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10<section> 10<section>
11<title>Making your Choice</title> 11<title>Making your Choice</title>
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59Please read the appropriate manual pages (<c>man 8 swriteboot</c> and 59Please read the appropriate manual pages (<c>man 8 swriteboot</c> and
60<c>man 8 abootconf</c>). 60<c>man 8 abootconf</c>).
61</note> 61</note>
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63<p> 63<p>
64Additionally, you can make Gentoo boot more easily by setting up the 64Additionally, you can make Gentoo boot automatically by setting up the
65aboot configuration file and SRM boot_osflags variable. You will need to 65aboot configuration file and SRM boot_osflags variable. You will need to
66make sure that the bootdef_dev is also properly set (easier to do at the 66make sure that the bootdef_dev is also properly set (easier to do at the
67console than from Linux). 67console than from Linux).
68</p> 68</p>
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70<pre caption = "Improve booting Gentoo"> 70<pre caption = "Automatically booting Gentoo">
71# <i>echo '0:2/boot/vmlinux.gz root=/dev/sda2' &gt; /etc/aboot.conf</i> 71# <i>echo '0:2/boot/vmlinux.gz root=/dev/sda2' &gt; /etc/aboot.conf</i>
72# <i>echo -n 0 &gt; /proc/srm_environment/named_variables/boot_osflags</i> 72# <i>echo -n 0 &gt; /proc/srm_environment/named_variables/boot_osflags</i>
73# <i>echo -n '' &gt; /proc/srm_environment/named_variables/boot_file</i> 73# <i>echo -n '' &gt; /proc/srm_environment/named_variables/boot_file</i>
74</pre> 74</pre>
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76<p> 76<p>
77If you need to get into the SRM console again in the future (to recover
78your Gentoo install, play with some variables, or whatever), just hit
79CTRL+C to abort the automatic loading process.
80</p>
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82<p>
77If you're installing using a serial console, don't forget to include 83If you're installing using a serial console, don't forget to include
78the serial console boot flag in <path>aboot.conf</path>. See 84the serial console boot flag in <path>aboot.conf</path>. See
79<path>/etc/aboot.conf.example</path> for some further information. 85<path>/etc/aboot.conf.example</path> for some further information.
80</p> 86</p>
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82<p> 88<p>
83Aboot is now configured and ready to use. Continue with <uri 89Aboot is now configured and ready to use. Continue with <uri
84link="#reboot">Rebooting the System</uri>. 90link="#reboot">Rebooting the System</uri>.

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