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11<version>2.11</version> 11<version>7.0</version>
12<date>2006-01-06</date> 12<date>2006-08-30</date>
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67</pre> 67</pre>
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69<p> 69<p>
70When you take a look in <path>/usr/src</path> you should see a symlink called 70When you take a look in <path>/usr/src</path> you should see a symlink called
71<path>linux</path> pointing to your kernel source. In this case, the installed 71<path>linux</path> pointing to your kernel source. In this case, the installed
72kernel source points to <c>vanilla-sources-2.6.11.2</c>. Your version may be 72kernel source points to <c>vanilla-sources-2.6.16.19</c>. Your version may be
73different, so keep this in mind. 73different, so keep this in mind.
74</p> 74</p>
75 75
76<pre caption="Viewing the kernel source symlink"> 76<pre caption="Viewing the kernel source symlink">
77# <i>ls -l /usr/src/linux</i> 77# <i>ls -l /usr/src/linux</i>
78lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Oct 13 11:04 /usr/src/linux -&gt; linux-2.6.11.2 78lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Oct 13 11:04 /usr/src/linux -&gt; linux-2.6.16.19
79</pre> 79</pre>
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81<p> 81<p>
82Now it is time to configure and compile your kernel source. You 82Now it is time to configure and compile your kernel source. You
83can use <c>genkernel</c> for this, which will build a generic kernel as used 83can use <c>genkernel</c> for this, which will build a generic kernel as used
360module). 360module).
361</p> 361</p>
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363<pre caption="Running genkernel"> 363<pre caption="Running genkernel">
364# <i>genkernel all</i> 364# <i>genkernel all</i>
365GenKernel v3.0.1_beta10 365* Gentoo Linux Genkernel; Version 3.4.0
366* ARCH: Alpha 366* Running with options: all
367* KERNEL VER: 2.6.11.2 367
368* kernel: configuring source 368* Linux Kernel 2.6.16.19 for alpha...
369* kernel: running mrproper 369* kernel: >> Running mrproper...
370<comment>(Output removed to increase readability)</comment> 370<comment>(Output removed to increase readability)</comment>
371* Kernel compiled successfully! 371* Kernel compiled successfully!
372*
372* Required Kernel Params: 373* Required Kernel Parameters:
373* : root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc real_root=/dev/$ROOT 374* real_root=/dev/$ROOT
375*
374* where $ROOT is the devicenode for your root partition as 376* Where $ROOT is the device node for your root partition as the
375* you should have specified in /etc/fstab 377* one specified in /etc/fstab
376* 378*
377* You MUST tell your bootloader to use the generated initrd 379* If you require Genkernel's hardware detection features; you MUST
378* 380* tell your bootloader to use the provided INITRAMFS file. Otherwise;
379* Recommended Kernel Params: 381* substitute the root argument for the real_root argument if you are
380* : vga=0x317 splash=verbose 382* not planning to use the initrd...
381* 383
382* Do NOT report kernel bugs (configs included) as genkernel bugs. 384* WARNING... WARNING... WARNING...
385* Additional kernel cmdline arguments that *may* be required to boot properly...
386* Do NOT report kernel bugs as genkernel bugs unless your bug
387* is about the default genkernel configuration...
388*
383* Make sure you have the latest genkernel before reporting bugs 389* Make sure you have the latest genkernel before reporting bugs.
384*
385* For more info see /usr/share/genkernel/README
386</pre> 390</pre>
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388<p> 392<p>
389Once <c>genkernel</c> completes, a kernel, full set of modules and 393Once <c>genkernel</c> completes, a kernel, full set of modules and
390<e>initial root disk</e> (initrd) will be created. We will use the kernel 394<e>initial root disk</e> (initrd) will be created. We will use the kernel

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