Kernel HowTo Assistance
lokeey at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 18:20:15 UTC 2007
oh nice! thnx for looking out! yeah...its one of those, "let me give it a
try and see" projects.
On 2/19/07, nodenator at gmail.com <nodenator at gmail.com> wrote:
> apt-get install kernel-source
> Now google for a howto on compiling the kernel. Try specifically
> searching http://tldp.org/ too.
> As far as performance benefits, unless you're running on a machine
> with less than 16MB of RAM you won't notice a thing at all. You're
> talking about shaving off perhaps a few hundred KB since you'd be
> leaving out all the module (un)loading code. It's not really worth it
> in any way (even educational, since things are leaning towards the way
> they are now) to recompile from scratch.
> Back In The Day (TM) you had to go to http://kernel.org and grab the
> latest version or it's patches. For the authentic experience, I
> suggest doing that. Just make sure you backup your /boot/bzImage or
> what have you for your current kernel version. Write down the new
> name, but keep it in /boot to make life easy should you really foul
> things up :P
> Print out the documentation for grub and keep it handy. I also suggest
> making a grub bootdisk if anything because it's *really* handy for all
> kinds of reasons.
> Best of luck.
> On 2/19/07, Lokeey <lokeey at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hey all, does anyone have a good howto on how to recompile the kernel in
> > (k)ubuntu? I thought I saw a topic on this a while back, but I can't
> > anything on it.
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