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9     <sections>
10     <section>
11     <title>Making your Choice</title>
12     <subsection>
13     <title>Introduction</title>
14     <body>
15    
16     <p>
17     Now that your kernel is configured and compiled and the necessary system
18     configuration files are filled in correctly, it is time to install a
19     program that will fire up your kernel when you start the system. Such a
20     program is called a <e>bootloader</e>.
21     </p>
22    
23     </body>
24     </subsection>
25     </section>
26     <section>
27     <title>Installing the SPARC Bootloader: SILO</title>
28     <body>
29    
30     <p>
31     It is now time to install and configure <uri
32     link="http://www.sparc-boot.org">SILO</uri>, the Sparc Improved boot
33     LOader.
34     </p>
35    
36     <pre caption = "Installing SILO">
37     # <i>emerge --usepkg silo</i>
38     </pre>
39    
40     <p>
41     Now open up your favorite editor (we use <c>nano</c> as an example) and
42     create <path>/etc/silo.conf</path>.
43     </p>
44    
45     <pre caption = "Creating /etc/silo.conf">
46     # <i>nano -w /etc/silo.conf</i>
47     </pre>
48    
49     <p>
50     Beneath you find an example <path>silo.conf</path> file. It uses the
51     partitioning scheme we use throughout this book and
52     <path>kernel-2.4.24</path> as kernelimage.
53     </p>
54    
55     <pre caption = "Example /etc/silo.conf">
56     partition = 1 <comment># Boot partition</comment>
57     root = /dev/hda4 <comment># Root partition</comment>
58 swift 1.2 timeout = 150 <comment># Wait 15 seconds before booting the default section</comment>
59 swift 1.1
60     image = /boot/kernel-2.4.24
61     label = linux
62     </pre>
63    
64     <p>
65     If you use the example <path>silo.conf</path> delivered by Portage, be
66     sure to comment out <e>all</e> lines that you do not need.
67     </p>
68    
69     <p>
70     If you have a separate <path>/boot</path> partition, copy over the
71     configuration file to <path>/boot</path> and run <c>/sbin/silo</c>:
72     </p>
73    
74     <pre caption = "Only if you have /boot on a separate partition">
75     # <i>cp /etc/silo.conf /boot</i>
76     # <i>/sbin/silo -C /boot/silo.conf</i>
77     /boot/silo.conf appears to be valid
78     </pre>
79    
80     <p>
81     If your <path>/boot</path> directory resides on your root partition,
82     just run <c>/sbin/silo</c>:
83     </p>
84    
85     <pre caption = "Run silo">
86     # <i>/sbin/silo</i>
87     /etc/silo.conf appears to be valid
88     </pre>
89    
90     <p>
91     Now continue with <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=10">Installing Necessary System
92     Tools</uri>.
93     </p>
94    
95     </body>
96     </section>
97     </sections>

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