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Re: 2.6.23 kernel



On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 20:44 +0200, Rudolf Kastl wrote:
> 2007/10/10, Rohan Kulkarni <rohan sjce gmail com>:
> > Hi,
> >      Not really.I am a Linux newbie.I just want to check out if there is
> > better hardware support.for ex for SATA hard disks etc.
> 
> 
> read the changelog then. if you are new to linux you probably should
> look into other things before wasting your time with kernel builds.
> 
> regards,
> Rudolf Kastl

I agree completely Rudolf, and would actually warn him not to dink with
a kernel until you really know just what the heck buttons you are
pushing. Red is never a good color to push. and the kernel is fulla
Shiny Red Buttons (SRBs)! 

Back in the day, when you needed only serial, parallel, ppp, network
card, mouse and sound card support (oh yeah, atapi for your CD) rolling
a kernel was a piece of cake and the order of the day. I put it all into
kernel space and didn't even dink with modules. I had 32 megs of memory
which was just gobs of space then. I got speed improvements that were
noticeable, as compared to the stock kernels included at install time.
"$ Rolling your own"="$ manly stuff" back when. 

Today?? With all the "STUFF!" to consider and actually know lots about,
I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. Especially if you are new to
Linux. ESPECIALLY then. Just think "Shiny Red Buttons", ...and decide. 

<evil cackles> Ric

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