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1 swift 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2     <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3    
4 nightmorph 1.127 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-sparc.xml,v 1.126 2006/08/30 22:52:28 nightmorph Exp $ -->
5 swift 1.1
6 neysx 1.121 <book link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-sparc.xml">
7 swift 1.113 <title>Gentoo Linux SPARC Handbook</title>
8 swift 1.1
9 neysx 1.123 <values>
10     <key id="arch">SPARC</key>
11     </values>
12    
13 swift 1.98 <author title="Author">
14 swift 1.104 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
15 swift 1.1 </author>
16     <author title="Author">
17 swift 1.115 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
18     </author>
19     <author title="Author">
20 swift 1.104 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
21 swift 1.1 </author>
22     <author title="Author">
23     <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
24     </author>
25     <author title="Author">
26     <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
27     </author>
28     <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
29     <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
30     </author>
31     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
32     <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
33 swift 1.116 </author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
34     <author title="Gentoo Developer">
35     Aron Griffis
36 swift 1.1 </author>
37 swift 1.116 -->
38 swift 1.1 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
39 dertobi123 1.46 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
40 swift 1.1 </author>
41     <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
42     <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
43     </author>
44     <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
45     <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
46     </author>
47     <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
48     <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
49     </author>
50     <author title="Editor">
51     <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
52     </author>
53     <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
54     <author title="Editor">
55     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
56     </author>
57     <author title="Editor">
58     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
59     </author>
60     <author title="Editor">
61     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
62     </author>
63     <author title="Editor">
64     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
65     </author>
66     <author title="Editor">
67     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
68     </author>
69     <author title="Editor">
70     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
71     </author>
72     <author title="Editor">
73     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
74     </author>
75     <author title="Editor">
76     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
77     </author>
78     <author title="Editor">
79     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
80     </author>
81     <author title="Editor">
82     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
83     </author>
84     <author title="Editor">
85     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
86     </author>
87     <author title="Editor">
88     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
89     </author>
90     <author title="Editor">
91     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
92     </author>
93     <author title="Editor">
94     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
95     </author>
96 dertobi123 1.46 <author title="Editor">
97     <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
98     </author>
99 neysx 1.117 <author title="Editor">
100     <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
101     </author>
102 swift 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
103     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
104     </author>
105     <author title="Reviewer">
106     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
107     </author>
108     <author title="Reviewer">
109 neysx 1.122 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
110 swift 1.1 </author>
111     <author title="Reviewer">
112     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
113     </author>
114     <author title="Contributor">
115     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
116     </author>
117    
118     <abstract>
119 jkt 1.119 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
120     This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
121 neysx 1.117 installation on Sparc systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
122 swift 1.1 </abstract>
123    
124     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
125 neysx 1.117 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
126 swift 1.1 <license/>
127    
128 nightmorph 1.126 <version>7.0</version>
129     <date>2006-08-30</date>
130 swift 1.1
131     <part>
132     <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
133     <abstract>
134     In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
135     </abstract>
136    
137     <chapter>
138     <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
139     <abstract>
140 swift 1.113 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
141     part.
142 swift 1.1 </abstract>
143     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
144     </chapter>
145    
146     <chapter>
147     <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
148     <abstract>
149 swift 1.113 You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
150 swift 1.114 using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
151     Installation CD is possible as well.
152 swift 1.1 </abstract>
153     <include href="hb-install-sparc-medium.xml"/>
154     </chapter>
155    
156     <chapter>
157     <title>Configuring your Network</title>
158     <abstract>
159 swift 1.113 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
160 swift 1.1 networking.
161     </abstract>
162 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
163 swift 1.1 </chapter>
164    
165     <chapter>
166     <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
167     <abstract>
168     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
169     This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
170     </abstract>
171     <include href="hb-install-sparc-disk.xml"/>
172     </chapter>
173    
174     <chapter>
175     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
176     <abstract>
177 swift 1.118 Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
178     describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
179 swift 1.1 </abstract>
180 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
181 swift 1.1 </chapter>
182    
183     <chapter>
184     <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
185     <abstract>
186 jkt 1.120 After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you
187 swift 1.1 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
188 nightmorph 1.127 to progress to that state.
189 swift 1.1 </abstract>
190 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
191 swift 1.1 </chapter>
192    
193     <chapter>
194     <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
195     <abstract>
196     The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
197     explains how to configure your kernel.
