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5
6 <book link="handbook-ppc64.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux 2004.3 PPC64 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="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</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="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</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 <author title="Editor">
104 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
105 </author>
106
107 <abstract>
108 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
109 information.
110 </abstract>
111
112 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
113 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
114 <license/>
115
116 <version>3.11</version>
117 <date>2004-11-21</date>
118
119 <part>
120 <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
121 <abstract>
122 In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
123 </abstract>
124
125 <chapter>
126 <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
127 <abstract>
128 Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what
129 Gentoo is all about.
130 </abstract>
131 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
132 </chapter>
133
134 <chapter>
135 <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
136 <abstract>
137 You can install Gentoo in many ways. We describe how to install Gentoo using one
138 of our LiveCDs.
139 </abstract>
140 <include href="hb-install-ppc64-medium.xml"/>
141 </chapter>
142
143 <chapter>
144 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
145 <abstract>
146 If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to set up
147 networking.
148 </abstract>
149 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
150 </chapter>
151
152 <chapter>
153 <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
154 <abstract>
155 To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
156 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
157 </abstract>
158 <include href="hb-install-ppc64-disk.xml"/>
159 </chapter>
160
161 <chapter>
162 <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
163 <abstract>
164 Gentoo installs work through socalled stage-files. In this chapter we
165 describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
166 </abstract>
167 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
168 </chapter>
169
170 <chapter>
171 <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
172 <abstract>
173 Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
174 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
175 to progress to that stadium.
176 </abstract>
177 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
178 </chapter>
179
180 <chapter>
181 <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
182 <abstract>
183 The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
184 explains how to configure your kernel.
185 </abstract>
186 <include href="hb-install-ppc64-kernel.xml"/>
187 </chapter>
188
189 <chapter>
190 <title>Configuring your System</title>
191 <abstract>
192 You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
193 you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
194 proceed.
195 </abstract>
196 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
197 </chapter>
198
199 <chapter>
200 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
201 <abstract>
202 As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
203 choose and install some important tools.
204 </abstract>
205 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
206 </chapter>
207
208 <chapter>
209 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
210 <abstract>
211 Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
212 configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
213 and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
214 needs.
215 </abstract>
216 <include href="hb-install-ppc64-bootloader.xml"/>
217 </chapter>
218
219
220 <chapter>
221 <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
222 <abstract>
223 You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
224 system and (optionally) install GRP packages.
225 system.
226 </abstract>
227 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
228 </chapter>
229
230 <chapter>
231 <title>Where to go from here?</title>
232 <abstract>
233 Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
234 </abstract>
235 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
236 </chapter>
237 </part>
238
239 <part>
240 <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
241 <abstract>
242 Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
243 Portage behaviour etc.
244 </abstract>
245
246 <chapter>
247 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
248 <abstract>
249 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
250 maintain the software on his system.
251 </abstract>
252 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
253 </chapter>
254
255 <chapter>
256 <title>USE flags</title>
257 <abstract>
258 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
259 work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
260 </abstract>
261 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
262 </chapter>
263
264 <chapter>
265 <title>Portage Features</title>
266 <abstract>
267 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
268 ccache and more.
269 </abstract>
270 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
271 </chapter>
272
273 <chapter>
274 <title>Initscripts</title>
275 <abstract>
276 Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
277 dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
278 these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
279 </abstract>
280 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
281 </chapter>
282
283 <chapter>
284 <title>Environment Variables</title>
285 <abstract>
286 With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
287 This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
288 variables.
289 </abstract>
290 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
291 </chapter>
292 </part>
293
294 <part>
295 <title>Working with Portage</title>
296 <abstract>
297 "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
298 Software Management Tool.
299 </abstract>
300
301 <chapter>
302 <title>Files and Directories</title>
303 <abstract>
304 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
305 files and data.
306 </abstract>
307 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
308 </chapter>
309
310 <chapter>
311 <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
312 <abstract>
313 Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
314 configuration file or as environment variable.
315 </abstract>
316 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
317 </chapter>
318
319 <chapter>
320 <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
321 <abstract>
322 Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
323 and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
324 branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
325 individually.
326 </abstract>
327 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
328 </chapter>
329
330 <chapter>
331 <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
332 <abstract>
333 Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
334 better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
335 </abstract>
336 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
337 </chapter>
338
339 <chapter>
340 <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
341 <abstract>
342 "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
343 your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
344 packages and more.
345 </abstract>
346 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
347 </chapter>
348
349 <chapter>
350 <title>The Ebuild Application</title>
351 <abstract>
352 In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
353 installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
354 application.
355 </abstract>
356 <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
357 </chapter>
358 </part>
359
360 </book>

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