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6 <book link="/doc/en/handbook/2006.1/handbook-ppc.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux 2006.1 PPC 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="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
14 </author>
15 <author title="Author">
16 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
17 </author>
18 <author title="Author">
19 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
20 </author>
21 <author title="Author">
22 <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
23 </author>
24 <author title="Author">
25 <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
26 </author>
27 <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
28 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
29 </author>
30 <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
31 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
32 </author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
33 <author title="Gentoo Developer">
34 Aron Griffis
35 </author>
36 -->
37 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
38 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
39 </author>
40 <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
41 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
42 </author>
43 <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
44 <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
45 </author>
46 <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
47 <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
48 </author>
49 <author title="Editor">
50 <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
51 </author>
52 <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
53 <author title="Editor">
54 <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
55 </author>
56 <author title="Editor">
57 <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
58 </author>
59 <author title="Editor">
60 <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
61 </author>
62 <author title="Editor">
63 <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
64 </author>
65 <author title="Editor">
66 <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
67 </author>
68 <author title="Editor">
69 <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
70 </author>
71 <author title="Editor">
72 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
73 </author>
74 <author title="Editor">
75 <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
76 </author>
77 <author title="Editor">
78 <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
79 </author>
80 <author title="Editor">
81 <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
82 </author>
83 <author title="Editor">
84 <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
85 </author>
86 <author title="Editor">
87 <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
88 </author>
89 <author title="Editor">
90 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
91 </author>
92 <author title="Editor">
93 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
94 </author>
95 <author title="Editor">
96 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
97 </author>
98 <author title="Editor">
99 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
100 </author>
101 <author title="Editor">
102 <mail link="sejo@gentoo.org">Jochen Maes </mail>
103 </author>
104 <author title="Editor">
105 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
106 </author>
107 <author title="Editor">
108 <mail link="josejx@gentoo.org">Joseph Jezak</mail>
109 </author>
110 <author title="Reviewer">
111 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
112 </author>
113 <author title="Reviewer">
114 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
115 </author>
116 <author title="Reviewer">
117 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
118 </author>
119
120 <abstract>
121 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux information.
122 This handbook contains the installation instructions for a networkless
123 installation on PPC systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
124 </abstract>
125
126 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
127 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
128 <license/>
129
130 <version>7.1</version>
131 <date>2006-08-30</date>
132
133 <part>
134 <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
135 <abstract>
136 In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
137 </abstract>
138
139 <chapter>
140 <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
141 <abstract>
142 Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what
143 Gentoo is all about.
144 </abstract>
145 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
146 </chapter>
147
148 <chapter>
149 <title>Booting the Universal Installation CD</title>
150 <abstract>
151 Using our Universal Installation CD you can boot up your system into a running
152 environment that allows you to install Gentoo.
153 </abstract>
154 <include href="hb-install-ppc-medium.xml"/>
155 </chapter>
156
157 <chapter>
158 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
159 <abstract>
160 If you need networking, this is the place where the network (and Internet
161 connection) is configured.
162 </abstract>
163 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
164 </chapter>
165
166 <chapter>
167 <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
168 <abstract>
169 To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
170 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
171 </abstract>
172 <include href="hb-install-ppc-disk.xml"/>
173 </chapter>
174
175 <chapter>
176 <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
177 <abstract>
178 In this chapter we describe how you extract a stage3 file and how to configure
179 Portage.
180 </abstract>
181 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
182 </chapter>
183
184 <chapter>
185 <title>Chrooting into the Gentoo Base System</title>
186 <abstract>
187 Now that the stage3 file is extracted, we chroot into the new system and modify
188 the USE variable.
189 </abstract>
190 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
191 </chapter>
192
193 <chapter>
194 <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
195 <abstract>
196 The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
197 explains how to configure your kernel.
198 </abstract>
199 <include href="hb-install-ppc-kernel.xml"/>
200 </chapter>
201
202 <chapter>
203 <title>Configuring your System</title>
204 <abstract>
205 You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
206 you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
207 proceed.
208 </abstract>
209 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
210 </chapter>
211
212 <chapter>
213 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
214 <abstract>
215 As mentioned before, Gentoo is about customization. In this chapter we help you
216 choose and install some important tools.
217 </abstract>
218 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
219 </chapter>
220
221 <chapter>
222 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
223 <abstract>
224 Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
225 configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
226 and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
227 needs.
228 </abstract>
229 <include href="hb-install-ppc-bootloader.xml"/>
230 </chapter>
231
232 <chapter>
233 <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
234 <abstract>
235 You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
236 system and (optionally) install prebuilt packages.
237 </abstract>
238 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
239 </chapter>
240
241 <chapter>
242 <title>Where to go from here?</title>
243 <abstract>
244 Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
245 </abstract>
246 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
247 </chapter>
248 </part>
249
250 <part>
251 <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
252 <abstract>
253 Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
254 Portage behaviour etc.
255 </abstract>
256
257 <chapter>
258 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
259 <abstract>
260 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
261 maintain the software on his system.
262 </abstract>
263 <include href="../hb-working-portage.xml"/>
264 </chapter>
265
266 <chapter>
267 <title>USE flags</title>
268 <abstract>
269 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
270 work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
271 </abstract>
272 <include href="../hb-working-use.xml"/>
273 </chapter>
274
275 <chapter>
276 <title>Portage Features</title>
277 <abstract>
278 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
279 ccache and more.
280 </abstract>
281 <include href="../hb-working-features.xml"/>
282 </chapter>
283
284 <chapter>
285 <title>Initscripts</title>
286 <abstract>
287 Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
288 dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
289 these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
290 </abstract>
291 <include href="../hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
292 </chapter>
293
294 <chapter>
295 <title>Environment Variables</title>
296 <abstract>
297 With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
298 This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
299 variables.
300 </abstract>
301 <include href="../hb-working-variables.xml"/>
302 </chapter>
303 </part>
304
305 <part>
306 <title>Working with Portage</title>
307 <abstract>
308 "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
309 Software Management Tool.
310 </abstract>
311
312 <chapter>
313 <title>Files and Directories</title>
314 <abstract>
315 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
316 files and data.
317 </abstract>
318 <include href="../hb-portage-files.xml"/>
319 </chapter>
320
321 <chapter>
322 <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
323 <abstract>
324 Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
325 configuration file or as environment variable.
326 </abstract>
327 <include href="../hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
328 </chapter>
329
330 <chapter>
331 <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
332 <abstract>
333 Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
334 and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
335 branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
336 individually.
337 </abstract>
338 <include href="../hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
339 </chapter>
340
341 <chapter>
342 <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
343 <abstract>
344 Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
345 better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
346 </abstract>
347 <include href="../hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
348 </chapter>
349
350 <chapter>
351 <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
352 <abstract>
353 "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
354 your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
355 packages and more.
356 </abstract>
357 <include href="../hb-portage-diverttree.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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