Re: Building the kernel myself
On Fri, 26 Aug 2011, Ralf Jung wrote:
> > at the risk of a bit of self-promotion, i wrote an online course for
> > beginners to kernel programming, the first part of which is free and
> > walks you through how to configure, build and reboot a new kernel:
> > http://crashcourse.ca/introduction-linux-kernel-programming/introduction-li
> > nux-kernel-programming
> > i avoid all the nonsense involving packages and packaging, and just go
> > with cloning the git tree and manually installing the end result.
> > this works for me just fine on ubuntu, so i assume it should be just
> > as easy under debian.
> Thanks for the link. I am using a git clone, too (want to get the
> actual "vanilla" kernel), however I'd prefer the end-result to be in
> package form for easier uninstallation. And, most importantly, I
> rely on dkms for two kernel modules (namely the VirtualBox and fglrx
> modules), so this has to be triggered somewhere.
with respect to DKMS, i run a manually hand-rolled kernel all the
time and i am constantly updating virtualbox, and the rebuild is done
automatically since i have the "dkms" package installed. so that by
itself shouldn't be an issue, but i appreciate that some folks prefer
to work with packages.
Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA