Kitchensink, Custom Kernel, Kernel and so on who c an light me up?



  • Hi,

    iam actually try to inform my self about the kernel, making them selfs and so on.
    First of all i dont realize what kitchensink is?

    Is it a own kernel?
    or is it a tool to create an own kernel?

    Has someone some light information about that? any useful links or something?

    Greetz X23



  • Hi,

    @chad-bisd, post: 12057, member: 18 said:

    Do this and your questions should answer themselves.

    assigned! ;)

    Greetz X23


  • Moderator

    read the wiki guide on compiling a custom kernel. Then do it yourself on a virtual machine just so you can say you’ve done it. You don’t have to make a good working kernel first try, just getting familiar with the process goes a long way to understanding.

    Do this and your questions should answer themselves.



  • Hi,

    very nice answer thank you @maltibelli :)
    Some additional questions:

    [INDENT=1]1.) This Kitchensink thing is it similar like a busybox enabling this that and those option?[/INDENT]
    [INDENT=1] [/INDENT]
    [INDENT=1]2.) How should i know which drivers are in which KS Kernel enabled or not?[/INDENT]
    [INDENT=1] [/INDENT]
    [INDENT=1]3.) Lets say i have problems with the latest kernel 3.8.8 on some machines how to find[/INDENT]
    [INDENT=1]out which kernel is good by trying or is there something more cogently?[/INDENT]

    Greetz X23



  • Kitchensink is the configuration used to create the kernel.
    The kitchensink config has more options included (such as drivers) which will support more devices than the core kernel. (I use a kitchensink based kernel it to get Dell Optiplex 755’s working with FOG)
    Downside is the kernel is larger and may be slower.

    FOG has an option to download a Kitchensink kernel in it’s UI. Or you could use the kitchensink.config to compile a new kernel.
    http://www.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php/Building_a_Custom_Kernel


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