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5
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.
233 </abstract>
234 <include href="hb-install-arm-bootloader.xml"/>
235 </chapter>
236
237 <chapter>
238 <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
239 <abstract>
240 You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
241 system.
242 </abstract>
243 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
244 </chapter>
245
246 <chapter>
247 <title>Where to go from here?</title>
248 <abstract>
249 Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
250 </abstract>
251 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
252 </chapter>
253 </part>
254
255 <part>
256 <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
257 <abstract>
258 Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
259 Portage behaviour etc.
260 </abstract>
261
262 <chapter>
263 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
264 <abstract>
265 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
266 maintain the software on his system.
267 </abstract>
268 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
269 </chapter>
270
271 <chapter>
272 <title>USE flags</title>
273 <abstract>
274 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
275 work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
276 </abstract>
277 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
278 </chapter>
279
280 <chapter>
281 <title>Portage Features</title>
282 <abstract>
283 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
284 ccache and more.
285 </abstract>
286 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
287 </chapter>
288
289 <chapter>
290 <title>Initscripts</title>
291 <abstract>
292 Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
293 dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
294 these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
295 </abstract>
296 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
297 </chapter>
298
299 <chapter>
300 <title>Environment Variables</title>
301 <abstract>
302 With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
303 This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
304 variables.
305 </abstract>
306 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
307 </chapter>
308 </part>
309
310 <part>
311 <title>Working with Portage</title>
312 <abstract>
313 "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
314 Software Management Tool.
315 </abstract>
316
317 <chapter>
318 <title>Files and Directories</title>
319 <abstract>
320 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
321 files and data.
322 </abstract>
323 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
324 </chapter>
325
326 <chapter>
327 <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
328 <abstract>
329 Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
330 configuration file or as environment variable.
331 </abstract>
332 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
333 </chapter>
334
335 <chapter>
336 <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
337 <abstract>
338 Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
339 and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
340 branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
341 individually.
342 </abstract>
343 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
344 </chapter>
345
346 <chapter>
347 <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
348 <abstract>
349 Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
350 better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
351 </abstract>
352 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
353 </chapter>
354
355 <chapter>
356 <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
357 <abstract>
358 "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
359 your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
360 packages and more.
361 </abstract>
362 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.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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