Building a Kernel from Source
Setting up a proper kernel yourself - tailored to your hardware and the funtoo way is somehow a kind of test, with which every funtoo linux user becomes a knight ;-)
Even though many of us are using entreprise ready kernels in the operation centres, there is almost nobody who didn't (tried to) build a kernel for his Laptop / PC.
minimum requirements You should understand the way how things work in a terminal and how to use an editor and tweak config files. This is crucial. You don't need much knowledge about the linux kernel and it's internals. Nevertheless, you have to know at least where the files are located, how they are used and what is the file logic behind the overall structure. Otherwise you should consider using a non source based linux distribution. If you are scared now, don't worry - we are going to build a kernel the funtoo way and you will pick up everthing necessary to accomplish this examination, step by step, so the next time you try it yourself and become a real funtoo buddy!
assumptions You start from an installed funtoo system on the disk, or at least, you are on stage3 in a chrooted environment from a live cd, following somehow the Funto Installation Tutorial.