Configuring Gentoo Kernel for VMware Player – Automatic Configuration
Last Updated: 11/16/13
This techtorial is the third option of the fifth article in my installing Gentoo in VMware Player series. This article covers how to automatically configuring the kernel, via genkernel, for a Gentoo build inside of VMware Player and follows chapter seven of the Gentoo handbook. If you would like to manually configure the kernel, please refer to either the basic or optimized kernel configuration techtorials. If you are just now coming to this series, start with my first article.
Using genkernel is by far the easiest approach for building the Gentoo kernel. That being said, it takes a lot of fun out of the process. To fully experience a Gentoo installation, you should go through the process of manually building the kernel. It is not as scary as everyone says it is.
Anyway, I digress, start off with emerging genkernel.
Now all you have to do is tell genkernel to build the kernel and wait for it to finish. This process will take quite some time, so please be patient.
That is all there is to it. Your kernel should now be successfully built. My next article, once finished will cover how to configure your system (chapter 8 and 9 of the Gentoo Handbook).