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5 neysx 1.1
6 neysx 1.109 <book link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-mips.xml">
7 neysx 1.1 <title>Gentoo Linux/MIPS Handbook</title>
8    
9 neysx 1.111 <values>
10     <key id="arch">MIPS</key>
11     <key id="/boot">/dev/sda1</key>
12     </values>
13    
14 swift 1.86 <author title="Author">
15 swift 1.91 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
16 neysx 1.1 </author>
17     <author title="Author">
18 swift 1.102 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
19     </author>
20     <author title="Author">
21 swift 1.91 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
22 neysx 1.1 </author>
23     <author title="Author">
24     <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
25     </author>
26     <author title="Author">
27     <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
28     </author>
29     <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
30     <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
31     </author>
32     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
33     <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
34 swift 1.103 </author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
35     <author title="Gentoo Developer">
36     Aron Griffis
37 neysx 1.1 </author>
38 swift 1.103 -->
39 neysx 1.1 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
40 dertobi123 1.36 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
41 neysx 1.1 </author>
42     <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
43     <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
44     </author>
45     <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
46     <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
47     </author>
48     <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
49     <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
50     </author>
51     <author title="Editor">
52     <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
53     </author>
54     <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
55     <author title="Editor">
56     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
57     </author>
58     <author title="Editor">
59     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
60     </author>
61     <author title="Editor">
62     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
63     </author>
64     <author title="Editor">
65     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
66     </author>
67     <author title="Editor">
68     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
69     </author>
70     <author title="Editor">
71     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
72     </author>
73     <author title="Editor">
74     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
75     </author>
76     <author title="Editor">
77     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
78     </author>
79     <author title="Editor">
80     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
81     </author>
82     <author title="Editor">
83     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
84     </author>
85     <author title="Editor">
86     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
87     </author>
88     <author title="Editor">
89     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
90     </author>
91     <author title="Editor">
92     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
93     </author>
94     <author title="Editor">
95     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
96     </author>
97 dertobi123 1.36 <author title="Editor">
98 fox2mike 1.108 <mail link="redhatter@gentoo.org">Stuart Longland</mail>
99 swift 1.101 </author>
100     <author title="Editor">
101 dertobi123 1.36 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
102     </author>
103 neysx 1.104 <author title="Editor">
104     <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
105     </author>
106 neysx 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
107     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
108     </author>
109     <author title="Reviewer">
110     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
111     </author>
112     <author title="Reviewer">
113 neysx 1.110 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
114 neysx 1.1 </author>
115     <author title="Reviewer">
116     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
117     </author>
118     <author title="Contributor">
119     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
120     </author>
121    
122     <abstract>
123 jkt 1.106 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
124     This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
125 neysx 1.104 installation on MIPS systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
126 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
127    
128     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
129 neysx 1.104 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
130 neysx 1.1 <license/>
131    
132 fox2mike 1.108 <version>4.4</version>
133     <date>2006-02-27</date>
134 neysx 1.1
135     <part>
136     <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
137     <abstract>
138     In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
139     </abstract>
140    
141     <chapter>
142     <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
143     <abstract>
144 swift 1.100 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
145     part.
146 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
147     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
148     </chapter>
149    
150     <chapter>
151     <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
152     <abstract>
153 swift 1.3 You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install
154     Gentoo using the MIPS Netboot images.
155 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
156     <include href="hb-install-mips-medium.xml"/>
157     </chapter>
158    
159     <chapter>
160     <title>Configuring your Network</title>
161     <abstract>
162 swift 1.100 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
163 neysx 1.1 networking.
164     </abstract>
165     <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
166     </chapter>
167    
168     <chapter>
169     <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
170     <abstract>
171     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
172     This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
173     </abstract>
174     <include href="hb-install-mips-disk.xml"/>
175     </chapter>
176    
177     <chapter>
178     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
179     <abstract>
180 swift 1.105 Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
181     describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
182 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
183 fox2mike 1.108 <include href="hb-install-mips-stage.xml"/>
184 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
185    
186     <chapter>
187     <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
188     <abstract>
189 jkt 1.107 After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you
190 neysx 1.1 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
191     to progress to that stadium.
192     </abstract>
193     <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
194     </chapter>
195    
196     <chapter>
197     <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
198     <abstract>
199     The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
200     explains how to configure your kernel.
