Chapter-2 Getting Started with the Kernel

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Chapter 2 – Getting Started with the Kernel Obtaining the Kernel Source Current Linux source code is always available at http://www.kernel.org address. Also users can find older versions of Linux kernel source code. The Kernel Source Tree Linux kernel is divided into several folders and files. Most of which contain more subdirectories. Building the Kernel Building Linux kernel is relatively easier than compiling and installing other system-level components such as glibc. Especially after 2.6 kernel series with a new configuration and build system, which makes the job even easier. Because of the availability of source code everyone can configure and custom tailor it before compiling. Also users can compile a kernel which include only the features and drivers they require. Some big distributions like Red Hat and Novel comes with precompiled kernels which supports widely used features and drivers. After compilation of kernel source code the installation process depends on boot loader used on the
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course COMP N/A taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '08 term at University of Economics and Technology.

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