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Old 05-17-2011, 03:23 AM   #1
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Linux Kernel


I will like to build a Linux Kernel, how easy is it to build one?
 
Old 05-17-2011, 03:32 AM   #2
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Hello,

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/compil...kernel-26.html
That is just to start; There are many guides out there on the internet, and well enough information too. Your best bet is to read up about it and learn how to do it, and follow a guide and go from there. It is easier than it seems, trust me

Cheers,

Josh
 
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:42 AM   #3
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Why do you want to build a kernel? Have you used Linux before? If not, you want to install a distribution, rather than just trying to build the kernel.
 
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:46 AM   #4
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Hello and welcome to LinuxQuestions,

As pointed out by Nylex what's your level of experience with Linux? If you're just starting out then it might be easier starting with something easier.

Looking forward to your participation in the forums. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:54 AM   #5
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Hello,

I do feel the same way as Nylex and you Eric, but you have to start somewhere if you that dedicated in learning how to build a kernel. When I first started off with linux back in the day, one of the first things I did was learn how to build a kernel.

Josh
 
Old 05-17-2011, 07:33 AM   #6
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Like many things in life, "it's easy if you know how."
 
Old 05-17-2011, 07:46 AM   #7
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Well I'm going to support Gentoo.

I used it to learn configurations and get a basic feel for linux. You can use it to learn about the kernel and such.

Also. Try LFS if you want to really learn about how linux works(I haven't done it but many people say it a real learning experience).

and as sundialsvcs says:
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Like many things in life, "it's easy if you know how."
 
Old 05-17-2011, 11:34 AM   #8
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Kernel

The last one I built took about an hour to compile, but took about two hours to get through the config to get ready to compile. It is not really difficult, but can eat a LOT of time!
 
Old 05-21-2011, 04:19 AM   #9
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The OP seems to have deserted this thread :/.
 
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Yeah it does....
 
  


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