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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>5.0</version> 11<version>5.1</version>
12<date>2007-05-07</date> 12<date>2007-11-27</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>
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<p test="func:keyval('arch')='x86'"> 27</body>
28For x86, Gentoo Linux provides <uri 28<body test="contains('AMD64 x86', func:keyval('arch'))">
29<p>
30For <keyval id="arch"/>, Gentoo Linux provides <uri
29link="#grub">GRUB</uri> and <uri link="#lilo">LILO</uri>. 31link="#grub">GRUB</uri> and <uri link="#lilo">LILO</uri>.
30</p> 32</p>
31 33
34<warn test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64'">
35Using LILO on the AMD64 architecture is not recommended.
36</warn>
37
38</body>
39<body>
32<p> 40<p>
33But before we install the bootloader, we inform you how to configure 41But before we install the bootloader, we inform you how to configure
34framebuffer (assuming you want it of course). With framebuffer you can run the 42framebuffer (assuming you want it of course). With framebuffer you can run the
35Linux command line with (limited) graphical features (such as using the nice 43Linux command line with (limited) graphical features (such as using the nice
36bootsplash image Gentoo provides). 44bootsplash image Gentoo provides).
157 refresh rate of 85 Hz. 165 refresh rate of 85 Hz.
158 </ti> 166 </ti>
159</tr> 167</tr>
160</table> 168</table>
161 169
162</body>
163<body test="contains('AMD64 IA64',func:keyval('arch'))"> 170<p test="contains('AMD64 IA64',func:keyval('arch'))">
164
165<p>
166The result of those two statements could be something like <c>vga=0x318 171The result of those two statements could be something like <c>vga=0x318
167video=vesafb:mtrr:3,ywrap</c>. Write this setting down; you will need it 172video=vesafb:mtrr:3,ywrap</c>. Write this setting down; you will need it
168shortly. 173shortly.
169</p> 174</p>
170 175
171<p test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64'">
172While LILO does work on AMD64, Gentoo only supports using GRUB. Now continue by
173its <uri link="#grub">installation</uri>.
174</p>
175
176<p test="func:keyval('arch')='IA64'">
177Now, you should install the <uri link="#elilo">elilo bootloader</uri>.
178</p>
179
180</body>
181<body test="func:keyval('arch')='x86'"> 176<p test="func:keyval('arch')='x86'">
182
183<p>
184The result of those two statements could be something like <c>vga=0x318 177The result of those two statements could be something like <c>vga=0x318
185video=vesafb:mtrr:3,ywrap</c> or 178video=vesafb:mtrr:3,ywrap</c> or
186<c>video=vesafb:mtrr:3,ywrap,1024x768-32@85</c>. Write this setting down; you 179<c>video=vesafb:mtrr:3,ywrap,1024x768-32@85</c>. Write this setting down; you
187will need it shortly. 180will need it shortly.
188</p> 181</p>
189 182
183<p test="func:keyval('arch')='IA64'">
184Now, you should install the <uri link="#elilo">elilo bootloader</uri>.
190<p> 185</p>
186
187<p test="not(func:keyval('arch')='IA64')">
191Now continue by installing <uri link="#grub">GRUB</uri> <e>or</e> <uri 188Now continue by installing <uri link="#grub">GRUB</uri> <e>or</e> <uri
192link="#lilo">LILO</uri>. 189link="#lilo">LILO</uri>.
193</p> 190</p>
194 191
195</body> 192</body>
501</p> 498</p>
502 499
503</body> 500</body>
504</subsection> 501</subsection>
505</section> 502</section>
506<section id="lilo" test="func:keyval('arch')='x86'"> 503<section id="lilo" test="contains('AMD64 x86', func:keyval('arch'))">
507<title>Alternative: Using LILO</title> 504<title>Alternative: Using LILO</title>
508<subsection> 505<subsection>
509<title>Installing LILO</title> 506<title>Installing LILO</title>
510<body> 507<body>
508
509<warn test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64'">
510Using LILO on the AMD64 architecture is not recommended.
511</warn>
511 512
512<p> 513<p>
513LILO, the LInuxLOader, is the tried and true workhorse of Linux 514LILO, the LInuxLOader, is the tried and true workhorse of Linux
514bootloaders. However, it lacks some features that GRUB has (which is 515bootloaders. However, it lacks some features that GRUB has (which is
515also the reason why GRUB is currently gaining popularity). The reason 516also the reason why GRUB is currently gaining popularity). The reason

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