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6 <book link="/doc/en/handbook/2007.0/handbook-ppc.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux 2007.0 PPC Handbook</title>
8
9 <values>
10 <key id="arch">PPC</key>
11 <key id="release-dir">releases/ppc/2007.0/ppc32/</key>
12 <key id="online-book">2007.0/handbook-ppc.xml</key>
13 </values>
14
15 <author title="Author">
16 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
17 </author>
18 <author title="Author">
19 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
20 </author>
21 <author title="Author">
22 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
23 </author>
24 <author title="Author">
25 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
26 </author>
27 <author title="Author">
28 <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
29 </author>
30 <author title="Author">
31 <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
32 </author>
33 <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
34 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
35 </author>
36 <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
37 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
38 </author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
39 <author title="Gentoo Developer">
40 Aron Griffis
41 </author>
42 -->
43 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
44 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
45 </author>
46 <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
47 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
48 </author>
49 <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
50 <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
51 </author>
52 <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
53 <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
54 </author>
55 <author title="Editor">
56 <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
57 </author>
58 <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
59 <author title="Editor">
60 <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
61 </author>
62 <author title="Editor">
63 <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
64 </author>
65 <author title="Editor">
66 <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
67 </author>
68 <author title="Editor">
69 <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
70 </author>
71 <author title="Editor">
72 <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
73 </author>
74 <author title="Editor">
75 <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
76 </author>
77 <author title="Editor">
78 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
79 </author>
80 <author title="Editor">
81 <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
82 </author>
83 <author title="Editor">
84 <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
85 </author>
86 <author title="Editor">
87 <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
88 </author>
89 <author title="Editor">
90 <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
91 </author>
92 <author title="Editor">
93 <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
94 </author>
95 <author title="Editor">
96 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
97 </author>
98 <author title="Editor">
99 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
100 </author>
101 <author title="Editor">
102 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
103 </author>
104 <author title="Editor">
105 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
106 </author>
107 <author title="Editor">
108 <mail link="sejo@gentoo.org">Jochen Maes </mail>
109 </author>
110 <author title="Editor">
111 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
112 </author>
113 <author title="Editor">
114 <mail link="josejx@gentoo.org">Joseph Jezak</mail>
115 </author>
116 <author title="Reviewer">
117 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
118 </author>
119 <author title="Reviewer">
120 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
121 </author>
122 <author title="Reviewer">
123 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
124 </author>
125
126 <abstract>
127 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux information.
128 This handbook contains the installation instructions for a networkless
129 installation on PPC systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
130 </abstract>
131
132 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
133 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
134 <license/>
135
136 <version>8.0</version>
137 <date>2006-08-30</date>
138
139 <part>
140 <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
141 <abstract>
142 In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
143 </abstract>
144
145 <chapter>
146 <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
147 <abstract>
148 Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what
149 Gentoo is all about.
150 </abstract>
151 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
152 </chapter>
153
154 <chapter>
155 <title>Booting the Universal Installation CD</title>
156 <abstract>
157 Using our Universal Installation CD you can boot up your system into a running
158 environment that allows you to install Gentoo.
159 </abstract>
160 <include href="hb-install-ppc-medium.xml"/>
161 </chapter>
162
163 <chapter>
164 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
165 <abstract>
166 If you need networking, this is the place where the network (and Internet
167 connection) is configured.
168 </abstract>
169 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
170 </chapter>
171
172 <chapter>
173 <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
174 <abstract>
175 To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
176 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
177 </abstract>
178 <include href="hb-install-ppc-disk.xml"/>
179 </chapter>
180
181 <chapter>
182 <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
183 <abstract>
184 In this chapter we describe how you extract a stage3 file and how to configure
185 Portage.
186 </abstract>
187 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
188 </chapter>
189
190 <chapter>
191 <title>Chrooting into the Gentoo Base System</title>
192 <abstract>
193 Now that the stage3 file is extracted, we chroot into the new system and modify
194 the USE variable.
195 </abstract>
196 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
197 </chapter>
198
199 <chapter>
200 <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
201 <abstract>
202 The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
203 explains how to configure your kernel.
204 </abstract>
205 <include href="hb-install-ppc-kernel.xml"/>
206 </chapter>
207
208 <chapter>
209 <title>Configuring your System</title>
210 <abstract>
211 You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
212 you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
213 proceed.
