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5 5
6<book link="handbook-amd64.xml"> 6<book link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml">
7<title>Gentoo Linux/AMD64 Handbook</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux AMD64 Handbook</title>
8 8
9<author title="Chief Architect"> 9<values>
10 <key id="arch">AMD64</key>
11 <key id="arch-sub">x86_64</key>
12 <key id="/boot">/dev/hda1</key>
13 <key id="kernel-version">2.6.19-r5</key>
14 <key id="kernel-name">kernel-2.6.19-gentoo-r5</key>
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16 <key id="genkernel-initrd">initramfs-genkernel-amd64-2.6.19-gentoo-r5</key>
17 <key id="min-cd-name">install-amd64-minimal-2007.0.iso</key>
18 <key id="min-cd-size">50</key>
19 <key id="live-cd-name">livecd-amd64-installer-2007.0.iso</key>
20 <key id="live-cd-size">696</key>
21 <key id="release-dir">releases/amd64/2007.0/</key>
22 <key id="stage3">stage3-amd64-2007.0.tar.bz2</key>
23 <key id="CFLAGS">-march=k8 -O2 -pipe</key>
24 <key id="online-book">handbook-amd64.xml</key>
25</values>
26
27<author title="Author">
28 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
29</author>
30<author title="Author">
31 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
32</author>
33<author title="Author">
34 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
35</author>
36<author title="Author">
10 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail> 37 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
11</author>
12<author title="Author">
13 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
14</author> 38</author>
15<author title="Author"> 39<author title="Author">
16 <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail> 40 <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
17</author> 41</author>
18<author title="Author"> 42<author title="Author">
21<author title="Gentoo x86 Developer"> 45<author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
22 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail> 46 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
23</author> 47</author>
24<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 48<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
25 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail> 49 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
26</author> 50</author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
27<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 51<author title="Gentoo Developer">
28 <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail> 52 Aron Griffis
29</author> 53</author>
54-->
30<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer"> 55<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
31 <mail link="brad_mssw@gentoo.org">Brad House</mail> 56 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
32</author> 57</author>
33<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer"> 58<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
34 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail> 59 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
35</author> 60</author>
36<author title="Gentoo PPC developer"> 61<author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
83 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail> 108 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
84</author> 109</author>
85<author title="Editor"> 110<author title="Editor">
86 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail> 111 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
87</author> 112</author>
88<author title="Reviewer"> 113<author title="Editor">
89 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail> 114 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
115</author>
116<author title="Editor">
117 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
118</author>
119<author title="Editor">
120 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
90</author> 121</author>
91<author title="Reviewer"> 122<author title="Reviewer">
92 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail> 123 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
93</author> 124</author>
94<author title="Reviewer"> 125<author title="Reviewer">
95 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail> 126 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
96</author> 127</author>
97<author title="Reviewer"> 128<author title="Reviewer">
98 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail> 129 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
99</author> 130</author>
100<author title="Contributor"> 131<author title="Contributor">
101 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail> 132 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
102</author> 133</author>
103 134
104<abstract> 135<abstract>
105This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux 136This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
106information. 137This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
138installation on AMD64 systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
107</abstract> 139</abstract>
108 140
109<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 141<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
110<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 --> 142<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
111<license/> 143<license/>
112 144
113<version>2.32</version> 145<version>8.0</version>
114<date>July 02, 2004</date> 146<date>2007-05-07</date>
115 147
116<part> 148<part>
117<title>Installing Gentoo</title> 149<title>Installing Gentoo</title>
118<abstract> 150<abstract>
119In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 151In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
120</abstract> 152</abstract>
121 153
122<chapter> 154<chapter>
123<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title> 155<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
124<abstract>
125Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what
126Gentoo is all about.
127</abstract>
128 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/> 156 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
129</chapter> 157</chapter>
130 158
131<chapter> 159<chapter>
132<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 160<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
133<abstract>
134You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
135using a Gentoo LiveCD.
136</abstract>
137 <include href="hb-install-amd64-medium.xml"/> 161 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-medium.xml"/>
138</chapter> 162</chapter>
139 163
140<chapter> 164<chapter>
141<title>Configuring your Network</title> 165<title>Configuring your Network</title>
142<abstract>
143If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to setup
144networking.
145</abstract>
146 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 166 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
147</chapter> 167</chapter>
148 168
149<chapter> 169<chapter>
150<title>Preparing the Disks</title> 170<title>Preparing the Disks</title>
151<abstract>
152To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
153This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
154</abstract>
155 <include href="hb-install-amd64-disk.xml"/> 171 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml"/>
156</chapter> 172</chapter>
157 173
158<chapter> 174<chapter>
159<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 175<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
160<abstract>
161Gentoo installs work through socalled stage-files. In this chapter we
162describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
163</abstract>
164 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/> 176 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
165</chapter> 177</chapter>
166 178
167<chapter> 179<chapter>
168<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title> 180<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
169<abstract>
170Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
171have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
172to progress to that stadium.
