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1 neysx 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2     <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3    
4 swift 1.101 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-mips.xml,v 1.100 2005/01/04 18:11:20 swift Exp $ -->
5 neysx 1.1
6     <book link="handbook-mips.xml">
7     <title>Gentoo Linux/MIPS Handbook</title>
8    
9 swift 1.86 <author title="Author">
10 swift 1.91 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
11 neysx 1.1 </author>
12     <author title="Author">
13 swift 1.91 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
14 neysx 1.1 </author>
15     <author title="Author">
16     <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
17     </author>
18     <author title="Author">
19     <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
20     </author>
21     <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
22     <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
23     </author>
24     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
25     <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
26     </author>
27     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
28     <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail>
29     </author>
30     <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
31 dertobi123 1.36 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
32 neysx 1.1 </author>
33     <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
34     <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
35     </author>
36     <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
37     <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
38     </author>
39     <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
40     <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
41     </author>
42     <author title="Editor">
43     <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
44     </author>
45     <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
46     <author title="Editor">
47     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
48     </author>
49     <author title="Editor">
50     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
51     </author>
52     <author title="Editor">
53     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
54     </author>
55     <author title="Editor">
56     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
57     </author>
58     <author title="Editor">
59     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
60     </author>
61     <author title="Editor">
62     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
63     </author>
64     <author title="Editor">
65     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
66     </author>
67     <author title="Editor">
68     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
69     </author>
70     <author title="Editor">
71     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
72     </author>
73     <author title="Editor">
74     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
75     </author>
76     <author title="Editor">
77     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
78     </author>
79     <author title="Editor">
80     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
81     </author>
82     <author title="Editor">
83     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
84     </author>
85     <author title="Editor">
86     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
87     </author>
88 dertobi123 1.36 <author title="Editor">
89 swift 1.101 <mail link="stuartl@longlandclan.hopto.org">Stuart Longland</mail>
90     </author>
91     <author title="Editor">
92 dertobi123 1.36 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
93     </author>
94 neysx 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
95     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
96     </author>
97     <author title="Reviewer">
98     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
99     </author>
100     <author title="Reviewer">
101     <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
102     </author>
103     <author title="Reviewer">
104     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
105     </author>
106     <author title="Contributor">
107     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
108     </author>
109    
110     <abstract>
111     This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
112     information.
113     </abstract>
114    
115     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
116 swift 1.89 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
117 neysx 1.1 <license/>
118    
119 swift 1.101 <version>3.9</version>
120     <date>2005-02-14</date>
121 neysx 1.1
122     <part>
123     <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
124     <abstract>
125     In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
126     </abstract>
127    
128     <chapter>
129     <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
130     <abstract>
131 swift 1.100 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
132     part.
133 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
134     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
135     </chapter>
136    
137     <chapter>
138     <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
139     <abstract>
140 swift 1.3 You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install
141     Gentoo using the MIPS Netboot images.
142 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
143     <include href="hb-install-mips-medium.xml"/>
144     </chapter>
145    
146     <chapter>
147     <title>Configuring your Network</title>
148     <abstract>
149 swift 1.100 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
150 neysx 1.1 networking.
151     </abstract>
152     <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
153     </chapter>
154    
155     <chapter>
156     <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
157     <abstract>
158     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
159     This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
160     </abstract>
161     <include href="hb-install-mips-disk.xml"/>
162     </chapter>
163    
164     <chapter>
165     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
166     <abstract>
167 neysx 1.33 Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
168 neysx 1.1 describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
169     </abstract>
170     <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
171     </chapter>
172    
173     <chapter>
174     <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
175     <abstract>
176     Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
177     have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
178     to progress to that stadium.
179     </abstract>
180     <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
181     </chapter>
182    
183     <chapter>
184     <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
185     <abstract>
186     The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
187     explains how to configure your kernel.
188     </abstract>
189     <include href="hb-install-mips-kernel.xml"/>
190     </chapter>
191    
192     <chapter>
193     <title>Configuring your System</title>
194     <abstract>
195     You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
196     you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
197     proceed.
198     </abstract>
199     <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
200     </chapter>
201    
202     <chapter>
203 swift 1.56 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
204     <abstract>
205     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
206     choose and install some important tools.
207     </abstract>
208     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
209     </chapter>
210    
211     <chapter>
212 neysx 1.1 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
213     <abstract>
214 swift 1.101 On both Silicon Graphics machines, and on Cobalt servers, both require the use
215     of a bootloader to load the kernel. This section covers setting up
216     arcboot (for SGI machines) and colo for Cobalt servers.
217 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
218     <include href="hb-install-mips-bootloader.xml"/>
219     </chapter>
220    
221     <chapter>
222     <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
223     <abstract>
224     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
225 swift 1.100 system.
226 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
227     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
228     </chapter>
229    
230     <chapter>
231     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
232     <abstract>
233     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
234     </abstract>
235     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
236     </chapter>
237     </part>
238    
239     <part>
240     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
241     <abstract>
242     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
243 swift 1.90 Portage behaviour etc.
244 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
245    
246     <chapter>
247 swift 1.89 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
248 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
249 swift 1.89 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
250     maintain the software on his system.
251 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
252 swift 1.89 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
253 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
254    
255     <chapter>
256 swift 1.89 <title>USE flags</title>
257 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
258 swift 1.89 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
259     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
260 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
261 swift 1.89 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
262 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
263    
264     <chapter>
265     <title>Portage Features</title>
266     <abstract>
267 swift 1.89 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
268     ccache and more.
269 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
270     <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
271     </chapter>
272    
273     <chapter>
274     <title>Initscripts</title>
275     <abstract>
276     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
277     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
278     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
279     </abstract>
280     <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
281     </chapter>
282    
283     <chapter>
284     <title>Environment Variables</title>
285     <abstract>
286     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
287     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
288     variables.
289     </abstract>
290     <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
291     </chapter>
292     </part>
293    
294 swift 1.89 <part>
295     <title>Working with Portage</title>
296     <abstract>
297     "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
298     Software Management Tool.
299     </abstract>
300    
301     <chapter>
302     <title>Files and Directories</title>
303     <abstract>
304 swift 1.91 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
305 swift 1.89 files and data.
306     </abstract>
307     <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
308     </chapter>
309    
310     <chapter>
311     <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
312     <abstract>
313     Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
314     configuration file or as environment variable.
315     </abstract>
316     <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
317     </chapter>
318    
319     <chapter>
320     <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
321     <abstract>
322     Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
323     and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
324     branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
325     individually.
326     </abstract>
327     <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
328     </chapter>
329    
330     <chapter>
331     <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
332     <abstract>
333     Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
334     better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
335     </abstract>
336     <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
337     </chapter>
338    
339     <chapter>
340     <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
341     <abstract>
342     "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
343     your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
344     packages and more.
345     </abstract>
346     <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
347     </chapter>
348    
349     <chapter>
350     <title>The Ebuild Application</title>
351     <abstract>
352     In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
353     installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
354     application.
355     </abstract>
356     <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
357     </chapter>
358     </part>
359    
360 neysx 1.1 </book>

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