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kernel compilation

Postby newbie » Thu Aug 08, 2002 4:33 am

can we compile the default kernel? which is isntalled with the distribution. without using source :roll:
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Re: kernel compilation

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 08, 2002 6:12 am

newbie wrote:can we compile the default kernel? which is isntalled with the distribution. without using source :roll:

Umm, lay off the crack buddy :wink:
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Postby Faraz.Fazil » Thu Aug 08, 2002 8:49 am

Salam friends,

I have re-compiled the linux kernel on my redhat box several times.I recompile my kernel everytime a new version comes out.

Ok, so back to ur question:

To install / recompile a kernel, First u need to get the kernel install either in .rpm format (For redhat), .deb for debian etc, or u can get the sources (.tar.gz packagaes).The sources are recommended as they can be used on all linux boxes.Ungzip and untar the package to a dir .(Latest sources can be found at kernel.org)


As for the issue of compiling a kernel without the sources. The sources/rpm packages are neccessary for recompilation of the kernel.These sources/rpm packages are located on the linux installation cd.And are also copied to ur hdd, if u selected it during install.
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Re: kernel compilation

Postby Sindhu » Fri Aug 09, 2002 12:57 pm

newbie wrote:can we compile the default kernel? which is isntalled with the distribution. without using source :roll:


no, we cannot compile anything without source :)
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Re: kernel compilation

Postby linuxgeek » Fri Aug 09, 2002 1:50 pm

Sindhu wrote:
newbie wrote:can we compile the default kernel? which is isntalled with the distribution. without using source :roll:


no, we cannot compile anything without source :)


oh yes we can :) ..... dont ask how! but WE CAN!
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Postby Guest » Fri Aug 09, 2002 4:15 pm

you can get help from the following link of linux kernel how-to.

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO.html :wink:
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Re: kernel compilation

Postby Faraz.Fazil » Sat Aug 10, 2002 3:09 pm

The sources/rpm packages are neccessary for the recompilation of the kernel

You either recompile you kernel using sources downloaded in the form of .tar.gz files or you update it using rpms.

linuxgeek wrote:
Sindhu wrote:
newbie wrote:can we compile the default kernel? which is isntalled with the distribution. without using source :roll:


no, we cannot compile anything without source :)


oh yes we can :) ..... dont ask how! but WE CAN!
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Postby fawad » Sat Aug 10, 2002 7:50 pm

Come on people. Why are we still replying to this thread? Don't you realize that this thread was the linuxpakistan.net forum's first troll? :wink:
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Postby Faraz.Fazil » Sat Aug 10, 2002 9:59 pm

Hehe.
So fawad u mean that this thread was just posted as a test thread with a dumb question.?


fawad wrote:Come on people. Why are we still replying to this thread? Don't you realize that this thread was the linuxpakistan.net forum's first troll? :wink:
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Postby fawad » Sun Aug 11, 2002 8:38 am

Faraz.Fazil wrote:Hehe.
So fawad u mean that this thread was just posted as a test thread with a dumb question.?

fawad wrote:Come on people. Why are we still replying to this thread? Don't you realize that this thread was the linuxpakistan.net forum's first troll? :wink:


Not really. There was only one test thread and that was placed in the Events forum. This was posted by someone non-Fawad. In general, I really dislike moderating people for a couple of reasons. One of which is that the question may actually be a genuine one. In that case, the poster might get offended by the censoring of the post. However, I will moderate in case:

1. The post seems to be a genuine flamebait, or has racy remarks etc.
2. The thread in general seems to be headed for disaster (a delicate topic blown out of proportion).

In all other cases, have fun!. If there is anything I can do to increase the level of fun, do let me know.
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