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9<sections> 9<sections>
10
11<version>2.2</version>
12<date>2005-11-24</date>
13
10<section> 14<section>
11<title>Making your Choice</title> 15<title>Making your Choice</title>
12<subsection> 16<subsection>
13<title>Introduction</title> 17<title>Introduction</title>
14<body> 18<body>
32link="http://www.sparc-boot.org">SILO</uri>, the Sparc Improved boot 36link="http://www.sparc-boot.org">SILO</uri>, the Sparc Improved boot
33LOader. 37LOader.
34</p> 38</p>
35 39
36<pre caption = "Installing SILO"> 40<pre caption = "Installing SILO">
37# <i>emerge --usepkg silo</i> 41# <i>emerge silo</i>
38</pre> 42</pre>
39 43
40<p> 44<p>
41Now open up your favorite editor (we use <c>nano</c> as an example) and 45Now open up your favorite editor (we use <c>nano</c> as an example) and
42create <path>/etc/silo.conf</path>. 46create <path>/etc/silo.conf</path>.
47</pre> 51</pre>
48 52
49<p> 53<p>
50Below you'll find an example <path>silo.conf</path> file. It uses the 54Below you'll find an example <path>silo.conf</path> file. It uses the
51partitioning scheme we use throughout this book and 55partitioning scheme we use throughout this book and
52<path>kernel-2.4.24</path> as kernelimage. 56<path>kernel-2.4.31</path> as kernelimage.
53</p> 57</p>
54 58
55<pre caption = "Example /etc/silo.conf"> 59<pre caption = "Example /etc/silo.conf">
56partition = 1 <comment># Boot partition</comment> 60partition = 1 <comment># Boot partition (= root partition)</comment>
57root = /dev/hda4 <comment># Root partition</comment> 61root = /dev/sda1 <comment># Root partition</comment>
58timeout = 150 <comment># Wait 15 seconds before booting the default section</comment> 62timeout = 150 <comment># Wait 15 seconds before booting the default section</comment>
59 63
60image = /boot/kernel-2.4.24 64image = /boot/kernel-2.4.31
61 label = linux 65 label = linux
62</pre> 66</pre>
63 67
64<p> 68<p>
65If you use the example <path>silo.conf</path> delivered by Portage, be 69If you use the example <path>silo.conf</path> delivered by Portage, be
72copy over <path>/etc/silo.conf</path> to a partition on that disk. Assuming that 76copy over <path>/etc/silo.conf</path> to a partition on that disk. Assuming that
73<path>/boot</path> is a separate partition on that disk, copy over the 77<path>/boot</path> is a separate partition on that disk, copy over the
74configuration file to <path>/boot</path> and run <c>/sbin/silo</c>: 78configuration file to <path>/boot</path> and run <c>/sbin/silo</c>:
75</p> 79</p>
76 80
77<pre caption = "Only if /boot and the SILO destination are on the same disk"> 81<pre caption = "Only if /boot and the SILO destination are not on the same disk">
78# <i>cp /etc/silo.conf /boot</i> 82# <i>cp /etc/silo.conf /boot</i>
79# <i>/sbin/silo -C /boot/silo.conf</i> 83# <i>/sbin/silo -C /boot/silo.conf</i>
80/boot/silo.conf appears to be valid 84/boot/silo.conf appears to be valid
81</pre> 85</pre>
82 86

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