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Old 11-06-2004, 11:58 AM   #1
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Lightbulb compiling kernels for different systems

Hi... Lets talk about something unusual... How can u compile a kernel and use it for different pc's?
I have created a small kernel using as few option as possible.
The PIII in my house can't find the agpart.o module.
The PIV can;t locate the hw_random.o module
another PIV can;t locate the i810rng.o module
and another PIV can;t locate the intelfb.o module.

My PII works fine and my laptop (PIII) also it's ok.
The problem is that how i can create a kernel that works fine for as many as pcs as possible? I must include everything in to the kernel or the module approach is enough? How suse,fedora,mandrake are able to create kernel for so different customer's pcs?

Thx a lot... I am waiting for an answer
Old 11-06-2004, 12:13 PM   #2
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I am not sure if I understood you correctly:

You compiled a kernel, OK, but what next? Did you copy the kernel to other systems, or did you compile this kernel on each system separately? And what is installed on those systems?

To me it sounds like you've copied only the kernel-binary to other Linux systems. Usually a modular kernel is the smartest approach, since the kernel may load the desired modules for the actual system. But the modules have to be present and match the kernel.
Old 11-06-2004, 03:48 PM   #3
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No...I am creating a live distro...
The cd boots but the kernel give the errors i described later..
I domn't know what to do exactly...
How the kernel know what module to install?
Now can u give me a new answer plz?


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