Building on 2.4 kernel

Phillip Fynan pfynan at
Sun May 1 11:23:58 PDT 2005

On 5/1/05, Andrew Benton <b3nt at> wrote:
> Phillip Fynan wrote:
> > OK, Thanks anyway.
> > I guess I can try hacking out an upgrade to my RedHat 9 system that
> > doesn't quite work (I'm lazy and quite a newbie - read: first time
> > rebuilding the kernel), or using the LFS live CD.
> >
> > It would be cool if that really did work, though.
> >
> You would be wise to nail down a decent kernel config that works with your system
> before you build LFS. If you build everything into the kernel (no modules) you don't
> need to do make modules_install, the kernel is just one binary that you can put
> anywhere and boot with an entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst, so it won't have any effect
> on your system and the 2.4 kernel you're used too, they can co-exist.
> When you get to the end of your first LFS build you've got the bootscripts,
> networking, building Xwindows and a dozen other heavy things to worry about. Do
> yourself a favour, get the kernel out of the way. Working out a decent kernel config
> is one of the hardest things about doing LFS because you have to do it for yourself.
> For the rest of it, just follow the good book and you won't go wrong
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I think I like the looks of the live CD, so I'll try that, along with
building everything into the kernel if I need to. The kernel build
that is actually part of LFS doesn't worry me so much, I kinda know
what I want and what to skip.

Once again, Thanks everyone.

Phillip Fynan

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