173</abstract>
174 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/> 181 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
175</chapter> 182</chapter>
176 183
177<chapter> 184<chapter>
178<title>Configuring the Kernel</title> 185<title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
179<abstract>
180The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
181explains how to configure your kernel.
182</abstract>
183 <include href="hb-install-amd64-kernel.xml"/> 186 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-kernel.xml"/>
184</chapter> 187</chapter>
185 188
186<chapter> 189<chapter>
187<title>Configuring your System</title> 190<title>Configuring your System</title>
188<abstract>
189You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
190you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
191proceed.
192</abstract>
193 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/> 191 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
192</chapter>
193
194<chapter>
195<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
196 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
194</chapter> 197</chapter>
195 198
196<chapter> 199<chapter>
197<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 200<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
198<abstract> 201<abstract>
199In this chapter we'll describe the GRUB bootloader 202In this chapter we'll describe the GRUB bootloader
200and step you through the process of configuring GRUB to your 203and step you through the process of configuring GRUB to your
201needs. 204needs.
202</abstract> 205</abstract>
203 <include href="hb-install-amd64-bootloader.xml"/> 206 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-bootloader.xml"/>
204</chapter>
205
206<chapter>
207<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
208<abstract>
209As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
210choose and install some important tools.
211</abstract>
212 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
213</chapter> 207</chapter>
214 208
215<chapter> 209<chapter>
216<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 210<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
217<abstract>
218You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
219system and leave the installation to reboot into a brand new Gentoo
220system.
221</abstract>
222 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 211 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
223</chapter> 212</chapter>
224 213
225<chapter> 214<chapter>
226<title>Where to go from here?</title> 215<title>Where to go from here?</title>
227<abstract>
228Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
229</abstract>
230 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/> 216 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
231</chapter> 217</chapter>
232</part> 218</part>
233 219
234<part> 220<part>
235<title>Working with Gentoo</title> 221<title>Working with Gentoo</title>
236<abstract> 222<abstract>
237Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing 223Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
238portage behaviour etc. 224Portage behaviour etc.
239</abstract> 225</abstract>
226
227<chapter>
228<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
229 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
230</chapter>
240 231
241<chapter> 232<chapter>
242<title>USE flags</title> 233<title>USE flags</title>
243<abstract>
244USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
245work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
246</abstract>
247 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 234 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
248</chapter> 235</chapter>
249 236
250<chapter> 237<chapter>
251<title>Portage and Software</title>
252<abstract>
253The main reason for portage is to maintain the software on your system. In this
254chapter you learn how to get information from a package, update your package
255database, install/remove/update software and more...
256</abstract>
257 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
258</chapter>
259
260<chapter>
261<title>Portage Features</title> 238<title>Portage Features</title>
262<abstract>
263Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related
264aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features.
265</abstract>
266 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 239 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
267</chapter> 240</chapter>
268 241
269<chapter> 242<chapter>
270<title>Controlling Portage Behaviour</title>
271<abstract>
272You can tweak Portage to your own needs/environment. Learn how to protect files,
273select mirrors, change directory locations and more.
274</abstract>
275 <include href="hb-working-behaviour.xml"/>
276</chapter>
277
278<chapter>
279<title>Initscripts</title> 243<title>Initscripts</title>
280<abstract>
281Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
282dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
283these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
284</abstract>
285 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/> 244 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
286</chapter> 245</chapter>
287 246
288<chapter> 247<chapter>
289<title>Environment Variables</title> 248<title>Environment Variables</title>
290<abstract>
291With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
292This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
293variables.
294</abstract>
295 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 249 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
296</chapter> 250</chapter>
297</part> 251</part>
298 252
253<part>
254<title>Working with Portage</title>
255<abstract>
256"Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
257Software Management Tool.
258</abstract>
259
260<chapter>
261<title>Files and Directories</title>
262 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
263</chapter>
264
265<chapter>
266<title>Configuring through Variables</title>
267 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
268</chapter>
269
270<chapter>
271<title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
272 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
273</chapter>
274
275<chapter>
276<title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
277 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
278</chapter>
279
280<chapter>
281<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
282 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
283</chapter>
284</part>
285
286<part>
287<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
288<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
289
290<chapter>
291<title>Getting Started</title>
292<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
293</chapter>
294
295<chapter>
296<title>Advanced Configuration</title>
297<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
298</chapter>
299
300<chapter>
301<title>Modular Networking</title>
302<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
303</chapter>
304
305<chapter>
306<title>Wireless Networking</title>
307<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
308</chapter>
309
310<chapter>
311<title>Adding Functionality</title>
312<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
313</chapter>
314
315<chapter>
316<title>Network Management</title>
317<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
318</chapter>
319</part>
320
299</book> 321</book>

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