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2     <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3    
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5 vapier 1.1
6 vapier 1.62 <book link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-arm.xml">
7 vapier 1.1 <title>Gentoo Linux/ARM Handbook</title>
8    
9 vapier 1.62 <values>
10     <key id="arch">arm</key>
11     <key id="kernel-version">2.6.17-r5</key>
12     <key id="kernel-name">kernel-2.6.17-gentoo-r5</key>
13     </values>
14    
15 swift 1.48 <author title="Author">
16 swift 1.53 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
17 vapier 1.1 </author>
18     <author title="Author">
19 vapier 1.62 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
20     </author>
21     <author title="Author">
22 swift 1.53 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
23 vapier 1.1 </author>
24     <author title="Author">
25     <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
26     </author>
27     <author title="Author">
28     <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
29     </author>
30     <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
31     <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
32     </author>
33     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
34     <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
35 vapier 1.62 </author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
36     <author title="Gentoo Developer">
37     Aron Griffis
38 vapier 1.1 </author>
39 vapier 1.62 -->
40 vapier 1.1 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
41     <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
42     </author>
43     <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
44     <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
45     </author>
46     <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
47     <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
48     </author>
49     <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
50     <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
51     </author>
52 vapier 1.62 <author title="Gentoo * developer">
53     <mail link="vapier@gentoo.org">Mike Frysinger</mail>
54     </author>
55 vapier 1.1 <author title="Editor">
56     <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
57     </author>
58     <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
59     <author title="Editor">
60     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
61     </author>
62     <author title="Editor">
63     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
64     </author>
65     <author title="Editor">
66     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
67     </author>
68     <author title="Editor">
69     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
70     </author>
71     <author title="Editor">
72     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
73     </author>
74     <author title="Editor">
75     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
76     </author>
77     <author title="Editor">
78     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
79     </author>
80     <author title="Editor">
81     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
82     </author>
83     <author title="Editor">
84     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
85     </author>
86     <author title="Editor">
87     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
88     </author>
89     <author title="Editor">
90     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
91     </author>
92     <author title="Editor">
93     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
94     </author>
95     <author title="Editor">
96     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
97     </author>
98     <author title="Editor">
99     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
100     </author>
101     <author title="Editor">
102 vapier 1.62 <mail link="redhatter@gentoo.org">Stuart Longland</mail>
103     </author>
104     <author title="Editor">
105 vapier 1.1 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
106     </author>
107 vapier 1.62 <author title="Editor">
108     <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
109     </author>
110 vapier 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
111     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
112     </author>
113     <author title="Reviewer">
114     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
115     </author>
116     <author title="Reviewer">
117 vapier 1.62 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
118 vapier 1.1 </author>
119     <author title="Reviewer">
120     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
121     </author>
122     <author title="Contributor">
123     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
124     </author>
125    
126     <abstract>
127 vapier 1.62 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
128     This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
129     installation on ARM systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
130 vapier 1.1 </abstract>
131    
132     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
133 vapier 1.62 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
134 vapier 1.1 <license/>
135    
136 vapier 1.62 <version>7.0</version>
137     <date>2006-08-30</date>
138 vapier 1.1
139     <part>
140     <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
141     <abstract>
142     In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
143     </abstract>
144    
145     <chapter>
146     <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
147     <abstract>
148 vapier 1.62 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
149     part.
150 vapier 1.1 </abstract>
151     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
152     </chapter>
153    
154     <chapter>
155     <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
156     <abstract>
157 vapier 1.2 You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install
158     Gentoo using the ARM Netboot images.
159 vapier 1.1 </abstract>
160     <include href="hb-install-arm-medium.xml"/>
161     </chapter>
162    
163     <chapter>
164     <title>Configuring your Network</title>
165     <abstract>
166 vapier 1.62 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
167 vapier 1.1 networking.
168     </abstract>
169     <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
170     </chapter>
171    
172     <chapter>
173     <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
174     <abstract>
175     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
176     This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
177     </abstract>
178     <include href="hb-install-arm-disk.xml"/>
179     </chapter>
180    
181     <chapter>
182     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
183     <abstract>
184 vapier 1.62 Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
185     describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
186 vapier 1.1 </abstract>
187     <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
188     </chapter>
189    
190     <chapter>
191     <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
192     <abstract>
193 vapier 1.62 After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you
194 vapier 1.1 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
195     to progress to that stadium.
196     </abstract>
197     <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
198     </chapter>
199    
200     <chapter>
201     <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
202     <abstract>
203     The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
204     explains how to configure your kernel.
