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The Linux Kernel HOWTO

Brian Ward

v3.0, 15 July 2001

This is a detailed guide to kernel configuration, compilation, upgrades, and troubleshooting for ix86-based systems.

1. Introduction

2. Quick Steps - Kernel Compile

3. Important questions and their answers

4. How to actually configure the kernel

5. Compiling the kernel

6. Patching the kernel

7. Additional packages

8. Some pitfalls

9. Note for upgrade to version 2.0.x, 2.2.x

10. Modules

11. Tips and tricks

12. Other relevant HOWTOs that might be useful

13. Misc

14. Other Formats of this Document

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