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Re: a kernel compilation question

Doofus wrote:

Is there any reason not to combine the two methods, ie download the latest 2.4 from kernel.org (which I want), but use "make-kpkg clean" and "make-kpkg kernel_image" (which I like)?

I do not have an answer to your question. But may I ask why you are trying to compile

1) latest 2.4 kernel instead of the 2.6 series? IMHO, if you do not have a valid reason, you should compile the 2.6 kernel.

2) Why get the source from kernel.org? Instead you can use the debian kernel (apt-cache search kernel-source) which is more trusted by the Debian community? The Debian's kernel will have debian specific patches patched into it. That is good enough reason to avoid compiling kernels from kernel.org .


Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
Graduate Student, MAE
Cornell University

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