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A Practical Guide to Fedora™ and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® by Mark G. Sobell

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15. Building a Linux Kernel

Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

• Download, install, and prep the kernel source code

• Choose kernel compile options

• Configure the system to use the newly compiled kernel

• Explain the purpose of the GRUB bootloader

• Modify the bootloader configuration

• Troubleshoot kernel messages using dmesg

After you have installed Fedora/RHEL, you might want to reconfigure and build a new Linux kernel. Fedora/RHEL comes with a prebuilt kernel ...

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