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Old 07-13-2004, 09:14 AM   #1
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LFS 5.1.1 2.6 kernel ready ?

ive complete LFS before, but lack of disk space, and the sudden need for a fully finished linux setup (for university work) forced me to remove it.

im approaching the kernel compile, and, rather than spend an hour downloading kernel 2.4.26 and anouther hour configureing it, i would much prefere to use my 2.6.7 source i already have downloaded and a config ive already made and know works perfect.

what do you guys think ?
is LFS 5.1.1 2.6 ready ?
any special advice ?

anyone tried this before ?
Old 07-13-2004, 10:35 AM   #2
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bleeding edge LFS
is listed under unstable ..........
Old 07-14-2004, 07:10 PM   #3
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Before I went with the bleeding edge/unstable thing I used to build book 5 and build a 2.6 kernel at the end. It worked very well. There's a hint about it
Old 07-20-2004, 09:17 PM   #4
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I haven't tried it, but I would suspect it would be ok.

Glibc would have been compiled with 2.4.x headers though - this presents no problems in practice.

With Core Linux (which is similar to what you have built so far via LFS) this is exactly what you do if you want a 2.6.x kernel... i.e. copy the kernel headers from a 2.4.x kernel to /usr/include/asm and /usr/include/linux (a la chapter 06 Linux-2.4.26 headers of LFS 5.1.1) and then build the 2.6.x kernel.

EDIT: You will need to compile module-init-tools, modutils only works for 2.4.x kernels.

EDIT2: Don't worry about the glibc compiled with 2.4.x headers - it is the same for every distribution that is supplied with 2.4.x kernel and is upgraded, which is most.

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Old 07-21-2004, 09:17 PM   #5
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I also didnt bother with compiling kernel 2.4 but I did use the headers. So I downloaded both. If you want to try out the unstable LFS, then I think you will end up building with 2.6 headers that you download separately from the 2.6 kernel itself (I guess this is the recommended practice).

Let us know how it works out.


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