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6 <book link="/doc/en/handbook/2007.0/handbook-ppc.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux 2007.0 PPC Networkless Handbook</title>
8
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10 <key id="arch">PPC</key>
11 <key id="kernel-version">2.6.19-r5</key>
12 <key id="kernel-name">kernel-2.6.19-gentoo-r5</key>
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19
20 <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 <author title="Editor">
122 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
123 </author>
124 <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 Networkless Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
136 information. This handbook contains the installation instructions for a
137 networkless installation on PPC systems and parts about working with Gentoo and
138 Portage.
139 </abstract>
140
141 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
142 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
143 <license/>
144
145 <version>8.1</version>
146 <date>2007-06-06</date>
147
148 <part>
149 <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
150 <abstract>
151 In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
152 </abstract>
153
154 <chapter>
155 <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
156 <abstract>
157 Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what
158 Gentoo is all about.
159 </abstract>
160 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
161 </chapter>
162
163 <chapter>
164 <title>Booting the Universal Installation CD</title>
165 <abstract>
166 Using our Universal Installation CD you can boot up your system into a running
167 environment that allows you to install Gentoo.
168 </abstract>
169 <include href="hb-install-ppc-medium.xml"/>
170 </chapter>
171
172 <chapter>
173 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
174 <abstract>
175 If you need networking, this is the place where the network (and Internet
176 connection) is configured.
177 </abstract>
178 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
179 </chapter>
180
181 <chapter>
182 <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
183 <abstract>
184 To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
185 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
186 </abstract>
187 <include href="hb-install-ppc-disk.xml"/>
188 </chapter>
189
190 <chapter>
191 <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
192 <abstract>
193 In this chapter we describe how you extract a stage3 file and how to configure
194 Portage.
195 </abstract>
196 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
197 </chapter>
198
199 <chapter>
200 <title>Chrooting into the Gentoo Base System</title>
201 <abstract>
202 Now that the stage3 file is extracted, we chroot into the new system and modify
203 the USE variable.
204 </abstract>
205 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
206 </chapter>
207
208 <chapter>
209 <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
210 <abstract>
211 The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
212 explains how to configure your kernel.
213 </abstract>
214 <include href="hb-install-ppc-kernel.xml"/>
215 </chapter>
216
217 <chapter>
218 <title>Configuring your System</title>
219 <abstract>
220 You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
221 you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
222 proceed.
223 </abstract>
224 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
225 </chapter>
226
227 <chapter>
228 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
229 <abstract>
230 As mentioned before, Gentoo is about customization. In this chapter we help you
231 choose and install some important tools.
232 </abstract>
233 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
234 </chapter>
235
236 <chapter>
237 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
238 <abstract>
239 Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
240 configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
241 and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
242 needs.
243 </abstract>
244 <include href="hb-install-ppc-bootloader.xml"/>
245 </chapter>
246
247 <chapter>
248 <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
249 <abstract>
250 You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
251 system and (optionally) install prebuilt packages.
252 </abstract>
253 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
254 </chapter>
255
256 <chapter>
257 <title>Where to go from here?</title>
258 <abstract>
259 Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
260 </abstract>
261 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
262 </chapter>
263 </part>
264
265 <part>
266 <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
267 <abstract>
268 Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
269 Portage behaviour etc.
270 </abstract>
271
272 <chapter>
273 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
274 <abstract>
275 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
276 maintain the software on his system.
277 </abstract>
278 <include href="../hb-working-portage.xml"/>
279 </chapter>
280
281 <chapter>
282 <title>USE flags</title>
283 <abstract>
284 USE flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
285 work with USE flags and understand how USE flags interact with your system.
286 </abstract>
287 <include href="../hb-working-use.xml"/>
288 </chapter>
289
290 <chapter>
291 <title>Portage Features</title>
292 <abstract>
293 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
294 ccache and more.
295 </abstract>
296 <include href="../hb-working-features.xml"/>
297 </chapter>
298
299 <chapter>
300 <title>Initscripts</title>
301 <abstract>
302 Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
303 dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
304 these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
305 </abstract>
306 <include href="../hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
307 </chapter>
308
309 <chapter>
310 <title>Environment Variables</title>
311 <abstract>
312 With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
313 This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
314 variables.
315 </abstract>
316 <include href="../hb-working-variables.xml"/>
317 </chapter>
318 </part>
319
320 <part>
321 <title>Working with Portage</title>
322 <abstract>
323 "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
324 Software Management Tool.
325 </abstract>
326
327 <chapter>
328 <title>Files and Directories</title>
329 <abstract>
330 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
331 files and data.
332 </abstract>
333 <include href="../hb-portage-files.xml"/>
334 </chapter>
335
336 <chapter>
337 <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
338 <abstract>
339 Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
340 configuration file or as environment variable.
341 </abstract>
342 <include href="../hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
343 </chapter>
344
345 <chapter>
346 <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
347 <abstract>
348 Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
349 and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
350 branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
351 individually.
352 </abstract>
353 <include href="../hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
354 </chapter>
355
356 <chapter>
357 <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
358 <abstract>
359 Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
360 better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
361 </abstract>
362 <include href="../hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
363 </chapter>
364
365 <chapter>
366 <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
367 <abstract>
368 "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
369 your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
370 packages and more.
371 </abstract>
372 <include href="../hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
373 </chapter>
374 </part>
375
376 <part>
377 <title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
378 <abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
379
380 <chapter>
381 <title>Getting Started</title>
382 <abstract>
383 A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
384 environments.
385 </abstract>
386 <include href="../hb-net-start.xml"/>
387 </chapter>
388
389 <chapter>
390 <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
391 <abstract>
392 Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
393 before we learn about modular networking.
394 </abstract>
395 <include href="../hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
396 </chapter>
397
398 <chapter>
399 <title>Modular Networking</title>
400 <abstract>
401 Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
402 different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
403 </abstract>
404 <include href="../hb-net-modules.xml"/>
405 </chapter>
406
407 <chapter>
408 <title>Wireless Networking</title>
409 <abstract>
410 Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
411 </abstract>
412 <include href="../hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
413 </chapter>
414
415 <chapter>
416 <title>Adding Functionality</title>
417 <abstract>
418 If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
419 </abstract>
420 <include href="../hb-net-functions.xml"/>
421 </chapter>
422
423 <chapter>
424 <title>Network Management</title>
425 <abstract>
426 For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
427 </abstract>
428 <include href="../hb-net-management.xml"/>
429 </chapter>
430 </part>
431
432 </book>

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