214 </abstract>
215 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
216 </chapter>
217
218 <chapter>
219 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
220 <abstract>
221 As mentioned before, Gentoo is about customization. In this chapter we help you
222 choose and install some important tools.
223 </abstract>
224 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
225 </chapter>
226
227 <chapter>
228 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
229 <abstract>
230 Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
231 configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
232 and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
233 needs.
234 </abstract>
235 <include href="hb-install-ppc-bootloader.xml"/>
236 </chapter>
237
238 <chapter>
239 <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
240 <abstract>
241 You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
242 system and (optionally) install prebuilt packages.
243 </abstract>
244 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
245 </chapter>
246
247 <chapter>
248 <title>Where to go from here?</title>
249 <abstract>
250 Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
251 </abstract>
252 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
253 </chapter>
254 </part>
255
256 <part>
257 <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
258 <abstract>
259 Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
260 Portage behaviour etc.
261 </abstract>
262
263 <chapter>
264 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
265 <abstract>
266 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
267 maintain the software on his system.
268 </abstract>
269 <include href="../hb-working-portage.xml"/>
270 </chapter>
271
272 <chapter>
273 <title>USE flags</title>
274 <abstract>
275 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
276 work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
277 </abstract>
278 <include href="../hb-working-use.xml"/>
279 </chapter>
280
281 <chapter>
282 <title>Portage Features</title>
283 <abstract>
284 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
285 ccache and more.
286 </abstract>
287 <include href="../hb-working-features.xml"/>
288 </chapter>
289
290 <chapter>
291 <title>Initscripts</title>
292 <abstract>
293 Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
294 dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
295 these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
296 </abstract>
297 <include href="../hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
298 </chapter>
299
300 <chapter>
301 <title>Environment Variables</title>
302 <abstract>
303 With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
304 This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
305 variables.
306 </abstract>
307 <include href="../hb-working-variables.xml"/>
308 </chapter>
309 </part>
310
311 <part>
312 <title>Working with Portage</title>
313 <abstract>
314 "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
315 Software Management Tool.
316 </abstract>
317
318 <chapter>
319 <title>Files and Directories</title>
320 <abstract>
321 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
322 files and data.
323 </abstract>
324 <include href="../hb-portage-files.xml"/>
325 </chapter>
326
327 <chapter>
328 <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
329 <abstract>
330 Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
331 configuration file or as environment variable.
332 </abstract>
333 <include href="../hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
334 </chapter>
335
336 <chapter>
337 <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
338 <abstract>
339 Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
340 and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
341 branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
342 individually.
343 </abstract>
344 <include href="../hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
345 </chapter>
346
347 <chapter>
348 <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
349 <abstract>
350 Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
351 better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
352 </abstract>
353 <include href="../hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
354 </chapter>
355
356 <chapter>
357 <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
358 <abstract>
359 "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
360 your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
361 packages and more.
362 </abstract>
363 <include href="../hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
364 </chapter>
365 </part>
366
367 <part>
368 <title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
369 <abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
370
371 <chapter>
372 <title>Getting Started</title>
373 <abstract>
374 A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
375 environments.
376 </abstract>
377 <include href="../hb-net-start.xml"/>
378 </chapter>
379
380 <chapter>
381 <title>Advanced Configuration</title>
382 <abstract>
383 Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
384 before we learn about modular networking.
385 </abstract>
386 <include href="../hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
387 </chapter>
388
389 <chapter>
390 <title>Modular Networking</title>
391 <abstract>
392 Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
393 different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
394 </abstract>
395 <include href="../hb-net-modules.xml"/>
396 </chapter>
397
398 <chapter>
399 <title>Wireless Networking</title>
400 <abstract>
401 Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
402 </abstract>
403 <include href="../hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
404 </chapter>
405
406 <chapter>
407 <title>Adding Functionality</title>
408 <abstract>
409 If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
410 </abstract>
411 <include href="../hb-net-functions.xml"/>
412 </chapter>
413
414 <chapter>
415 <title>Network Management</title>
416 <abstract>
417 For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
418 </abstract>
419 <include href="../hb-net-management.xml"/>
420 </chapter>
421 </part>
422
423 </book>

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