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Chapter 21

Chapter 21

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Published by: ak.microsoft20056613 on Nov 26, 2008
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Chapter – 21Building a Custom Kernel
At the end of this module, you would havegained fair knowledge on:
The necessity of customizing kernel
How to make a customized kernel
How to configure the boot loader to bootthe customized kernel
Building a Modularized Kernel
The following steps will guide you through building acustom kernel for the x86 architecture:1.
The most important step is to make sure that you have aworking emergency boot disk in case you make a mistake. If you did not make a boot disk during the installation, use themkbootdisk command to make one now.The standard command is similar to 
 mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.4.
is the full version of your kernel such as 2.4.18-0.12).Once done, test the boot disk to make sure that it will boot thesystem.2.
You must have the kernel-source package installed.Issue the command
rpm -q kernel-source
to determinethe package version, if it is installed. If it is not installed, installthem from the Red Hat Linux CD #1

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