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5 5
6<book link="handbook-alpha.xml"> 6<book>
7<title>Gentoo Linux Alpha Handbook</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux Alpha Handbook</title>
8 8
10 <key id="arch">Alpha</key>
11 <key id="/boot">/dev/sda1</key>
12 <key id="kernel-version">2.6.33-r2</key>
13 <key id="kernel-name">kernel-2.6.33-gentoo-r2</key>
14 <key id="min-cd-name">install-alpha-minimal-&lt;release&gt;.iso</key>
15 <key id="min-cd-size">60</key>
16 <key id="online-book">handbook-alpha.xml</key>
17 <key id="release-dir">releases/alpha/autobuilds/</key>
18 <key id="stage3">stage3-alpha-&lt;release&gt;.tar.bz2</key>
19 <key id="profile">default/linux/alpha/10.0</key>
20 <key id="CFLAGS">-mieee -pipe -O2 -mcpu=ev6</key>
9<author title="Author"> 23<author title="Author">
10 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 24 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
26<author title="Author">
27 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
11</author> 28</author>
12<author title="Author"> 29<author title="Author">
13 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail> 30 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
14</author> 31</author>
15<author title="Author"> 32<author title="Author">
93 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail> 110 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
94</author> 111</author>
95<author title="Editor"> 112<author title="Editor">
96 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail> 113 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
97</author> 114</author>
98<author title="Reviewer"> 115<author title="Editor">
99 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail> 116 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
100</author> 117</author>
101<author title="Reviewer"> 118<author title="Reviewer">
102 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail> 119 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
103</author> 120</author>
104<author title="Reviewer"> 121<author title="Reviewer">
105 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail> 122 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
106</author> 123</author>
107<author title="Reviewer"> 124<author title="Reviewer">
108 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail> 125 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
109</author> 126</author>
110<author title="Contributor"> 127<author title="Contributor">
111 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail> 128 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
112</author> 129</author>
113 130
114<abstract> 131<abstract>
115This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux information. 132This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
116This handbook contains the installation instructions for an internet-based 133This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
117installation on Alpha systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage. 134installation on Alpha systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
118</abstract> 135</abstract>
119 136
120<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 137<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
121<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 138<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
122<license/> 139<license/>
123 140
124<version>4.1</version> 141<version>10.1</version>
125<date>2005-10-13</date> 142<date>2010-07-19</date>
126 143
127<part> 144<part>
128<title>Installing Gentoo</title> 145<title>Installing Gentoo</title>
129<abstract> 146<abstract>
130In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 147In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
131</abstract> 148</abstract>
132 149
133<chapter> 150<chapter>
134<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title> 151<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
136This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
139 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/> 152 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
140</chapter> 153</chapter>
141 154
142<chapter> 155<chapter>
143<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 156<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
149 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/> 162 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
150</chapter> 163</chapter>
151 164
152<chapter> 165<chapter>
153<title>Configuring your Network</title> 166<title>Configuring your Network</title>
155To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
158 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 167 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
159</chapter> 168</chapter>
160 169
161<chapter> 170<chapter>
162<title>Preparing the Disks</title> 171<title>Preparing the Disks</title>
167 <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/> 176 <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/>
168</chapter> 177</chapter>
169 178
170<chapter> 179<chapter>
171<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 180<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
173Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
174describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
176 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/> 181 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
177</chapter> 182</chapter>
178 183
179<chapter> 184<chapter>
180<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title> 185<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
182Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
183have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
184to progress to that stadium.
186 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/> 186 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
187</chapter> 187</chapter>
188 188
189<chapter> 189<chapter>
190<title>Configuring the Kernel</title> 190<title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
195 <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/> 195 <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/>
196</chapter> 196</chapter>
197 197
198<chapter> 198<chapter>
199<title>Configuring your System</title> 199<title>Configuring your System</title>
201You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
202you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
205 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/> 200 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
206</chapter> 201</chapter>
207 202
208<chapter> 203<chapter>
209<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title> 204<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
211As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
212choose and install some important tools.
