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howtos:network_services:nfs_root [2018/05/28 22:04 (UTC)]
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bifferos [Creating the kernel]
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 ==== Creating the kernel ==== ==== Creating the kernel ====
  
-The full huge kernel that comes with Slackware is close to providing everything we need, but we still need to recompile it.  I'd recommend doing the compilation on a 32-bit virtual machine if you are targeting a 32-bit thin client, or 64-bit if your thin client is 64-bit. ​ There are ways to avoid this and cross-compile 32->64 bit and visa versa but virtual machines are cheap and life is short:+The full huge kernel that comes with Slackware ​14.2 is close to providing everything we need, but we still need to recompile it.  I'd recommend doing the compilation on a 32-bit virtual machine if you are targeting a 32-bit thin client, or 64-bit if your thin client is 64-bit. ​ There are ways to avoid this and cross-compile ​kernels ​32->64 bit and visa versa but virtual machines are cheap and life is short:
  
 <​code>#​ cd /​usr/​src/​linux <​code>#​ cd /​usr/​src/​linux
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 <​code>​File Systems -> Network File systems -> Root file system on NFS [*]</​code>​ <​code>​File Systems -> Network File systems -> Root file system on NFS [*]</​code>​
  
-[OPTIONAL] It's pretty useful to append a local version to this kernel release. ​ I'd advise doing this to differentiate it from your standard Slackware huge kernel and avoid clobbering the modules from that by mistake:+[OPTIONAL] It's pretty useful to append a local version to this kernel release. ​ I'd advise doing this to differentiate it from your standard Slackware huge kernel and avoid clobbering the modules from that by mistake.  We can just add '​-nfsroot'​:
  
 <​code>​(-nfsroot) General Setup -> Local version - append to kernel release</​code>​ <​code>​(-nfsroot) General Setup -> Local version - append to kernel release</​code>​

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