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Old 09-11-2010, 11:11 PM   #1
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Alternative to Genkernel?


For configuring the kernel for all forms of hardware is there an alternative to genkernel?

I am creating my own Linux from scratch distro.

As far as I know, Genkernel is for gentoo only.

Or is there some way to get genkernel in a source tarball?

I tried using the "normal" method of compiling the kernel but Its hard to know what needs to be checked and what doesn't. That and I keep finding myself missing hardware drivers in some places. Such as wireless drivers and framebuffer support.

I even tried just clicking all the check boxes but some of them need to be built in and some need to be modularized. I have no idea which needs to be which.
 
Old 09-11-2010, 11:49 PM   #2
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From what distro did you download the LFS source code from to build it? If you got it from a session on Debian/Ubuntu, try my own script. If not, edit the part where the script uses the package manager to pull in dependencies to match the package manager and packages for your distro. If you plan to do it from LFS itself, you might want to edit the script to build the dependencies (which you'll see in the first line) from source as well.
 
Old 09-12-2010, 01:46 AM   #3
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From what distro did you download the LFS source code from to build it? If you got it from a session on Debian/Ubuntu, try my own script. If not, edit the part where the script uses the package manager to pull in dependencies to match the package manager and packages for your distro. If you plan to do it from LFS itself, you might want to edit the script to build the dependencies (which you'll see in the first line) from source as well.
I got the source code from the LFS Live CD.

I found out that I could copy the /usr/src/linux/.config to the new linux source directory and it would compile all the drivers.

I ran into a "Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)" problem but I am sure I can fix that later.
 
  


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