How do I compile and install a kernel from source?
TerranAce007 at comcast.net
Thu Sep 2 03:23:25 UTC 2004
I have been installing the kernel rpms with yum/synaptic, but I have
read that the "vanilla" kernels, which I am guessing are the original
source-code versions, have more features, but are sometimes less stable
becuase thet are not edited for specific distributions. Is this correct?
I would like to compile the latest kernel version from source just to
see how it's done and also to see if the "vanilla" kernel is stable
enough for my system. Once it is compiled, will I have to manually add
the kernel to the grub config file? Any tips/tricks I should know about
when compiling a custom kernel?
I am currently using 2.6.7-1.496_4.rhfc2.at, and I had tried the
2.6.8-1, but went back after finding out about the CD-burning bug. Has
this been fixed?
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