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Old 11-19-2004, 04:21 AM   #1
Ninja Cow
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Custom slackpack kernel

Okay, here's what I want to do. I want to compile a kernel, tgz it, and use it for later. Can I compile my own modules and "generic" kernel (like Slackware's 2.6.7 kernel) and make my own slackpacks?

I want to put this kernel in a Slackware ISO -- I already have the ISO made along with the generic 2.6.7 kernel & modules, but of course I have to add initrd.gz to lilo/ Just wondering if I compiled my own kernel with the filesystems compiled into the kernel rather than a module if I could get around the initrd.gz.

Yes, I have compiled my own kernel in the past. I would just rather have something more universal & quick.
Old 11-19-2004, 08:10 AM   #2
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'filesystems compiled into the kernel' can't be done. of course you can make a tgz package. Just have a look at one of the originals so you can see how to make them.
Put a kernel pkg in a temp folder and do: explodepkg ./*.tgz
Then exchange your kernel, .config and for the one there, edit slack-desc appropriately and then do:
makepkg kernel-name-x.x.x-i?86-1.tgz
Study the initrd and you'll see why you have to have it...


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