 needs.
223 </abstract>
224 <include href="hb-install-amd64-bootloader.xml"/>
225 </chapter>
226
227 <chapter>
228 <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
229 <abstract>
230 You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
231 system.
232 </abstract>
233 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
234 </chapter>
235
236 <chapter>
237 <title>Where to go from here?</title>
238 <abstract>
239 Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
240 </abstract>
241 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
242 </chapter>
243 </part>
244
245 <part>
246 <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
247 <abstract>
248 Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
249 Portage behaviour etc.
250 </abstract>
251
252 <chapter>
253 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
254 <abstract>
255 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
256 maintain the software on his system.
257 </abstract>
258 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
259 </chapter>
260
261 <chapter>
262 <title>USE flags</title>
263 <abstract>
264 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
265 work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
266 </abstract>
267 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
268 </chapter>
269
270 <chapter>
271 <title>Portage Features</title>
272 <abstract>
273 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
274 ccache and more.
275 </abstract>
276 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
277 </chapter>
278
279 <chapter>
280 <title>Initscripts</title>
281 <abstract>
282 Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
283 dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
284 these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
285 </abstract>
286 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
287 </chapter>
288
289 <chapter>
290 <title>Environment Variables</title>
291 <abstract>
292 With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
293 This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
294 variables.
295 </abstract>
296 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
297 </chapter>
298 </part>
299
300 <part>
301 <title>Working with Portage</title>
302 <abstract>
303 "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
304 Software Management Tool.
305 </abstract>
306
307 <chapter>
308 <title>Files and Directories</title>
309 <abstract>
310 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
311 files and data.
312 </abstract>
313 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
314 </chapter>
315
316 <chapter>
317 <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
318 <abstract>
319 Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
320 configuration file or as environment variable.
321 </abstract>
322 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
323 </chapter>
324
325 <chapter>
326 <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
327 <abstract>
328 Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
329 and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
330 branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
331 individually.
332 </abstract>
333 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
334 </chapter>
335
336 <chapter>
337 <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
338 <abstract>
339 Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
340 better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
341 </abstract>
342 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
343 </chapter>
344
345 <chapter>
346 <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
347 <abstract>
348 "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
349 your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
350 packages and more.
351 </abstract>
352 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
353 </chapter>
354
355 <chapter>
356 <title>The Ebuild Application</title>
357 <abstract>
358 In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
359 installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
360 application.
361 </abstract>
362 <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
363 </chapter>
364 </part>
365
366 <part>
367 <title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
368 <abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
369
370 <chapter>
371 <title>Getting Started</title>
372 <abstract>
373 A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
374 environments.
375 </abstract>
376 <include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
377 </chapter>
378
379 <chapter>
380 <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
381 <abstract>
382 Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
383 before we learn about modular networking.
384 </abstract>
385 <include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
386 </chapter>
387
388 <chapter>
389 <title>Modular Networking</title>
390 <abstract>
391 Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
392 different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
393 </abstract>
394 <include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
395 </chapter>
396
397 <chapter>
398 <title>Wireless Networking</title>
399 <abstract>
400 Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
401 </abstract>
402 <include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
403 </chapter>
404
405 <chapter>
406 <title>Adding Functionality</title>
407 <abstract>
408 If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
409 </abstract>
410 <include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
411 </chapter>
412
413 <chapter>
414 <title>Network Management</title>
415 <abstract>
416 For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
417 </abstract>
418 <include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
419 </chapter>
420 </part>
421
422 </book>

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