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1 nightmorph 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2     <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3    
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5 nightmorph 1.1
6 nightmorph 1.9 <book link="/doc/en/handbook/2007.0/handbook-ppc.xml">
7 nightmorph 1.3 <title>Gentoo Linux 2007.0 PPC Handbook</title>
8 nightmorph 1.1
9 nightmorph 1.2 <values>
10     <key id="arch">PPC</key>
11 josejx 1.7 <key id="kernel-version">2.6.19-r5</key>
12     <key id="kernel-name">kernel-2.6.19-gentoo-r5</key>
13     <key id="kernel-gentoo">2.6.19-gentoo-r5</key>
14 nightmorph 1.6 <key id="online-book">2007.0/handbook-ppc.xml</key>
15 nightmorph 1.2 <key id="release-dir">releases/ppc/2007.0/ppc32/</key>
16 nightmorph 1.5 <key id="stage3">stage3-ppc-2007.0.tar.bz2</key>
17     <key id="CFLAGS">-O2 -mcpu=powerpc -mtune=powerpc -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe</key>
18 nightmorph 1.2 </values>
19    
20 nightmorph 1.1 <author title="Author">
21     <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
22     </author>
23     <author title="Author">
24     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
25     </author>
26     <author title="Author">
27     <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
28     </author>
29     <author title="Author">
30     <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
31     </author>
32     <author title="Author">
33     <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
34     </author>
35     <author title="Author">
36     <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
37     </author>
38     <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
39     <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
40     </author>
41     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
42     <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
43     </author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
44     <author title="Gentoo Developer">
45     Aron Griffis
46     </author>
47     -->
48     <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
49     <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
50     </author>
51     <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
52     <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
53     </author>
54     <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
55     <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
56     </author>
57     <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
58     <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
59     </author>
60     <author title="Editor">
61     <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
62     </author>
63     <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
64     <author title="Editor">
65     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
66     </author>
67     <author title="Editor">
68     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
69     </author>
70     <author title="Editor">
71     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
72     </author>
73     <author title="Editor">
74     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
75     </author>
76     <author title="Editor">
77     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
78     </author>
79     <author title="Editor">
80     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
81     </author>
82     <author title="Editor">
83     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
84     </author>
85     <author title="Editor">
86     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
87     </author>
88     <author title="Editor">
89     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
90     </author>
91     <author title="Editor">
92     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
93     </author>
94     <author title="Editor">
95     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
96     </author>
97     <author title="Editor">
98     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
99     </author>
100     <author title="Editor">
101     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
102     </author>
103     <author title="Editor">
104     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
105     </author>
106     <author title="Editor">
107     <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
108     </author>
109     <author title="Editor">
110     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
111     </author>
112     <author title="Editor">
113     <mail link="sejo@gentoo.org">Jochen Maes </mail>
114     </author>
115     <author title="Editor">
116     <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
117     </author>
118     <author title="Editor">
119     <mail link="josejx@gentoo.org">Joseph Jezak</mail>
120     </author>
121 nightmorph 1.8 <author title="Editor">
122     <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
123     </author>
124 nightmorph 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
125     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
126     </author>
127     <author title="Reviewer">
128     <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
129     </author>
130     <author title="Reviewer">
131     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
132     </author>
133    
134     <abstract>
135     This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux information.
136     This handbook contains the installation instructions for a networkless
137     installation on PPC systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
138     </abstract>
139    
140     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
141     <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
142     <license/>
143    
144 nightmorph 1.2 <version>8.0</version>
145 nightmorph 1.11 <date>2007-05-07</date>
146 nightmorph 1.1
147     <part>
148     <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
149     <abstract>
150     In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
151     </abstract>
152    
153     <chapter>
154     <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
155     <abstract>
156     Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what
157     Gentoo is all about.
158     </abstract>
159     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
160     </chapter>
161    
162     <chapter>
163     <title>Booting the Universal Installation CD</title>
164     <abstract>
165     Using our Universal Installation CD you can boot up your system into a running
166     environment that allows you to install Gentoo.
167     </abstract>
168     <include href="hb-install-ppc-medium.xml"/>
169     </chapter>
170    
171     <chapter>
172     <title>Configuring your Network</title>
173     <abstract>
174     If you need networking, this is the place where the network (and Internet
175     connection) is configured.
176     </abstract>
177     <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
178     </chapter>
179    
180     <chapter>
181     <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
182     <abstract>
183     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
184     This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
185     </abstract>
186     <include href="hb-install-ppc-disk.xml"/>
187     </chapter>
188    
189     <chapter>
190     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
191     <abstract>
192     In this chapter we describe how you extract a stage3 file and how to configure
193     Portage.
194     </abstract>
195     <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
196     </chapter>
197    
198     <chapter>
199     <title>Chrooting into the Gentoo Base System</title>
200     <abstract>
201     Now that the stage3 file is extracted, we chroot into the new system and modify
202     the USE variable.
