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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 timeout = 150 <comment># Wait 15 seconds before booting the default section</comment>
59
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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