[SWLUG] Recompiling kernel any pitfalls?
dave at cridland.net
Mon Oct 13 13:16:25 UTC 2008
On Mon Oct 13 10:08:02 2008, Neil Jones wrote:
> I haven 't done this before. Are there any pitfalls to watch for?
> Also I
> have googled around for info but if there are any particularly good
> sites and
> sets of guidelines out there that people know about I'd be grateful
> know about them.
Eeee... When I were a lad, we'd all recompile kernels with every
1.1.x release... We'd race to get it done, and impress our mates by
how many hours we could do it in.
But anyway. There's a kernel recompilation HOWTO or several, and most
(all?) distributions have their own support for custom kernel
building. Usually the tricky bit is getting a close match to the
existing kernel, but I think that these days, being able to reuse
either a /boot/config file or the magic equivalent in /proc somewhere
is always available.
So, anyway, there's a HOWTO I found at
http://www.aerospacesoftware.com/kernel-compile-howto.html which at
least mentions Mandriva.
http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Docs/Howto/Mandriva_Kernels notes that
"kernel-tmb" might save you the effort, but otherwise, good luck.
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