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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 1.21 2005/07/31 18:13:14 alin Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/genkernel.xml,v 1.22 2005/08/11 09:59:36 plasmaroo 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>1.4</version> 29<version>1.4.1</version>
30<date>2005-07-31</date> 30<date>2005-08-11</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>
576if you have about a dozen flags: 576if you have about a dozen flags:
577</p> 577</p>
578 578
579<pre caption="Running genkernel (overloaded with flags)"> 579<pre caption="Running genkernel (overloaded with flags)">
580# genkernel --debuglevel=5 --no-color --no-mrproper --clean --gensplash\ 580# genkernel --debuglevel=5 --no-color --no-mrproper --clean --gensplash\
581--kerneldir=/path/to/alternate/kernel/sources --install --menuconfig --udev\ 581--kerneldir=/path/to/alternate/kernel/sources --install --menuconfig \
582--kernel-config=/path/to/preferred/configfile --save-config --mountboot all 582--kernel-config=/path/to/preferred/configfile --save-config --mountboot all
583</pre> 583</pre>
584 584
585<p>Fortunately, there is a configuration file where most of the basic options 585<p>Fortunately, there is a configuration file where most of the basic options
586can be set (or changed) as necessary. What follows is a rundown of the more 586can be set (or changed) as necessary. What follows is a rundown of the more
650By choosing the appropriate options in <path>/etc/genkernel.conf</path>, you 650By choosing the appropriate options in <path>/etc/genkernel.conf</path>, you
651can halve the number of flags passed to genkernel from the command line: 651can halve the number of flags passed to genkernel from the command line:
652</p> 652</p>
653 653
654<pre caption="Running genkernel (with flags), after employing genkernel.conf"> 654<pre caption="Running genkernel (with flags), after employing genkernel.conf">
655# genkernel --gensplash --kerneldir=/path/to/alternate/kernel/sources --udev\ 655# genkernel --gensplash --kerneldir=/path/to/alternate/kernel/sources \
656--kernel-config=/path/to/preferred/configfile --install all 656--kernel-config=/path/to/preferred/configfile --install all
657</pre> 657</pre>
658 658
659<p> 659<p>
660Identical results are obtained from both approaches, but the latter has most of 660Identical results are obtained from both approaches, but the latter has most of

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