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6 neysx 1.4 <book link="/doc/en/handbook/2007.0/handbook-ppc.xml" disclaimer="draft">
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 nightmorph 1.5 <key id="/boot">/dev/hda1</key>
12     <key id="kernel-version">2.6.19-r7</key>
13     <key id="kernel-name">kernel-2.6.19-gentoo-r7</key>
14 nightmorph 1.2 <key id="release-dir">releases/ppc/2007.0/ppc32/</key>
15 nightmorph 1.5 <key id="stage3">stage3-ppc-2007.0.tar.bz2</key>
16     <key id="CFLAGS">-O2 -mcpu=powerpc -mtune=powerpc -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe</key>
17 nightmorph 1.2 </values>
18    
19 nightmorph 1.1 <author title="Author">
20     <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
21     </author>
22     <author title="Author">
23     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
24     </author>
25     <author title="Author">
26     <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
27     </author>
28     <author title="Author">
29     <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
30     </author>
31     <author title="Author">
32     <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
33     </author>
34     <author title="Author">
35     <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
36     </author>
37     <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
38     <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
39     </author>
40     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
41     <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
42     </author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
43     <author title="Gentoo Developer">
44     Aron Griffis
45     </author>
46     -->
47     <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
48     <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
49     </author>
50     <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
51     <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
52     </author>
53     <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
54     <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
55     </author>
56     <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
57     <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
58     </author>
59     <author title="Editor">
60     <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
61     </author>
62     <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
63     <author title="Editor">
64     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
65     </author>
66     <author title="Editor">
67     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
68     </author>
69     <author title="Editor">
70     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
71     </author>
72     <author title="Editor">
73     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
74     </author>
75     <author title="Editor">
76     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
77     </author>
78     <author title="Editor">
79     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
80     </author>
81     <author title="Editor">
82     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
83     </author>
84     <author title="Editor">
85     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
86     </author>
87     <author title="Editor">
88     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
89     </author>
90     <author title="Editor">
91     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
92     </author>
93     <author title="Editor">
94     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
95     </author>
96     <author title="Editor">
97     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
98     </author>
99     <author title="Editor">
100     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
101     </author>
102     <author title="Editor">
103     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
104     </author>
105     <author title="Editor">
106     <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
107     </author>
108     <author title="Editor">
109     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
110     </author>
111     <author title="Editor">
112     <mail link="sejo@gentoo.org">Jochen Maes </mail>
113     </author>
114     <author title="Editor">
115     <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
116     </author>
117     <author title="Editor">
118     <mail link="josejx@gentoo.org">Joseph Jezak</mail>
119     </author>
120     <author title="Reviewer">
121     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
122     </author>
123     <author title="Reviewer">
124     <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
125     </author>
126     <author title="Reviewer">
127     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
128     </author>
129    
130     <abstract>
131     This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux information.
132     This handbook contains the installation instructions for a networkless
133     installation on PPC systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
134     </abstract>
135    
136     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
137     <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
138     <license/>
139    
140 nightmorph 1.2 <version>8.0</version>
141 nightmorph 1.1 <date>2006-08-30</date>
142    
143     <part>
144     <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
145     <abstract>
146     In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
147     </abstract>
148    
149     <chapter>
150     <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
151     <abstract>
152     Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what
153     Gentoo is all about.
154     </abstract>
155     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
156     </chapter>
157    
158     <chapter>
159     <title>Booting the Universal Installation CD</title>
160     <abstract>
161     Using our Universal Installation CD you can boot up your system into a running
162     environment that allows you to install Gentoo.
163     </abstract>
164     <include href="hb-install-ppc-medium.xml"/>
165     </chapter>
166    
167     <chapter>
168     <title>Configuring your Network</title>
169     <abstract>
170     If you need networking, this is the place where the network (and Internet
171     connection) is configured.
172     </abstract>
173     <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
174     </chapter>
175    
176     <chapter>
177     <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
178     <abstract>
179     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
180     This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
181     </abstract>
182     <include href="hb-install-ppc-disk.xml"/>
183     </chapter>
184    
185     <chapter>
186     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
187     <abstract>
188     In this chapter we describe how you extract a stage3 file and how to configure
189     Portage.
190     </abstract>
191     <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
192     </chapter>
193    
194     <chapter>
195     <title>Chrooting into the Gentoo Base System</title>
196     <abstract>
197     Now that the stage3 file is extracted, we chroot into the new system and modify
198     the USE variable.