203     </abstract>
204     <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
205     </chapter>
206    
207     <chapter>
208     <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
209     <abstract>
210     The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
211     explains how to configure your kernel.
212     </abstract>
213     <include href="hb-install-ppc-kernel.xml"/>
214     </chapter>
215    
216     <chapter>
217     <title>Configuring your System</title>
218     <abstract>
219     You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
220     you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
221     proceed.
222     </abstract>
223     <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
224     </chapter>
225    
226     <chapter>
227     <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
228     <abstract>
229     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about customization. In this chapter we help you
230     choose and install some important tools.
231     </abstract>
232     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
233     </chapter>
234    
235     <chapter>
236     <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
237     <abstract>
238     Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
239     configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
240     and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
241     needs.
242     </abstract>
243     <include href="hb-install-ppc-bootloader.xml"/>
244     </chapter>
245    
246     <chapter>
247     <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
248     <abstract>
249     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
250     system and (optionally) install prebuilt packages.
251     </abstract>
252     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
253     </chapter>
254    
255     <chapter>
256     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
257     <abstract>
258     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
259     </abstract>
260     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
261     </chapter>
262     </part>
263    
264     <part>
265     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
266     <abstract>
267     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
268     Portage behaviour etc.
269     </abstract>
270    
271     <chapter>
272     <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
273     <abstract>
274     This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
275     maintain the software on his system.
276     </abstract>
277     <include href="../hb-working-portage.xml"/>
278     </chapter>
279    
280     <chapter>
281     <title>USE flags</title>
282     <abstract>
283 nightmorph 1.10 USE flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
284     work with USE flags and understand how USE flags interact with your system.
285 nightmorph 1.1 </abstract>
286     <include href="../hb-working-use.xml"/>
287     </chapter>
288    
289     <chapter>
290     <title>Portage Features</title>
291     <abstract>
292     Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
293     ccache and more.
294     </abstract>
295     <include href="../hb-working-features.xml"/>
296     </chapter>
297    
298     <chapter>
299     <title>Initscripts</title>
300     <abstract>
301     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
302     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
303     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
304     </abstract>
305     <include href="../hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
306     </chapter>
307    
308     <chapter>
309     <title>Environment Variables</title>
310     <abstract>
311     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
312     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
313     variables.
314     </abstract>
315     <include href="../hb-working-variables.xml"/>
316     </chapter>
317     </part>
318    
319     <part>
320     <title>Working with Portage</title>
321     <abstract>
322     "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
323     Software Management Tool.
324     </abstract>
325    
326     <chapter>
327     <title>Files and Directories</title>
328     <abstract>
329     Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
330     files and data.
331     </abstract>
332     <include href="../hb-portage-files.xml"/>
333     </chapter>
334    
335     <chapter>
336     <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
337     <abstract>
338     Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
339     configuration file or as environment variable.
340     </abstract>
341     <include href="../hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
342     </chapter>
343    
344     <chapter>
345     <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
346     <abstract>
347     Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
348     and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
349     branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
350     individually.
351     </abstract>
352     <include href="../hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
353     </chapter>
354    
355     <chapter>
356     <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
357     <abstract>
358     Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
359     better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
360     </abstract>
361     <include href="../hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
362     </chapter>
363    
364     <chapter>
365     <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
366     <abstract>
367     "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
368     your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
369     packages and more.
370     </abstract>
371     <include href="../hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
372     </chapter>
373     </part>
374    
375     <part>
376     <title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
377     <abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
378    
379     <chapter>
380     <title>Getting Started</title>
381     <abstract>
382     A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
383     environments.
384     </abstract>
385     <include href="../hb-net-start.xml"/>
386     </chapter>
387    
388     <chapter>
389     <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
390     <abstract>
391     Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
392     before we learn about modular networking.
393     </abstract>
394     <include href="../hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
395     </chapter>
396    
397     <chapter>
398     <title>Modular Networking</title>
399     <abstract>
400     Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
401     different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
402     </abstract>
403     <include href="../hb-net-modules.xml"/>
404     </chapter>
405    
406     <chapter>
407     <title>Wireless Networking</title>
408     <abstract>
409     Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
410     </abstract>
411     <include href="../hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
412     </chapter>
413    
414     <chapter>
415     <title>Adding Functionality</title>
416     <abstract>
417     If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
418     </abstract>
419     <include href="../hb-net-functions.xml"/>
420     </chapter>
421    
422     <chapter>
423     <title>Network Management</title>
424     <abstract>
425     For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
426     </abstract>
427     <include href="../hb-net-management.xml"/>
428     </chapter>
429     </part>
430    
431     </book>

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