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4 jkt 1.106 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-mips.xml,v 1.105 2005/11/11 17:27:15 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 1.102 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
14     </author>
15     <author title="Author">
16 swift 1.91 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
17 neysx 1.1 </author>
18     <author title="Author">
19     <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
20     </author>
21     <author title="Author">
22     <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
23     </author>
24     <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
25     <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
26     </author>
27     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
28     <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
29 swift 1.103 </author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
30     <author title="Gentoo Developer">
31     Aron Griffis
32 neysx 1.1 </author>
33 swift 1.103 -->
34 neysx 1.1 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
35 dertobi123 1.36 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
36 neysx 1.1 </author>
37     <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
38     <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
39     </author>
40     <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
41     <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
42     </author>
43     <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
44     <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
45     </author>
46     <author title="Editor">
47     <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
48     </author>
49     <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
50     <author title="Editor">
51     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
52     </author>
53     <author title="Editor">
54     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
55     </author>
56     <author title="Editor">
57     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
58     </author>
59     <author title="Editor">
60     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
61     </author>
62     <author title="Editor">
63     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
64     </author>
65     <author title="Editor">
66     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
67     </author>
68     <author title="Editor">
69     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
70     </author>
71     <author title="Editor">
72     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
73     </author>
74     <author title="Editor">
75     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
76     </author>
77     <author title="Editor">
78     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
79     </author>
80     <author title="Editor">
81     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
82     </author>
83     <author title="Editor">
84     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
85     </author>
86     <author title="Editor">
87     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
88     </author>
89     <author title="Editor">
90     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
91     </author>
92 dertobi123 1.36 <author title="Editor">
93 swift 1.101 <mail link="stuartl@longlandclan.hopto.org">Stuart Longland</mail>
94     </author>
95     <author title="Editor">
96 dertobi123 1.36 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
97     </author>
98 neysx 1.104 <author title="Editor">
99     <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
100     </author>
101 neysx 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
102     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
103     </author>
104     <author title="Reviewer">
105     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
106     </author>
107     <author title="Reviewer">
108     <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
109     </author>
110     <author title="Reviewer">
111     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
112     </author>
113     <author title="Contributor">
114     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
115     </author>
116    
117     <abstract>
118 jkt 1.106 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
119     This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
120 neysx 1.104 installation on MIPS systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
121 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
122    
123     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
124 neysx 1.104 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
125 neysx 1.1 <license/>
126    
127 swift 1.105 <version>4.2</version>
128     <date>2005-11-11</date>
129 neysx 1.1
130     <part>
131     <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
132     <abstract>
133     In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
134     </abstract>
135    
136     <chapter>
137     <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
138     <abstract>
139 swift 1.100 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
140     part.
141 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
142     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
143     </chapter>
144    
145     <chapter>
146     <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
147     <abstract>
148 swift 1.3 You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install
149     Gentoo using the MIPS Netboot images.
150 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
151     <include href="hb-install-mips-medium.xml"/>
152     </chapter>
153    
154     <chapter>
155     <title>Configuring your Network</title>
156     <abstract>
157 swift 1.100 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
158 neysx 1.1 networking.
159     </abstract>
160     <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
161     </chapter>
162    
163     <chapter>
164     <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
165     <abstract>
166     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
167     This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
168     </abstract>
169     <include href="hb-install-mips-disk.xml"/>
170     </chapter>
171    
172     <chapter>
173     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
174     <abstract>
175 swift 1.105 Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
176     describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
177 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
178     <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
179     </chapter>
180    
181     <chapter>
182     <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
183     <abstract>
184     Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
185     have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
186     to progress to that stadium.
187     </abstract>
188     <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
189     </chapter>
190    
191     <chapter>
192     <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
193     <abstract>
194     The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
195     explains how to configure your kernel.
196     </abstract>
197     <include href="hb-install-mips-kernel.xml"/>
198     </chapter>
199    
200     <chapter>
201     <title>Configuring your System</title>
202     <abstract>
203     You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
204     you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
205     proceed.
