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2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>2.2</version> 11<version>2.3</version>
12<date>2006-01-19</date> 12<date>2006-06-20</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<p> 27<p>
28Several bootloaders exist for Linux/Alpha. You must choose one of the supported 28Several bootloaders exist for Linux/Alpha. You must choose one of the supported
29bootloaders, not all. You have the choice between <uri link="#aboot">aBoot</uri> 29bootloaders, not all. You have the choice between <uri link="#aboot">aBoot</uri>
30and <uri link="#milo">MILO</uri>. 30and <uri link="#milo">MILO</uri>.
31</p> 31</p>
32 32
33</body> 33</body>
34</subsection> 34</subsection>
35</section> 35</section>
36<section id="aboot"> 36<section id="aboot">
37<title>Default: Using aboot</title> 37<title>Default: Using aboot</title>
38<body> 38<body>
39
40<note>
41<c>aboot</c> only supports booting from <b>ext2</b> and <b>ext3</b>
42partitions.
43</note>
39 44
40<p> 45<p>
41We first install aboot on our system. Of course we use <c>emerge</c> to 46We first install aboot on our system. Of course we use <c>emerge</c> to
42do so: 47do so:
43</p> 48</p>
44 49
45<pre caption="Installing aboot"> 50<pre caption="Installing aboot">
46# <i>emerge --usepkg aboot</i> 51# <i>emerge --usepkg aboot</i>
47</pre> 52</pre>
48 53
49<p> 54<p>
50The next step is to make our bootdisk bootable. This will start 55The next step is to make our bootdisk bootable. This will start
51<c>aboot</c> when you boot your system. We make our bootdisk bootable by 56<c>aboot</c> when you boot your system. We make our bootdisk bootable by
52writing the <c>aboot</c> bootloader to the start of the disk. 57writing the <c>aboot</c> bootloader to the start of the disk.
53</p> 58</p>

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