Balakrishnan.C at GMX.de
Tue Mar 15 05:35:54 UTC 2005
Matthew S-H wrote:
> I keep hearing on this list about changing the /kernel/ that I have
> installed. For example, there was a recent thread about raising memory
> usage above 860MB by installing a different kernel that supports it.
> What does this all mean? What are thee different kernels available?
> Which one would be the best for normal personal use? etc, etc
Kernel recompiling can be done with ease, in Ubuntu or for that matter
any Debian based distro. First analyze what are the features you want
your kernel to support, and then download the kernel that can meet your
purposes. For instance, I downloaded kernel 2.6.6 for NTFS filesystem
support. It's in fact available from kernel-2.4, but not stable (so I
was told). I recompiled the kernel and installed it. The advantage you
get when recompiling a kernel is that you get to know your system much
You can also try installing a latest kernel image directly using
apt-get or synaptic. These are pre-compiled kernels.
Go ahead, with recompiling the kernel on your own. You can even remove
the kernel if you don't like it, simply using "dpkg -r".
Happy Kernel Tweaking!
I love TUX --- well... that's an understatement :)
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