Console distribution running a 2.4 kernel?
Does anyone know of a text-based distribution that still runs a 2.4 series kernel?
Alternately, any tutorials on compiling a LFS system with 2.4 kernel, the "kernel-2.4.txt" hint doesn't work with the latest book.
I am trying to get a tiny 486 system usable as a console IM client, but getting a working kernel is a real pest. I've tried building a Linux-from-scratch system about twice for it, and it would consistently fail to boot the kernel I compiled. I tried a couple of lightweight distros, ie. Slitaz, DSL, and Feather Linux, and of the three, both DSL and Feather worked perfectly. I also tried the latest Knoppix (2.6 kernel), which failed, and an extremely old version (2.4 kernel), which worked.
I really would like a console-only distribution, as X makes the computer too slow to be usable, for no real advantage. I don't mind building it from scratch, like the LFS builds, but when I've tried before it gets errors compiling glibc (and doesn't build a usable system with uClibc)
Thanks to everyone in advance!