LPI Linux Certification/Compiling A Kernel

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Detailed Objective[edit]

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Candidates should be able to properly configure a kernel to include or disable specific features of the Linux kernel as necessary. This objective includes compiling and recompiling the Linux kernel as needed, updating and noting changes in a new kernel, creating an initrd image and installing new kernels.

  • Key knowledge area(s):
    • /usr/src/linux/
    • GRUB configuration files
    • Kernel 2.6.x make targets
  • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
    • mkinitrd
    • make
    • make targets (config, xconfig, menuconfig, oldconfig, mrproper, zImage, bzImage, modules, modules_install)