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5 5
6<book link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml"> 6<book link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml" disclaimer='draft'>
7<title>Gentoo Linux AMD64 Handbook</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux AMD64 Handbook</title>
8 8
9<values> 9<values>
10 <key id="arch">AMD64</key> 10 <key id="arch">AMD64</key>
11 <key id="arch-sub">x86_64</key> 11 <key id="arch-sub">x86_64</key>
12 <key id="/boot">/dev/hda1</key> 12 <key id="/boot">/dev/hda1</key>
13 <key id="kernel-version">2.6.12-r10</key> 13 <key id="kernel-version">2.6.24-r5</key>
14 <key id="kernel-name">kernel-2.6.12-gentoo-r10</key> 14 <key id="kernel-name">kernel-2.6.24-gentoo-r5</key>
15 <key id="genkernel-name">kernel-genkernel-amd64-2.6.12-gentoo-r10</key> 15 <key id="genkernel-name">kernel-genkernel-amd64-2.6.24-gentoo-r5</key>
16 <key id="genkernel-initrd">initramfs-genkernel-amd64-2.6.12-gentoo-r10</key> 16 <key id="genkernel-initrd">initramfs-genkernel-amd64-2.6.24-gentoo-r5</key>
17 <key id="min-cd-name">install-amd64-minimal-2006.0.iso</key> 17 <key id="min-cd-name">install-amd64-minimal-2008.0_beta2.iso</key>
18 <key id="min-cd-size">45</key> 18 <key id="min-cd-size">50</key>
19 <key id="uni-cd-name">install-amd64-universal-2006.0.iso</key> 19 <key id="live-cd-name">livecd-amd64-installer-2008.0_beta2.iso</key>
20 <key id="uni-cd-size">401</key> 20 <key id="live-cd-size">701</key>
21 <key id="release-dir">releases/amd64/2006.0/</key> 21 <key id="release-dir">releases/amd64/2008.0_beta2/</key>
22 <key id="stage3">stage3-amd64-2008.0_beta2.tar.bz2</key>
23 <key id="profile">default/linux/amd64/2008.0</key>
24 <key id="CFLAGS">-march=k8 -O2 -pipe</key>
22 <key id="online-book">handbook-amd64.xml</key> 25 <key id="online-book">handbook-amd64.xml</key>
23</values> 26</values>
24 27
25<author title="Author"> 28<author title="Author">
26 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 29 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
31<author title="Author">
32 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
27</author> 33</author>
28<author title="Author"> 34<author title="Author">
29 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail> 35 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
30</author> 36</author>
31<author title="Author"> 37<author title="Author">
109 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail> 115 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
110</author> 116</author>
111<author title="Editor"> 117<author title="Editor">
112 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail> 118 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
113</author> 119</author>
114<author title="Reviewer"> 120<author title="Editor">
115 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail> 121 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
116</author> 122</author>
117<author title="Reviewer"> 123<author title="Reviewer">
118 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail> 124 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
119</author> 125</author>
120<author title="Reviewer"> 126<author title="Reviewer">
135 141
136<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 142<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
137<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 143<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
138<license/> 144<license/>
139 145
140<version>4.5</version> 146<version>9.2</version>
141<date>2006-08-09</date> 147<date>2008-04-22</date>
142 148
143<part> 149<part>
144<title>Installing Gentoo</title> 150<title>Installing Gentoo</title>
145<abstract> 151<abstract>
146In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 152In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
147</abstract> 153</abstract>
148 154
149<chapter> 155<chapter>
150<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title> 156<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
152This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
155 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/> 157 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
156</chapter> 158</chapter>
157 159
158<chapter> 160<chapter>
159<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 161<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
161You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
162using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
163Installation CD is possible as well.
165 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-medium.xml"/> 162 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-medium.xml"/>
166</chapter> 163</chapter>
167 164
168<chapter> 165<chapter>
169<title>Configuring your Network</title> 166<title>Configuring your Network</title>
171To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
174 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 167 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
175</chapter> 168</chapter>
176 169
177<chapter> 170<chapter>
178<title>Preparing the Disks</title> 171<title>Preparing the Disks</title>
180To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
181This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
183 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml"/> 172 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml"/>
184</chapter> 173</chapter>
185 174
186<chapter> 175<chapter>
187<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 176<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
189Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
190describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
192 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/> 177 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
193</chapter> 178</chapter>
194 179
195<chapter> 180<chapter>
196<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title> 181<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
198After installing and configuring a stage3, the eventual result is that you
199have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
200to progress to that stadium.
