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Welcome in the Linux Libre Kernel Group - Every One is Free to Join! Linux-Libre Kernel is now a GNU official project!!!


Linux-libre Kernel
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Mailing list http://www.fsfla.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/linux-libre
Website http://www.fsfla.org/svnwiki/selibre/linux-libre/ , http://www.fscorsica.org
Available language(s) English
Contact Alexander Oliva Aurélien
Members 19
Description The free version of Linux which use only free compatible hardware
Current status Active

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Get Action!

You work on different type of architecture and/or operating system please join


List of Members

Members Aurélien parsifal encyclom Dim


Why this group?

IRC #linux-libre

Note LK group for Linux Libre Kernel hacktivists


The Linux Libre Kernel Group as been created to help people to construct and compile their own Linux Libre Kernel from http://www.fsfla.org


1st goal establish a working compilation recipe (without change from the basic linux kernel configuration distributions but free as in freedom)

2nd goal offer a Linux Libre Kernel Optimization Solution - LKOS a guide to bring some optimizations on your own linux libre kernel

3rd goal keep old recipe at fscorsica.org/old to offer solutions for people which need to works on old solutions


(At the time you have build a linux libre kernel without modification on the base configuration you are welcome to link your website to share your works)


Where get the build of .deb?

Architecture amd 64 bits

Operating System Debian Squeeze on fully free repositories


Mirror You can add to your mirror list our mirror

deb http://linux-libre.fsfla.org/pub/linux-libre/planet planet main
http://www.fscorsica.org/kernel-en.html (direct download)


You can find the .deb of this linux libre kernel at :: http://www.fscorsica.org/kernel-en.html

You can find the .deb of an LKOS example at :: http://www.fscorsica.org/lkos-en.html

You can find the old recipes at :: http://www.fscorsica.org/old


Information of version

LAST OUT 3.3.4 linux libre kernel .deb available from April the 27 2012

Type: GNU documentation

License: GNU Free Documentation License

Made on Operating System : Debian Sqeeze with free software only

Distribution: GNU / Linux libre


How-To-compile-your-own-linux-libre-kernel-on-free-debian-based

This part is important and long (depending on the computers you have got)

If you are running on a fresh install or if you never made that type of operation before, you will need to install packages needed for linux libre kernel compilation. First, make sure your apt database is updated

One of the simply way to compile your own Linux Libre Kernel for your distribution is (This example as been made on a Full Libre GNU / Linux Debian Operating System)


All command must be made under root


Get the root power with su or sudo

su
aptitude update


Install the needed packages


aptitude install fakeroot kernel-package libncurses5-dev libqt3-mt-dev bzip2 wget build-essential


In a web browser go to last linux libre kernel release you can launch from another buffer of your emacs or terminal if you use tty


links http://www.linux-libre.fsfla.org/pub/linux-libre/releases/


Copy the link adress of the linux libre kernel version you want.


In a terminal go to /usr/src and get the source :


wget http://www.linux-libre.fsfla.org/pub/linux-libre/releases/3.3.4-gnu/linux-libre-3.3.4-gnu.tar.bz2


Uncompress the archive file


tar xvjf linux-3.3.4-gnu.tar.bz2


Go to the newly created directory of the uncompressed source


cd linux-3.3.4

Enter

make clean mrproper


Now, you can review and change config variables. First, update your config file to the new options of the linux libre kernel source

make nconfig
F6 to save the .config
F9 to quit

This will open an application that classifies and explains the properties and available modules you can either 'build into' the linux libre kernel, make modularly available or disable. When you are done, save it and exit.


make-kpkg clean


Now you have to modify a file ::

Modify the version.h file in the linux-3.3.4-gnu/include/linux containing ::

emacs include/linux/version.h
#define UTS_RELEASE "3.3.4-gnu-planet"  <- (here change libre-planet by what you want)

C-x C-s save the file in /usr/src/linux-3.3.4-gnu/include/linux/version.h


Now, you can build your linux libre kernel, enter


fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=-planet kernel_image kernel_headers kernel_source


You can change "planet" by the value you have choose when you have create the utsrelease.h file. Optionally, you can add kernel_source at the end, if you want to build a source pack. You can also put CONCURRENCY_LEVEL=N (where N should be replaced by the number of CPU cores your computer has) at the beginning of the command to make the building process take advantage of multiple core systems.

The last command will take some time to complete. At the end, you will have linux-image and linux-headers (and linux-source if you chose) installation files.


go to linux-image and linux-headers files to the directory you want. Then, either go to that directory in terminal with cd command and install the two .deb packages:


Now you've got your own libre-kernel files in /usr/src


dpkg -i linux-image-3.3.4-gnu-planet.deb
dpkg -i linux-headers-3.3.4-gnu-planet.deb
dpkg -i linux-source-3.3.4-gnu-planet.deb


Or


dpkg -i *b (if the directory is clean)


Or, just double-click on the two files and click on the Install Package button.

Restart and choose libre-planet kernel from your GRUB.


If you build you own Linux Libre Kernel and share it arround it can be usefull to generate the md5 checksum


md5sum *image*3.3.4*deb > linux-image-3.3.4-gnu-planet.deb.md5


Join us!

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{{user Libre-Kernel}}
on your user page.
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Members
Aurelien
Cabregis
Cabryant/Profile
Dim/Profile
Doom0
Doomguy
Doomguy/Profile
Encyclom
Herco
Kachapur
Katnjia
Kesara
Libre73
Linux-libre
OSgnu86
Ore07
Pehjota
Tius
Wpurcell




Dent it!

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Special Thanks to Linux-libre kernel Hackers

The Free Technologie Academy :: http://www.ftacademy.org
Linux advanced administration manual :: first version of the recipe
For the works on washing Linux source code to Linux-libre :: Alexandre Oliva http://www.fsfla.org ::lxoliva(at)fsfla(dot)org
For the participation on the recipe 2.6.32 :: Ali Gundunz http://www.aligunduz.org/articles/buildkernel.html :: gndz.ali(at)gmail(dot)com
For the modification part on the file /linux-2.6.32.5/Documentation/lguest/Makefile Damian Fossi :: damianfossi(at)gmail(dot)com
For the modification between 2.6.39.3 and 3.0 importing /Documentation/lguest/ folder and files :: aurelien


This document is under GNU Free Documentation License

Last modification bring May the 1st 2012 by aurelien
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