Jeroen Coumans jeroen at
Tue May 18 03:11:54 PDT 2004

Richard A Downing FBCS said the following on 18-05-2004 07:36:
> I've read this whole thread, and all it's branches.  There seems to be a 
> lot of confusion about getting to a built 2.6/ntpl system.  The 
> requirements are just:
> 1) To build a ntpl kernel you must have a 2.6 kernel ( ignoring the RH 
> patched 2.4 route).  Just a 2.6 kernel, nothing more.  So just a 
> minimalist build of an alternative-booted kernel without modules (even 
> it you normally use them) will suit most people to build it.  I did this 
> by building a minimal kernel-2.6.3 onto my LFS-CVS-about-Jan2004, and 
> booted it with grub manually.
> 2) Assuming the host is running gcc-3+ (e.g. LFS-5.0), once the system 
> is booted in Linux-2.6.3+ the whole of BE-LFS can be built on it. 
> Including udev, I think.

Thanks for clearing that up. If we instruct a reader to install the 2.6 
kernel with some basic options, then that is acceptable for me. If it 
also builds NPTL, even better.

Jeroen Coumans

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