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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
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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 swift 1.47 <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
31     <mail link="brad_mssw@gentoo.org">Brad House</mail>
32     </author>
33 swift 1.1 <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">
46     <mail link="Pierre-Henri.Jondot@wanadoo.fr">Pierre-Henri Jondot</mail>
47     </author>
48     <author title="Editor">
49     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
50     </author>
51     <author title="Editor">
52     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
53     </author>
54     <author title="Editor">
55     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
56     </author>
57     <author title="Editor">
58     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
59     </author>
60     <author title="Editor">
61     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
62     </author>
63     <author title="Editor">
64     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
65     </author>
66     <author title="Editor">
67     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
68     </author>
69     <author title="Editor">
70     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
71     </author>
72     <author title="Editor">
73     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
74     </author>
75     <author title="Editor">
76     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
77     </author>
78     <author title="Editor">
79     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
80     </author>
81     <author title="Editor">
82     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
83     </author>
84 erwin 1.31 <author title="Editor">
85     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
86     </author>
87 swift 1.35 <author title="Editor">
88     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
89     </author>
90 swift 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
91     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
92     </author>
93     <author title="Reviewer">
94     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
95     </author>
96     <author title="Reviewer">
97     <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
98     </author>
99     <author title="Reviewer">
100     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
101     </author>
102     <author title="Contributor">
103     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
104     </author>
105    
106     <abstract>
107     This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
108     information.
109     </abstract>
110    
111 swift 1.9 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
112     <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 -->
113 swift 1.4 <license/>
114    
115 swift 1.62 <version>1.22</version>
116 swift 1.61 <date>January 16, 2004</date>
117 swift 1.1
118 swift 1.6 <part>
119 swift 1.1 <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
120     <abstract>
121 swift 1.6 In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
122 swift 1.1 </abstract>
123    
124 swift 1.6 <chapter>
125 swift 1.1 <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
126     <abstract>
127 swift 1.18 Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that <e>choice</e> is what
128 swift 1.1 Gentoo is all about.
129     </abstract>
130     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
131 swift 1.6 </chapter>
132 swift 1.1
133 swift 1.6 <chapter>
134 swift 1.1 <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
135     <abstract>
136     You can install Gentoo in many ways. You can use our LiveCD, an existing
137     distribution etc.
138     </abstract>
139     <include href="hb-install-medium.xml"/>
140 swift 1.6 </chapter>
141 swift 1.1
142 swift 1.6 <chapter>
143 swift 1.1 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
144     <abstract>
145     If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to setup
146     networking.
147     </abstract>
148     <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
149 swift 1.6 </chapter>
150 swift 1.1
151 swift 1.6 <chapter>
152 swift 1.1 <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
153     <abstract>
154     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
155 swift 1.6 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
156 swift 1.1 </abstract>
157     <include href="hb-install-disk.xml"/>
158 swift 1.6 </chapter>
159 swift 1.1
160 swift 1.6 <chapter>
161 swift 1.1 <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
162     <abstract>
163 swift 1.6 Gentoo installs work through socalled stage-files. In this chapter we
164 swift 1.28 describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
165 swift 1.1 </abstract>
166     <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
167 swift 1.6 </chapter>
168 swift 1.1
169 swift 1.6 <chapter>
170 swift 1.1 <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
171     <abstract>
172     Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
173 swift 1.6 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
174 swift 1.1 to progress to that stadium.
175     </abstract>
176     <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
177 swift 1.6 </chapter>
178 swift 1.1
179 swift 1.6 <chapter>
180 swift 1.1 <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
181     <abstract>
182 swift 1.6 The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
183 swift 1.1 explains how to configure your kernel.
184     </abstract>
185     <include href="hb-install-kernel.xml"/>
186 swift 1.6 </chapter>
187 swift 1.1
188 swift 1.6 <chapter>
189 swift 1.5 <title>Configuring your System</title>
190     <abstract>
191 swift 1.6 You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
192 swift 1.5 you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
193     proceed.
194     </abstract>
195     <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
196 swift 1.6 </chapter>
197 swift 1.5
198 swift 1.6 <chapter>
199 swift 1.1 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
200     <abstract>
201     Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
202 swift 1.6 configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
203 swift 1.1 and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
204     needs.
205     </abstract>
206     <include href="hb-install-bootloader.xml"/>
207 swift 1.6 </chapter>
208 swift 1.1
209 swift 1.6 <chapter>
210 swift 1.1 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
211     <abstract>
212 swift 1.27 As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
213     choose and install some important tools.
214 swift 1.1 </abstract>
215     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
216 swift 1.6 </chapter>
217 swift 1.1
218 swift 1.6 <chapter>
219 swift 1.33 <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
220 swift 1.1 <abstract>
221     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
222     system and leave the installation to reboot into a brand new Gentoo
223 swift 1.24 system.
224 swift 1.1 </abstract>
225     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
226 swift 1.6 </chapter>
227 swift 1.1
228 swift 1.6 <chapter>
229 swift 1.1 <title>Where to go from here?</title>
230     <abstract>
231     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
232     </abstract>
233     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
234     </chapter>
235 swift 1.6 </part>
236 swift 1.39
237     <part>
238     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
239     <abstract>
240     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
241 swift 1.53 portage behaviour etc.
242 swift 1.39 </abstract>
243    
244     <chapter>
245     <title>USE flags</title>
246     <abstract>
247     USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
248     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
249     </abstract>
250     <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
251     </chapter>
252    
253     <chapter>
254     <title>Portage and Software</title>
255     <abstract>
256     The main reason for portage is to maintain the software on your system. In this
257     chapter you learn how to get information from a package, update your package
258     database, install/remove/update software and more...
259     </abstract>
260     <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
261     </chapter>
262    
263     <chapter>
264     <title>Portage Features</title>
265     <abstract>
266     Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related
267     aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features.
268     </abstract>
269     <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
270     </chapter>
271    
272     <chapter>
273     <title>Controlling Portage Behaviour</title>
274     <abstract>
275     You can tweak Portage to your own needs/environment. Learn how to protect files,
276     select mirrors, change directory locations and more.
277     </abstract>
278     <include href="hb-working-behaviour.xml"/>
279     </chapter>
280    
281     <chapter>
282     <title>Initscripts</title>
283     <abstract>
284     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
285     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
286     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
287     </abstract>
288     <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
289     </chapter>
290    
291     <chapter>
292     <title>Environment Variables</title>
293     <abstract>
294     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
295     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
296     variables.
297     </abstract>
298     <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
299     </chapter>
300     </part>
301    
302 swift 1.1 </book>

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