Kernel HowTo Assistance

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at bellsouth.net
Mon Feb 19 19:56:15 UTC 2007


Now if I had a totally spare machine handy to try that on....maybe...nah I'll 
let you tell me all about your experiences.  Sometimes learning from others 
is just as good.

On Monday 19 February 2007, Lokeey wrote:
> 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 gms phraseail.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 modules phrase (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
> >
> > find
> >
> > > anything on it.
> > >
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