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1 swift 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2     <!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3    
4     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
5 neysx 1.14 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
6 swift 1.1
7 neysx 1.14 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-sparc-bootloader.xml,v 1.13 2005/03/28 11:30:53 swift Exp $ -->
8 swift 1.1
9     <sections>
10 swift 1.8
11 neysx 1.14 <version>2.1</version>
12     <date>2005-08-23</date>
13 swift 1.8
14 swift 1.1 <section>
15     <title>Making your Choice</title>
16     <subsection>
17     <title>Introduction</title>
18     <body>
19    
20     <p>
21     Now that your kernel is configured and compiled and the necessary system
22     configuration files are filled in correctly, it is time to install a
23     program that will fire up your kernel when you start the system. Such a
24     program is called a <e>bootloader</e>.
25     </p>
26    
27     </body>
28     </subsection>
29     </section>
30     <section>
31     <title>Installing the SPARC Bootloader: SILO</title>
32     <body>
33    
34     <p>
35     It is now time to install and configure <uri
36     link="http://www.sparc-boot.org">SILO</uri>, the Sparc Improved boot
37     LOader.
38     </p>
39    
40     <pre caption = "Installing SILO">
41 swift 1.13 # <i>emerge silo</i>
42 swift 1.1 </pre>
43    
44     <p>
45     Now open up your favorite editor (we use <c>nano</c> as an example) and
46     create <path>/etc/silo.conf</path>.
47     </p>
48    
49     <pre caption = "Creating /etc/silo.conf">
50     # <i>nano -w /etc/silo.conf</i>
51     </pre>
52    
53     <p>
54 neysx 1.6 Below you'll find an example <path>silo.conf</path> file. It uses the
55 swift 1.1 partitioning scheme we use throughout this book and
56 swift 1.13 <path>kernel-2.4.29</path> as kernelimage.
57 swift 1.1 </p>
58    
59     <pre caption = "Example /etc/silo.conf">
60 swift 1.12 partition = 1 <comment># Boot partition (= root partition)</comment>
61     root = /dev/sda1 <comment># Root partition</comment>
62 neysx 1.14 timeout = 150 <comment># Wait 15 seconds before booting the default section</comment>
63 swift 1.1
64 swift 1.13 image = /boot/kernel-2.4.29
65 swift 1.1 label = linux
66     </pre>
67    
68     <p>
69     If you use the example <path>silo.conf</path> delivered by Portage, be
70     sure to comment out <e>all</e> lines that you do not need.
71     </p>
72    
73     <p>
74 swift 1.3 If the physical disk on which you want to install SILO (as bootloader) differs
75     from the physical disk on which <path>/etc/silo.conf</path> resides, you must
76     copy over <path>/etc/silo.conf</path> to a partition on that disk. Assuming that
77     <path>/boot</path> is a separate partition on that disk, copy over the
78 swift 1.1 configuration file to <path>/boot</path> and run <c>/sbin/silo</c>:
79     </p>
80    
81 neysx 1.14 <pre caption = "Only if /boot and the SILO destination are not on the same disk">
82 swift 1.1 # <i>cp /etc/silo.conf /boot</i>
83     # <i>/sbin/silo -C /boot/silo.conf</i>
84     /boot/silo.conf appears to be valid
85     </pre>
86    
87     <p>
88 swift 1.3 Otherwise just run <c>/sbin/silo</c>:
89 swift 1.1 </p>
90    
91     <pre caption = "Run silo">
92     # <i>/sbin/silo</i>
93     /etc/silo.conf appears to be valid
94     </pre>
95    
96     <p>
97 swift 1.4 Now continue with <uri link="#reboot">Rebooting the System</uri>.
98 swift 1.1 </p>
99    
100     </body>
101     </section>
102 cam 1.5 <section id="reboot">
103 swift 1.4 <title>Rebooting the System</title>
104     <subsection>
105     <body>
106    
107     <p>
108     Exit the chrooted environment and unmount all mounted partitions. Then type in
109     that one magical command you have been waiting for: <c>reboot</c>.
110     </p>
111    
112     <pre caption="Exiting the chroot, unmounting all partitions and rebooting">
113     # <i>exit</i>
114 swift 1.7 cdimage ~# <i>cd</i>
115 swift 1.4 cdimage ~# <i>umount /mnt/gentoo/boot /mnt/gentoo/proc /mnt/gentoo</i>
116     cdimage ~# <i>reboot</i>
117     </pre>
118    
119     <p>
120     Of course, don't forget to remove the bootable CD, otherwise the CD will be
121     booted again instead of your new Gentoo system.
122     </p>
123    
124     <p>
125     Once rebooted in your Gentoo installation, finish up with <uri
126     link="?part=1&amp;chap=11">Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</uri>.
127     </p>
128    
129     </body>
130     </subsection>
131     </section>
132 swift 1.1 </sections>

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