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3.12.6 kernel

December 25, 2013 — BarryK
I have compiled the Linux 3.12.6 kernel for Quirky6.

The main reason for recompiling was because I wanted the 'squashfs' driver builtin, not as a module. That was also the opportunity to move up from 3.12.2.

The sources are in the usual place (with "usual" username and password):
http://bkhome.org/sources/kernel-3.12.6/

The PET (25.4MB):
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/x86/packages/pet_packages-quirky6/linux_kernel-3.12.6-nopae-aufs-squashfsbuiltin-i486-quirky6.pet

...this is not really designed for direct installation in a running Quirky, but for when I build it.
But, it could probably be installed, then reboot -- I think /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit will detect that 'depmod' needs to be run.
Oh yeah, vmlinuz would have to be put into the first partition, in case of a Flash-drive installation. But I think a full installation in a partition, the PET should just work, /boot/vmlinuz is already in the right place -- haven't actually tested this.

Tags: linux