Inserting a modified kernel into Porteus

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Inserting a modified kernel into Porteus

Post#1 by DoomUs » 14 Jun 2011, 13:34

I'm running v09 32-bit, and I've downloaded the 2.6.37 kernel (which uname tells me Porteus is running), I copied Porteus' porteus.config file, modified it via "make menuconfig", and compiled the kernel.

Now that it's compiled, how do I use it on my porteus live-cd? Should I dir2lzm the entire kernel? a portion of it? Do I copy certain files into my current 000-kernel...lzm?


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Re: Inserting a modified kernel into Porteus

Post#2 by fanthom » 14 Jun 2011, 15:30

everything is described in details in "Compilation and usage of custom Porteus kernel" HOWTO: ... ernel.html
just follow it.
please remember that for 2.6.37 kernel you will need squashfs-lzma patches form porteus repo. you could also go with xz patches from pentoo repo: ... order=name

2.6.38.x kernel has xz patch merged by default so only aufs would left.

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