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6 <book link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc64.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux 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="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="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
94 </author>
95 <author title="Reviewer">
96 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
97 </author>
98 <author title="Reviewer">
99 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
100 </author>
101 <author title="Reviewer">
102 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
103 </author>
104 <author title="Reviewer">
105 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
106 </author>
107 <author title="Contributor">
108 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
109 </author>
110 <author title="Editor">
111 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
112 </author>
113
114 <abstract>
115 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
116 This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
117 installation on PPC64 systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
118 </abstract>
119
120 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
121 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
122 <license/>
123
124 <version>4.3</version>
125 <date>2005-12-19</date>
126
127 <part>
128 <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
129 <abstract>
130 In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
131 </abstract>
132
133 <chapter>
134 <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
135 <abstract>
136 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
137 part.
138 </abstract>
139 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
140 </chapter>
141
142 <chapter>
143 <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
144 <abstract>
145 You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
146 using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
147 Installation CD is possible as well.
148 </abstract>
149 <include href="hb-install-ppc64-medium.xml"/>
150 </chapter>
151
152 <chapter>
153 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
154 <abstract>
155 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
156 networking.
157 </abstract>
158 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
159 </chapter>
160
161 <chapter>
162 <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
163 <abstract>
164 To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
165 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
166 </abstract>
167 <include href="hb-install-ppc64-disk.xml"/>
168 </chapter>
169
170 <chapter>
171 <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
172 <abstract>
173 Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we describe
174 how you extract a stage3 archive and configure Portage.
175 </abstract>
176 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
177 </chapter>
178
179 <chapter>
180 <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
181 <abstract>
182 After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you
183 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
184 to progress to that stadium.
185 </abstract>
186 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
187 </chapter>
188
189 <chapter>
190 <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
191 <abstract>
192 The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
193 explains how to configure your kernel.
194 </abstract>
195 <include href="hb-install-ppc64-kernel.xml"/>
196 </chapter>
197
198 <chapter>
199 <title>Configuring your System</title>
200 <abstract>
201 You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
202 you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
203 proceed.
204 </abstract>
205 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
206 </chapter>
207
208 <chapter>
209 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
210 <abstract>
211 As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
212 choose and install some important tools.
213 </abstract>
214 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
215 </chapter>
216
217 <chapter>
218 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
219 <abstract>
220 Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
221 configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
222 and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
223 needs.
224 </abstract>
225 <include href="hb-install-ppc64-bootloader.xml"/>
226 </chapter>
227
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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