Ubuntu Installation :: Make Custom Kernel With Localmodinfo

Jul 14, 2011

What are the best ways to make the kernel using git, and localmodinfo. and optimizing the kernel the best way on a laptop I have, which is a desktop laptop, so it is never really unplugged. Has a core 2 duo 2.53Ghz, 4GB DDR3 RAM, and an ATI HD 3870 GPU.so what things other than the obvious core 2 cpu type when making the kernel. It's on Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit. I also want to create it with the local mod info. and Also create this into a .deb package so it may be saved.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Make Live Cd With Custom Kernel

Jan 16, 2010

I am using ubuntu 8.04 and i am trying to make iso image cd with running kernel. i know that there is documentation in ubuntu website in"how to make live cd" but the thing is this is my custom kernel. i have my own configuration. so i want this kernel to be work in live cd.

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General :: How To Make Live CD With Custom Kernel

Jan 16, 2010

I am using uuntu 8.04 and I am trying to make live cd with running kernel. I know that there is documentation in ubuntu website in "how to make live cd" but the thing is this is my custom kernel. I have my own configuration. So I want this kernel to be work in live cd.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Build / Make Custom Driver Into Kernel?

Mar 29, 2009

I'm new to linux and recently installed openSUSE 11.1 on my Lenovo Thinkpad SL500. So far it's great... only problem is the hotkeys and brightness control don't work. Digging around online I found this "experimental" driver that purportedly works fine, but I have no idea how to compile, install, or otherwise use it. Here... tetromino's lenovo-sl-laptop at master - GitHub I'm not sure what to do with the makefile and C file provided. For example, what do I do with this instruction...

"To enable the brightness control, load the module with the "control_backlight=1" module parameter (i.e. insmod lenovo-sl-laptop.ko control_backlight=1 )" I know someone on here will be able to explain how to do this in a "computer engineering for chemists" language! I'm comfortable enough working in the terminal with commands, but have found no real straightforward explanation of how to do so (only "programming" experience is MATLAB m file writing).

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Ubuntu Installation :: Compiling A Custom Kernel With Kernelcheck?

Dec 18, 2010

I am thinking about compiling a custom kernel with Kernelcheck. I would like to know if I do compile my kernel will future kernel updates from Canonical replace my custom kernel? Please explain this in simple terms. This would be my first time compiling a kernel.

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Ubuntu :: Make A Custom Debian Package Prompt For A Restart After Installation

Jun 29, 2011

I am wondering how to add a need to restart notification in a Debian package, so upon installation, it'd pop up something to tell the user to restart the computer for changes to take effect. Perhaps something like what happens with some packages through the update-manager when it prompts the user to restart for the changes to take effect.

Is there any way to do that? Perhaps adding something at the end of a "postinst" file?

Thinking about it, I could just add something like this at the end of the "postinst" file:

Code:
notify-send -t 86400000 -i /usr/share/icons/gnome/32x32/status/info.png "Please restart the computer for all changes to take effect."

It'd work, but not as well. For instance, if the person isn't by their computer at the time.

Another option could be using a Zenity dialog box. That might work. Though, if done, wouldn't a yes/no question box keep the actual package from technically finishing until the user would select yes/no to restart?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Create A Custom Install Kernel And Initrd?

Mar 26, 2010

I need to install Ubuntu on approximately 50-60 netbooks. None of them have CD drives, and I don't want to have to install them individually, walking around with a USB stick. I figured the fastest way to install on so many machines is to use a combination of apt-cacher (http://www.debuntu.org/how-to-set-up...ith-apt-cacher) and netbooting. I have successfully booted one machine to test, but as soon as the kernel comes up, support for the network interface is gone. Specifically, the "atl1c" module is not included on the netboot initrd image. Also, I would like to try to use preseeding, and I need to get that onto the initrd as well.

So, to summarize my question: How can I create a custom install kernel and initrd? I have a feeling it's related to the "debian-installer" category in the package repository, but I have not found any good documentation about doing this.