198     </abstract>
199     <include href="hb-install-sparc-kernel.xml"/>
200     </chapter>
201    
202     <chapter>
203     <title>Configuring your System</title>
204     <abstract>
205     You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
206     you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
207     proceed.
208     </abstract>
209 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
210 swift 1.1 </chapter>
211    
212     <chapter>
213 swift 1.67 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
214     <abstract>
215     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
216     choose and install some important tools.
217     </abstract>
218     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
219     </chapter>
220    
221     <chapter>
222 swift 1.1 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
223     <abstract>
224 swift 1.3 The SPARC architecture uses the SILO bootloader to fire up your Linux system. In
225     this chapter we step you through the process of configuring this bootloader to
226     your needs.
227 swift 1.1 </abstract>
228     <include href="hb-install-sparc-bootloader.xml"/>
229     </chapter>
230    
231     <chapter>
232     <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
233     <abstract>
234     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
235 swift 1.113 system.
236 swift 1.1 </abstract>
237 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
238 swift 1.1 </chapter>
239    
240     <chapter>
241     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
242     <abstract>
243     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
244     </abstract>
245 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
246 swift 1.1 </chapter>
247     </part>
248    
249     <part>
250     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
251     <abstract>
252     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
253 swift 1.103 Portage behaviour etc.
254 swift 1.1 </abstract>
255    
256     <chapter>
257 swift 1.102 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
258 swift 1.1 <abstract>
259 swift 1.102 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
260     maintain the software on his system.
261 swift 1.1 </abstract>
262 swift 1.102 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
263 swift 1.1 </chapter>
264    
265     <chapter>
266 swift 1.102 <title>USE flags</title>
267 swift 1.1 <abstract>
268 swift 1.102 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
269     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
270 swift 1.1 </abstract>
271 swift 1.102 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
272 swift 1.1 </chapter>
273    
274     <chapter>
275     <title>Portage Features</title>
276     <abstract>
277 swift 1.102 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
278     ccache and more.
279 swift 1.1 </abstract>
280 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
281 swift 1.1 </chapter>
282    
283     <chapter>
284     <title>Initscripts</title>
285     <abstract>
286     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
287     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
288     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
289     </abstract>
290 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
291 swift 1.1 </chapter>
292    
293     <chapter>
294     <title>Environment Variables</title>
295     <abstract>
296     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
297     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
298     variables.
299     </abstract>
300 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
301 swift 1.1 </chapter>
302     </part>
303    
304 swift 1.102 <part>
305     <title>Working with Portage</title>
306     <abstract>
307     "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
308     Software Management Tool.
309     </abstract>
310    
311     <chapter>
312     <title>Files and Directories</title>
313     <abstract>
314 swift 1.104 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
315 swift 1.102 files and data.
316     </abstract>
317     <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
318     </chapter>
319    
320     <chapter>
321     <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
322     <abstract>
323     Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
324     configuration file or as environment variable.
325     </abstract>
326     <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
327     </chapter>
328    
329     <chapter>
330     <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
331     <abstract>
332     Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
333     and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
334     branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
335     individually.
336     </abstract>
337     <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
338     </chapter>
339    
340     <chapter>
341     <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
342     <abstract>
343     Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
344     better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
345     </abstract>
346     <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
347     </chapter>
348    
349     <chapter>
350     <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
351     <abstract>
352     "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
353     your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
354     packages and more.
355     </abstract>
356     <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
357     </chapter>
358     </part>
359    
360 swift 1.115 <part>
361     <title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
362     <abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
363    
364     <chapter>
365     <title>Getting Started</title>
366     <abstract>
367     A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
368     environments.
369     </abstract>
370     <include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
371     </chapter>
372    
373     <chapter>
374     <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
375     <abstract>
376     Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
377     before we learn about modular networking.
378     </abstract>
379     <include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
380     </chapter>
381    
382     <chapter>
383     <title>Modular Networking</title>
384     <abstract>
385     Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
386     different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
387     </abstract>
388     <include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
389     </chapter>
390    
391     <chapter>
392     <title>Wireless Networking</title>
393     <abstract>
394     Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
395     </abstract>
396     <include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
397     </chapter>
398    
399     <chapter>
400     <title>Adding Functionality</title>
401     <abstract>
402     If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
403     </abstract>
404     <include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
405     </chapter>
406    
407     <chapter>
408     <title>Network Management</title>
409     <abstract>
410     For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
411     </abstract>
412     <include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
413     </chapter>
414     </part>
415    
416 swift 1.1 </book>

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