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Re: [tlug] Re: Compiling HOWTO!

Thank you very much Sacha Chua san. I'll try this soon.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sacha Chua" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2004 1:16 PM
Subject: [tlug] Re: Compiling HOWTO!

> "Ahmed Sarwar" <> writes:
>> I thought there's a command like:
>> apt-get-upgrade kernel-2.6.x and it does everything
>> for me while I'm have coffee :-)
> apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.8-1-386 (or -686, or the appropriate
> architecture; use apt-cache search ^kernel-image-2.6 to see your
> choices) will install a generic kernel, in case your system works with
> stock. 
> apt-get install kernel-source-2.6.8 will install a .tar.bz2 into
> /usr/src/ . You can also get the Linux kernel sources the normal way.
> You could configure the kernel by copying .config and doing a make
> old-config, but it's such a big jump from 2.2 to 2.6 that you're
> probably better off doing make xconfig/menuconfig/gconfig and going
> through all the options again. =) The QT interface is a vast
> improvement over the Motif one, I think.
> If you prefer custom kernels, you may want to check out
> kernel-package. After you configure the kernel, you can run make-kpkg
> to build a .deb containing your custom kernel while you go and have
> coffee. Then you can install it with dpkg -i.
> See the README in the 2.6 kernel sources for more details on compiling,
> as the build process changed. =)
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