Can I compile the 2.4.x kernel from on ubuntu 5.10 with kernel 2.6.12?

Discussion in 'Kernel Questions' started by, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. New Member


    Can I compile the 2.4.x kernel from on ubuntu 5.10 with 2.6.12 kernel?Is any more effort needed to compile successfully if I can do this way?

    Any suggestion or information is greately appreciately.

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Generally it is possible, but I guess you'll have lots of problems. Many of the options for kernel 2.6 don't exist for kernel 2.4, so you'll have to find out a working kernel configuration completely by yourself.
  3. Ben

    Ben HowtoForge Supporter

    To have it very easy try the kernel script from SykHigh @
    It is very easy to handle, supports the 2.4 and 2.6 kernel tree (just the select the actual release), detects hda & sda devices for settint up the bootloader (grub / lilo) after sucessfull compilation.
    It is not a guarantee that it works fine afterwards, cause you have to configure the kernel, but it's reducing time.
  4. New Member


    what is your meaning ?Do you mean that I can get some kernel script from e-mail:SykHigh @ and it will make life easy to do my work?

    Thanks for your suggestion

  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator

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