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8 8
9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>1.8</version> 11<version>2.00</version>
12<date>2005-01-21</date> 12<date>2005-03-28</date>
13 13
14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Making your Choice</title> 15<title>Making your Choice</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>Introduction</title> 17<title>Introduction</title>
18<body> 18<body>
19 19
20<p> 20<p>
21Now that your kernel is configured and compiled and the necessary system 21Now that your kernel is configured and compiled and the necessary system
22configuration files are filled in correctly, it is time to install a 22configuration files are filled in correctly, it is time to install a
23program that will fire up your kernel when you start the system. Such a 23program that will fire up your kernel when you start the system. Such a
24program is called a <e>bootloader</e>. 24program is called a <e>bootloader</e>.
25</p> 25</p>
26 26
27</body> 27</body>
28</subsection> 28</subsection>
29</section> 29</section>
30<section> 30<section>
31<title>Installing the SPARC Bootloader: SILO</title> 31<title>Installing the SPARC Bootloader: SILO</title>
32<body> 32<body>
33 33
34<p> 34<p>
35It is now time to install and configure <uri 35It is now time to install and configure <uri
36link="http://www.sparc-boot.org">SILO</uri>, the Sparc Improved boot 36link="http://www.sparc-boot.org">SILO</uri>, the Sparc Improved boot
37LOader. 37LOader.
38</p> 38</p>
39 39
40<pre caption = "Installing SILO"> 40<pre caption = "Installing SILO">
41# <i>emerge --usepkg silo</i> 41# <i>emerge silo</i>
42</pre> 42</pre>
43 43
44<p> 44<p>
45Now open up your favorite editor (we use <c>nano</c> as an example) and 45Now open up your favorite editor (we use <c>nano</c> as an example) and
46create <path>/etc/silo.conf</path>. 46create <path>/etc/silo.conf</path>.
47</p> 47</p>
48 48
49<pre caption = "Creating /etc/silo.conf"> 49<pre caption = "Creating /etc/silo.conf">
50# <i>nano -w /etc/silo.conf</i> 50# <i>nano -w /etc/silo.conf</i>
51</pre> 51</pre>
52 52
53<p> 53<p>
54Below you'll find an example <path>silo.conf</path> file. It uses the 54Below you'll find an example <path>silo.conf</path> file. It uses the
55partitioning scheme we use throughout this book and 55partitioning scheme we use throughout this book and
56<path>kernel-2.4.24</path> as kernelimage. 56<path>kernel-2.4.29</path> as kernelimage.
57</p> 57</p>
58 58
59<pre caption = "Example /etc/silo.conf"> 59<pre caption = "Example /etc/silo.conf">
60partition = 1 <comment># Boot partition (= root partition)</comment> 60partition = 1 <comment># Boot partition (= root partition)</comment>
61root = /dev/sda1 <comment># Root partition</comment> 61root = /dev/sda1 <comment># Root partition</comment>
62timeout = 150 <comment># Wait 15 seconds before booting the default section</comment> 62timeout = 150 <comment># Wait 15 seconds before booting the default section</comment>
63 63
64image = /boot/kernel-2.4.24 64image = /boot/kernel-2.4.29
65 label = linux 65 label = linux
66</pre> 66</pre>
67 67
68<p> 68<p>
69If you use the example <path>silo.conf</path> delivered by Portage, be 69If you use the example <path>silo.conf</path> delivered by Portage, be
70sure to comment out <e>all</e> lines that you do not need. 70sure to comment out <e>all</e> lines that you do not need.
71</p> 71</p>
72 72
73<p> 73<p>
74If the physical disk on which you want to install SILO (as bootloader) differs 74If the physical disk on which you want to install SILO (as bootloader) differs
75from the physical disk on which <path>/etc/silo.conf</path> resides, you must 75from the physical disk on which <path>/etc/silo.conf</path> resides, you must
76copy over <path>/etc/silo.conf</path> to a partition on that disk. Assuming that 76copy 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 77<path>/boot</path> is a separate partition on that disk, copy over the
78configuration file to <path>/boot</path> and run <c>/sbin/silo</c>: 78configuration file to <path>/boot</path> and run <c>/sbin/silo</c>:
79</p> 79</p>

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