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6 <book link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-sparc.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux SPARC Handbook</title>
8
9 <values>
10 <key id="arch">SPARC</key>
11 </values>
12
13 <author title="Author">
14 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
15 </author>
16 <author title="Author">
17 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
18 </author>
19 <author title="Author">
20 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
21 </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 </author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
34 <author title="Gentoo Developer">
35 Aron Griffis
36 </author>
37 -->
38 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
39 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
40 </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 <author title="Editor">
97 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
98 </author>
99 <author title="Editor">
100 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
101 </author>
102 <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 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
110 </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 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
120 This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
121 installation on Sparc systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
122 </abstract>
123
124 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
125 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
126 <license/>
127
128 <version>7.0</version>
129 <date>2006-08-30</date>
130
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 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
141 part.
142 </abstract>
143 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
144 </chapter>
145
146 <chapter>
147 <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
148 <abstract>
149 You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
150 using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
151 Installation CD is possible as well.
152 </abstract>
153 <include href="hb-install-sparc-medium.xml"/>
154 </chapter>
155
156 <chapter>
157 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
158 <abstract>
159 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
160 networking.
161 </abstract>
162 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
163 </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 Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
178 describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
179 </abstract>
180 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
181 </chapter>
182
183 <chapter>
184 <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
185 <abstract>
186 After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you
187 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
188 to progress to that stadium.
189 </abstract>
190 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
191 </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 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
210 </chapter>
211
212 <chapter>
213 <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 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
223 <abstract>
224 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 </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 system.
236 </abstract>
237 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
238 </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 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
246 </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 Portage behaviour etc.
254 </abstract>
255
256 <chapter>
257 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
258 <abstract>
259 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
260 maintain the software on his system.
261 </abstract>
262 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
263 </chapter>
264
265 <chapter>
266 <title>USE flags</title>
267 <abstract>
268 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 </abstract>
271 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
272 </chapter>
273
274 <chapter>
275 <title>Portage Features</title>
276 <abstract>
277 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
278 ccache and more.
279 </abstract>
280 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
281 </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 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
291 </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 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
301 </chapter>
302 </part>
303
304 <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 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
315 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 <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 </book>

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