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5
6 <book link="handbook-mips.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux/MIPS Handbook</title>
8
9 <author title="Author">
10 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
11 </author>
12 <author title="Author">
13 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
14 </author>
15 <author title="Author">
16 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
17 </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 </author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
30 <author title="Gentoo Developer">
31 Aron Griffis
32 </author>
33 -->
34 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
35 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
36 </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 <author title="Editor">
93 <mail link="stuartl@longlandclan.hopto.org">Stuart Longland</mail>
94 </author>
95 <author title="Editor">
96 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
97 </author>
98 <author title="Reviewer">
99 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
100 </author>
101 <author title="Reviewer">
102 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
103 </author>
104 <author title="Reviewer">
105 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
106 </author>
107 <author title="Reviewer">
108 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
109 </author>
110 <author title="Contributor">
111 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
112 </author>
113
114 <abstract>
115 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
116 information.
117 </abstract>
118
119 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
120 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
121 <license/>
122
123 <version>4.0</version>
124 <date>2005-06-09</date>
125
126 <part>
127 <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
128 <abstract>
129 In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
130 </abstract>
131
132 <chapter>
133 <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
134 <abstract>
135 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
136 part.
137 </abstract>
138 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
139 </chapter>
140
141 <chapter>
142 <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
143 <abstract>
144 You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install
145 Gentoo using the MIPS Netboot images.
146 </abstract>
147 <include href="hb-install-mips-medium.xml"/>
148 </chapter>
149
150 <chapter>
151 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
152 <abstract>
153 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
154 networking.
155 </abstract>
156 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
157 </chapter>
158
159 <chapter>
160 <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
161 <abstract>
162 To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
163 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
164 </abstract>
165 <include href="hb-install-mips-disk.xml"/>
166 </chapter>
167
168 <chapter>
169 <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
170 <abstract>
171 Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
172 describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
173 </abstract>
174 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
175 </chapter>
176
177 <chapter>
178 <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
179 <abstract>
180 Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
181 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
182 to progress to that stadium.
183 </abstract>
184 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
185 </chapter>
186
187 <chapter>
188 <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
189 <abstract>
190 The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
191 explains how to configure your kernel.
192 </abstract>
193 <include href="hb-install-mips-kernel.xml"/>
194 </chapter>
195
196 <chapter>
197 <title>Configuring your System</title>
198 <abstract>
199 You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
200 you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
201 proceed.
202 </abstract>
203 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
204 </chapter>
205
206 <chapter>
207 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
208 <abstract>
209 As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
210 choose and install some important tools.
211 </abstract>
212 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
213 </chapter>
214
215 <chapter>
216 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
217 <abstract>
218 On both Silicon Graphics machines, and on Cobalt servers, both require the use
219 of a bootloader to load the kernel. This section covers setting up
220 arcboot (for SGI machines) and colo for Cobalt servers.
221 </abstract>
222 <include href="hb-install-mips-bootloader.xml"/>
223 </chapter>
224
225 <chapter>
226 <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
227 <abstract>
228 You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
229 system.
230 </abstract>
231 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
232 </chapter>
233
234 <chapter>
235 <title>Where to go from here?</title>
236 <abstract>
237 Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
238 </abstract>
239 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
240 </chapter>
241 </part>
242
243 <part>
244 <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
245 <abstract>
246 Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
247 Portage behaviour etc.
248 </abstract>
249
250 <chapter>
251 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
252 <abstract>
253 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
254 maintain the software on his system.
255 </abstract>
256 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
257 </chapter>
258
259 <chapter>
260 <title>USE flags</title>
261 <abstract>
262 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
263 work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
264 </abstract>
265 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
266 </chapter>
267
268 <chapter>
269 <title>Portage Features</title>
270 <abstract>
271 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
272 ccache and more.
273 </abstract>
274 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
275 </chapter>
276
277 <chapter>
278 <title>Initscripts</title>
279 <abstract>
280 Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
281 dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
282 these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
283 </abstract>
284 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
285 </chapter>
286
287 <chapter>
288 <title>Environment Variables</title>
289 <abstract>
290 With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
291 This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
292 variables.
293 </abstract>
294 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
295 </chapter>
296 </part>
297
298 <part>
299 <title>Working with Portage</title>
300 <abstract>
301 "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
302 Software Management Tool.
303 </abstract>
304
305 <chapter>
306 <title>Files and Directories</title>
307 <abstract>
308 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
309 files and data.
310 </abstract>
311 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
312 </chapter>
313
314 <chapter>
315 <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
316 <abstract>
317 Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
318 configuration file or as environment variable.
319 </abstract>
320 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
321 </chapter>
322
323 <chapter>
324 <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
325 <abstract>
326 Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
327 and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
328 branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
329 individually.
330 </abstract>
331 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
332 </chapter>
333
334 <chapter>
335 <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
336 <abstract>
337 Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
338 better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
339 </abstract>
340 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
341 </chapter>
342
343 <chapter>
344 <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
345 <abstract>
346 "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
347 your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
348 packages and more.
349 </abstract>
350 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
351 </chapter>
352
353 <chapter>
354 <title>The Ebuild Application</title>
355 <abstract>
356 In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
357 installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
358 application.
359 </abstract>
360 <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
361 </chapter>
362 </part>
363
364 <part>
365 <title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
366 <abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
367
368 <chapter>
369 <title>Getting Started</title>
370 <abstract>
371 A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
372 environments.
373 </abstract>
374 <include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
375 </chapter>
376
377 <chapter>
378 <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
379 <abstract>
380 Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
381 before we learn about modular networking.
382 </abstract>
383 <include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
384 </chapter>
385
386 <chapter>
387 <title>Modular Networking</title>
388 <abstract>
389 Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
390 different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
391 </abstract>
392 <include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
393 </chapter>
394
395 <chapter>
396 <title>Wireless Networking</title>
397 <abstract>
398 Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
399 </abstract>
400 <include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
401 </chapter>
402
403 <chapter>
404 <title>Adding Functionality</title>
405 <abstract>
406 If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
407 </abstract>
408 <include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
409 </chapter>
410
411 <chapter>
412 <title>Network Management</title>
413 <abstract>
414 For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
415 </abstract>
416 <include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
417 </chapter>
418 </part>
419
420 </book>

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