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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="Editor">
99 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
100 </author>
101 <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 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux information.
119 This handbook contains the installation instructions for an internet-based
120 installation on MIPS systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
121 </abstract>
122
123 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
124 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
125 <license/>
126
127 <version>4.1</version>
128 <date>2005-10-13</date>
129
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 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
140 part.
141 </abstract>
142 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
143 </chapter>
144
145 <chapter>
146 <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
147 <abstract>
148 You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install
149 Gentoo using the MIPS Netboot images.
150 </abstract>
151 <include href="hb-install-mips-medium.xml"/>
152 </chapter>
153
154 <chapter>
155 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
156 <abstract>
157 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
158 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 Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
176 describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
177 </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 <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 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
221 <abstract>
222 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 </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 system.
234 </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 Portage behaviour etc.
252 </abstract>
253
254 <chapter>
255 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
256 <abstract>
257 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
258 maintain the software on his system.
259 </abstract>
260 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
261 </chapter>
262
263 <chapter>
264 <title>USE flags</title>
265 <abstract>
266 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 </abstract>
269 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
270 </chapter>
271
272 <chapter>
273 <title>Portage Features</title>
274 <abstract>
275 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
276 ccache and more.
277 </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 <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 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
313 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 <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 </book>

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