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Recompile your kernel, using the latest stable release. Through research, eliminate as much "bloat" as you can, so that you have everything you need for your specific hardware configuration but don't have an enormous kernel.

That's easier than you might think. The good folks who develop the make utility have made a shortcut that will significantly reduce the time required for this. That's as far as my hint will go smile.gif
    
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That's easier than you might think. The good folks who develop the make utility have made a shortcut that will significantly reduce the time required for this. That's as far as my hint will go smile.gif

I know. That's why my next line said "the process itself is very easy."

Again, this is more about learning how extensive the kernel is, it's effects on the system and what you can tune/tweak.
    
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That's easier than you might think. The good folks who develop the make utility have made a shortcut that will significantly reduce the time required for this. That's as far as my hint will go smile.gif

but at the same time, he might not know what modules he needs or will need, since like he said he's new to linux.
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but at the same time, he might not know what modules he needs or will need, since like he said he's new to linux.

To some extent he won't need to know, as long as he understands precisely what this "shortcut" does and the limitations of it. I don't recommend using it without knowing how it works or the new kernel won't work as expected without some additional manual configuration. I'm not trying to get him to avoid learning, but perhaps learn something else that he might not notice as explicitly by going through the usual process smile.gif
    
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Ok guys, update #1 on the Kernel Project.

Thus far it has been significantly harder than I expected, mainly because there are *so* many commands that I am not familiar with and that I'm having to learn as I go. I have been pretty busy as well with some life commitments and such, but I should have this done this week. Have learned a lot, probably one of the first things was how vi worked smile.gif Thanks again!
    
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Ok guys, update #1 on the Kernel Project.
Thus far it has been significantly harder than I expected, mainly because there are *so* many commands that I am not familiar with and that I'm having to learn as I go. I have been pretty busy as well with some life commitments and such, but I should have this done this week. Have learned a lot, probably one of the first things was how vi worked smile.gif Thanks again!

Looks like you are going to complete challenge 2 (mine) before you complete the first one tongue.gif
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Ugh....I still hate Vi.


..../shudder
    
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Ugh....I still hate Vi.
..../shudder

Vi isn't that bad. tongue.gif
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Vi is horrible, nano is the way to go biggrin.gif
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We use Debian in class. We installed (and you must modify the configuration file of everything you install). Shorewall,bind9,made use of a proxy,configured 6 virtual disks,and used different RAID types with different partition groups,installed Apache2,Samba,squid, used the Debian OS as a router for a virtual Win 7 install. There is a good bit a work for a beginner in just the stuff I can remember to include in my list,and the semester is not half over.My downfall, I am a terrible typist and very slow with any editor I choose (we use vi m).We are going to be doing some penetration testing with snort and Backtrack but I do not know the lesson plan yet.
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