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Old 01-10-2007, 02:03 AM   #1
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LXer: The book "Linux Kernel in a Nutshell" available for free download


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Written by a leading developer and maintainer of the Linux kernel, Linux Kernel in a Nutshell is a comprehensive overview of kernel configuration and building, a critical task for Linux users and administrators. The book is available for download in either PDF or DocBook format for the entire book, or by the individual chapter.

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Old 01-10-2007, 03:03 AM   #2
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Very cool and hugely useful.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 05:28 PM   #3
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Very useful book, indeed.

It answers such questions that some stubborn people still dispute in these forums, such as why you should configure and build your kernel under your /home/username directory, then install as root ... how to determine what support you'll need for your specific hardware ... and much more.

It would be great if someone could post a HOW-TO combine all of the different .pdf files into one. I tried using convert, but the image resolution of the finished combined files was not acceptable. Maybe someone has a proven, better app for the job of merging pdf files?
 
Old 01-18-2008, 07:05 PM   #4
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Really great!
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It would be great if someone could post a HOW-TO combine all of the different .pdf files into one. I tried using convert, but the image resolution of the finished combined files was not acceptable. Maybe someone has a proven, better app for the job of merging pdf files?
On my opensuse box, I use pdftk. As simple as
Code:
pdftk title.pdf copyright.pdf LKNSTOC.fm.pdf ch00.pdf \
part1.pdf ch0{1..6}.pdf part2.pdf ch0{7..8}.pdf part3.pdf \
ch09.pdf ch1{0..1}.pdf part4.pdf app{a..b}.pdf LKNSIX.fm.pdf \
colo.pdf cat output Linux_Kernel_Nutshell.pdf
 
Old 01-18-2008, 07:07 PM   #5
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Thanks. I downloaded the source for pdftk, and will build a Slackware package when I find the time.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 10:14 AM   #6
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Thanks. I downloaded the source for pdftk, and will build a Slackware package when I find the time.
There is a SlackBuild for it.
 
Old 01-25-2008, 10:19 AM   #7
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Thanks, brianL ... and colucix.

I built pdftk and then used colucix's command, minus the one file copyright.pdf, which the tarball I downloaded (lkn_pdf.tar.bz2) did not have.
 
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You're welcome! I downloaded the copyright.pdf from the website.
 
  


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