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Old 04-30-2008, 03:46 AM   #16
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You got some problems that are not the kernel's problems.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 11:58 PM   #17
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linux book helps

Thank you for your post.

1) How can I find out what those problems are?

2) How can I solve them and get it to work?

From another post, a forum member, smedley, gave me link to a linux kernel book from oreilly: www.kroah.com/lkn

This has some chapters that have given me something to try. It would help other newbies like me who are new to Linux.
 
Old 05-01-2008, 12:18 AM   #18
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Build of 2.6.23

The build for the 2.6.23 kernel, which did build unlike the other attempt of 2.6.2X kernel, took a long time. It still was like I said before, like 10 to 20 times longer than the build for the 2.4.

real 1h19m3.824s
user 1h12m49.327s
sys 5m9.718s
 
Old 05-01-2008, 12:23 AM   #19
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From about 6 years experience building kernels, these issues never happened for me.

The first thing I noticed building the first 2.6 kernel I built several years ago
was how much faster than 2.4 it builds.

I gave you the link to Linux Kernel in a Nutshell in this thread, post #3, a few
days ago.

From reading your many kernel problem threads, they would probably all be solved
if you'd stick with the default packages in an up-to-date distro and build 2.6.25,
or some other newer kernel.

As I've said before ... read the requirements for the software you're trying to build.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 04:17 PM   #20
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I gave you the link to Linux Kernel in a Nutshell in this thread, post #3, a few
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Thank you Bruce Hill. That book has been helpful. When I have tried to build the 2.4.36 and 2.6.2X kernel, I have seen that the 2.6 takes ten to twenty times what the 2.4 takes to build. The 2.6 has plenty more files to build. I do not know why the 2.6 kernel builds so much faster than the 2.4 when you build it. I am newbie to Linux and newbie to kernel build. Someone in the forum can tell you if you post. That LKN book is useful.

From what I read about Linux, there are many people who still build 2.4 kernels. There is active development in parallel with 2.6. There are many people with older hardware who still run 2.4 kernels.
 
  


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