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Re: [Xen-users] Recompile Ubuntu Xen 2.6.24 Kernel

Hello, I think I have found the problem.

I have done a mkinitramfs -o to create the ramdisk, but the resulting ramdisk is very very big.
Is there a option to make a ramdisk in a "compressed" format to fit in a VPS?

So far I have used the old way "make all ; make modules_install ; make install" to compile the kernel..


On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 22:44 +0100, Mark Williamson wrote:
I'd have thought it would be possible to use apt to retrieve the appropriate 
source without needing to use git but I'm not familiar enough with Debian 
matters to tell you the exact procedure off the top of my head.


You can use apt, what you get is a tagged snapshot of the Git tree +
patches that are applied to build different types of kernels.

apt-get source linux-image-2.6.24-xx gets that snapshot. The stuff in
debian/ is what's used to turn that (more or less) pristine kernel into
xen0, openvz, rt, server, desktop, etc ...

Unless you need to go to a different version of the kernel, there's no
need to use git to fetch it, apt is fine.

It can be rather confusing to people who aren't familiar with the Debian
build system.



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