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1 swift 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2     <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3 swift 1.16
4 dertobi123 1.46 <!-- $Header: /home/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook.xml,v 1.45 2004/01/02 07:58:23 swift Exp $ -->
5 swift 1.16
6 swift 1.1 <book link="handbook.xml">
7     <title>Gentoo Handbook</title>
8    
9     <author title="Chief Architect">
10     <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
11     </author>
12     <author title="Author">
13     <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</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 HPPA developer">
31     <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
32     </author>
33     <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
34     <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
35     </author>
36     <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
37     <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
38     </author>
39     <author title="Editor">
40     <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
41     </author>
42     <author title="Editor">
43     <mail link="Pierre-Henri.Jondot@wanadoo.fr">Pierre-Henri Jondot</mail>
44     </author>
45     <author title="Editor">
46     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
47     </author>
48     <author title="Editor">
49     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
50     </author>
51     <author title="Editor">
52     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
53     </author>
54     <author title="Editor">
55     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
56     </author>
57     <author title="Editor">
58     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
59     </author>
60     <author title="Editor">
61     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
62     </author>
63     <author title="Editor">
64     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
65     </author>
66     <author title="Editor">
67     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
68     </author>
69     <author title="Editor">
70     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
71     </author>
72     <author title="Editor">
73     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
74     </author>
75     <author title="Editor">
76     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
77     </author>
78     <author title="Editor">
79     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
80     </author>
81 erwin 1.31 <author title="Editor">
82     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
83     </author>
84 swift 1.35 <author title="Editor">
85     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
86     </author>
87 swift 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
88     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
89     </author>
90     <author title="Reviewer">
91     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
92     </author>
93     <author title="Reviewer">
94     <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
95     </author>
96     <author title="Reviewer">
97     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
98     </author>
99     <author title="Contributor">
100     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
101     </author>
102    
103     <abstract>
104     This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
105     information.
106     </abstract>
107    
108 swift 1.9 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
109     <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 -->
110 swift 1.4 <license/>
111    
112 dertobi123 1.46 <version>1.07</version>
113 swift 1.45 <date>January 2, 2004</date>
114 swift 1.1
115 swift 1.6 <part>
116 swift 1.1 <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
117     <abstract>
118 swift 1.6 In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
119 swift 1.1 </abstract>
120    
121 swift 1.6 <chapter>
122 swift 1.1 <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
123     <abstract>
124 swift 1.18 Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that <e>choice</e> is what
125 swift 1.1 Gentoo is all about.
126     </abstract>
127     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
128 swift 1.6 </chapter>
129 swift 1.1
130 swift 1.6 <chapter>
131 swift 1.1 <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
132     <abstract>
133     You can install Gentoo in many ways. You can use our LiveCD, an existing
134     distribution etc.
135     </abstract>
136     <include href="hb-install-medium.xml"/>
137 swift 1.6 </chapter>
138 swift 1.1
139 swift 1.6 <chapter>
140 swift 1.1 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
141     <abstract>
142     If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to setup
143     networking.
144     </abstract>
145     <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
146 swift 1.6 </chapter>
147 swift 1.1
148 swift 1.6 <chapter>
149 swift 1.1 <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
150     <abstract>
151     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
152 swift 1.6 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
153 swift 1.1 </abstract>
154     <include href="hb-install-disk.xml"/>
155 swift 1.6 </chapter>
156 swift 1.1
157 swift 1.6 <chapter>
158 swift 1.1 <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
159     <abstract>
160 swift 1.6 Gentoo installs work through socalled stage-files. In this chapter we
161 swift 1.28 describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
162 swift 1.1 </abstract>
163     <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
164 swift 1.6 </chapter>
165 swift 1.1
166 swift 1.6 <chapter>
167 swift 1.1 <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
168     <abstract>
169     Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
170 swift 1.6 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
171 swift 1.1 to progress to that stadium.
172     </abstract>
173     <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
174 swift 1.6 </chapter>
175 swift 1.1
176 swift 1.6 <chapter>
177 swift 1.1 <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
178     <abstract>
179 swift 1.6 The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
180 swift 1.1 explains how to configure your kernel.
181     </abstract>
182     <include href="hb-install-kernel.xml"/>
183 swift 1.6 </chapter>
184 swift 1.1
185 swift 1.6 <chapter>
186 swift 1.5 <title>Configuring your System</title>
187     <abstract>
188 swift 1.6 You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
189 swift 1.5 you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
190     proceed.
191     </abstract>
192     <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
193 swift 1.6 </chapter>
194 swift 1.5
195 swift 1.6 <chapter>
196 swift 1.1 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
197     <abstract>
198     Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
199 swift 1.6 configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
200 swift 1.1 and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
201     needs.
202     </abstract>
203     <include href="hb-install-bootloader.xml"/>
204 swift 1.6 </chapter>
205 swift 1.1
206 swift 1.6 <chapter>
207 swift 1.1 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
208     <abstract>
209 swift 1.27 As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
210     choose and install some important tools.
211 swift 1.1 </abstract>
212     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
213 swift 1.6 </chapter>
214 swift 1.1
215 swift 1.6 <chapter>
216 swift 1.33 <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
217 swift 1.1 <abstract>
218     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
219     system and leave the installation to reboot into a brand new Gentoo
220 swift 1.24 system.
221 swift 1.1 </abstract>
222     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
223 swift 1.6 </chapter>
224 swift 1.1
225 swift 1.6 <chapter>
226 swift 1.1 <title>Where to go from here?</title>
227     <abstract>
228     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
229     </abstract>
230     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
231     </chapter>
232 swift 1.6 </part>
233 swift 1.39
234     <part>
235     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
236     <abstract>
237     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
238     portage' behaviour etc.
239     </abstract>
240    
241     <chapter>
242     <title>USE flags</title>
243     <abstract>
244     USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
245     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
246     </abstract>
247     <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
248     </chapter>
249    
250     <chapter>
251     <title>Portage and Software</title>
252     <abstract>
253     The main reason for portage is to maintain the software on your system. In this
254     chapter you learn how to get information from a package, update your package
255     database, install/remove/update software and more...
256     </abstract>
257     <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
258     </chapter>
259    
260     <chapter>
261     <title>Portage Features</title>
262     <abstract>
263     Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related
264     aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features.
265     </abstract>
266     <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
267     </chapter>
268    
269     <chapter>
270     <title>Controlling Portage Behaviour</title>
271     <abstract>
272     You can tweak Portage to your own needs/environment. Learn how to protect files,
273     select mirrors, change directory locations and more.
274     </abstract>
275     <include href="hb-working-behaviour.xml"/>
276     </chapter>
277    
278     <chapter>
279     <title>Initscripts</title>
280     <abstract>
281     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
282     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
283     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
284     </abstract>
285     <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
286     </chapter>
287    
288     <chapter>
289     <title>Environment Variables</title>
290     <abstract>
291     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
292     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
293     variables.
294     </abstract>
295     <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
296     </chapter>
297     </part>
298    
299 swift 1.1 </book>

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