On Nov 25, 2007 7:03 PM, <email@example.com> wrote:
I am trying to compile a custom, static, & minimal, kernel ( please
accept this for the sake of this email; dont flame me with how it is
no longer necessary due to the modular nature of the kernel ) for my
gentoo install. I am working with the 5000psl intel server board with
the 5000p chipset
(http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/5000p/index.htm). I have the
1) Where can I find the linux kernel HCL ( hardware compatilbility list )?
Here are a number of them (hardware compatability is usually not distribution specific):
You can find more here: http://www.linux-drivers.org/index.html
2) When I run make menuconfig, where do I go to choose the chipset I am using?
There usually is no such option. Setting CPU and accompanying features should
be enough (in Processor type and features* --->, Power management options (ACPI, APM)* --->,
*and Bus options (PCI, PCMCIA, EISA, MCA, ISA)* ---> )
For other chips or components attached to your motherboard, look at the output of lspci,
and make sure that you compile kernel support for what is listed there (sata/ide driver, ethernet
card, etc.). Also build in your desired filesystem.
I'd appreciate the help.
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