I am writing a kernel compilation guide - its on hold for the next two to
three weeks as I have to do loads of boring work to do first...
My main reason for writing this is that when I was first compiling, I read
all the resources (that I knew of) and found they missed some mickey mouse
little command that was a showstopper to a total newbie - ME!
Maybe I'll stick it on linux.ie site? I don't mind laughter and slagging,
just don't stone me :)
Feedback is well appreciated as this will the first thing I have stuck on
I wan't to make some kind of contribution to ilug. And feel free to modify
if you find some crap in it... just stick a note like, "what a pile of
shite".. blah blah
A 500K kernel in the current series is tiny so you're doing something
seriously wrong there, or else compiling a VERY tight kernel. I'd refer you
to the numerous kernel compilation HOWTOs out there for more information on
that. However, if you're using the standard kernel supplied with SuSE 7,
there should be kernel modules for SCSI available - have a look in
/lib/modules/2.2.16/scsi. This may be enough to get you started on the path
This seems about as small as a tight kernel can get.
Mine is 540K ? and that is really tight / and very responsive to clickety
clicks (only what I absolutely need, I have another kernel image for other
stuff like NFS blah - coz NFS adds 16K or something - ooh I am picky) After
all, its a workstation. I think Nial is right, probably had a bad compile
somewhere down the line - but not necessarily.
Resistence is futile M. gates, you will be assimilated.
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