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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 1.32 2010/12/06 12:00:32 nightmorph Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/genkernel.xml,v 1.33 2010/12/07 12:24:29 nightmorph Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide disclaimer="obsolete"> 5<guide disclaimer="obsolete">
6<title>Gentoo Linux Genkernel Guide</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux Genkernel Guide</title>
7 7
30 30
31<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 31<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
32<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 32<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
33<license/> 33<license/>
34 34
35<version>2</version> 35<version>3</version>
36<date>2010-12-06</date> 36<date>2010-12-06</date>
37 37
38<chapter> 38<chapter>
39<title>Introduction</title> 39<title>Introduction</title>
40<section> 40<section>
80<title>Installing genkernel</title> 80<title>Installing genkernel</title>
81<body> 81<body>
82 82
83<p> 83<p>
84To obtain genkernel, run <c>emerge genkernel</c> from the command line. If you 84To obtain genkernel, run <c>emerge genkernel</c> from the command line. If you
85are using the <uri link="/doc/en/handbook/2008/hb-install-about.xml">Gentoo 85are using the <uri link="/doc/en/handbook/2008.0/hb-install-about.xml">Gentoo
86Reference Platform</uri> (GRP), remember to install binary packages by passing 86Reference Platform</uri> (GRP), remember to install binary packages by passing
87the <c>-k</c> flag to emerge. Since the GRP is bundled with an older version 87the <c>-k</c> flag to emerge. Since the GRP is bundled with an older version
88of genkernel, the flags may be different. In any case, consult <c>genkernel 88of genkernel, the flags may be different. In any case, consult <c>genkernel
89--help</c> for help on how to use the version of genkernel installed on your 89--help</c> for help on how to use the version of genkernel installed on your
90system. 90system.
123system (<c>--menuconfig</c>). 123system (<c>--menuconfig</c>).
124</p> 124</p>
125 125
126<p> 126<p>
127There are other flags which alter the result provided by genkernel. For 127There are other flags which alter the result provided by genkernel. For
128instance, replacing <c>--no install</c> with the <c>--install</c> flag allows 128instance, replacing <c>--no-install</c> with the <c>--install</c> flag allows
129genkernel to automatically install the new kernel in the <path>/boot</path> 129genkernel to automatically install the new kernel in the <path>/boot</path>
130directory. Using the <c>--mountboot</c> flag allows genkernel to mount your 130directory. Using the <c>--mountboot</c> flag allows genkernel to mount your
131<path>/boot</path> partition automatically, if necessary. 131<path>/boot</path> partition automatically, if necessary.
132</p> 132</p>
133 133
502An action tells genkernel what to build. Currently, the following actions are 502An action tells genkernel what to build. Currently, the following actions are
503supported: 503supported:
504</p> 504</p>
505 505
506<ul> 506<ul>
507 <li><c>initrd</c>: Only builds the initrd image</li> 507 <li>
508 <c>all</c>: Builds all stages &mdash; the initrd, kernel image and modules.
509 </li>
508 <li><c>bzImage</c>: Only builds the kernel image</li> 510 <li><c>bzImage</c>: Only builds the kernel image</li>
511 <li><c>initramfs</c>: Only builds the initramfs/ramdisk image</li>
509 <li><c>kernel</c>: Only builds the kernel image and modules</li> 512 <li><c>kernel</c>: Only builds the kernel image and modules</li>
510 <li> 513 <li><c>ramdisk</c>: Only builds the initramfs/ramdisk image</li>
511 <c>all</c>: Builds all stages &mdash; the initrd, kernel image and modules.
512 </li>
513</ul> 514</ul>
514 515
515<p> 516<p>
516The last action, <c>all</c>, is recommended for most users since it builds the 517The last action, <c>all</c>, is recommended for most users since it builds the
517stages required for a functional kernel. Remember, an <e>action</e> simply 518stages required for a functional kernel. Remember, an <e>action</e> simply

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