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5
6 <book link="/doc/en/handbook/2007.0/handbook-ppc.xml" disclaimer="draft">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux 2007.0 PPC Handbook</title>
8
9 <values>
10 <key id="arch">PPC</key>
11 <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 <key id="release-dir">releases/ppc/2007.0/ppc32/</key>
15 <key id="stage3">stage3-ppc-2007.0.tar.bz2</key>
16 <key id="CFLAGS">-O2 -mcpu=powerpc -mtune=powerpc -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe</key>
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18
19 <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 <version>8.0</version>
141 <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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