206     </abstract>
207     <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
208     </chapter>
209    
210     <chapter>
211 swift 1.56 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
212     <abstract>
213     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
214     choose and install some important tools.
215     </abstract>
216     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
217     </chapter>
218    
219     <chapter>
220 neysx 1.1 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
221     <abstract>
222 swift 1.101 On both Silicon Graphics machines, and on Cobalt servers, both require the use
223     of a bootloader to load the kernel. This section covers setting up
224     arcboot (for SGI machines) and colo for Cobalt servers.
225 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
226     <include href="hb-install-mips-bootloader.xml"/>
227     </chapter>
228    
229     <chapter>
230     <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
231     <abstract>
232     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
233 swift 1.100 system.
234 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
235     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
236     </chapter>
237    
238     <chapter>
239     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
240     <abstract>
241     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
242     </abstract>
243     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
244     </chapter>
245     </part>
246    
247     <part>
248     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
249     <abstract>
250     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
251 swift 1.90 Portage behaviour etc.
252 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
253    
254     <chapter>
255 swift 1.89 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
256 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
257 swift 1.89 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
258     maintain the software on his system.
259 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
260 swift 1.89 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
261 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
262    
263     <chapter>
264 swift 1.89 <title>USE flags</title>
265 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
266 swift 1.89 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
267     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
268 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
269 swift 1.89 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
270 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
271    
272     <chapter>
273     <title>Portage Features</title>
274     <abstract>
275 swift 1.89 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
276     ccache and more.
277 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
278     <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
279     </chapter>
280    
281     <chapter>
282     <title>Initscripts</title>
283     <abstract>
284     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
285     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
286     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
287     </abstract>
288     <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
289     </chapter>
290    
291     <chapter>
292     <title>Environment Variables</title>
293     <abstract>
294     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
295     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
296     variables.
297     </abstract>
298     <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
299     </chapter>
300     </part>
301    
302 swift 1.89 <part>
303     <title>Working with Portage</title>
304     <abstract>
305     "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
306     Software Management Tool.
307     </abstract>
308    
309     <chapter>
310     <title>Files and Directories</title>
311     <abstract>
312 swift 1.91 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
313 swift 1.89 files and data.
314     </abstract>
315     <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
316     </chapter>
317    
318     <chapter>
319     <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
320     <abstract>
321     Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
322     configuration file or as environment variable.
323     </abstract>
324     <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
325     </chapter>
326    
327     <chapter>
328     <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
329     <abstract>
330     Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
331     and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
332     branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
333     individually.
334     </abstract>
335     <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
336     </chapter>
337    
338     <chapter>
339     <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
340     <abstract>
341     Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
342     better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
343     </abstract>
344     <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
345     </chapter>
346    
347     <chapter>
348     <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
349     <abstract>
350     "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
351     your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
352     packages and more.
353     </abstract>
354     <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
355     </chapter>
356    
357     <chapter>
358     <title>The Ebuild Application</title>
359     <abstract>
360     In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
361     installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
362     application.
363     </abstract>
364     <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
365     </chapter>
366     </part>
367    
368 swift 1.102 <part>
369     <title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
370     <abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
371    
372     <chapter>
373     <title>Getting Started</title>
374     <abstract>
375     A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
376     environments.
377     </abstract>
378     <include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
379     </chapter>
380    
381     <chapter>
382     <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
383     <abstract>
384     Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
385     before we learn about modular networking.
386     </abstract>
387     <include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
388     </chapter>
389    
390     <chapter>
391     <title>Modular Networking</title>
392     <abstract>
393     Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
394     different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
395     </abstract>
396     <include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
397     </chapter>
398    
399     <chapter>
400     <title>Wireless Networking</title>
401     <abstract>
402     Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
403     </abstract>
404     <include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
405     </chapter>
406    
407     <chapter>
408     <title>Adding Functionality</title>
409     <abstract>
410     If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
411     </abstract>
412     <include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
413     </chapter>
414    
415     <chapter>
416     <title>Network Management</title>
417     <abstract>
418     For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
419     </abstract>
420     <include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
421     </chapter>
422     </part>
423    
424 neysx 1.1 </book>

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