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5 5
6<book link="handbook-amd64.xml"> 6<book link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml">
7<title>Gentoo Linux AMD64 Handbook</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux AMD64 Handbook</title>
8 8
10 <key id="arch">AMD64</key>
11 <key id="arch-sub">x86_64</key>
12 <key id="/boot">/dev/hda1</key>
13 <key id="kernel-version">2.6.17-r5</key>
14 <key id="kernel-name">kernel-2.6.17-gentoo-r5</key>
15 <key id="genkernel-name">kernel-genkernel-amd64-2.6.17-gentoo-r5</key>
16 <key id="genkernel-initrd">initramfs-genkernel-amd64-2.6.17-gentoo-r5</key>
17 <key id="min-cd-name">install-amd64-minimal-2006.1.iso</key>
18 <key id="min-cd-size">50</key>
19 <key id="live-cd-name">livecd-amd64-installer-2006.1.iso</key>
20 <key id="live-cd-size">696</key>
21 <key id="release-dir">releases/amd64/2006.1/</key>
22 <key id="online-book">handbook-amd64.xml</key>
9<author title="Author"> 25<author title="Author">
10 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 26 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
28<author title="Author">
29 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
11</author> 30</author>
12<author title="Author"> 31<author title="Author">
13 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail> 32 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
14</author> 33</author>
15<author title="Author"> 34<author title="Author">
24<author title="Gentoo x86 Developer"> 43<author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
25 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail> 44 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
26</author> 45</author>
27<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 46<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
28 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail> 47 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
29</author> 48</author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
30<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 49<author title="Gentoo Developer">
31 <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail> 50 Aron Griffis
32</author> 51</author>
33<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer"> 53<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
34 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail> 54 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
35</author> 55</author>
36<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer"> 56<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
37 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail> 57 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
89 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail> 109 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
90</author> 110</author>
91<author title="Editor"> 111<author title="Editor">
92 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail> 112 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
93</author> 113</author>
94<author title="Reviewer"> 114<author title="Editor">
95 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail> 115 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
96</author> 116</author>
97<author title="Reviewer"> 117<author title="Reviewer">
98 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail> 118 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
99</author> 119</author>
100<author title="Reviewer"> 120<author title="Reviewer">
101 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail> 121 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
102</author> 122</author>
103<author title="Reviewer"> 123<author title="Reviewer">
104 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail> 124 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
105</author> 125</author>
106<author title="Contributor"> 126<author title="Contributor">
107 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail> 127 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
108</author> 128</author>
109 129
110<abstract> 130<abstract>
111This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux 131This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
112information. 132This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
133installation on AMD64 systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
113</abstract> 134</abstract>
114 135
115<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 136<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
116<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 --> 137<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
117<license/> 138<license/>
118 139
119<version>4.0</version> 140<version>7.2</version>
120<date>2005-06-09</date> 141<date>2006-10-24</date>
121 142
122<part> 143<part>
123<title>Installing Gentoo</title> 144<title>Installing Gentoo</title>
124<abstract> 145<abstract>
125In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 146In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
126</abstract> 147</abstract>
127 148
128<chapter> 149<chapter>
129<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title> 150<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
131This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
134 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/> 151 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
135</chapter> 152</chapter>
136 153
137<chapter> 154<chapter>
138<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 155<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
140You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
141using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
142Installation CD is possible as well.
144 <include href="hb-install-amd64-medium.xml"/> 156 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-medium.xml"/>
145</chapter> 157</chapter>
146 158
147<chapter> 159<chapter>
148<title>Configuring your Network</title> 160<title>Configuring your Network</title>
150To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
153 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 161 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
154</chapter> 162</chapter>
155 163
156<chapter> 164<chapter>
157<title>Preparing the Disks</title> 165<title>Preparing the Disks</title>
159To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
160This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
162 <include href="hb-install-amd64-disk.xml"/> 166 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml"/>
163</chapter> 167</chapter>
164 168
165<chapter> 169<chapter>
166<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 170<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
168Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
169describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
171 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/> 171 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
172</chapter> 172</chapter>
173 173
174<chapter> 174<chapter>
175<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title> 175<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
177Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
178have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
179to progress to that stadium.
181 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/> 176 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
182</chapter> 177</chapter>
183 178
184<chapter> 179<chapter>
185<title>Configuring the Kernel</title> 180<title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
187The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
188explains how to configure your kernel.
190 <include href="hb-install-amd64-kernel.xml"/> 181 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-kernel.xml"/>
191</chapter> 182</chapter>
192 183
193<chapter> 184<chapter>
194<title>Configuring your System</title> 185<title>Configuring your System</title>
196You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
197you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
200 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/> 186 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
201</chapter> 187</chapter>
202 188
203<chapter> 189<chapter>
204<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title> 190<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
206As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
207choose and install some important tools.
