How to recompile ubuntu kernel

Paco Ros paco at
Tue Sep 28 21:49:10 UTC 2004

Markus Kolb 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.

Yes, I knew it. But I don't knew what should I include in a initrd.

> 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?

I use for enabling Hyperthreading. Is it the wrong way?
I also have 1024MB RAM. I need highmem support Isn't it?

Thanks for your response :-)

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