After a whole day of struggling with some very flaky technology and an 11 year old laptop, I have now built (cross-compiled to i386, in fact) and booted a working linux 3.0 kernel – if you want to try them as Debian packages (caveat emptor of course) then you can download them from here (slow link, be warned):
- Kernel image: http://newgolddream.dyndns.info/blog/linux-image-3.0.0-rc1-32bit+_3.0.0-rc1-32bit+-10.00.Custom_i386.deb
- Kernel headers: http://newgolddream.dyndns.info/blog/linux-headers-3.0.0-rc1-32bit+_3.0.0-rc1-32bit+-10.00.Custom_i386.deb
These are built for my use – so if you want some other features you’ll have to build your own. They come from a bog standard kernel – follow the link from http://newgolddream.dyndns.info/blog if you want the sources.
The flakiness was nothing to do with the kernel but the hardware, and as I need to low spec laptop for my MSc project, so I guess I will have to suffer for my art.
Update: Now with (some) networking support – indeed I am typing this update on a Linux 3.0-rc1 machine, which must make this one of the world’s first Linux 3 blogs.
- Linux 3.0 (cartesianproduct.wordpress.com)
- Linus Renames 2.6.40 Kernel To Linux 3.0, Announces Release Candidate (linux.slashdot.org)
- Install/uninstall .deb files (sandeepbhalla.wordpress.com)
- Scott Moser: Upgrading an EBS Instance (ubuntu-smoser.blogspot.com)
- Kernel compilation and pesky mouse -2 (flossexperiences.wordpress.com)
- Darktable Photo Workflow – debian amd64 packages (kaigaraonline.wordpress.com)