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4 <!-- $Header: /home/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-mips.xml,v 1.17 2004/05/06 06:55:48 swift Exp $ -->
5
6 <book link="handbook-mips.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux/MIPS Handbook</title>
8
9 <author title="Chief Architect">
10 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
11 </author>
12 <author title="Author">
13 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
14 </author>
15 <author title="Author">
16 <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
17 </author>
18 <author title="Author">
19 <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
20 </author>
21 <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
22 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
23 </author>
24 <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
25 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
26 </author>
27 <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
28 <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail>
29 </author>
30 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
31 <mail link="brad_mssw@gentoo.org">Brad House</mail>
32 </author>
33 <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
34 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
35 </author>
36 <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
37 <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
38 </author>
39 <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
40 <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
41 </author>
42 <author title="Editor">
43 <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
44 </author>
45 <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
46 <author title="Editor">
47 <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
48 </author>
49 <author title="Editor">
50 <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
51 </author>
52 <author title="Editor">
53 <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
54 </author>
55 <author title="Editor">
56 <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
57 </author>
58 <author title="Editor">
59 <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
60 </author>
61 <author title="Editor">
62 <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
63 </author>
64 <author title="Editor">
65 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
66 </author>
67 <author title="Editor">
68 <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
69 </author>
70 <author title="Editor">
71 <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
72 </author>
73 <author title="Editor">
74 <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
75 </author>
76 <author title="Editor">
77 <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
78 </author>
79 <author title="Editor">
80 <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
81 </author>
82 <author title="Editor">
83 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
84 </author>
85 <author title="Editor">
86 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
87 </author>
88 <author title="Reviewer">
89 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
90 </author>
91 <author title="Reviewer">
92 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
93 </author>
94 <author title="Reviewer">
95 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
96 </author>
97 <author title="Reviewer">
98 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
99 </author>
100 <author title="Contributor">
101 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
102 </author>
103
104 <abstract>
105 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
106 information.
107 </abstract>
108
109 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
110 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 -->
111 <license/>
112
113 <version>2.16</version>
114 <date>May 07, 2004</date>
115
116 <part>
117 <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
118 <abstract>
119 In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
120 </abstract>
121
122 <chapter>
123 <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
124 <abstract>
125 Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what
126 Gentoo is all about.
127 </abstract>
128 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
129 </chapter>
130
131 <chapter>
132 <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
133 <abstract>
134 You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install
135 Gentoo using the MIPS Netboot images.
136 </abstract>
137 <include href="hb-install-mips-medium.xml"/>
138 </chapter>
139
140 <chapter>
141 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
142 <abstract>
143 If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to setup
144 networking.
145 </abstract>
146 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
147 </chapter>
148
149 <chapter>
150 <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
151 <abstract>
152 To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
153 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
154 </abstract>
155 <include href="hb-install-mips-disk.xml"/>
156 </chapter>
157
158 <chapter>
159 <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
160 <abstract>
161 Gentoo installs work through socalled stage-files. In this chapter we
162 describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
163 </abstract>
164 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
165 </chapter>
166
167 <chapter>
168 <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
169 <abstract>
170 Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
171 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
172 to progress to that stadium.
173 </abstract>
174 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
175 </chapter>
176
177 <chapter>
178 <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
179 <abstract>
180 The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
181 explains how to configure your kernel.
182 </abstract>
183 <include href="hb-install-mips-kernel.xml"/>
184 </chapter>
185
186 <chapter>
187 <title>Configuring your System</title>
188 <abstract>
189 You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
190 you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
191 proceed.
192 </abstract>
193 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
194 </chapter>
195
196 <chapter>
197 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
198 <abstract>
199 MIPS doesn't really have a bootloader, but the MIPS PROM is used to boot kernels
200 instead. This chapter explains how to install your Linux kernel as a PROM boot
201 option.
202 </abstract>
203 <include href="hb-install-mips-bootloader.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>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
217 <abstract>
218 You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
219 system and leave the installation to reboot into a brand new Gentoo
220 system.
221 </abstract>
222 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
223 </chapter>
224
225 <chapter>
226 <title>Where to go from here?</title>
227 <abstract>
228 Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
229 </abstract>
230 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
231 </chapter>
232 </part>
233
234 <part>
235 <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
236 <abstract>
237 Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
238 portage behaviour etc.
239 </abstract>
240
241 <chapter>
242 <title>USE flags</title>
243 <abstract>
244 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
245 work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
246 </abstract>
247 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
248 </chapter>
249
250 <chapter>
251 <title>Portage and Software</title>
252 <abstract>
253 The main reason for portage is to maintain the software on your system. In this
254 chapter you learn how to get information from a package, update your package
255 database, install/remove/update software and more...
256 </abstract>
257 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
258 </chapter>
259
260 <chapter>
261 <title>Portage Features</title>
262 <abstract>
263 Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related
264 aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features.
265 </abstract>
266 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
267 </chapter>
268
269 <chapter>
270 <title>Controlling Portage Behaviour</title>
271 <abstract>
272 You can tweak Portage to your own needs/environment. Learn how to protect files,
273 select mirrors, change directory locations and more.
274 </abstract>
275 <include href="hb-working-behaviour.xml"/>
276 </chapter>
277
278 <chapter>
279 <title>Initscripts</title>
280 <abstract>
281 Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
282 dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
283 these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
284 </abstract>
285 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
286 </chapter>
287
288 <chapter>
289 <title>Environment Variables</title>
290 <abstract>
291 With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
292 This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
293 variables.
294 </abstract>
295 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
296 </chapter>
297 </part>
298
299 </book>

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