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I have installed Kernel v2.6.18.1 for LTTng. the kernel configuration is missing following options which are mentioned in user guide to change. make menuconfig go to the "General setup" section ...
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    Problem in "Linux Kernel v2.6.18.1 Configuration" - ubuntu 9.10


    I have installed Kernel v2.6.18.1 for LTTng. the kernel configuration is missing following options which are mentioned in user guide to change.


    make menuconfig

    go to the "General setup" section
    Select the following options :
    HTML Code:
    <ln>[*] Prompt for development and/or incomplete code/drivers
    <ln>[*] Activate markers
    <ln>[*] Immediate value optimization (optional)
    Select <Exit>
    Select <Exit>
    Select <Yes>

    these 3 options are not available in General setup..
    any one have idea that, what the problem is this!? any solution or alternative options to select!

    I am new in using ubuntu and specially terminal,
    so I am looking for a detailed response..
    Thanks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sindhu4sind View Post
    I have installed Kernel v2.6.18.1 for LTTng. the kernel configuration is missing following options which are mentioned in user guide to change

    I am new in using ubuntu and specially terminal,
    so I am looking for a detailed response..
    Thanks..
    I don't know what LTTng is, but you need to upgrade your kernel.
    If you do not know how to add repositories, go to https://ubuntuhelp.com and search on it. Once repositories are added via Synaptic or by editing the /etc /apt/sources.list file by hand, perform a series of commands in the terminal

    sudo apt-get check
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    Kernel and its header should be upgraded after this.

    Best wishes!

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    2.6.18 kernel is definitely not the kernel used in that version of ubuntu, it matches version used by centos/rhel5 era build which was years prior

    why do you need such an old kernel? its not really surprising you're having difficulty getting it to work, since your hardware might be too new for a kernel that old

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    As Coopstah said, 2.6.18 is an RHEL/CentOS 5 kernel. Ubuntu 9.10 was running 2.6.3x, so it is likely that you can't run the 2.6.18 kernel on Ubuntu 9.10 - loadable modules/drivers work work because the kernel architecture was significantly changed. If you need to run a system with an older kernel like that on a modern Ubuntu distribution (such as 9.10) then you should run it in a virtual machine.

    So, it comes down to this. What are you REALLY trying to do, and why?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Thanks you all

    Actually i was trying to install in older version because i need it to port..

    Well i come to know that, i have to install centos or an older version of linux for performing this task..

    thanks for your reply...

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