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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>8.3</version> 11<version>9.1</version>
12<date>2007-07-29</date> 12<date>2008-04-13</date>
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14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Timezone</title> 15<title>Timezone</title>
16<body> 16<body>
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46Guide</uri>. 46Guide</uri>.
47</p> 47</p>
48 48
49<p> 49<p>
50For IA64 systems, we will use <c>gentoo-sources</c> (contains additional patches 50For IA64 systems, we will use <c>gentoo-sources</c> (contains additional patches
51for performance and stability). 51for extra features).
52</p> 52</p>
53 53
54<p> 54<p>
55Now install it using <c>emerge</c>. 55Now install it using <c>emerge</c>.
56</p> 56</p>
133<subsection> 133<subsection>
134<title>Activating Required Options</title> 134<title>Activating Required Options</title>
135<body> 135<body>
136 136
137<p> 137<p>
138First of all, activate the use of development and experimental code/drivers.
139You need this, otherwise some very important code/drivers won't show up:
140</p>
141
142<pre caption="Selecting experimental code/drivers, General setup">
143Code maturity level options ---&gt;
144 [*] Prompt for development and/or incomplete code/drivers
145General setup ---&gt;
146 [*] Support for hot-pluggable devices
147</pre>
148
149<p>
150Make sure that every driver that is vital to the booting of your system (such as 138Make sure that every driver that is vital to the booting of your system (such as
151SCSI controller, ...) is compiled <e>in</e> the kernel and not as a module, 139SCSI controller, ...) is compiled <e>in</e> the kernel and not as a module,
152otherwise your system will not be able to boot completely. 140otherwise your system will not be able to boot completely.
153</p> 141</p>
154 142
189 &lt;*&gt; XFS filesystem support 177 &lt;*&gt; XFS filesystem support
190 178
191<comment>(Be sure to enable VFAT support for the EFI partition)</comment> 179<comment>(Be sure to enable VFAT support for the EFI partition)</comment>
192DOS/FAT/NT Filesystems ---> 180DOS/FAT/NT Filesystems --->
193 &lt;*&gt; VFAT (Windows-95) fs support 181 &lt;*&gt; VFAT (Windows-95) fs support
194</pre>
195
196<p>
197Do not forget to enable DMA for your drives:
198</p>
199
200<pre caption="Activating DMA">
201Device Drivers ---&gt;
202 ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support ---&gt;
203 [*] Generic PCI bus-master DMA support
204</pre> 182</pre>
205 183
206<p> 184<p>
207If you are using PPPoE to connect to the Internet or you are using a dial-up 185If you are using PPPoE to connect to the Internet or you are using a dial-up
208modem, you will need the following options in the kernel: 186modem, you will need the following options in the kernel:
346 324
347</body> 325</body>
348</section> 326</section>
349<section id="kernel_modules"> 327<section id="kernel_modules">
350<title>Kernel Modules</title> 328<title>Kernel Modules</title>
329
351<subsection> 330<subsection>
352<title>Configuring the Modules</title> 331<include href="hb-install-kernelmodules.xml"/>
353<body>
354
355<p>
356You should list the modules you want automatically loaded in
357<path>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6</path>. You can add extra options to
358the modules too if you want.
359</p>
360
361<p>
362To view all available modules, run the following command:
363</p>
364
365<pre caption="Viewing all available modules">
366# <i>modprobe -l</i>
367</pre>
368
369<p>
370For instance, to automatically load the <c>3c59x.o</c> module, edit the
371<path>kernel-2.6</path> file and enter the module name in it.
372</p>
373
374<pre caption="Editing /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6">
375# <i>nano -w /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6</i>
376</pre>
377
378<pre caption="/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6">
3793c59x
380</pre>
381
382<p>
383Continue the installation with <uri link="?part=1&amp;chap=8">Configuring
384your System</uri>.
385</p>
386
387</body>
388</subsection> 332</subsection>
333
389</section> 334</section>
390</sections> 335</sections>

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