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5
6 <book link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-mips.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux/MIPS Handbook</title>
8
9 <values>
10 <key id="arch">MIPS</key>
11 <key id="/boot">/dev/sda1</key>
12 </values>
13
14 <author title="Author">
15 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
16 </author>
17 <author title="Author">
18 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
19 </author>
20 <author title="Author">
21 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
22 </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 </author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
35 <author title="Gentoo Developer">
36 Aron Griffis
37 </author>
38 -->
39 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
40 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
41 </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 <author title="Editor">
98 <mail link="redhatter@gentoo.org">Stuart Longland</mail>
99 </author>
100 <author title="Editor">
101 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
102 </author>
103 <author title="Editor">
104 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
105 </author>
106 <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 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
114 </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 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
124 This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
125 installation on MIPS systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
126 </abstract>
127
128 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
129 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
130 <license/>
131
132 <version>7.1</version>
133 <date>2006-10-08</date>
134
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 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
145 part.
146 </abstract>
147 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
148 </chapter>
149
150 <chapter>
151 <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
152 <abstract>
153 You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install
154 Gentoo using the MIPS Netboot images.
155 </abstract>
156 <include href="hb-install-mips-medium.xml"/>
157 </chapter>
158
159 <chapter>
160 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
161 <abstract>
162 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
163 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 Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
181 describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
182 </abstract>
183 <include href="hb-install-mips-stage.xml"/>
184 </chapter>
185
186 <chapter>
187 <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
188 <abstract>
189 After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you
190 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
191 to progress to that state.
192 </abstract>
193 <include href="hb-install-mips-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 <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 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
226 <abstract>
227 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 arcboot/arcload (for SGI machines) and colo for Cobalt servers.
230 </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 system.
239 </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 Portage behaviour etc.
257 </abstract>
258
259 <chapter>
260 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
261 <abstract>
262 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
263 maintain the software on his system.
264 </abstract>
265 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
266 </chapter>
267
268 <chapter>
269 <title>USE flags</title>
270 <abstract>
271 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 </abstract>
274 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
275 </chapter>
276
277 <chapter>
278 <title>Portage Features</title>
279 <abstract>
280 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
281 ccache and more.
282 </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 <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 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
318 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 </part>
362
363 <part>
364 <title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
365 <abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
366
367 <chapter>
368 <title>Getting Started</title>
369 <abstract>
370 A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
371 environments.
372 </abstract>
373 <include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
374 </chapter>
375
376 <chapter>
377 <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
378 <abstract>
379 Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
380 before we learn about modular networking.
381 </abstract>
382 <include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
383 </chapter>
384
385 <chapter>
386 <title>Modular Networking</title>
387 <abstract>
388 Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
389 different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
390 </abstract>
391 <include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
392 </chapter>
393
394 <chapter>
395 <title>Wireless Networking</title>
396 <abstract>
397 Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
398 </abstract>
399 <include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
400 </chapter>
401
402 <chapter>
403 <title>Adding Functionality</title>
404 <abstract>
405 If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
406 </abstract>
407 <include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
408 </chapter>
409
410 <chapter>
411 <title>Network Management</title>
412 <abstract>
413 For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
414 </abstract>
415 <include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
416 </chapter>
417 </part>
418
419 </book>

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