From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of Niall
Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2002 10:15 AM
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Compile Kernel
On Sun, Jul 07, 2002 at 08:20:36AM -0700, Paul O'Neil wrote:
> Kernel.org says 2.4.18 is the latest stable. An earlier posting by someone
> says I should upgrade to the latest as it appears to be 2.4.9. Something
> addressed in 2.4.5 allegedly that I want to fix. I only want what is
> necessary and was thinking of not using any modules saying N to the
> question and Y to everything I know I need. Is this ok? Is is possible
> something running as a module before will not work if compiled into the
> kernel? Specifically I tried recompiling the stock kernel 2.4.18 that came
> with the distro but I had a problem with DHCP and blogd. Any advice here?
> I ended recompiling the include source and following the instructions here
>http://sdb.suse.de/en/sdb/html/maddin_kernel_config.html> I guess I'll wait until SuSE releases the 8.1 to use the newer kernel. I
> too many problems getting it to work.
SuSE 8.0 uses kernel 2.4.18 which, as you read on kernel.org, is the latest
stable release. 2.4.9 is rather old and there's no reason to use it. From
the tone of the postings I'd say you're not a kernel compilation expert so
why not just use the SuSE supplied kernel which is, after all, the latest
stable release (2.4.18 - albeit with quite a number of SuSE patches, but all
the major distributions do that now) ?
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Correct, after several attempts at recompiling its not coming up right for
me at all. I just thought running a lighter kernel was best, I'm not using
any SCSI devices etc so why have a kernel that supports it I figure but now
it seems more trouble than its worth. And I was reading the version numbers
wrong, I looked at 2.4.9 as 2.4.90 > 2.4.18 duh! So maybe when I get sommore
energy I'll go for it again for about the 23rd time.
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