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49 Linux 1.4_rc4. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation 49 Linux 1.4_rc4. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation
50 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from 50 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from
51 scratch. 51 scratch.
52 </abstract> 52 </abstract>
53<version>2.6.1</version> 53<version>2.6.1</version>
54 <date>10 May 2003</date> 54 <date>18 May 2003</date>
55 <chapter> 55 <chapter>
56 <title>About the Install</title> 56 <title>About the Install</title>
57 <section> 57 <section>
58 <body> 58 <body>
59 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well 59 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well
674 <th>example device</th> 674 <th>example device</th>
675 </tr> 675 </tr>
676 <tr> 676 <tr>
677 <ti>boot partition, containing kernel(s) and boot information</ti> 677 <ti>boot partition, containing kernel(s) and boot information</ti>
678 <ti>32 Megabytes</ti> 678 <ti>32 Megabytes</ti>
679 <ti>ext2/3 highly recommended (easiest); if ReiserFS then mount with <c>-o notail</c>. If you will be using ext3 or ReiserFS, you must add the size of the journal to te size; in these cases 64 Megabytes is recommended</ti> 679 <ti>ext2/3 highly recommended (easiest); if ReiserFS then mount with <c>-o notail</c>. If you will be using ext3 or ReiserFS, you must add the size of the journal to the partitionsize; in these cases 64 Megabytes is recommended</ti>
680 <ti>/dev/hda1</ti> 680 <ti>/dev/hda1</ti>
681 </tr> 681 </tr>
682 <tr> 682 <tr>
683 <ti>swap partition (no longer a 128 Megabyte limit, now 2GB)</ti> 683 <ti>swap partition (no longer a 128 Megabyte limit, now 2GB)</ti>
684 <ti>Generally, configure a swap area that is between one to two times the size of the physical RAM 684 <ti>Generally, configure a swap area that is between one to two times the size of the physical RAM
1293 <section> 1293 <section>
1294 <body> 1294 <body>
1295 <note> 1295 <note>
1296 If you haven't done so, please edit <path>/etc/make.conf</path> to your flavor. 1296 If you haven't done so, please edit <path>/etc/make.conf</path> to your flavor.
1297 </note> 1297 </note>
1298 <p>You now need to merge Linux kernel sources. Here are the ones we currently 1298 <p>You now need to merge the Linux kernel sources.
1299 offer: 1299 Gentoo provides several kernel ebuilds; a list can be found
1300 <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-kernel.xml">here</uri>. If you are uncertain
1301 which kernel sources to choose, we advise the <c>gentoo-sources</c> or
1302 <c>vanilla-sources</c>. If you want XFS support, you should choose
1303 <c>xfs-sources</c>. Btw, Gentoo's LiveCD uses the <c>xfs-sources</c>.
1300 </p> 1304 </p>
1301 <table>
1302 <tr>
1303 <th>ebuild</th>
1304 <th>description</th>
1305 </tr>
1306 <tr>
1307 <ti>
1308 <path>gentoo-sources</path>
1309 </ti>
1310 <ti>Our own performance and functionality-enhanced kernel does not include XFS support.</ti>
1311 </tr>
1312 <tr>
1313 <ti>
1314 <path>xfs-sources</path>
1315 </ti>
1316 <ti>Highly-compatible kernel with XFS support.</ti>
1317 </tr>
1318 <tr>
1319 <ti>
1320 <path>openmosix-sources</path>
1321 </ti>
1322 <ti>A stock Linux kernel source tree patched with support for the GPL <uri link="http://www.openmosix.com">openMosix</uri> load-balancing/clustering technology</ti>
1323 </tr>
1324 <tr>
1325 <ti>
1326 <path>usermode-sources</path>
1327 </ti>
1328 <ti>A stock Linux kernel source tree patched with support for User-Mode Linux. (&quot;Linux inside Linux&quot; technology)</ti>
1329 </tr>
1330 <tr>
1331 <ti>
1332 <path>vanilla-sources</path>
1333 </ti>
1334 <ti>A stock Linux kernel source tree, just like you would get from kernel.org</ti>
1335 </tr>
1336 </table>
1337 <warn> 1305 <warn>
1338 If you are configuring your own kernel, be careful with the <i>grsecurity</i> option. Being too aggressive with your 1306 If you are configuring your own kernel, be careful with the <i>grsecurity</i> option. Being too aggressive with your
1339 security settings can cause certain programs (such as X) to not run properly. If in doubt, leave it out. 1307 security settings can cause certain programs (such as X) to not run properly. If in doubt, leave it out.
1340 </warn> 1308 </warn>
1341 <p>Choose a kernel and then merge as follows:</p> 1309 <p>Choose a kernel and then merge as follows:</p>
1342<pre caption="Emerging Kernel Sources"> 1310<pre caption="Emerging Kernel Sources">
1347 <p>Please note that <path>/usr/src/linux</path> is a symlink to your current emerged kernel source package, 1315 <p>Please note that <path>/usr/src/linux</path> is a symlink to your current emerged kernel source package,
1348 and is set automatically by Portage at emerge time. 1316 and is set automatically by Portage at emerge time.
1349 If you have multiple kernel source packages, it is necessary to set the <path>/usr/src/linux</path> symlink 1317 If you have multiple kernel source packages, it is necessary to set the <path>/usr/src/linux</path> symlink
1350 to the correct one before proceeding. 1318 to the correct one before proceeding.
1351 </p> 1319 </p>
1320 <note>
1321 If you want to use the same configuration as the LiveCD kernel or base
1322 your configuration on it, you should execute
1323 <c>cd /usr/src/linux &amp;&amp; cat /proc/config > .config &amp;&amp; make oldconfig</c>.
1324 If you aren't using <c>xfs-sources</c>, this will ask some questions
1325 about differences between your kernelchoice and <c>xfs-sources</c>.
1326 </note>
1352<pre caption="Configuring the Linux Kernel"> 1327<pre caption="Configuring the Linux Kernel">
1353# <c>cd /usr/src/linux</c> 1328# <c>cd /usr/src/linux</c>
1354# <c>make menuconfig</c> 1329# <c>make menuconfig</c>
1355</pre> 1330</pre>
1356 <warn>For your kernel to function properly, there are several options that you will 1331 <warn>For your kernel to function properly, there are several options that you will

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