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Fedora Installation :: Didn't Make Custom Setting Changes To Partitions

Sep 23, 2009

I installed Fedora 11 on a server with 2 equal sized disks. I used the gui installer and didn't make custom setting changes to the partitions. One of the steps asked for me to choose the disks i wanted to use for this installation. I selected both disks and after the installation Fedora only sees one volume the size of both disks combined.Do I now have software raid0 or do I have something else?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Installation From USB Stick With Custom Kernel

Feb 10, 2010

i need to install openSUSE 11.2 from an USB stick. I followed this article SuSE install from USB drive - openSUSE using the openSUSE-11.2-NET-i586.iso. Unfortunately the kernel provided in this image doesn't load on my target as it needs a few extra modules for its chipset.

Thus i copied our custom kernel (which is verified to run on the target) and its initrd to the usb stick and i also created a new entry in the syslinux.config. The kernel loads, but then it can't find the root device.Does anybody know, how i need to configure the initrd to make the USB stick the root device?

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Debian Configuration :: Nvidia Kernel Module With Custom Kernel

Jan 24, 2010

I have a problem with my custom kernel when I want to create the Nvidia kernel module.After this finished I installed the image and headers and created the Nvidia kernel module. Everything worked fine.However, if I remove the linux-source from my home directory then I can't create the kernel module.Even though I have the headers for the kernel installed.

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CentOS 5 :: Create A Custom Kernel Using 2.6.31.5 Kernel Source?

Oct 31, 2009

I'm running CentOS 5.3 and would like to know what the "best" or "proper" method is to build a custom kernel using the generic kernel sources from kernel.org. Most of the references I've found talk about modifying the current CentOS kernel using the RPM way. I really want to have the latest kernel due to some important security issues that haven't been addressed in the current CentOS 5.3 kernel.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To "Uninstall" Custom Kernel

Feb 19, 2010

I was recently trying to get VMWare Server 1.0 working on Ubuntu 9.10 (kernel 2.6.31-19) by following the directions here: [url] The directions didn't work for me, and now I run into errors now and then when installing new packages. I'm trying to revert back to the original generic kernel, but with no luck.

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Fedora Installation :: Erratic Install Results W/initrd - Custom Spins With Custom Drivers - Modules?

Dec 28, 2009

Just spent three whole days barking up the wrong tree, solving Fedora 11 and Fedora 12 boot failures because the correct hypothesis was illogical: installation did not update/modify the initrd.

The first couple of times I installed Fedora 11 on the HighPoint Technologies RocketRaid 2640x4, the installation inserted my "custom" driver module (rr26xx) into the initrd, permanently, so that the system booted off the controller card for which the custom driver was inserted. (I yelled about this success in this thread: [url]

My most recent installs of BOTH F11 and F12 on the RocketRaid failed to properly set up the boot. It turns out that the "rr2640" module I "slipstreamed" into the installation process was *NOT* permanently added to the initrd by anaconda. (F12 gave me "no root device found boot has failed, sleeping forever", on boot; F11 hung also, without such error, I presume, during the init script execution). Because of limited resources and time, I only know for sure the module was missing from the F11 initrd, and am ASSUMING the same was the case with F12.

The only difference between the successful installs and the ones with failed boot is that the successful installs were made on a single-drive (JBOD) mode on the controller; whereas, the failed ones were placed on RAID 5. But, AFAIK, the created logical device for the card is "/dev/sda", in both cases, and the kernel can not distinguish between the two cases (or can it?). Thus, the inconsistency cost me a lot of time, and is still inexplicable to me.

Question: What is the best way to deal with custom drivers, today? There are custom spins, and many tools, like isomaster. Stupid question: Is there a way to modify the initrd inside an installer ISO -- be it for CD/DVD/USBboot drive -- beefing the init RAM disk with whatever modules you'd like, for the boot process (using, say, isomaster)?

