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Old 10-30-2004, 06:23 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2004
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is there a guide to cutting down your kernel?

Is there a guide somewhere which can help you to slim down your kernel and avoid errors? To help you to get rid of the things that your system doesn't need? To make your kernel more efficient and get rid of the bloat in a base kernel that gets installed from the cd.

I've tried taking out nic drivers, getting rid of parallel support, 1394 support and other stuff my system doesn't need but I eventually run into problems.

The big problem I'm having has to do with initrd.img not being created because of some error, probably something I removed that I thought wasn't important and it was.

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Old 10-30-2004, 09:02 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2004
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take out stuff you know you obviously dont need, remember what they are. make the kernel, all should go well. If you come accross an option that you're not sure, then try taking that out, just by itself. also try to get rid of things like generic x86 support, that pumps up the kernel a ton. look in the help for each option, if its big and unnessicary, it will say so


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