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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>12</version> 11<version>14</version>
12<date>2012-02-22</date> 12<date>2012-09-11</date>
13 13
14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Timezone</title> 15<title>Timezone</title>
16<body> 16<body>
17 17
18<p> 18<p>
19You first need to select your timezone so that your system knows where it is 19You first need to select your timezone so that your system knows where it is
20located. Look for your timezone in <path>/usr/share/zoneinfo</path>, then copy 20located. Look for your timezone in <path>/usr/share/zoneinfo</path>, then copy
21it to <path>/etc/localtime</path>. Please avoid the 21it to <path>/etc/localtime</path>. Please avoid the
22<path>/usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/GMT*</path> timezones as their names do not 22<path>/usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/GMT*</path> timezones as their names do not
23indicate the expected zones. For instance, <path>GMT-8</path> is in fact 23indicate the expected zones. For instance, <path>GMT-8</path> is in fact
24GMT+8. 24GMT+8.
25</p> 25</p>
26 26
27<pre caption="Setting the timezone information"> 27<pre caption="Setting the timezone information">
148<comment>(Select one or more of the following options as needed by your system)</comment> 148<comment>(Select one or more of the following options as needed by your system)</comment>
149 &lt;*&gt; Reiserfs support 149 &lt;*&gt; Reiserfs support
150 &lt;*&gt; Ext3 journalling file system support 150 &lt;*&gt; Ext3 journalling file system support
151 &lt;*&gt; JFS filesystem support 151 &lt;*&gt; JFS filesystem support
152 &lt;*&gt; Second extended fs support 152 &lt;*&gt; Second extended fs support
153 &lt;*&gt; XFS filesystem support 153 &lt;*&gt; XFS filesystem support
154</pre> 154</pre>
155 155
156<p> 156<p>
157If you are using PPPoE to connect to the Internet or you are using a dial-up 157If you are using PPPoE to connect to the Internet or you are using a dial-up
158modem, you will need the following options in the kernel: 158modem, you will need the following options in the kernel:
159</p> 159</p>
160 160
161<pre caption="Selecting PPPoE necessary drivers"> 161<pre caption="Selecting PPPoE necessary drivers">
162Device Drivers ---&gt; 162Device Drivers ---&gt;
163 Networking support ---&gt; 163 Network device support ---&gt;
164 &lt;*&gt; PPP (point-to-point protocol) support 164 &lt;*&gt; PPP (point-to-point protocol) support
165 &lt;*&gt; PPP support for async serial ports 165 &lt;*&gt; PPP support for async serial ports
166 &lt;*&gt; PPP support for sync tty ports 166 &lt;*&gt; PPP support for sync tty ports
167</pre> 167</pre>
168 168
169<p> 169<p>
170The two compression options won't harm but are not definitely needed, neither 170The two compression options won't harm but are not definitely needed, neither
171does the <c>PPP over Ethernet</c> option, that might only be used by <c>ppp</c> 171does the <c>PPP over Ethernet</c> option, that might only be used by <c>ppp</c>
172when configured to do kernel mode PPPoE. 172when configured to do kernel mode PPPoE.
173</p> 173</p>
174 174
175<p> 175<p>
176If you require it, don't forget to include support in the kernel for your 176If you require it, don't forget to include support in the kernel for your
177ethernet card. 177ethernet card.
178</p> 178</p>
254<pre caption="Compiling the kernel"> 254<pre caption="Compiling the kernel">
255# <i>make &amp;&amp; make modules_install</i> 255# <i>make &amp;&amp; make modules_install</i>
256# <i>make boot</i> 256# <i>make boot</i>
257</pre> 257</pre>
258 258
259<p> 259<p>
260When the kernel has finished compiling, copy the kernel image to 260When the kernel has finished compiling, copy the kernel image to
261<path>/boot</path>. Recent kernels might create <path>vmlinux</path> instead of 261<path>/boot</path>. Recent kernels might create <path>vmlinux</path> instead of
262<path>vmlinux.gz</path>. Keep this in mind when you copy your kernel image. 262<path>vmlinux.gz</path>. Keep this in mind when you copy your kernel image.
263</p> 263</p>
264 264
265<pre caption="Installing the kernel"> 265<pre caption="Installing the kernel">
266# <i>cp arch/alpha/boot/vmlinux.gz /boot/</i> 266# <i>cp arch/alpha/boot/vmlinux.gz /boot/</i>
267</pre> 267</pre>
268 268
269<p>
270Now continue with <uri link="#kernel_modules">Kernel Modules</uri>.
271</p>
272
273</body> 269</body>
270</subsection>
274</subsection> 271<subsection>
272<include href="hb-install-initramfs.xml"/>
273</subsection>
274
275</section> 275</section>
276<section id="genkernel"> 276<section id="genkernel">
277<title>Alternative: Using genkernel</title> 277<title>Alternative: Using genkernel</title>
278<body> 278<body>
279 279
280<p> 280<p>
281If you are reading this section, you have chosen to use our <c>genkernel</c> 281If you are reading this section, you have chosen to use our <c>genkernel</c>
282script to configure your kernel for you. 282script to configure your kernel for you.
283</p> 283</p>
284 284
285<p> 285<p>
286Now that your kernel source tree is installed, it's now time to compile your 286Now that your kernel source tree is installed, it's now time to compile your
287kernel by using our <c>genkernel</c> script to automatically build a kernel for 287kernel by using our <c>genkernel</c> script to automatically build a kernel for
288you. <c>genkernel</c> works by configuring a kernel nearly identically to the 288you. <c>genkernel</c> works by configuring a kernel nearly identically to the
289way our Installation CD kernel is configured. This means that when you use 289way our Installation CD kernel is configured. This means that when you use

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