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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>6.2</version> 11<version>6.3</version>
12<date>2008-09-10</date> 12<date>2009-04-15</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>
28<body test="contains('AMD64 x86', func:keyval('arch'))"> 28<body test="contains('AMD64 x86', func:keyval('arch'))">
29<p> 29<p>
30For <keyval id="arch"/>, Gentoo Linux provides <uri 30For <keyval id="arch"/>, Gentoo Linux provides <uri
31link="#grub">GRUB</uri> and <uri link="#lilo">LILO</uri>. 31link="#grub">GRUB</uri> and <uri link="#lilo">LILO</uri>.
32</p> 32</p>
33
34<warn test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64'">
35Using LILO on the AMD64 architecture is not recommended.
36</warn>
37 33
38</body> 34</body>
39<body> 35<body>
40<p> 36<p>
41But before we install the bootloader, we inform you how to configure 37But before we install the bootloader, we inform you how to configure
227</p> 223</p>
228 224
229<impo test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64'"> 225<impo test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64'">
230If you are using a non-multilib <uri 226If you are using a non-multilib <uri
231link="?part=1&amp;chap=6#doc_chap2">profile</uri>, you should <b>not</b> emerge 227link="?part=1&amp;chap=6#doc_chap2">profile</uri>, you should <b>not</b> emerge
232grub, but instead you should emerge <c>grub-static</c>. 228grub, but instead you should emerge <c>grub-static</c>. If you plan to use a
229non-multilib profile <e>and</e> you have <b>disabled</b> IA-32 emulation in your
230kernel, then you should use <c>lilo</c>.
233</impo> 231</impo>
234 232
235<pre caption="Installing GRUB"> 233<pre caption="Installing GRUB">
236# <i>emerge grub</i> 234# <i>emerge grub</i>
237</pre> 235</pre>
490<title>Alternative: Using LILO</title> 488<title>Alternative: Using LILO</title>
491<subsection> 489<subsection>
492<title>Installing LILO</title> 490<title>Installing LILO</title>
493<body> 491<body>
494 492
495<warn test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64'">
496Using LILO on the AMD64 architecture is not recommended.
497</warn>
498
499<p> 493<p>
500LILO, the LInuxLOader, is the tried and true workhorse of Linux 494LILO, the LInuxLOader, is the tried and true workhorse of Linux
501bootloaders. However, it lacks some features that GRUB has (which is 495bootloaders. However, it lacks some features that GRUB has (which is
502also the reason why GRUB is currently gaining popularity). The reason 496also the reason why GRUB is currently gaining popularity). The reason
503why LILO is still used is that, on some systems, GRUB doesn't work and 497why LILO is still used is that, on some systems, GRUB doesn't work and

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