199     </abstract>
200     <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
201     </chapter>
202    
203     <chapter>
204     <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
205     <abstract>
206     The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
207     explains how to configure your kernel.
208     </abstract>
209     <include href="hb-install-ppc-kernel.xml"/>
210     </chapter>
211    
212     <chapter>
213     <title>Configuring your System</title>
214     <abstract>
215     You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
216     you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
217     proceed.
218     </abstract>
219     <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
220     </chapter>
221    
222     <chapter>
223     <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
224     <abstract>
225     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about customization. In this chapter we help you
226     choose and install some important tools.
227     </abstract>
228     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
229     </chapter>
230    
231     <chapter>
232     <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
233     <abstract>
234     Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
235     configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
236     and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
237     needs.
238     </abstract>
239     <include href="hb-install-ppc-bootloader.xml"/>
240     </chapter>
241    
242     <chapter>
243     <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
244     <abstract>
245     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
246     system and (optionally) install prebuilt packages.
247     </abstract>
248     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
249     </chapter>
250    
251     <chapter>
252     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
253     <abstract>
254     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
255     </abstract>
256     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
257     </chapter>
258     </part>
259    
260     <part>
261     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
262     <abstract>
263     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
264     Portage behaviour etc.
265     </abstract>
266    
267     <chapter>
268     <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
269     <abstract>
270     This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
271     maintain the software on his system.
272     </abstract>
273     <include href="../hb-working-portage.xml"/>
274     </chapter>
275    
276     <chapter>
277     <title>USE flags</title>
278     <abstract>
279     USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
280     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
281     </abstract>
282     <include href="../hb-working-use.xml"/>
283     </chapter>
284    
285     <chapter>
286     <title>Portage Features</title>
287     <abstract>
288     Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
289     ccache and more.
290     </abstract>
291     <include href="../hb-working-features.xml"/>
292     </chapter>
293    
294     <chapter>
295     <title>Initscripts</title>
296     <abstract>
297     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
298     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
299     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
300     </abstract>
301     <include href="../hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
302     </chapter>
303    
304     <chapter>
305     <title>Environment Variables</title>
306     <abstract>
307     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
308     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
309     variables.
310     </abstract>
311     <include href="../hb-working-variables.xml"/>
312     </chapter>
313     </part>
314    
315     <part>
316     <title>Working with Portage</title>
317     <abstract>
318     "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
319     Software Management Tool.
320     </abstract>
321    
322     <chapter>
323     <title>Files and Directories</title>
324     <abstract>
325     Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
326     files and data.
327     </abstract>
328     <include href="../hb-portage-files.xml"/>
329     </chapter>
330    
331     <chapter>
332     <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
333     <abstract>
334     Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
335     configuration file or as environment variable.
336     </abstract>
337     <include href="../hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
338     </chapter>
339    
340     <chapter>
341     <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
342     <abstract>
343     Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
344     and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
345     branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
346     individually.
347     </abstract>
348     <include href="../hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
349     </chapter>
350    
351     <chapter>
352     <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
353     <abstract>
354     Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
355     better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
356     </abstract>
357     <include href="../hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
358     </chapter>
359    
360     <chapter>
361     <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
362     <abstract>
363     "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
364     your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
365     packages and more.
366     </abstract>
367     <include href="../hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
368     </chapter>
369     </part>
370    
371     <part>
372     <title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
373     <abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
374    
375     <chapter>
376     <title>Getting Started</title>
377     <abstract>
378     A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
379     environments.
380     </abstract>
381     <include href="../hb-net-start.xml"/>
382     </chapter>
383    
384     <chapter>
385     <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
386     <abstract>
387     Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
388     before we learn about modular networking.
389     </abstract>
390     <include href="../hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
391     </chapter>
392    
393     <chapter>
394     <title>Modular Networking</title>
395     <abstract>
396     Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
397     different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
398     </abstract>
399     <include href="../hb-net-modules.xml"/>
400     </chapter>
401    
402     <chapter>
403     <title>Wireless Networking</title>
404     <abstract>
405     Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
406     </abstract>
407     <include href="../hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
408     </chapter>
409    
410     <chapter>
411     <title>Adding Functionality</title>
412     <abstract>
413     If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
414     </abstract>
415     <include href="../hb-net-functions.xml"/>
416     </chapter>
417    
418     <chapter>
419     <title>Network Management</title>
420     <abstract>
421     For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
422     </abstract>
423     <include href="../hb-net-management.xml"/>
424     </chapter>
425     </part>
426    
427     </book>

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