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Old 11-26-2006, 12:00 AM   #1
MackMe
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Rebuilding Linux to your own PC


Hi there,
I'm putting SuSe 10 onto my PC and I heard from a friend that uses it that you can rebuild the kernel (or something like that) and delete all the non required drivers and other stuff that you don't need to run so it is built specifically for your computer and it runs heaps faster.
If this is true, can anyone give me a name or a link to a how to website.

Thanks Heaps,
Liam Mackie
 
Old 11-26-2006, 12:14 AM   #2
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Your friend is correct, you can build your own custom kernel for your computer that will be trimmer, slimmer, and better suited to your computer. First you'll need to know exactly what kind of hardware you have, and second you'll just have to try it.
http://www.linuxdocs.org/HOWTOs/Kernel-HOWTO.html
http://www.digitalhermit.com/linux/K...ild-HOWTO.html
 
Old 11-26-2006, 12:17 AM   #3
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this is true and i he was referring to 'compiling' your own kernel. i dont think it makes your computer 'heaps', especially if its a new computer.

google.com/linux, this site, or any other linux site im sure would have mention of doing this, and there are _many_ tutorials to do it.

i generally dont do this, simply because when i try i dont get it 100% right and it doesnt work. not that its exactly a very difficult process, but, whatever.

if your computer runs fine with current kernel i would keep it. if you want to 'experiment' and dig deeper into linux to learn a bit more then compiling a kernel would be a good experience.
 
Old 11-26-2006, 12:45 AM   #4
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nadroj is correct, if you see nothing wrong with your current kernel there is by no means a need to compile your own. This is definitely totally optional. Though I would suggest you try it at least once. Just to say you've tried it and for the experience of it. It is something that is worth doing now so if for some reason you may need to do later, you will at least have an idea.
 
Old 11-27-2006, 12:56 AM   #5
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Hey guys, thanks for all the help, I'll have a good read of both of the sites above.

Thanks Heaps,
Liam Mackie
 
  


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