Building the kernel - newbie
I want to start playing around with the linux kernel but I have some questions to get going.
Can I build on windows in cygwin or mingw and then either run through some VMWare? Or just transfer to another computer and boot it from there? Cos I have a linux machine and I have a windows machine, but if I wreck the kernel, which I suspect I will do, then how do I restore my linux system? Thats why I want to do it on my windows system. I am trying to do it through Cygwin but it doesn't understand elf so, I don't know what to do. I have tried mingw but get the same elf issues but I'm told this can act as a cross compiler?
Basically I'm just really looking for some pointers in the right direction. I have tried googling but to no avail (which leads me to believe its not practical - or at least quite difficult)