205     </abstract>
206     <include href="hb-install-arm-kernel.xml"/>
207     </chapter>
208    
209     <chapter>
210     <title>Configuring your System</title>
211     <abstract>
212     You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
213     you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
214     proceed.
215     </abstract>
216     <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
217     </chapter>
218    
219     <chapter>
220 swift 1.21 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
221     <abstract>
222     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
223     choose and install some important tools.
224     </abstract>
225     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
226     </chapter>
227    
228     <chapter>
229 vapier 1.1 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
230     <abstract>
231 vapier 1.62 Due to the wide variety of embedded systems that use the ARM processor, we may
232     not cover your bootloader. Currently we cover NeTTrom used in NetWinders and
233     RedBoot used in NSLU2s.
234 vapier 1.1 </abstract>
235     <include href="hb-install-arm-bootloader.xml"/>
236     </chapter>
237    
238     <chapter>
239     <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
240     <abstract>
241     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
242 vapier 1.62 system.
243 vapier 1.1 </abstract>
244     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
245     </chapter>
246    
247     <chapter>
248     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
249     <abstract>
250     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
251     </abstract>
252     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
253     </chapter>
254     </part>
255    
256     <part>
257     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
258     <abstract>
259     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
260 swift 1.52 Portage behaviour etc.
261 vapier 1.1 </abstract>
262    
263     <chapter>
264 swift 1.51 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
265 vapier 1.1 <abstract>
266 swift 1.51 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
267     maintain the software on his system.
268 vapier 1.1 </abstract>
269 swift 1.51 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
270 vapier 1.1 </chapter>
271    
272     <chapter>
273 swift 1.51 <title>USE flags</title>
274 vapier 1.1 <abstract>
275 swift 1.51 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
276     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
277 vapier 1.1 </abstract>
278 swift 1.51 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
279 vapier 1.1 </chapter>
280    
281     <chapter>
282     <title>Portage Features</title>
283     <abstract>
284 swift 1.51 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
285     ccache and more.
286 vapier 1.1 </abstract>
287     <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
288     </chapter>
289    
290     <chapter>
291     <title>Initscripts</title>
292     <abstract>
293     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
294     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
295     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
296     </abstract>
297     <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
298     </chapter>
299    
300     <chapter>
301     <title>Environment Variables</title>
302     <abstract>
303     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
304     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
305     variables.
306     </abstract>
307     <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
308     </chapter>
309     </part>
310    
311 swift 1.51 <part>
312     <title>Working with Portage</title>
313     <abstract>
314     "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
315     Software Management Tool.
316     </abstract>
317    
318     <chapter>
319     <title>Files and Directories</title>
320     <abstract>
321 swift 1.53 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
322 swift 1.51 files and data.
323     </abstract>
324     <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
325     </chapter>
326    
327     <chapter>
328     <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
329     <abstract>
330     Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
331     configuration file or as environment variable.
332     </abstract>
333     <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
334     </chapter>
335    
336     <chapter>
337     <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
338     <abstract>
339     Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
340     and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
341     branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
342     individually.
343     </abstract>
344     <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
345     </chapter>
346    
347     <chapter>
348     <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
349     <abstract>
350     Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
351     better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
352     </abstract>
353     <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
354     </chapter>
355    
356     <chapter>
357     <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
358     <abstract>
359     "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
360     your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
361     packages and more.
362     </abstract>
363     <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
364     </chapter>
365 vapier 1.62 </part>
366    
367     <part>
368     <title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
369     <abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
370    
371     <chapter>
372     <title>Getting Started</title>
373     <abstract>
374     A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
375     environments.
376     </abstract>
377     <include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
378     </chapter>
379    
380     <chapter>
381     <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
382     <abstract>
383     Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
384     before we learn about modular networking.
385     </abstract>
386     <include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
387     </chapter>
388    
389     <chapter>
390     <title>Modular Networking</title>
391     <abstract>
392     Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
393     different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
394     </abstract>
395     <include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
396     </chapter>
397    
398     <chapter>
399     <title>Wireless Networking</title>
400     <abstract>
401     Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
402     </abstract>
403     <include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
404     </chapter>
405    
406     <chapter>
407     <title>Adding Functionality</title>
408     <abstract>
409     If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
410     </abstract>
411     <include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
412     </chapter>
413 swift 1.51
414     <chapter>
415 vapier 1.62 <title>Network Management</title>
416 swift 1.51 <abstract>
417 vapier 1.62 For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
418 swift 1.51 </abstract>
419 vapier 1.62 <include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
420 swift 1.51 </chapter>
421     </part>
422    
423 vapier 1.1 </book>

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