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Help creating a Linux system
I am sick of distributors modifying everything they incorporate into their distributions, and I have decided I want to use official releases of stuff only, so I am going to now build my own Linux system.
Obviously I am not going to just snap my fingers and become an overnight Linux expert, so for now my goal is to create a Linux system that is booted with GRUB2, and has the GNU-core tools installed. Thats it!
I am in the middle of making my Linux system from a live session of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
What I have done:
Created a file volume using the file system EXT4.
Created the directories:
I have compiled the Linux kernel with the following commands:
The Linux README file says to copy the kernel image from (linuxsourcedir)/arch/i386/bzImage to the place where my regular bootable kernel is found. For me, this will be /boot/
The problem is that the bzImage in reference is a symbolic link, so, where can I actually find the actual files? This is where I am getting lost. Where is the vmlinuz file?
Am I doing things correctly so far?
You can always find out where a link goes by using the readlink command. My guess is that your bzImage is actually in arch/x86/boot. But if you just copy the link, that's ok too - it will dereference the link and copy the real file."I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"