201     </abstract>
202     <include href="hb-install-mips-kernel.xml"/>
203     </chapter>
204    
205     <chapter>
206     <title>Configuring your System</title>
207     <abstract>
208     You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
209     you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
210     proceed.
211     </abstract>
212     <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
213     </chapter>
214    
215     <chapter>
216 swift 1.56 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
217     <abstract>
218     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
219     choose and install some important tools.
220     </abstract>
221     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
222     </chapter>
223    
224     <chapter>
225 neysx 1.1 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
226     <abstract>
227 swift 1.101 On both Silicon Graphics machines, and on Cobalt servers, both require the use
228     of a bootloader to load the kernel. This section covers setting up
229 fox2mike 1.108 arcboot/arcload (for SGI machines) and colo for Cobalt servers.
230 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
231     <include href="hb-install-mips-bootloader.xml"/>
232     </chapter>
233    
234     <chapter>
235     <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
236     <abstract>
237     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
238 swift 1.100 system.
239 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
240     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
241     </chapter>
242    
243     <chapter>
244     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
245     <abstract>
246     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
247     </abstract>
248     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
249     </chapter>
250     </part>
251    
252     <part>
253     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
254     <abstract>
255     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
256 swift 1.90 Portage behaviour etc.
257 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
258    
259     <chapter>
260 swift 1.89 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
261 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
262 swift 1.89 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
263     maintain the software on his system.
264 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
265 swift 1.89 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
266 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
267    
268     <chapter>
269 swift 1.89 <title>USE flags</title>
270 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
271 swift 1.89 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
272     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
273 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
274 swift 1.89 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
275 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
276    
277     <chapter>
278     <title>Portage Features</title>
279     <abstract>
280 swift 1.89 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
281     ccache and more.
282 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
283     <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
284     </chapter>
285    
286     <chapter>
287     <title>Initscripts</title>
288     <abstract>
289     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
290     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
291     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
292     </abstract>
293     <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
294     </chapter>
295    
296     <chapter>
297     <title>Environment Variables</title>
298     <abstract>
299     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
300     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
301     variables.
302     </abstract>
303     <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
304     </chapter>
305     </part>
306    
307 swift 1.89 <part>
308     <title>Working with Portage</title>
309     <abstract>
310     "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
311     Software Management Tool.
312     </abstract>
313    
314     <chapter>
315     <title>Files and Directories</title>
316     <abstract>
317 swift 1.91 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
318 swift 1.89 files and data.
319     </abstract>
320     <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
321     </chapter>
322    
323     <chapter>
324     <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
325     <abstract>
326     Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
327     configuration file or as environment variable.
328     </abstract>
329     <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
330     </chapter>
331    
332     <chapter>
333     <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
334     <abstract>
335     Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
336     and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
337     branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
338     individually.
339     </abstract>
340     <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
341     </chapter>
342    
343     <chapter>
344     <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
345     <abstract>
346     Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
347     better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
348     </abstract>
349     <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
350     </chapter>
351    
352     <chapter>
353     <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
354     <abstract>
355     "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
356     your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
357     packages and more.
358     </abstract>
359     <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
360     </chapter>
361    
362     <chapter>
363     <title>The Ebuild Application</title>
364     <abstract>
365     In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
366     installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
367     application.
368     </abstract>
369     <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
370     </chapter>
371     </part>
372    
373 swift 1.102 <part>
374     <title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
375     <abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
376    
377     <chapter>
378     <title>Getting Started</title>
379     <abstract>
380     A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
381     environments.
382     </abstract>
383     <include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
384     </chapter>
385    
386     <chapter>
387     <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
388     <abstract>
389     Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
390     before we learn about modular networking.
391     </abstract>
392     <include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
393     </chapter>
394    
395     <chapter>
396     <title>Modular Networking</title>
397     <abstract>
398     Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
399     different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
400     </abstract>
401     <include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
402     </chapter>
403    
404     <chapter>
405     <title>Wireless Networking</title>
406     <abstract>
407     Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
408     </abstract>
409     <include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
410     </chapter>
411    
412     <chapter>
413     <title>Adding Functionality</title>
414     <abstract>
415     If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
416     </abstract>
417     <include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
418     </chapter>
419    
420     <chapter>
421     <title>Network Management</title>
422     <abstract>
423     For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
424     </abstract>
425     <include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
426     </chapter>
427     </part>
428    
429 neysx 1.1 </book>

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