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Old 12-06-2007, 02:40 PM   #1
Gladiatornero
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compiling the kernel


HI everybody,
Im sorry if it was mentioned before but still im gonna ask it.I want to make my own kernel and compile it.Could someone tell me where to begin?
thanks in advance
 
Old 12-06-2007, 02:47 PM   #2
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Google "compile kernel newbie yourdistro", where your distro is the distro you are using. Many distributions have their own tools to help build and install the kernel.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 02:51 PM   #3
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I'd begin by using the search feature on this forum seeing as this question has been well covered many, many times.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 03:39 PM   #4
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HI everybody,
Im sorry if it was mentioned before but still im gonna ask it.I want to make my own kernel and compile it.Could someone tell me where to begin?
thanks in advance
The easiest way to start is to download a vanilla kernel from kernel.org and read the files in the Documentation directory. That's how I got my start compiling custom kernels for Red Hat 8 and I still use that method today.

Do not worry if it does not work correctly the first time you do it. Just make sure you backup your "/boot/grub/menu.lst" file (assuming you are using GRUB) before you run "make install".
 
  


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