How to recompile ubuntu kernel

David Mason masonster at
Tue Sep 28 21:35:49 UTC 2004

Sorry to be a little off topic - but I have always wondered why
distros don't offer up a few kernel choices with some popular features
compiled in. Especially with the large number of laptops - I am sure
many people would appreciate having a kernel with swsusp2 built in.
Just thinking.


On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 23:30:00 +0200, Markus Kolb <ubuntu-ml at> wrote:
> On 28.09.2004 22:59, Paco Ros wrote:
> > Hi.
> >
> > I'm running kernel anf I'd like to compile a new one removing
> > some things I don't use and targetting P4 CPU to optimize.
> >
> > I've always compiled a kernel without initrd image, but I like very much this
> > way to load and unload modules (and I don't remember what options I should
> > compile into the kernel :-))
> >
> > How do you create these kernels with initrd images? I've found some info at
> > Google, but I don't know what I should put into a initrd image.
> The image is built by a tool named mkinitrd.
> So you have nothing to do here. Just include cramfs support in the
> kernel config so that the ramdisk is supported by kernel.
> BTW do you need highmem support or why do you use the SMP-kernel?
> cu
> Markus
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