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From: "João Matos" <jaoneto@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] genkernel 2 manual
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 22:04:48
Message-Id: CAP4tJZK=eDnus+OERNtRgA3GM4bTkoXAUGfpeDNbZZXj5nkMEA@mail.gmail.com
Hi list.

I've been using Gentoo for quite a long time, and today I decided to try
compiling the kernel myself, Thing I've never done before. I want a smaller
kernel, a faster boot (without initramfs) and, of course, some fun :).

I'm still reading the oficial documentation, but I don't think it will be
enough, so, if anyone of you know some documentation more detailed, I'd
appreciate reading it.

I've just ran 'make xconfig', and I noticed that the configuration is the
same from genkernel (genkernel --menuconfig). Is it good? Should I get an
original .conf, with less garbage, or this is just the 'normal default'
instead of 'genkernel default' as I'm guessing?

Is there any tool that can scan my pc and help me out with the .conf or
even generate one? I guess not. There are lots of options that I have no
idea what they are for. I think this will be the fun part, but I think I
can't get a running kernel before I optimize it, so I can do it gradually.

Just for curiosity, what is the size of your kernel? Mine is 3.4 MB.

Thank you,
-- 
João de Matos
Linux User #461527

Replies

Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] genkernel 2 manual "Andrés Becerra Sandoval" <andres.becerra@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] genkernel 2 manual Redcap <maillinglistredcap@×××.de>
Re: [gentoo-user] genkernel 2 manual Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
[gentoo-user] Re: genkernel 2 manual "João Matos" <jaoneto@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] genkernel 2 manual Bruce Hill <daddy@×××××××××××××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] genkernel 2 manual Michael Hampicke <gentoo-user@××××.biz>
Re: [gentoo-user] genkernel 2 manual Jackson <wjiecheng@×××××.com>