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Compiling highmem kernel using Liquorix as base

Postby Gnomikian on Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:12 am

Hi everyone,

I'm new to linux and I must say I'm in love with this distribution.

My laptop does have 4GB of ram installed and, since LMDE is 32 bit only, I tought it would be nice to compile a new kernel with the high memory support to use it all.

Now I had this idea:

I was wondering if I could install the Liquorix kernel, save the .config, download a new vanilla one ie: 2.6.35-5 from kernel.org, enable the highmem 64GB in it, build and install it.

Would that make sense ?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Compiling highmem kernel using Liquorix as base

Postby gjringo on Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:16 am

Gnomikian, you could simply add the debian experimental repository to your sources list and download the linux bigmem from that repository via synaptic.
This is what I am running now (2.6.35-trunk-686-bigmem) allowing me to utilize total system memory-RAM @ 4048 MiB.

Go to Synaptic>Settings>Repositories>Third-Party Software, and +Add...

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free

reload synaptic, select the origin tab and click on experimental/main(ftp.debian.org) and add...,

linux-base
linux-headers-2.6.35-trunk-686 (Header files for Linux 2.6.35-trunk-686-bigmem
linux-image-2.6.35-trunk-686(Linux 2.6.35 for PCs with 4GB+ RAM

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Re: Compiling highmem kernel using Liquorix as base

Postby ej64 on Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:41 pm

Gnomikian wrote:I was wondering if I could install the Liquorix kernel, save the .config, download a new vanilla one ie: 2.6.35-5 from kernel.org, enable the highmem 64GB in it, build and install it.

Would that make sense ?

At least you need the zen patches if the liquorix kernel has some appeal to you. The actual 2.6.35-zen2 patch series has to be applied onto the first stable 2.6.35 release, not onto the lastest 2.6.35.x. It contains itself all patches of the 2.6.35.4 release.
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Re: Compiling highmem kernel using Liquorix as base

Postby Gnomikian on Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:30 pm

Great, everything is fine, got my full 4GB on my Thinkpad :)

Also changed repos to sid and dist-upgraded

Best distro I had used so far... :D

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Re: Compiling highmem kernel using Liquorix as base

Postby kwevej on Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:06 am

Hi there,

I've found a Liquorix build with PAE enabled:
http://bandshed.net/kernels/2.6.36-3.dmz.2-PAE.zip

It's a bit outdated, but it works fine with my ThinkPad @ 6GB RAM
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