209 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/> 191 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
210</chapter> 192</chapter>
211 193
212<chapter> 194<chapter>
213<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 195<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
214<abstract> 196<abstract>
215In this chapter we'll describe the GRUB bootloader 197In this chapter we'll describe the GRUB bootloader
216and step you through the process of configuring GRUB to your 198and step you through the process of configuring GRUB to your
217needs. 199needs.
218</abstract> 200</abstract>
219 <include href="hb-install-amd64-bootloader.xml"/> 201 <include href="hb-install-x86+amd64-bootloader.xml"/>
220</chapter> 202</chapter>
221 203
222<chapter> 204<chapter>
223<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 205<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
225You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
228 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 206 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
229</chapter> 207</chapter>
230 208
231<chapter> 209<chapter>
232<title>Where to go from here?</title> 210<title>Where to go from here?</title>
234Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
236 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/> 211 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
237</chapter> 212</chapter>
238</part> 213</part>
239 214
240<part> 215<part>
244Portage behaviour etc. 219Portage behaviour etc.
245</abstract> 220</abstract>
246 221
247<chapter> 222<chapter>
248<title>A Portage Introduction</title> 223<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
250This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
251maintain the software on his system.
253 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/> 224 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
254</chapter> 225</chapter>
255 226
256<chapter> 227<chapter>
257<title>USE flags</title> 228<title>USE flags</title>
259USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
260work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
262 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 229 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
263</chapter> 230</chapter>
264 231
265<chapter> 232<chapter>
266<title>Portage Features</title> 233<title>Portage Features</title>
268Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
269ccache and more.
271 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 234 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
272</chapter> 235</chapter>
273 236
274<chapter> 237<chapter>
275<title>Initscripts</title> 238<title>Initscripts</title>
277Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
278dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
279these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
281 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/> 239 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
282</chapter> 240</chapter>
283 241
284<chapter> 242<chapter>
285<title>Environment Variables</title> 243<title>Environment Variables</title>
287With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
288This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
291 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 244 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
292</chapter> 245</chapter>
293</part> 246</part>
294 247
295<part> 248<part>
299Software Management Tool. 252Software Management Tool.
300</abstract> 253</abstract>
301 254
302<chapter> 255<chapter>
303<title>Files and Directories</title> 256<title>Files and Directories</title>
305Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
306files and data.
308 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/> 257 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
309</chapter> 258</chapter>
310 259
311<chapter> 260<chapter>
312<title>Configuring through Variables</title> 261<title>Configuring through Variables</title>
314Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
315configuration file or as environment variable.
317 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/> 262 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
318</chapter> 263</chapter>
319 264
320<chapter> 265<chapter>
321<title>Mixing Software Branches</title> 266<title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
323Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
324and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
325branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
328 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/> 267 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
329</chapter> 268</chapter>
330 269
331<chapter> 270<chapter>
332<title>Additional Portage Tools</title> 271<title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
334Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
335better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
337 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/> 272 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
338</chapter> 273</chapter>
339 274
340<chapter> 275<chapter>
341<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title> 276<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
343"Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
344your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
345packages and more.
347 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/> 277 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
351<title>The Ebuild Application</title>
353In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
354installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
357 <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
358</chapter> 278</chapter>
359</part> 279</part>
360 280
361<part> 281<part>
362<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title> 282<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
363<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract> 283<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
364 284
365<chapter> 285<chapter>
366<title>Getting Started</title> 286<title>Getting Started</title>
368A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
371<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/> 287<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
372</chapter> 288</chapter>
373 289
374<chapter> 290<chapter>
375<title>Advanced Configuration</title> 291<title>Advanced Configuration</title>
377Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
378before we learn about modular networking.
380<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/> 292<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
381</chapter> 293</chapter>
382 294
383<chapter> 295<chapter>
384<title>Modular Networking</title> 296<title>Modular Networking</title>
386Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
387different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
389<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/> 297<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
390</chapter> 298</chapter>
391 299
392<chapter> 300<chapter>
393<title>Wireless Networking</title> 301<title>Wireless Networking</title>
395Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
397<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/> 302<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
398</chapter> 303</chapter>
399 304
400<chapter> 305<chapter>
401<title>Adding Functionality</title> 306<title>Adding Functionality</title>
403If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
405<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/> 307<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
406</chapter> 308</chapter>
407 309
408<chapter> 310<chapter>
409<title>Network Management</title> 311<title>Network Management</title>
411For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
413<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/> 312<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
414</chapter> 313</chapter>
415</part> 314</part>
416 315
417</book> 316</book>

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