214 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/> 205 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
215</chapter> 206</chapter>
216 207
217<chapter> 208<chapter>
218<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 209<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
225 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/> 216 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
226</chapter> 217</chapter>
227 218
228<chapter> 219<chapter>
229<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 220<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
231You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
234 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 221 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
235</chapter> 222</chapter>
236 223
237<chapter> 224<chapter>
238<title>Where to go from here?</title> 225<title>Where to go from here?</title>
240Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
242 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/> 226 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
243</chapter> 227</chapter>
244</part> 228</part>
245 229
246<part> 230<part>
250Portage behaviour etc. 234Portage behaviour etc.
251</abstract> 235</abstract>
252 236
253<chapter> 237<chapter>
254<title>A Portage Introduction</title> 238<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
256This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
257maintain the software on his system.
259 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/> 239 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
260</chapter> 240</chapter>
261 241
262<chapter> 242<chapter>
263<title>USE flags</title> 243<title>USE flags</title>
265USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
266work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
268 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 244 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
269</chapter> 245</chapter>
270 246
271<chapter> 247<chapter>
272<title>Portage Features</title> 248<title>Portage Features</title>
274Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
275ccache and more.
277 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 249 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
278</chapter> 250</chapter>
279 251
280<chapter> 252<chapter>
281<title>Initscripts</title> 253<title>Initscripts</title>
283Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
284dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
285these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
287 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/> 254 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
288</chapter> 255</chapter>
289 256
290<chapter> 257<chapter>
291<title>Environment Variables</title> 258<title>Environment Variables</title>
293With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
294This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
297 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 259 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
298</chapter> 260</chapter>
299</part> 261</part>
300 262
301<part> 263<part>
305Software Management Tool. 267Software Management Tool.
306</abstract> 268</abstract>
307 269
308<chapter> 270<chapter>
309<title>Files and Directories</title> 271<title>Files and Directories</title>
311Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
312files and data.
314 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/> 272 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
315</chapter> 273</chapter>
316 274
317<chapter> 275<chapter>
318<title>Configuring through Variables</title> 276<title>Configuring through Variables</title>
320Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
321configuration file or as environment variable.
323 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/> 277 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
324</chapter> 278</chapter>
325 279
326<chapter> 280<chapter>
327<title>Mixing Software Branches</title> 281<title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
329Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
330and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
331branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
334 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/> 282 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
335</chapter> 283</chapter>
336 284
337<chapter> 285<chapter>
338<title>Additional Portage Tools</title> 286<title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
340Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
341better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
343 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/> 287 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
344</chapter> 288</chapter>
345 289
346<chapter> 290<chapter>
347<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title> 291<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
349"Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
350your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
351packages and more.
353 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/> 292 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
357<title>The Ebuild Application</title>
359In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
360installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
363 <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
364</chapter> 293</chapter>
365</part> 294</part>
366 295
367<part> 296<part>
368<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title> 297<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
369<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract> 298<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
370 299
371<chapter> 300<chapter>
372<title>Getting Started</title> 301<title>Getting Started</title>
374A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
377<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/> 302<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
378</chapter> 303</chapter>
379 304
380<chapter> 305<chapter>
381<title>Advanced Configuration</title> 306<title>Advanced Configuration</title>
383Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
384before we learn about modular networking.
386<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/> 307<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
387</chapter> 308</chapter>
388 309
389<chapter> 310<chapter>
390<title>Modular Networking</title> 311<title>Modular Networking</title>
392Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
393different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
395<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/> 312<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
396</chapter> 313</chapter>
397 314
398<chapter> 315<chapter>
399<title>Wireless Networking</title> 316<title>Wireless Networking</title>
401Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
403<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/> 317<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
404</chapter> 318</chapter>
405 319
406<chapter> 320<chapter>
407<title>Adding Functionality</title> 321<title>Adding Functionality</title>
409If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
411<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/> 322<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
412</chapter> 323</chapter>
413 324
414<chapter> 325<chapter>
415<title>Network Management</title> 326<title>Network Management</title>
417For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
419<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/> 327<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
420</chapter> 328</chapter>
421</part> 329</part>
422 330
423</book> 331</book>

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