And what makes anaconda understand that a module must be added to the initrd ? How can one force anaconda to do so?

How does moving to dracut as the initrd tool affect any/all of the above?

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Apr 27, 2011

how to make a live cd how can I put it on a usb stick. [URL] Also in the article you install skype etc. but where did they get the path to donload skype etc. I might want to add more software.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Make Kernel Using Kernelcheck And 200 Lines Patch

Mar 8, 2011

I'm trying to make a 2.6.37.3 kernel using kernelcheck. I have custom compiled two previous kernels for maverick alone, so my .config it will load is optimized as I built with the localmodconfig option, and I have been using the 200 lines patch on my 2.6.35 kernels. I want to find the patch file that works on the 2.6.37 kernel for the 200 lines patch so I can optimize my speed, but the patch i found galbraith-patch is only for 2.6.36.

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Aug 4, 2011

I want to upgrade my kernel from version 2.6.38-10 to 3 I downloaded the kernel 3 from kernel.org by this command :wget url while i'm in /tmp directory

and i did these commands also

$ tar -xjvf linux-2.6.25.tar.bz2 -C /usr/src
$ cd /usr/src

till now everything is okay so now the next step as my manual

$ make gconfig
that's give me this result
*
* Unable to find the GTK+ installation. Please make sure that
* the GTK+ 2.0 development package is correctly installed...
* You need gtk+-2.0, glib-2.0 and libglade-2.0.
*
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `scripts/kconfig/.tmp_gtkcheck', needed by `scripts/kconfig/gconf.o'. Stop. make: *** [gconfig] Error 2

and the gtk+ is installed correctly but don't know what's wrong exactly .

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Ubuntu :: Make A Custom Livecd Using Remastersys ?

Jan 15, 2011

I know you can make a custom livecd using remastersys, but is there an app within Ubuntu that would perform the same function without having to install a third party app?

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Jul 30, 2011

Is there a way I can make custom compose key combos?

Like it seems to only have accents like etc.

I used the program AllChars on Windows (nearly free of it yay), and want some of the combos on that like

Compose + G + a = Greek Alpha Lowercase
Compose + L + L = GBP symbol
Compose + - + # = Superscript number

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Apr 2, 2010

I wasn't using my laptop for at least a few hours, but when I looked at it, it had seemed to crash. I am hoping to figure out what caused this, and to prevent it from happening again. I believe it has something to do with drm or b43 as that is what I could decipher from the screen. I have checked some logs and found nothing irregular. I do not want this to happen again. I am running kernel 2.6.33.1 with no patches and a custom config tailored to my processor. The reason I am running 2.6.33.1 is because of support for my Wifi.

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Aug 1, 2010

I would like to try and optimize my kernel a bit. Since I am doing this on a fresh install, I don't really care if the os gets bricked in the process, and I am sure I can bring it back if I can boot into a recovery console from the old kernel. So, I followed thispost. I patched it and copied and edited a config file from /boot/, saved it as .config, I tried it several times with both removing and not removing /debian and /debian.master directories from the source, yet I always get the same error when I run "make oldconfig".

Code:
$ make oldconfig
scripts/kconfig/conf -o arch/x86/Kconfig
*** Error during writing of the kernel configuration.
make[1]: *** [oldconfig] Error 1

[Code]...

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Ubuntu :: How Much Space Does It Take To Compile Custom Kernel

May 28, 2010

I've about 5.5GB of free space....whenever I try to compile the kernel my system runs out of space...says zero bytes remaining maybe I din't configure it that well I cant exactly figure out which drivers/modules I need in order to obtain a working kernel.

