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Old 07-07-2002, 12:52 AM   #1
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Help with Kernel


Ok I have checked several sites, searched many forums and still unabel to find what I need so please bear with me here.
I want to recompile my kernal to make it boot faster . I have no idea where to start. I do not know what to edit or any thing at all about doing this. Please help.

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Old 07-07-2002, 01:14 AM   #2
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Hi Gonus...

So, you just want to bootup faster?
 
Old 07-07-2002, 01:20 AM   #3
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I sugguest that you read and understand this http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO.html first.

And to download a Linux Kernel of your choice go here
 
Old 07-07-2002, 07:15 AM   #4
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Yes I want to load all the things needed like my NIC and sound etc. But I want to get rid of all the default stuff that I do not need.

Gonna go check those sites now
 
Old 07-07-2002, 07:26 AM   #5
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You may want to also try shutting down some services that you don't need at boot up. You will gain a lot of speed during startup there.
 
Old 07-07-2002, 07:42 AM   #6
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=21702

There is a thread talking about disabling things at boot up, I don't run turbolinux, but I bet there is something in there that will help you to disable services.

See if you have chkconfig

type chkconfig --list
Then to turn them off do (example):
chkconfig --numlock off

I was reading about it earlier, it may help. Good luck.
 
Old 07-07-2002, 06:04 PM   #7
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Ok I do not think I need to recompile my kernal I just need to stop the starting of services upon startup. Were do I go for that? What do you recompile kernels for?

Thanx all
 
Old 07-07-2002, 06:10 PM   #8
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i think well configured kernel for your system use less memory
(so it's faster)

u can use this...
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO-4.html

http://www.kernelnewbies.org/faq/index.php3#compile
 
Old 07-07-2002, 06:10 PM   #9
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you recompile kernels to add drivers that are not in the default kernel and to speed things up by settin optimisations.

On my system before I started LFS, I had SuSE and it was set up for the i586 arch, I recompiled the kernel to k6 arch and the computer run alot faster.

There is probably alot of services running that you dont need.

Read the thread that MasterC linked to it should tell you alot about services there
 
Old 07-08-2002, 10:51 PM   #10
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Awesome!! I got it down to 16 sec. from LILO to login. Thanx Masterc and all others. The one differancethat I had was when stopping the service I had to type in

chkconfig -- servicename off

At first I stopped network, but quickly found out no internet with that off. Thanx for all the help. Could soem one with patiece e-mail me and explain compiling the kernal and why u do it, etc. I am still a newb and do not understand any of the Sites.

Thanx
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