202 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/> 182 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
203</chapter> 183</chapter>
204 184
205<chapter> 185<chapter>
206<title>Configuring the Kernel</title> 186<title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
208The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
209explains how to configure your kernel.
211 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-kernel.xml"/> 187 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-kernel.xml"/>
212</chapter> 188</chapter>
213 189
214<chapter> 190<chapter>
215<title>Configuring your System</title> 191<title>Configuring your System</title>
217You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
218you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
221 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/> 192 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
222</chapter> 193</chapter>
223 194
224<chapter> 195<chapter>
225<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title> 196<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
227As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
228choose and install some important tools.
230 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/> 197 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
231</chapter> 198</chapter>
232 199
233<chapter> 200<chapter>
234<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 201<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
240 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-bootloader.xml"/> 207 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-bootloader.xml"/>
241</chapter> 208</chapter>
242 209
243<chapter> 210<chapter>
244<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 211<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
246You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
249 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 212 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
250</chapter> 213</chapter>
251 214
252<chapter> 215<chapter>
253<title>Where to go from here?</title> 216<title>Where to go from here?</title>
255Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
257 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/> 217 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
258</chapter> 218</chapter>
259</part> 219</part>
260 220
261<part> 221<part>
265Portage behaviour etc. 225Portage behaviour etc.
266</abstract> 226</abstract>
267 227
268<chapter> 228<chapter>
269<title>A Portage Introduction</title> 229<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
271This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
272maintain the software on his system.
274 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/> 230 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
275</chapter> 231</chapter>
276 232
277<chapter> 233<chapter>
278<title>USE flags</title> 234<title>USE flags</title>
280USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
281work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
283 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 235 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
284</chapter> 236</chapter>
285 237
286<chapter> 238<chapter>
287<title>Portage Features</title> 239<title>Portage Features</title>
289Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
290ccache and more.
292 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 240 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
293</chapter> 241</chapter>
294 242
295<chapter> 243<chapter>
296<title>Initscripts</title> 244<title>Initscripts</title>
298Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
299dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
300these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
302 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/> 245 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
303</chapter> 246</chapter>
304 247
305<chapter> 248<chapter>
306<title>Environment Variables</title> 249<title>Environment Variables</title>
308With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
309This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
312 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 250 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
313</chapter> 251</chapter>
314</part> 252</part>
315 253
316<part> 254<part>
320Software Management Tool. 258Software Management Tool.
321</abstract> 259</abstract>
322 260
323<chapter> 261<chapter>
324<title>Files and Directories</title> 262<title>Files and Directories</title>
326Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
327files and data.
329 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/> 263 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
330</chapter> 264</chapter>
331 265
332<chapter> 266<chapter>
333<title>Configuring through Variables</title> 267<title>Configuring through Variables</title>
335Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
336configuration file or as environment variable.
338 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/> 268 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
339</chapter> 269</chapter>
340 270
341<chapter> 271<chapter>
342<title>Mixing Software Branches</title> 272<title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
344Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
345and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
346branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
349 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/> 273 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
350</chapter> 274</chapter>
351 275
352<chapter> 276<chapter>
353<title>Additional Portage Tools</title> 277<title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
355Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
356better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
358 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/> 278 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
359</chapter> 279</chapter>
360 280
361<chapter> 281<chapter>
362<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title> 282<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
364"Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
365your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
366packages and more.
368 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/> 283 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
369</chapter> 284</chapter>
370</part> 285</part>
371 286
372<part> 287<part>
373<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title> 288<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
374<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract> 289<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
375 290
376<chapter> 291<chapter>
377<title>Getting Started</title> 292<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"/> 293<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
383</chapter> 294</chapter>
384 295
385<chapter> 296<chapter>
386<title>Advanced Configuration</title> 297<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"/> 298<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
392</chapter> 299</chapter>
393 300
394<chapter> 301<chapter>
395<title>Modular Networking</title> 302<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"/> 303<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
401</chapter> 304</chapter>
402 305
403<chapter> 306<chapter>
404<title>Wireless Networking</title> 307<title>Wireless Networking</title>
406Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
408<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/> 308<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
409</chapter> 309</chapter>
410 310
411<chapter> 311<chapter>
412<title>Adding Functionality</title> 312<title>Adding Functionality</title>
414If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
416<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/> 313<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
417</chapter> 314</chapter>
418 315
419<chapter> 316<chapter>
420<title>Network Management</title> 317<title>Network Management</title>
422For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
424<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/> 318<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
425</chapter> 319</chapter>
426</part> 320</part>
427 321
428</book> 322</book>

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