Find out how Kevin solved these challenge posed in the previous video.
- To start configuring the kernel,…let's start with the config file that the distro gave us.…So, here I am in the top level kernel directory.…And we're gonna copy the kernel that the distro gave us.…That's in /boot.…And we're gonna copy it to the current directory,…calling it .config.…And here I used the dollar open paren and closed paren.…And by the way, that's the same as back ticks with bash.…So now we're ready to start making modifications,…but we're starting with the configuration the same way…that the distro did their kernel.…
Now let's configure our kernel.…Let's see how I did it.…There's a few different ways you could do this.…So we can use make menuconfig, make xconfig,…or some other choice, or a combination.…I'm gonna use make xconfig.…In particular, it's handy because we know the names…of the configuration variables…because we gave it to you in the challenges document.…So, we say make xconfig.…We don't need to be root to do a configuration.…And we want to enable loadable module support…and some module unloading things.…
We survey the Linux kernel specification, boot process, and loadable kernel modules. You will practice techniques such as downloading and searching Linux kernel source code and configuring a Linux kernel from scratch. Challenge and solution videos at the end of almost every chapter allow you to test your new Linux skills along the way.
- What is the Linux kernel?
- Controlling hardware
- Reading Linux kernel messages
- Reading and writing files from the proc and sysfs filesystems
- Configuring GRUB
- Using kernel command-line parameters
- Configuring run levels
- Working with loadable kernel modules (LKMs)
- Searching the kernel source code
- Building and installing a Linux kernel
Skill Level Advanced
Learning Linux for PHP Developers (2014)with Jon Peck3h 52m Beginner
1. Surveying the Linux Kernel
3. Working with Loadable Kernel Modules
4. Examining Linux Kernel Source Code
5. Configuring and Building a Linux Kernel
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