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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>7.2</version> 11<version>7.3</version>
12<date>2006-12-06</date> 12<date>2007-02-26</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 GMT+8. 23indicate the expected zones. For instance, <path>GMT-8</path> is in fact GMT+8.
24</p> 24</p>
25 25
26<pre caption="Setting the timezone information"> 26<pre caption="Setting the timezone information">
27# <i>ls /usr/share/zoneinfo</i> 27# <i>ls /usr/share/zoneinfo</i>
34<section> 34<section>
35<title>Installing the Sources</title> 35<title>Installing the Sources</title>
36<subsection> 36<subsection>
37<title>Choosing a Kernel</title> 37<title>Choosing a Kernel</title>
38<body> 38<body>
39 39
40<p> 40<p>
41The core around which all distributions are built is the Linux kernel. It is the 41The core around which all distributions are built is the Linux kernel. It is the
42layer between the user programs and your system hardware. Gentoo provides its 42layer between the user programs and your system hardware. Gentoo provides its
43users several possible kernel sources. A full listing with description is 43users several possible kernel sources. A full listing with description is
44available at the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-kernel.xml">Gentoo Kernel 44available at the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-kernel.xml">Gentoo Kernel
45Guide</uri>. 45Guide</uri>.
46</p> 46</p>
47 47
48<p> 48<p>
49For IA64 systems, the available kernels are <c>vanilla-sources</c> (the default 49For IA64 systems, we will use <c>gentoo-sources</c> (contains additional patches
50kernel source as distributed from <uri link="http://kernel.org/">kernel.org</uri> 50for performance and stability).
51and <c>gentoo-sources</c> (contains additional patches for performance and
52stability).
53</p>
54
55<p> 51</p>
56Choose your kernel source and install it using <c>emerge</c>. The 52
57<c>USE="-doc"</c> is necessary to avoid installing xorg-x11 or other 53<p>
58dependencies at this point. <c>USE="symlink"</c> is not necessary for a new 54Now install it using <c>emerge</c>.
59install, but ensures proper creation of the <path>/usr/src/linux</path>
60symlink.
61</p> 55</p>
62 56
63<pre caption="Installing a kernel source"> 57<pre caption="Installing a kernel source">
64# <i>USE="-doc symlink" emerge gentoo-sources</i> 58# <i>emerge gentoo-sources</i>
65</pre> 59</pre>
66 60
67<p> 61<p>
68When you take a look in <path>/usr/src</path> you should see a symlink called 62When you take a look in <path>/usr/src</path> you should see a symlink called
69<path>linux</path> pointing to your kernel source. In this case, the installed 63<path>linux</path> pointing to your kernel source. In this case, the installed
70kernel source points to <c>gentoo-sources-<keyval id="kernel-version"/></c>. 64kernel source points to <c>gentoo-sources-<keyval id="kernel-version"/></c>.
71Your version may be different, so keep this in mind. 65Your version may be different, so keep this in mind.
72</p> 66</p>
73 67
74<pre caption="Viewing the kernel source symlink"> 68<pre caption="Viewing the kernel source symlink">
75# <i>ls -l /usr/src/linux</i> 69# <i>ls -l /usr/src/linux</i>
76lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Oct 13 11:04 /usr/src/linux -&gt; linux-<keyval id="kernel-version"/> 70lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Oct 13 11:04 /usr/src/linux -&gt; linux-<keyval id="kernel-version"/>
77</pre> 71</pre>
78 72
79<p> 73<p>

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