View Full Version : Compiling the kernel

March 23rd, 2008, 08:28 PM
Hello everyone,

Just a few quick questions.

Would Ubuntu be a good enough distro to play with the kernel (practice compiling etc)?

I want to learn and get a good grasp on compiling a kernel. So I found a lot of sources on the net on how to do that but a lot of sources don't say what distro they recommend to play with the kernel.

I was looking at "Linux from scratch" but is there anything other than LFS?

Thanks everyone.

March 23rd, 2008, 10:08 PM
Ubuntu should be fine.

March 24th, 2008, 01:54 AM
Yes, you could use Ubuntu.

There are guides available such as the Master Kernel Thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=311158). These will often show you how to compile the debian way, but there is no reason why you shouldn't do things manually for practice.

The reason why the sources you read didn't recommend a distro is because it doesn't really matter. Some other distros would be just as good.

March 24th, 2008, 02:18 AM
Awesome!! Thanks for your input!! I appreciate the replies. I know this is probably the wrong section to post this question though but I do appreciate it!