[CentOS] newbie kernel question

Sat Apr 1 21:55:06 UTC 2006
Ian mu <mu.llamas at gmail.com>

I go along with that. Will be heading down this road myself in the not too
distant future and be needing a recompile of the kernel, and for some reason
its all very cloak and dagger and misdirection.

I fully understand and agree with the most of the points raised earlier,
thats not in question. Sometimes people would just like a straightforward
answer though or a reference to a page. If there isn't one and no one knows
how to do something then fine, but thats rarely the case.

Thanks for those links, will hopefully help when have to tackle this myself.

On 4/1/06, Bogdan Nicolescu <bo2k2 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Nick,
> The question of kernel compilation is a periodic
> question, and usually the answer will be anything else
> except the process itself.  I asked the same question
> just a couple of days ago. Don't bother wasting time
> waiting for an answer, and start searching the web.
> rpmbuild seems to be part of the method required for a
> custom kernel.
> The irony is that for a distributions which prides
> itself to be a recompilation of another distribution
> (RH) (and we're all grateful for that), the process of
> recompiling one of the integral part of the
> districtution, the kernel, is one of the best kept
> secrets.  Why can't some just give a straight answer
> or point to a page that has the answer?
> Anyway, I have searched, and found this guides which
> might help:
> http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes/fc4/errata/#sn-kernel
> and
> http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-kernel-fc4.html
> Didn't have the time to try it out yet myself.  Next
> week sometimes.
> --- Nick Smith <nick.smith79 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Im sorry if this is a newb question, but how do you
> > recompile the
> > kernel in CentOS 4.3? I need to add reiserfs support
> > (even though the
> > setup detected it) the kernel it gave me didnt have
> > support for
> > reiserfs, and my entire fileserver is all reiserfs.
> > I tried the
> > gentoo way, which im use to and it bombed.  What do
> > i need to do? does
> > it install kernel source by default? I couldnt find
> > any good
> > documentation on the subject, and this is my first
> > RH type install.
> >
> > thanks
> >
> > Nick
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