Partitioning question about upcoming Mint/XP dual boot

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Re: Partitioning question about upcoming Mint/XP dual boot

Postby muskratmx » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:14 pm

Is the Linux Mint kernel really different from Ubuntu's ?

Normally the kernel is different for each distro, developers generally build their own custom kernel on their own boxes, so that's the first thing they generally do in building their own distro.

As for mint I couldn't swear to it, but I'd have to say yes, because Ubuntu chugs along like an old plow horse and Mint streams along like a speed boat on my box. And that would be a direct result of a good kernel.

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Re: Partitioning question about upcoming Mint/XP dual boot

Postby ed@Mint » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:39 pm

Well... I believe you then :wink:
Would be an interesting investigation to check in what they actually differ.

Anyway, i fully agree with your definition of what makes a distro.
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Re: Partitioning question about upcoming Mint/XP dual boot

Postby Husse » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:52 am

I'm not quite sure if the kernel is different, but quite a bit of the modules that are loaded into it are....
(modprobe :))
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