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Bug#337780: debian-installer-manual: please rm section 8.5. "Compiling a New Kernel"

On Sun, 06 Nov 2005, Frans Pop wrote:

> On Sunday 06 November 2005 14:57, maximilian attems wrote:
> > * the chapter is out of date (not referring to the new common package).
> I have updated that. The new common package is now referred to for those 
> arches that use the common packaging and have a 2.6 kernel as default.
> See for example: http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch08s05.html

ok great, but you want to keep the chapter some further nitpicking:
apm is really outdated. there is an stockdebian kernel flavour for smp.

"options not included in the stock kernel, such as APM or SMP"
this point seems already dealt 2 points below
"use options of the kernel which are not supported by the default kernel
(such as high memory support)"

"impress your friends, try new things" aka shoot yourself into the food.
i'm not conviced that this chapter helps newbies installing debian.
but as you outlined it's nicely translated.
so feel free to close.

> > * there are lots of other references on the topic:
> > - the debian-reference has an chapter about howto compile a new kernel
> > for your debian box
> Which is just as outdated...

> > - the "Debian Linux Kernel Handbook" has lots of info on latest builds
> > worked on by mh with input by trave11er and dilinger.
> In which the sections relevant for end-users are still "to be 
> contributed"...
> I've added a link to the handbook though.




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