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Dec 22, 2010

All I want is a lxde based desktop to play with and tweak. The problem is that I am using rather esoteric hardware. An xcore86 device on chip to be precise. I have a custom kernel in deb format, and I managed to install UNR 9.10 and then install the custom kernel. Strip out as much obvious gnome stuff and install an lxde desktop. Now this is a quite good solution but still leaves me with a lot of junk that I am not sure I need. 2 ideas occurred to me. Install lubuntu and then install the custom kernel(this failed to work because lubuntu's kernel refused to play nicely with the xcore) or do a minimal install and work my way up adding the things that I wanted. (Again this ground to a halt when the screen went blank)

I looked at unetbootin to try and put in a custom kernel but to a novice like myself it did not work very well.Can anyone help, either a list of everything that can be removed safely from a UNR install to leave me with a minimal install, or a way to insert a custom kernel into a lubuntu iso?

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Feb 17, 2010

I don't really like Los Angeles (they steal all our water) and neither Tijuana nor Vancouver make sense to me, so I am trying to make my own, custom timezone of Felton, California. How do I do this? I changed my /etc/timezone to "America/Felton" but upon reboot my calendar still says "Los Angeles". Which files do I need to change?

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Oct 14, 2010

a stock fedora 11 install on my embedded board results in the primary CompactFlash card being driven by the SCSI driver and is called SDA..running my custom kernel which i have slimmed down and yanked out the SCSI stuff because I dont need it, results in my CompactFlash card being called HDA of course driven by the ATA driver.which should I be using? both work just fine.. the CompactFlash card is on board and according to Soekris is actually run from an IDE controller, as there is no SCSI on board..

so im assuming the less amount of system overhead is to run it as IDE?I have no issues running it either way I just want to do whats right.. and what is going to be supported in kernels down the line, as im considering a bump from my current 2.6.30 kernel upwards for my project.

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Feb 17, 2010

How do I discover which kernel config parameters are important for my laptop hardware and frequently used applications? I'm not looking for something that is 100(...)% optimized for my hardware. I would prefer to have modules for everything that I don't use at all or often. I would prefer to avoid modules (built-in) for things that I use all the time but then any updates might mean a kernel rebuild. I'm currently running the generic PAE edition of the repository kernel. I think that I'm running the 32-bit flavor at that.

Code: user@host:path$ uname -a Linux mumbles 2.6.31-19-generic-pae #56-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 28 02:29:51 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux I know the following from sysinfo

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Sep 20, 2010

for a project I am working on, I need the same install configuration on every machine, and I'd like to have all the packages I need on one disc, with none of the ones I don't. I also need to use a non-standard file systems(jffs2,nilfs) as the hardware end of my project works on flash memory, and would like these two FSs to replace the typical magnetic disk based choices.

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Jul 9, 2011

Under Debian "Expert Installation" once I have chosen installation/system language and location, I get an informative notice, that:

Code:
There is no locale defined for the combination of language and country you have selected.

..and I need to choose one locale available for the selected language. As I understand, locale is just a set of environmental variables used by applications and printed out with locale command?

In addition, is it possible to generate own locale files after the installation, which will match my needs?

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Feb 20, 2011

I would like to take say, CentOS5, customize it to my needs, then make an installer ISO for it.Basically I'd like it to be a next next next install, and it has everything already in it like sshfs, basic config files, and other custom stuff preconfigured. I tend to do all these things manually every time I install, and I'd like to just automate it all, and also not have to depend on an internet connection each time. How would How would I go about doing that? I don't want to just take a disk image, since then I'm restricted to that platform. I still want it to be a true installer.

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Jan 15, 2010

I need to make a custom ks.cfg DVD for my centOS 5 install. I figured I would download the 5.4.iso. My question is will packages from previous version of centOS 5.0-5-3 work with my 5.4 centOS image?

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Feb 23, 2010

I been trying all day to compile a kernel i downloaded from http://www.kernel.org/ (2.6.32.8 )Following this help thread viewtopic.php?t=4468.When i invoke make xconfig i'm just kinda lost at that point. Not really sure what to do, so i just save it as is and then compile/install.when i try to boot the kernel, a kernel panic happens saying it can't not mount the root partition.So i am sure i am missing a step with the xconfig part but not sure what.

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