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hello, i'm in the middle of the instalation of Gentoo and I got a question: when I emerge Kernel Sources, do I only have to install 1 or, I could ...
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    Emerging Kernel Sources... help....please


    hello,
    i'm in the middle of the instalation of Gentoo and I got a question:
    when I emerge Kernel Sources, do I only have to install 1 or, I could do a few of them:..?
    for example, now I'm downloading gentoo-sources with te command
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    emerge -k sys-kernel/gentoo-sources
    I see they also have gaming-sources or xfs-sources... could I install these too after i'm done with gentoo-sources?
    and... what does sys-kernel mean??..
    thanx

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    You probably could emerge those, but I would wait until after your system is completely installed.


    And Im guessing sys-kernel stands for "system kernel"
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    thnx,
    so, now I'm gona complete te instalation...
    and i gues I could compete the emerging of other sources later..
    thanx again.. if anybody got any sudgestions for me,... feel free to share...

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    In gentoo, there are different sources flavours for you to install (you can search them with emerge -sS)

    vanilla-sources
    original sources, the same one's you can find in kernel.org

    gentoo-sources
    preoptimized gentoo sources

    development-sources
    latest kernel available with bk patchset

    (in gentoo there's a tool named genkernel that will help if you are a newbie compiling the kernel..)

    You can emerge some of those, or all of them.. no problem with that, but remember they will be stored in /usr/src and you will be using the one you choose by compiling and using bzImage to boot, also remember to point /usr/src/linux to the kernel you want to run, or some emerges can fail.

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