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6 <book link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-arm.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux/ARM Handbook</title>
8
9 <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 <author title="Author">
16 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
17 </author>
18 <author title="Author">
19 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
20 </author>
21 <author title="Author">
22 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
23 </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 </author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
36 <author title="Gentoo Developer">
37 Aron Griffis
38 </author>
39 -->
40 <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 <author title="Gentoo * developer">
53 <mail link="vapier@gentoo.org">Mike Frysinger</mail>
54 </author>
55 <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 <mail link="redhatter@gentoo.org">Stuart Longland</mail>
103 </author>
104 <author title="Editor">
105 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
106 </author>
107 <author title="Editor">
108 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
109 </author>
110 <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 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
118 </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 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 </abstract>
131
132 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
133 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
134 <license/>
135
136 <version>7.0</version>
137 <date>2006-08-30</date>
138
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 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
149 part.
150 </abstract>
151 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
152 </chapter>
153
154 <chapter>
155 <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
156 <abstract>
157 You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install
158 Gentoo using the ARM Netboot images.
159 </abstract>
160 <include href="hb-install-arm-medium.xml"/>
161 </chapter>
162
163 <chapter>
164 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
165 <abstract>
166 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
167 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 Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
185 describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
186 </abstract>
187 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
188 </chapter>
189
190 <chapter>
191 <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
192 <abstract>
193 After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you
194 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 <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 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
230 <abstract>
231 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 </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 system.
243 </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 Portage behaviour etc.
261 </abstract>
262
263 <chapter>
264 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
265 <abstract>
266 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
267 maintain the software on his system.
268 </abstract>
269 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
270 </chapter>
271
272 <chapter>
273 <title>USE flags</title>
274 <abstract>
275 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 </abstract>
278 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
279 </chapter>
280
281 <chapter>
282 <title>Portage Features</title>
283 <abstract>
284 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
285 ccache and more.
286 </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 <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 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
322 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 </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
414 <chapter>
415 <title>Network Management</title>
416 <abstract>
417 For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
418 </abstract>
419 <include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
420 </chapter>
421 </part>
422
423 </book>

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