[oclug] Oldest Linux install?
Frank Stratton - VE3YY
fstratton at sympatico.ca
Sat Feb 26 12:15:00 EST 2005
I will have a look at the config file for building the kernel. I wondered
why no one had created a web page in some language like Perl or PHP to click
options and then after running a check to see if the options were valid,
create a kernel. Hey, wait a minute, I'm learning Java, maybe this is my
first Java project.
From: Milan Budimirovic [mailto:milan.budimirovic at sympatico.ca]
Sent: February 26, 2005 9:58 AM
To: fstratton at sympatico.ca; General Membership Discussion List
Subject: Re: [oclug] Oldest Linux install?
Frank Stratton - VE3YY wrote:
>On the subject of compiling the kernel. I remember that when you recompiled
>the kernel and included only the drivers and software that you needed, it
>was just amazing the difference in speed and size of the kernel. You ran a
>script and answered about 80 or 90 questions and away it went. I tried to
>that about 6 months on Red Hat and found a similar script. Thinking that
>life was good, I began to answer the questions, "yes", "no", "maybe" or
>"sometimes". It was a bit confusing in some of the questions/responses and
>I would take a WAG. After the 390th question with no end it sight, (they
>should have a questions to go counter), I gave up. So, this leads to my
>question, "Is there a better way or some quicker method to configure a
I find that the best way is to take a config file from either your
default installation or from a custom kernel known to work with your
hardware configuration, copy it to .config into your source tree, then
run 'make xconfig' and uncheck everything you know you don't need.
Also, kudos to the Debian people for make_kpkg. :-)
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