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Compiling linux kernel
No, it isn't. I have a P3 equivalent processor and 256 MB RAM and I can compile a kernel in less than an hour.
Actually you don't need to build your own kernel to use drivers, you just need to have the kernel headers corresponding to your compiled kernel available for use. Since Debian keeps its linux image and linux sources packages in step, it should be enough to store the source code somewhere safe and point /usr/src/linux to the kernel's top-level directory."I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"