Kernel, patch, optimize, buid, install
I want to compile a new kernel but want to make sure I know what I'm doing before I do anything. I am currently using 126.96.36.199-12mdksmp.
The first thing that I was going to do was simply add the high memory support as I have 1.5gb of memory. But when I did the make xconfig it didn't smp on like what I was currently using so I wondered if there were more options than just that that I needed to change. Where can I get the exact configuration file for the 188.8.131.52-12mdksmp kernel?
Also I wanted to change it from the general i586 processor to my Pentium 4, is there any other settings or optimizations like this that I should look into?
The next thing I wanted to do was apply any patches that I need to. Do I need to get these patches from mandrake some where, or can I just use the ones on kernel.org?
At some point I saw a guide for making the kernel for mandrake 9.0 on their site but now I can't find it, I tried googling for it but still couldn't find it. Anyone know what I am talking about or where it is.
Thanks in advance.