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Old 11-27-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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Kernel question


I am trying to custom a kernel install, I tried to follow the instructions in this page: http://www.cs.csubak.edu/~steve/cs21...ild-HOWTO.html

and I am not sure if I need to use the patch or its optional?
 
Old 11-28-2011, 05:01 AM   #2
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That documentation looks to be at least 7 years old.

Look for recent documentation that pertains to your specific distribution.

These two howtos are pretty accurate and to the point. They describe fairly distro-agnostic methods to build and install a new kernel.

http://lfs.linux-mirror.org/lfs/view...08/kernel.html
http://www.howopensource.com/2011/08...-10-and-10-04/
 
Old 11-28-2011, 06:33 AM   #3
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Hello!

THe patches are optional, you can download the full source from www.kernel.org and compile it yourself.

you dont have necessarily to download the source of your distribution, I recommend that for learning pourposes you download the last stable release and compile it.

Remind that you have to configure the kernel to match your hardware.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 04:15 PM   #4
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It is usually a good idea to start with a configuration from a kernel that at least mostly works on your platform. This LQ thread discusses methods to do so.
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