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Old 05-28-2010, 11:27 AM
Jose V Beneyto
 
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Hi Justin,

On 05/28/10 15:22, Justin wrote:
I think it is a very good idea to incluse precompiled kernel option,
just like in sourcemage.

well, it was/is always included, just see the /boot directory on the cdrom

[...]
Also, most of the people that are installing CRUX are only trying the
distro, they only want to test if they like it. They could install
faster with precompiled, and if they liked it, reinstall with compile
kernel.
IMHO, the only thing related to our precompiled kernel is that we
assumed to use the initrd/squashfs image as the rootfs, and also all
common filesystem like vfat, ext2, ext3, ext4, xfs, jfs, nfs, reiserfs,
etc. are compiled as modules and need to be loaded from the
initrd/squashfs image, so you can't use this precompiled kernel to boot
directly a device with those filesystem's format unless you load first
the init script from initrd/squashfs, then modprobe manually the
filesystem(s) module(s) you need and finally mount-and-pivot_root to
your device.
Configuring a kernel with these common filesystems (not as modules) will
solve it, but anyways I can't see where's the problem with kernel
compilations for a linux advanced user ;D


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Old 05-28-2010, 12:47 PM
William Lewis
 
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> From: justin.domingue@hotmail.com
> To: crux@lists.crux.nu
> Subject: Re : Idea to promote
> Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 06:22:24 -0700
>
> I think it is a very good idea to incluse precompiled kernel option,
> just like in sourcemage.
>
> You said " who would choose the options" Well, I don't why it'd be
> that hard since almost every distro does it!
>
> Also, most of the people that are installing CRUX are only trying the
> distro, they only want to test if they like it. They could install
> faster with precompiled, and if they liked it, reinstall with compile
> kernel.
>
> Bye
> Envoyé de mon iPod

I don't think you're getting the point.* This is not what CRUX is about.* It's the KISS principle, not the KIEasyS principle.* And in my experience, people are NOT just downloading it to try it then move on to the next distro.* The documentation (as I recall) is very clear about reading the whole handbook before installing.* If you got to the point of compiling a kernel and were too uncomfortable, then I don't think this distro is for you.

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Old 05-28-2010, 01:22 PM
Justin
 
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I think it is a very good idea to incluse precompiled kernel option,
just like in sourcemage.


You said " who would choose the options" Well, I don't why it'd be
that hard since almost every distro does it!


Also, most of the people that are installing CRUX are only trying the
distro, they only want to test if they like it. They could install
faster with precompiled, and if they liked it, reinstall with compile
kernel.


Bye
Envoyé de mon iPod

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Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 22:13:15 +0200
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I have idea have make CRUX better for novice users. my idea is make a
"setup-kernel" text dialog
when user can choose
1) COMPILE CUSTOM KERNEL
2) INSTALL KERNEL
3) INSTALL SERVER KERNEL

i dont know that is posible to add 2 binary packages of precompiled
kernels..

why do that..? fastest install process and when i install crux on
more

computers than i only choose a 2) desktop or 3) server kernel
there can be a 1) compile custom from sources allways too..
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And who should decide what the best kernel for a desktop is?
Additionally, it'll build over an our, cause it must have so many
drivers and file systems included.

2010/5/27 Lukas Vesel <lukves@gmail.com>:

I have idea have make CRUX better for novice users. my idea is make a
"setup-kernel"? text dialog
when user can choose
1) COMPILE CUSTOM KERNEL
2) INSTALL KERNEL
3) INSTALL SERVER KERNEL

i dont know that is posible to add 2 binary packages of precompiled
kernels..

why do that..?? fastest install process and when i install crux on
more

computers than i only choose a 2) desktop or 3) server kernel
there can be a 1) compile custom from sources allways too..

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Old 05-28-2010, 08:27 PM
Alan
 
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On Friday 28 May 2010 10:22:24 pm Justin wrote:
> I think it is a very good idea to incluse precompiled kernel option,
> just like in sourcemage.
>
> You said " who would choose the options" Well, I don't why it'd be
> that hard since almost every distro does it!
>
> Also, most of the people that are installing CRUX are only trying the
> distro, they only want to test if they like it. They could install
> faster with precompiled, and if they liked it, reinstall with compile
> kernel.

CRUX is not a common distro, its a do-it-yourself distro, so part of trying it
is configuring and compiling the kernel yourself. If you like to do this kind
of thing then you will like it.
If you like things to just work from the beginning without going through the
pain of doing things yourself, you can just use SUSE, Redhat, etc.

I'm not in favor including a precompiled kernel, but we could have some user
contributed .config files in the wiki, this could be useful for some common
hardware (ex: CRUX on qemu, vmware, soekris hardware), or even on a specific
laptop model if a user cares to contribute it, although this will get outdated
pretty soon.

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