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2 <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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4 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-sparc.xml,v 1.81 2004/08/29 11:38:12 swift Exp $ -->
5
6 <book link="handbook-sparc.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux/SPARC 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="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="Editor">
89 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
90 </author>
91 <author title="Reviewer">
92 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
93 </author>
94 <author title="Reviewer">
95 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
96 </author>
97 <author title="Reviewer">
98 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
99 </author>
100 <author title="Reviewer">
101 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
102 </author>
103 <author title="Contributor">
104 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</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/1.0 -->
114 <license/>
115
116 <version>2.79</version>
117 <date>August 29, 2004</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. In this chapter we explain how to install
138 Gentoo from one of our LiveCDs.
139 </abstract>
140 <include href="hb-install-sparc-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 setup
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-sparc-disk.xml"/>
159 </chapter>
160
161 <chapter>
162 <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
163 <abstract>
164 Gentoo installs work through so-called 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-sparc-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 The SPARC architecture uses the SILO bootloader to fire up your Linux system. In
212 this chapter we step you through the process of configuring this bootloader to
213 your needs.
214 </abstract>
215 <include href="hb-install-sparc-bootloader.xml"/>
216 </chapter>
217
218 <chapter>
219 <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
220 <abstract>
221 You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
222 system and (optionally) install prebuilt packages.
223 </abstract>
224 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
225 </chapter>
226
227 <chapter>
228 <title>Where to go from here?</title>
229 <abstract>
230 Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
231 </abstract>
232 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
233 </chapter>
234 </part>
235
236 <part>
237 <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
238 <abstract>
239 Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
240 portage behaviour etc.
241 </abstract>
242
243 <chapter>
244 <title>USE flags</title>
245 <abstract>
246 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
247 work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
248 </abstract>
249 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
250 </chapter>
251
252 <chapter>
253 <title>Portage and Software</title>
254 <abstract>
255 The main reason for portage is to maintain the software on your system. In this
256 chapter you learn how to get information from a package, update your package
257 database, install/remove/update software and more...
258 </abstract>
259 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
260 </chapter>
261
262 <chapter>
263 <title>Portage Features</title>
264 <abstract>
265 Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related
266 aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features.
267 </abstract>
268 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
269 </chapter>
270
271 <chapter>
272 <title>Controlling Portage Behaviour</title>
273 <abstract>
274 You can tweak Portage to your own needs/environment. Learn how to protect files,
275 select mirrors, change directory locations and more.
276 </abstract>
277 <include href="hb-working-behaviour.xml"/>
278 </chapter>
279
280 <chapter>
281 <title>Initscripts</title>
282 <abstract>
283 Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
284 dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
285 these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
286 </abstract>
287 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
288 </chapter>
289
290 <chapter>
291 <title>Environment Variables</title>
292 <abstract>
293 With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
294 This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
295 variables.
296 </abstract>
297 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
298 </chapter>
299 </part>
300
301 </book>

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