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4<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml,v 1.123 2006/08/02 21:17:15 neysx Exp $ --> 4<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml,v 1.140 2010/07/20 02:22:04 nightmorph Exp $ -->
5 5
6<book link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml"> 6<book>
7<title>Gentoo Linux Alpha Handbook</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux Alpha Handbook</title>
8 8
9<values> 9<values>
10 <key id="arch">Alpha</key> 10 <key id="arch">Alpha</key>
11 <key id="/boot">/dev/sda1</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>
12</values> 21</values>
13 22
14<author title="Author"> 23<author title="Author">
15 <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>
16</author> 28</author>
17<author title="Author"> 29<author title="Author">
18 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail> 30 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
19</author> 31</author>
20<author title="Author"> 32<author title="Author">
98 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail> 110 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
99</author> 111</author>
100<author title="Editor"> 112<author title="Editor">
101 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail> 113 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
102</author> 114</author>
103<author title="Reviewer"> 115<author title="Editor">
104 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail> 116 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
105</author> 117</author>
106<author title="Reviewer"> 118<author title="Reviewer">
107 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail> 119 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
108</author> 120</author>
109<author title="Reviewer"> 121<author title="Reviewer">
124 136
125<!-- 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 -->
126<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 138<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
127<license/> 139<license/>
128 140
129<version>4.3</version> 141<version>10.1</version>
130<date>2005-12-19</date> 142<date>2010-07-19</date>
131 143
132<part> 144<part>
133<title>Installing Gentoo</title> 145<title>Installing Gentoo</title>
134<abstract> 146<abstract>
135In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 147In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
136</abstract> 148</abstract>
137 149
138<chapter> 150<chapter>
139<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title> 151<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
141This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
144 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/> 152 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
145</chapter> 153</chapter>
146 154
147<chapter> 155<chapter>
148<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 156<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
154 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/> 162 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
155</chapter> 163</chapter>
156 164
157<chapter> 165<chapter>
158<title>Configuring your Network</title> 166<title>Configuring your Network</title>
160To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
163 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 167 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
164</chapter> 168</chapter>
165 169
166<chapter> 170<chapter>
167<title>Preparing the Disks</title> 171<title>Preparing the Disks</title>
172 <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/> 176 <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/>
173</chapter> 177</chapter>
174 178
175<chapter> 179<chapter>
176<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 180<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
178Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
179describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
181 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/> 181 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
182</chapter> 182</chapter>
183 183
184<chapter> 184<chapter>
185<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title> 185<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
187After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you
188have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
189to progress to that stadium.
191 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/> 186 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
192</chapter> 187</chapter>
193 188
194<chapter> 189<chapter>
195<title>Configuring the Kernel</title> 190<title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
200 <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/> 195 <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/>
201</chapter> 196</chapter>
202 197
203<chapter> 198<chapter>
204<title>Configuring your System</title> 199<title>Configuring your System</title>
206You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
207you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
210 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/> 200 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
211</chapter> 201</chapter>
212 202
213<chapter> 203<chapter>
214<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title> 204<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
216As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
217choose and install some important tools.
219 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/> 205 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
220</chapter> 206</chapter>
221 207
222<chapter> 208<chapter>
223<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 209<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
230 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/> 216 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
231</chapter> 217</chapter>
232 218
233<chapter> 219<chapter>
234<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 220<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
236You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
239 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 221 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
240</chapter> 222</chapter>
241 223
242<chapter> 224<chapter>
243<title>Where to go from here?</title> 225<title>Where to go from here?</title>
245Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
247 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/> 226 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
248</chapter> 227</chapter>
249</part> 228</part>
250 229
251<part> 230<part>
255Portage behaviour etc. 234Portage behaviour etc.
256</abstract> 235</abstract>
257 236
258<chapter> 237<chapter>
259<title>A Portage Introduction</title> 238<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
261This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
262maintain the software on his system.
264 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/> 239 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
265</chapter> 240</chapter>
266 241
267<chapter> 242<chapter>
268<title>USE flags</title> 243<title>USE flags</title>
270USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
271work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
273 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 244 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
274</chapter> 245</chapter>
275 246
276<chapter> 247<chapter>
277<title>Portage Features</title> 248<title>Portage Features</title>
279Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
280ccache and more.
282 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 249 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
283</chapter> 250</chapter>
284 251
285<chapter> 252<chapter>
286<title>Initscripts</title> 253<title>Initscripts</title>
288Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
289dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
290these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
292 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/> 254 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
293</chapter> 255</chapter>
294 256
295<chapter> 257<chapter>
296<title>Environment Variables</title> 258<title>Environment Variables</title>
298With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
299This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
302 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 259 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
303</chapter> 260</chapter>
304</part> 261</part>
305 262
306<part> 263<part>
310Software Management Tool. 267Software Management Tool.
311</abstract> 268</abstract>
312 269
313<chapter> 270<chapter>
314<title>Files and Directories</title> 271<title>Files and Directories</title>
316Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
317files and data.
319 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/> 272 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
320</chapter> 273</chapter>
321 274
322<chapter> 275<chapter>
323<title>Configuring through Variables</title> 276<title>Configuring through Variables</title>
325Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
326configuration file or as environment variable.
328 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/> 277 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
329</chapter> 278</chapter>
330 279
331<chapter> 280<chapter>
332<title>Mixing Software Branches</title> 281<title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
334Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
335and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
336branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
339 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/> 282 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
340</chapter> 283</chapter>
341 284
342<chapter> 285<chapter>
343<title>Additional Portage Tools</title> 286<title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
345Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
346better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
348 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/> 287 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
349</chapter> 288</chapter>
350 289
351<chapter> 290<chapter>
352<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title> 291<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
354"Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
355your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
356packages and more.
358 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/> 292 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
362<title>The Ebuild Application</title>
364In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
365installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
368 <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
369</chapter> 293</chapter>
370</part> 294</part>
371 295
372<part> 296<part>
373<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title> 297<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
374<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract> 298<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
375 299
376<chapter> 300<chapter>
377<title>Getting Started</title> 301<title>Getting Started</title>
379A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
382<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/> 302<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
383</chapter> 303</chapter>
384 304
385<chapter> 305<chapter>
386<title>Advanced Configuration</title> 306<title>Advanced Configuration</title>
388Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
389before we learn about modular networking.
391<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/> 307<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
392</chapter> 308</chapter>
393 309
394<chapter> 310<chapter>
395<title>Modular Networking</title> 311<title>Modular Networking</title>
397Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
398different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
400<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/> 312<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
401</chapter> 313</chapter>
402 314
403<chapter> 315<chapter>
404<title>Wireless Networking</title> 316<title>Wireless Networking</title>
406Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
408<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/> 317<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
409</chapter> 318</chapter>
410 319
411<chapter> 320<chapter>
412<title>Adding Functionality</title> 321<title>Adding Functionality</title>
414If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
416<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/> 322<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
417</chapter> 323</chapter>
418 324
419<chapter> 325<chapter>
420<title>Network Management</title> 326<title>Network Management</title>
422For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
424<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/> 327<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
425</chapter> 328</chapter>
426</part> 329</part>
427 330
428</book> 331</book>

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