Archive for the ‘kernel’ Category

installing new kernels..

Posted: November 22, 2014 in kernel
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     Installing a new kernel can be tricky, especially building custom kernels. A plethora of configuration options are usually available to produce a kernel that is best suited to a particular set of hardware devices and OS functions. For instance, a fancy option I like to make sure is enabled is the Hibernation option, found under Power Management and ACPI Options when configuring the kernel with menuconfig. This allows the machine to be put in hibernation mode.

     A set of basic steps in configuring, compiling and installing a new Linux kernel can be found here.

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grub menu..

Posted: November 22, 2014 in kernel, tweaks
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     Aside from providing a fancy looking menu when a system starts, GRUB, or GRand Unified Bootloader, is a boot loader that allows us to choose which kernel we would like to boot into. Some instructions on how to do so can be found here.

first page up..

Posted: November 21, 2014 in kernel
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     I’ve been procrastinating long enough on the matter, so I’ve added this blog’s first page. It details 2 alternatives to the git method in obtaining the Linux kernel source code. For a direct link to it, click here.