Hybrid Custom Kernel?



  • Greetings Everyone,

    So at our school district we have been using fog for some time now. As time goes on we (as I am sure most are) are getting a greater amount of different hardware types involved in the mix. We can use the 3.10.1 kernel and everything works fine except for these new Acer laptops we got (Acer Aspire One 722). I noticed the 2.6.37 Core Kernel works but that Kernel kills the ability to register our desktops (Dell) with add on video cards.

    Is there a way to have the 2.6.37 Core Kernel but add to that Kernel the ability to support the on board video card for our Dell Desktops so we can hope to avoid the switching back and forth method of Kernels? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.



  • You can register those machines manually, when you know their MACs. So there is no need to switch any kernels. Just put in the MAC, name the host (any name will be fine), and include the path to the working kernel.



  • @madeyem, post: 13083, member: 797 said:

    Just in case you don’t know this:

    You can choose which kernel to use for every host separately. Just copy all the kernels (in your case that would be 2) you need to the FOG server (/tftfboot/fog/kernel). Under “Host Management” click on the hosts, that don’t work with the default kernel (in your case the Acer laptops). Under “Host Kernel” include the path to the alternative kernel (in your case 2.6.37).

    Yeah, I was aware of that but when the laptops are not registered yet it is just kind of a pain to switch the kernel, register all of them and then switch it back. But so far that seems to be the only way to do it. Has anyone came across away to build the Kernel so that it includes other drivers then whats already available to check within the menuconfig?



  • Just in case you don’t know this:

    You can choose which kernel to use for every host separately. Just copy all the kernels (in your case that would be 2) you need to the FOG server (/tftfboot/fog/kernel). Under “Host Management” click on the hosts, that don’t work with the default kernel (in your case the Acer laptops). Under “Host Kernel” include the path to the alternative kernel (in your case 2.6.37).


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