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1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2 <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3
4 <!-- $Header: /home/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook.xml,v 1.51 2004/01/06 08:59:10 swift Exp $ -->
5
6 <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 AMD64 Developer">
31 <mail link="brad_mssw@gentoo.org">Brad House</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">
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 <author title="Editor">
85 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
86 </author>
87 <author title="Editor">
88 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
89 </author>
90 <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 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
112 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 -->
113 <license/>
114
115 <version>1.13</version>
116 <date>January 6, 2004</date>
117
118 <part>
119 <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
120 <abstract>
121 In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
122 </abstract>
123
124 <chapter>
125 <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
126 <abstract>
127 Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that <e>choice</e> is what
128 Gentoo is all about.
129 </abstract>
130 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
131 </chapter>
132
133 <chapter>
134 <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 </chapter>
141
142 <chapter>
143 <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 </chapter>
150
151 <chapter>
152 <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
153 <abstract>
154 To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
155 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
156 </abstract>
157 <include href="hb-install-disk.xml"/>
158 </chapter>
159
160 <chapter>
161 <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
162 <abstract>
163 Gentoo installs work through socalled stage-files. In this chapter we
164 describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
165 </abstract>
166 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
167 </chapter>
168
169 <chapter>
170 <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
171 <abstract>
172 Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
173 have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
174 to progress to that stadium.
175 </abstract>
176 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
177 </chapter>
178
179 <chapter>
180 <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
181 <abstract>
182 The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
183 explains how to configure your kernel.
184 </abstract>
185 <include href="hb-install-kernel.xml"/>
186 </chapter>
187
188 <chapter>
189 <title>Configuring your System</title>
190 <abstract>
191 You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
192 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 </chapter>
197
198 <chapter>
199 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
200 <abstract>
201 Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
202 configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
203 and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
204 needs.
205 </abstract>
206 <include href="hb-install-bootloader.xml"/>
207 </chapter>
208
209 <chapter>
210 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
211 <abstract>
212 As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
213 choose and install some important tools.
214 </abstract>
215 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
216 </chapter>
217
218 <chapter>
219 <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
220 <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 system.
224 </abstract>
225 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
226 </chapter>
227
228 <chapter>
229 <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 </part>
236
237 <part>
238 <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
239 <abstract>
240 Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
241 portage' behaviour etc.
242 </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 </book>

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