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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 1.20 2005/07/31 16:26:20 neysx Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/genkernel.xml,v 1.21 2005/07/31 18:13:14 alin Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/genkernel.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/genkernel.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux Genkernel Guide</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux Genkernel Guide</title>
7 7
24genkernel. 24genkernel.
25</abstract> 25</abstract>
26 26
27<license/> 27<license/>
28 28
29<version>1.3</version> 29<version>1.4</version>
30<date>2005-07-24</date> 30<date>2005-07-31</date>
31 31
32<chapter> 32<chapter>
33<title>Introduction</title> 33<title>Introduction</title>
34<section> 34<section>
35<title>Rationale</title> 35<title>Rationale</title>
703</warn> 703</warn>
704 704
705<p> 705<p>
706First, the kernel image must include the drivers for your Network Interface 706First, the kernel image must include the drivers for your Network Interface
707Cards (NIC). Normally, drivers for such devices will be compiled as modules. 707Cards (NIC). Normally, drivers for such devices will be compiled as modules.
708However, it is essential (for netbooting) that you such drivers compiled 708However, it is essential (for netbooting) that you have such drivers compiled
709directly into the kernel image and <b>not</b> as modules. 709directly into the kernel image and <b>not</b> as modules.
710</p> 710</p>
711 711
712<pre caption="Configuring a 2.6.x series kernel to support your NIC driver"> 712<pre caption="Configuring a 2.6.x series kernel to support your NIC driver">
713Device Drivers ---> 713Device Drivers --->
714 Networking Support ---> 714 Networking Support --->
715 Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit) ---> 715 Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit) --->
716 [*] Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit) 716 [*] Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit)
717 &lt;*&gt; the driver for your network card 717 &lt;*&gt; the driver for your network card
718<comment>(Be sure to select &lt;*&gt; and not &lt;m&gt;)</comment> 718<comment>(Be sure to select &lt;*&gt; and not &lt;M&gt;)</comment>
719</pre> 719</pre>
720 720
721<p> 721<p>
722Secondly, we suggest that you enable <c>IP: kernel level 722Secondly, we suggest that you enable <c>IP: kernel level
723autoconfiguration</c> and the <c>IP: DHCP support</c> options. This avoids an 723autoconfiguration</c> and the <c>IP: DHCP support</c> options. This avoids an

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