Hi, Is the patching of the kernel by Mandriva necessary?
(I mean for good functionning of the OS with mandriva tools or scripts or anything else)
I may find some times to compile my first kernel.
I have a 2.6.14 source from a magazine.
I was going to add it alongside Mandy 10.2's kernel.
In other words, should I look for a 2.6.14 mandriva patched source kernel (if this is available), or can I just upgrade to any 2.6.14 or above, without worrying too much about these mandriva patches.
I know I could urpmi a new kernel,
but at the end of the day I want to see if I can do it from the source I have, or another source, not from a rpm).
I have seen occasional rambling about mdk patching of the kernel breaking things. I really have no experience to say that it does.
PS: This will be my first kernel compilation;
I have plenty of links and readings to help me through,
so this should be all right.