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Old 04-15-2008, 10:56 AM   #16
SqdnGuns
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I used hugesmp to install and boot up took well over a minute, after rolling my own, I got the boot process down to 27 seconds. I am a strong believer in rolling your own kernel, one, your forced to learn what is actually happening with your box, two, gets rid of all that unnecessary stuff in the hugesmp kernel.
 
Old 04-15-2008, 11:11 AM   #17
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I've had great success just using the generic kernels and modules packages you can download from the repository. They're a breeze to install and creating an initrd is not difficult (even for me). I just always make sure I keep the original huge kernel in lilo.conf so I always have it to fall back on:

# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-2.6.24.4
initrd = /boot/26244.gz
root = /dev/hda2
label = Linux-26244
read-only
image = /boot/vmlinuz-huge-2.6.21.5
root = /dev/hda2
label = Linux-26215
read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends

I don't have the fastest computer so boot time for me is 55 seconds from power button to console, which includes the disks spinning up, bios screens and lilo menu.

Dig

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Old 04-15-2008, 12:16 PM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SqdnGuns View Post
I am a strong believer in rolling your own kernel...
I compiled my first kernel shortly after switching to Slackware and it was a great learning experience. It even booted the first time. Unfortunately that's about all it did. LoL. I forgot to include some stuff. As soon as school lets out next month I'm going to try again when I have the proper time to devote to it. Until then the generic kernel works great for me.

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