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#31ShubPosted 10/11/2013 11:14:51 AM
nobleisthyname posted...
Is there good documentation for setting up the kernel?


This should be helpful:
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/
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#32Orestes417Posted 10/11/2013 11:21:26 AM(edited)
nobleisthyname posted...
Orestes417 posted...

As far as the docs, yeah it's up there with the FreeBSD guys and Gentoo as far as completeness goes.


How is Gentoo? I've never used it myself but I've been interested in trying it.


Gentoo is... how to put this diplomatically... If you have special needs as far as compiling or you want to have a build framework for creating your own distro Gentoo is great. If you want to tinker for the sake of tinkering Gentoo is great. If you just want a working system or you think compiling everything will give you a super mega speed boost, you might want to avoid it.

To give you an idea I can get my standard Arch setup up and running in under 15 minutes, if I wanted to do the same in Gentoo it'd take closer to 15 hours and I'd end up in almost exactly the same place for no real gain.

As for kernel setups, http://kernel-seeds.org/ can take some of the pain out of getting the hang of them
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#33ChetyrePosted 10/11/2013 11:34:21 AM
You can also use arch's ABS to recompile the entire system if you want
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#34Orestes417Posted 10/11/2013 11:37:59 AM
Indeed you can, as you can do with pretty much any distro. Gentoo's just best of breed when it comes to automating the entire process on a large scale.
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#35nobleisthynamePosted 10/11/2013 5:24:21 PM
Thanks for the tips. I'll check those links out.
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