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5
6 <book link="handbook-mips.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux/MIPS Handbook</title>
8
9 <author title="Author">
10 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
11 </author>
12 <author title="Author">
13 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
14 </author>
15 <author title="Author">
16 <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
17 </author>
18 <author title="Author">
19 <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
20 </author>
21 <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
22 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
23 </author>
24 <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
25 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
26 </author>
27 <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
28 <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail>
29 </author>
30 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
31 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
32 </author>
33 <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
34 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
35 </author>
36 <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
37 <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
38 </author>
39 <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
40 <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
41 </author>
42 <author title="Editor">
43 <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
44 </author>
45 <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
46 <author title="Editor">
47 <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
48 </author>
49 <author title="Editor">
50 <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
51 </author>
52 <author title="Editor">
53 <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
54 </author>
55 <author title="Editor">
56 <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
57 </author>
58 <author title="Editor">
59 <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
60 </author>
61 <author title="Editor">
62 <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
63 </author>
64 <author title="Editor">
65 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
66 </author>
67 <author title="Editor">
68 <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
69 </author>
70 <author title="Editor">
71 <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
72 </author>
73 <author title="Editor">
74 <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
75 </author>
76 <author title="Editor">
77 <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
78 </author>
79 <author title="Editor">
80 <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
81 </author>
82 <author title="Editor">
83 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
84 </author>
85 <author title="Editor">
86 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
87 </author>
88 <author title="Editor">
89 <mail link="stuartl@longlandclan.hopto.org">Stuart Longland</mail>
90 </author>
91 <author title="Editor">
92 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
93 </author>
94 <author title="Reviewer">
95 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
96 </author>
97 <author title="Reviewer">
98 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
99 </author>
100 <author title="Reviewer">
101 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
102 </author>
103 <author title="Reviewer">
104 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
105 </author>
106 <author title="Contributor">
107 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
108 </author>
109
110 <abstract>
111 This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
112 information.
113 </abstract>
114
115 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
116 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
117 <license/>
118
119 <version>3.9</version>
120 <date>2005-02-14</date>
121
122 <part>
123 <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
124 <abstract>
125 In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
126 </abstract>
127
128 <chapter>
129 <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
130 <abstract>
131 This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
132 part.
133 </abstract>
134 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
135 </chapter>
136
137 <chapter>
138 <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
139 <abstract>
140 You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install
141 Gentoo using the MIPS Netboot images.
142 </abstract>
143 <include href="hb-install-mips-medium.xml"/>
144 </chapter>
145
146 <chapter>
147 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
148 <abstract>
149 To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
150 networking.
151 </abstract>
152 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
153 </chapter>
154
155 <chapter>
156 <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
157 <abstract>
158 To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
159 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
160 </abstract>
161 <include href="hb-install-mips-disk.xml"/>
162 </chapter>
163
164 <chapter>
165 <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
166 <abstract>
167 Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
168 describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
169 </abstract>
170 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
171 </chapter>
172
173 <chapter>
174 <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
175 <abstract>
176 Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
177 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
178 to progress to that stadium.
179 </abstract>
180 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
181 </chapter>
182
183 <chapter>
184 <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
185 <abstract>
186 The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
187 explains how to configure your kernel.
188 </abstract>
189 <include href="hb-install-mips-kernel.xml"/>
190 </chapter>
191
192 <chapter>
193 <title>Configuring your System</title>
194 <abstract>
195 You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
196 you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
197 proceed.
198 </abstract>
199 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
200 </chapter>
201
202 <chapter>
203 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
204 <abstract>
205 As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
206 choose and install some important tools.
207 </abstract>
208 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
209 </chapter>
210
211 <chapter>
212 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
213 <abstract>
214 On both Silicon Graphics machines, and on Cobalt servers, both require the use
215 of a bootloader to load the kernel. This section covers setting up
216 arcboot (for SGI machines) and colo for Cobalt servers.
217 </abstract>
218 <include href="hb-install-mips-bootloader.xml"/>
219 </chapter>
220
221 <chapter>
222 <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
223 <abstract>
224 You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
225 system.
226 </abstract>
227 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
228 </chapter>
229
230 <chapter>
231 <title>Where to go from here?</title>
232 <abstract>
233 Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
234 </abstract>
235 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
236 </chapter>
237 </part>
238
239 <part>
240 <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
241 <abstract>
242 Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
243 Portage behaviour etc.
244 </abstract>
245
246 <chapter>
247 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
248 <abstract>
249 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
250 maintain the software on his system.
251 </abstract>
252 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
253 </chapter>
254
255 <chapter>
256 <title>USE flags</title>
257 <abstract>
258 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
259 work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
260 </abstract>
261 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
262 </chapter>
263
264 <chapter>
265 <title>Portage Features</title>
266 <abstract>
267 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
268 ccache and more.
269 </abstract>
270 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
271 </chapter>
272
273 <chapter>
274 <title>Initscripts</title>
275 <abstract>
276 Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
277 dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
278 these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
279 </abstract>
280 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
281 </chapter>
282
283 <chapter>
284 <title>Environment Variables</title>
285 <abstract>
286 With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
287 This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
288 variables.
289 </abstract>
290 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
291 </chapter>
292 </part>
293
294 <part>
295 <title>Working with Portage</title>
296 <abstract>
297 "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
298 Software Management Tool.
299 </abstract>
300
301 <chapter>
302 <title>Files and Directories</title>
303 <abstract>
304 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
305 files and data.
306 </abstract>
307 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
308 </chapter>
309
310 <chapter>
311 <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
312 <abstract>
313 Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
314 configuration file or as environment variable.
315 </abstract>
316 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
317 </chapter>
318
319 <chapter>
320 <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
321 <abstract>
322 Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
323 and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
324 branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
325 individually.
326 </abstract>
327 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
328 </chapter>
329
330 <chapter>
331 <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
332 <abstract>
333 Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
334 better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
335 </abstract>
336 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
337 </chapter>
338
339 <chapter>
340 <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
341 <abstract>
342 "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
343 your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
344 packages and more.
345 </abstract>
346 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
347 </chapter>
348
349 <chapter>
350 <title>The Ebuild Application</title>
351 <abstract>
352 In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
353 installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
354 application.
355 </abstract>
356 <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
357 </chapter>
358 </part>
359
360 </book>

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