The Linux Kernel: Introduction

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  1. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Thanks for catching that. I had just copy and pasted that to all of the articles. Thanks.

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    Thanks for the articles anyhow.
    Out of curiosity, can I know how you learned all these :D ?
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Mainly my knowledge comes from experience and a lot of reading. I also talk to other computer-geeks on Google+. Thanks for reading and enjoying.
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  4. Haider92

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    thank you very much really that best article about how to make and compile your own kernel

    very very clear and simple and easy
    i will print it on A4 paper and read it in rest time in college (thousand time better than talk and walk with girls )

    ah sir if i want add GUI interface with my customized kernel to make my own Linux based on original kernel like Tine Core

    how to do that
    i need it very simple Graphics user interface
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    GUIs are not added to the kernel. I am not sure how to make a custom distro. I am still researching that because I would like this article series to extend to making full distros. Thanks for the compliments! Happy reading! :D
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    thank you sir

    another question
    can i custom the kernel and build it (or compile it) then convert it to image CD to boot up in kernel mode with command line only
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Yes, you just need to know how to use the GRUB's command-line (called CLI-Mode) to tell GRUB to boot the kernel. Also, you still need a GNU/Linux system somewhere. The kernel itself cannot be booted alone.

    Notice how sometimes Linux is referred to as "GNU/Linux". Linux is the kernel and GNU is the userland. You must boot the kernel with a userland.
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    I'm new to Linux and I'm taking an intro class, but I am so lost. Thought this would help, but I'm still having problems. I downloaded the kernel, but I can't uncompress it. Tried xz utils, but that also is a compressed file, and I can't uncompress that as well. Any suggestions?
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Download a *.gz or a *bz2 from Kernel.org via this link - https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/
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    No luck! My system has Window 7 Enterprise and every time I download a xz, gz, or bz file, there is nothing on my system that can open/decompress it. Obviously, there is something I don't understand about this process. I've downloaded many files from the internet, none of which were compressed, and had no problems doing so. So, do you have any other suggestions?
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Download and install Peazip.
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    Waqar New Member

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    Can I find this complete article in a pdf?
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    Hi, I was reading a book, "Linux From Scratch" from Linux From Scratch (LFS) Project. I hope you can read, understand and then explain to us all in simple words how to make a distro. It is a bit too complicated for me now.

    linuxfromscratch website

    Note: Sorry, I can't post with links now so ...
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    Linux from scratch explains how to build a GNU/Linux system from the ground up - not how to make a distribution, which is something else entirely. If you find the LFS website hard to follow then making a distribution is a long way off.

    If you want to know how to put together a so called "derivative", i.e. something based on an existing distribution, then you would need to learn all you can about that distribution by using it first.
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I already submitted the whole series in ebook form to the owner of the site, so it should be released soon. As the series moves along, I will update the ebooks.

    I hope to transition this series to making a whole distro, so keep following this series. I am wanting to make this series go on for as long as I can.
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    Many thanks!
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