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Offline joesnose

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tiny core kernel patch?
« on: April 29, 2010, 05:59:37 AM »
Hello, i am new here sorry if this is the wrong section.

I was looking for the patches to create a tiny core kernel, but i was unable to find them.

I would like to patch the 2.4.31 kernel, is this doable?

can anyone point me in the direction of the kernel patches.

thanks.

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Re: tiny core kernel patch?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2010, 06:40:38 AM »
It was in kernel v2.6 that enhanced the initrd capabiliites, of such with the new initramfs, which is the basis of Tiny Core. I am not aware of any backports of such to 2.4.x kernel. But then I no longer folllow the 2.4 kernel.

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/2.x/release/src/2.6.29.1-tinycore.patch.gz
« Last Edit: April 29, 2010, 06:43:22 AM by roberts »
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Re: tiny core kernel patch?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2010, 07:09:33 AM »
Ah ok. Thankyou for the enlightenment.

well in that case is it possible to find a patch for a 2.6.16 kernel or earlier?

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Re: tiny core kernel patch?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010, 08:05:37 AM »
We never used a kernel earlier than 2.6.24. Anyway, the patch contains loop-aes and cosmetic changes, neither is required for normal operation. You should be able to use upstream 2.6 kernels if you wish.
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Re: tiny core kernel patch?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010, 08:15:15 AM »
Ah ok. Thankyou for the enlightenment.

well in that case is it possible to find a patch for a 2.6.16 kernel or earlier?

Is there a specific reason to use 2.6.16 or earlier?
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Re: tiny core kernel patch?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010, 03:56:13 PM »
Thanks curaga, are you saying i should be able to apply the patches to any 2.6.xx kernal?

Hello bmarcus, the reasons i am asking about these earlier kernals is that i would like to try and compile a kernel that would run on the xbox1 hardware.

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Re: tiny core kernel patch?
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2010, 01:40:48 AM »
The loop-aes part won't likely apply. What I meant is that you can use unpatched kernels from kernel.org.
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