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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/genkernel.xml,v 1.8 2004/08/06 22:09:59 neysx Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/genkernel.xml,v 1.9 2004/08/19 08:19:18 swift Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/xml-guide.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/xml-guide.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux Genkernel Guide</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux Genkernel Guide</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
9 <mail link="plasmaroo@gentoo.org">Tim Yamin</mail> 9 <mail link="plasmaroo@gentoo.org">Tim Yamin</mail>
10</author> 10</author>
11 11
12<abstract> 12<abstract>
13This guide intends to provide a reference of all the functions 13This guide intends to provide a reference of all the functions
14provided by Genkernel. 14provided by Genkernel.
15</abstract> 15</abstract>
16 16
17<license/> 17<license/>
18 18
19<version>1.0.0.2</version> 19<version>1.1</version>
20<date>August 7, 2004</date> 20<date>August 19, 2004</date>
21 21
22<chapter> 22<chapter>
23<title>Introduction</title> 23<title>Introduction</title>
24<section> 24<section>
25<title>Introduction</title> 25<title>Introduction</title>
26<body> 26<body>
27 27
28<p> 28<p>
29Genkernel is designed to allow users who are not previously used to 29Genkernel is designed to allow users who are not previously used to
30compiling a kernel to use a similar setup to that one that is used on 30compiling a kernel to use a similar setup to that one that is used on
31the Gentoo LiveCDs which auto-detects your hardware. 31the Gentoo LiveCDs which auto-detects your hardware.
32</p> 32</p>
33 33
34<p> 34<p>
35Some users may also be interested in using genkernel for hardware 35Some users may also be interested in using genkernel for hardware
355 <li> 355 <li>
356 If you are using bootsplash, add a suitable modeline such as 356 If you are using bootsplash, add a suitable modeline such as
357 <c>vga=0x317</c> to the parameters passed to the kernel and also add 357 <c>vga=0x317</c> to the parameters passed to the kernel and also add
358 <c>splash=verbose</c> or <c>splash=silent</c> depending on the verboseness 358 <c>splash=verbose</c> or <c>splash=silent</c> depending on the verboseness
359 you require from your bootsplash. 359 you require from your bootsplash.
360 </li> 360 </li>
361 <li> 361 <li>
362 Add the initrd according to how your bootloader requires it: see the <uri 362 Add the initrd according to how your bootloader requires it: see the <uri
363 link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=1&amp;chap=10">Gentoo 363 link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=1&amp;chap=10">Gentoo
364 Handbook</uri> for details on how you would do it for your bootloader. 364 Handbook</uri> for details on how you would do it for your bootloader.
365 </li> 365 </li>
366</ol> 366</ol>
367 367
368</body> 368</body>
369</section> 369</section>
370<section>
371<title>Kernel Configuration Files</title>
372<body>
373
374<p>
375genkernel will save your kernel config in <path>/etc/kernels</path> and use that
376config whenever you issue <c>genkernel</c> again. If you want to start off again
377with the defaults, rename the file in <path>/etc/kernels</path>. genkernel will
378then use the kernel config located in
379<path>/usr/share/genkernel/&lt;arch&gt;</path> instead.
380</p>
381
382</body>
383</section>
370</chapter> 384</chapter>
371 385
372<chapter> 386<chapter>
373<title>Porting genkernel</title> 387<title>Porting genkernel</title>
374<section> 388<section>
375<title>Introduction</title> 389<title>Introduction</title>
376<body> 390<body>
377 391
378<p> 392<p>
379Provided your architecture has all the required libraries and utilties 393Provided your architecture has all the required libraries and utilties
380which genkernel requires, which includes but it not limited to a 394which genkernel requires, which includes but it not limited to a
381working kernel for your architecture, working compiler suite, GNU 395working kernel for your architecture, working compiler suite, GNU
382Make, and a working busybox distribution, you're all set to go! 396Make, and a working busybox distribution, you're all set to go!
383</p> 397</p>
384 398

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