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1 neysx 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2     <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3    
4 swift 1.61 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml,v 1.60 2004/07/29 16:33:59 swift Exp $ -->
5 neysx 1.1
6     <book link="handbook-x86.xml">
7     <title>Gentoo Linux/x86 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 dertobi123 1.53 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
32 neysx 1.1 </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 dertobi123 1.53 <author title="Editor">
89     <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
90     </author>
91 neysx 1.1 <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 swift 1.61 <version>2.56</version>
117     <date>July 30, 2004</date>
118 neysx 1.1
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 swift 1.3 You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
138 vapier 1.55 using one of our LiveCDs.
139 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
140     <include href="hb-install-x86-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-x86-disk.xml"/>
159     </chapter>
160    
161     <chapter>
162     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
163     <abstract>
164 neysx 1.50 Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
165 neysx 1.1 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-x86-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>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
201     <abstract>
202 swift 1.3 Several bootloaders exist for the x86 architecture. Each one of them has its
203     own way of configuration. We step you through the process of configuring a
204     bootloader to your needs.
205 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
206     <include href="hb-install-x86-bootloader.xml"/>
207     </chapter>
208    
209     <chapter>
210     <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
211     <abstract>
212     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
213     choose and install some important tools.
214     </abstract>
215     <include href="hb-install-tools.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 leave the installation to reboot into a brand new Gentoo
223     system.
224     </abstract>
225     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
226     </chapter>
227    
228     <chapter>
229     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
230     <abstract>
231     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
232     </abstract>
233     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
234     </chapter>
235     </part>
236    
237     <part>
238     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
239     <abstract>
240     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
241     portage behaviour etc.
242     </abstract>
243    
244     <chapter>
245     <title>USE flags</title>
246     <abstract>
247     USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
248     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
249     </abstract>
250     <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
251     </chapter>
252    
253     <chapter>
254     <title>Portage and Software</title>
255     <abstract>
256     The main reason for portage is to maintain the software on your system. In this
257     chapter you learn how to get information from a package, update your package
258     database, install/remove/update software and more...
259     </abstract>
260     <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
261     </chapter>
262    
263     <chapter>
264     <title>Portage Features</title>
265     <abstract>
266     Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related
267     aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features.
268     </abstract>
269     <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
270     </chapter>
271    
272     <chapter>
273     <title>Controlling Portage Behaviour</title>
274     <abstract>
275     You can tweak Portage to your own needs/environment. Learn how to protect files,
276     select mirrors, change directory locations and more.
277     </abstract>
278     <include href="hb-working-behaviour.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     </book>

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