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Re: How long do I need to compile kernel



Vegard|drageV wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I am about to compile my first kernel, but since I've heard it can
> last a while (up to several hours), I will have to plan the job more
> carefully.
> 
> Here is a quick summary of my hardware:
> 
> PIII 455kHz prosessor 
> 192Mb RAM, 
> 2 hdd (12Gb + 4Gb) with ext3 fs, 
> 1 cd-writer, (non scsi)
> 1 cdrom (non scsi)
> Floppy drive
> Sound Blaster audiocard (using module ens-1371 today)
> nVidia graphix card
> 5 USB 2.0 ports on PCI card
> 
> Besides that my monitor, speakers, keybord and mouse (com1) is quite
> old, with no special effects or buttons.
> 
> Does anyone have any idea how long a kernelcompilation will take. When
> I start this job I will compile the latest kernel.org stable release
> (i.e. 2.6.12 or up).
> 
> Thanks in advance, Vegard
> 
> 

It will probably take approximately 45 minutes with that hardware,
depending on what else your computer is doing and how many options you
select for your kernel.  I can't imagine it taking much over an hour, max.

-Josh




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