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6 <book link="handbook-x86.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux x86 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>
30 <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
31 <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail>
32 </author>
33 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
34 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
35 </author>
36 <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
37 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
38 </author>
39 <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
40 <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
41 </author>
42 <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
43 <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
44 </author>
45 <author title="Editor">
46 <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
47 </author>
48 <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
49 <author title="Editor">
50 <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
51 </author>
52 <author title="Editor">
53 <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
54 </author>
55 <author title="Editor">
56 <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
57 </author>
58 <author title="Editor">
59 <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
60 </author>
61 <author title="Editor">
62 <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
63 </author>
64 <author title="Editor">
65 <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
66 </author>
67 <author title="Editor">
68 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
69 </author>
70 <author title="Editor">
71 <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
72 </author>
73 <author title="Editor">
74 <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
75 </author>
76 <author title="Editor">
77 <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
78 </author>
79 <author title="Editor">
80 <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
81 </author>
82 <author title="Editor">
83 <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
84 </author>
85 <author title="Editor">
86 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
87 </author>
88 <author title="Editor">
89 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
90 </author>
91 <author title="Editor">
92 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
93 </author>
94 <author title="Reviewer">
95 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
96 </author>
97 <author title="Reviewer">
98 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
99 </author>
100 <author title="Reviewer">
101 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
102 </author>
103 <author title="Reviewer">
104 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
105 </author>
106 <author title="Contributor">
107 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
108 </author>
109
110 <abstract>
111 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
112 information.
113 </abstract>
114
115 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
116 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
117 <license/>
118
119 <version>4.0</version>
120 <date>2005-06-09</date>
121
122 <part>
123 <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
124 <abstract>
125 In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
126 </abstract>
127
128 <chapter>
129 <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
130 <abstract>
131 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
132 part.
133 </abstract>
134 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
135 </chapter>
136
137 <chapter>
138 <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
139 <abstract>
140 You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
141 using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
142 Installation CD is possible as well.
143 </abstract>
144 <include href="hb-install-x86-medium.xml"/>
145 </chapter>
146
147 <chapter>
148 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
149 <abstract>
150 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
151 networking.
152 </abstract>
153 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
154 </chapter>
155
156 <chapter>
157 <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
158 <abstract>
159 To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
160 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
161 </abstract>
162 <include href="hb-install-x86-disk.xml"/>
163 </chapter>
164
165 <chapter>
166 <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
167 <abstract>
168 Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
169 describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
170 </abstract>
171 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
172 </chapter>
173
174 <chapter>
175 <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
176 <abstract>
177 Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
178 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
179 to progress to that stadium.
180 </abstract>
181 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
182 </chapter>
183
184 <chapter>
185 <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
186 <abstract>
187 The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
188 explains how to configure your kernel.
189 </abstract>
190 <include href="hb-install-x86-kernel.xml"/>
191 </chapter>
192
193 <chapter>
194 <title>Configuring your System</title>
195 <abstract>
196 You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
197 you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
198 proceed.
199 </abstract>
200 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
201 </chapter>
202
203 <chapter>
204 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
205 <abstract>
206 As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
207 choose and install some important tools.
208 </abstract>
209 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
210 </chapter>
211
212 <chapter>
213 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
214 <abstract>
215 Several bootloaders exist for the x86 architecture. Each one of them has its
216 own way of configuration. We step you through the process of configuring a
217 bootloader to your needs.
218 </abstract>
219 <include href="hb-install-x86-bootloader.xml"/>
220 </chapter>
221
222 <chapter>
223 <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
224 <abstract>
225 You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
226 system.
227 </abstract>
228 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
229 </chapter>
230
231 <chapter>
232 <title>Where to go from here?</title>
233 <abstract>
234 Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
235 </abstract>
236 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
237 </chapter>
238 </part>
239
240 <part>
241 <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
242 <abstract>
243 Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
244 Portage behaviour etc.
245 </abstract>
246
247 <chapter>
248 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
249 <abstract>
250 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
251 maintain the software on his system.
252 </abstract>
253 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
254 </chapter>
255
256 <chapter>
257 <title>USE flags</title>
258 <abstract>
259 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
260 work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
261 </abstract>
262 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
263 </chapter>
264
265 <chapter>
266 <title>Portage Features</title>
267 <abstract>
268 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
269 ccache and more.
270 </abstract>
271 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
272 </chapter>
273
274 <chapter>
275 <title>Initscripts</title>
276 <abstract>
277 Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
278 dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
279 these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
280 </abstract>
281 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
282 </chapter>
283
284 <chapter>
285 <title>Environment Variables</title>
286 <abstract>
287 With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
288 This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
289 variables.
290 </abstract>
291 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
292 </chapter>
293 </part>
294
295 <part>
296 <title>Working with Portage</title>
297 <abstract>
298 "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
299 Software Management Tool.
300 </abstract>
301
302 <chapter>
303 <title>Files and Directories</title>
304 <abstract>
305 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
306 files and data.
307 </abstract>
308 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
309 </chapter>
310
311 <chapter>
312 <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
313 <abstract>
314 Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
315 configuration file or as environment variable.
316 </abstract>
317 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
318 </chapter>
319
320 <chapter>
321 <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
322 <abstract>
323 Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
324 and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
325 branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
326 individually.
327 </abstract>
328 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
329 </chapter>
330
331 <chapter>
332 <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
333 <abstract>
334 Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
335 better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
336 </abstract>
337 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
338 </chapter>
339
340 <chapter>
341 <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
342 <abstract>
343 "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
344 your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
345 packages and more.
346 </abstract>
347 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
348 </chapter>
349
350 <chapter>
351 <title>The Ebuild Application</title>
352 <abstract>
353 In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
354 installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
355 application.
356 </abstract>
357 <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
358 </chapter>
359 </part>
360
361 <part>
362 <title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
363 <abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
364
365 <chapter>
366 <title>Getting Started</title>
367 <abstract>
368 A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
369 environments.
370 </abstract>
371 <include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
372 </chapter>
373
374 <chapter>
375 <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
376 <abstract>
377 Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
378 before we learn about modular networking.
379 </abstract>
380 <include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
381 </chapter>
382
383 <chapter>
384 <title>Modular Networking</title>
385 <abstract>
386 Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
387 different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
388 </abstract>
389 <include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
390 </chapter>
391
392 <chapter>
393 <title>Wireless Networking</title>
394 <abstract>
395 Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
396 </abstract>
397 <include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
398 </chapter>
399
400 <chapter>
401 <title>Adding Functionality</title>
402 <abstract>
403 If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
404 </abstract>
405 <include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
406 </chapter>
407
408 <chapter>
409 <title>Network Management</title>
410 <abstract>
411 For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
412 </abstract>
413 <include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
414 </chapter>
415 </part>
416
417 </book>

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