[Soekris] Booting Soekris from Linux....can we have a real stripped distro

Trevor Warren trevor.w at media.mit.edu
Sun Feb 23 07:40:31 UTC 2003

These hacked kernels would be code with a lot of fine-tuning as
perceived from RH's end.

Off later RH has issues more than 2 Critical Kernel updates for its
2.4xx series. But then those were against Critical CERT warning for the
kernel in general.
A distro like the Familiar which i run on my test ipaq h3850 would
definitely go a long way in enhancing the usability of the hardware with
gnu-linux. With its lovely package manager and fundu way of updating
code on the device keeping in sync with updates becomes a lot more

This was just a suggestion.....hope someone takes up to the idea. I am
willing to pitch in with any help needed.

Have a nice day all.


On Thu, 2003-02-20 at 20:41, Henry Spencer wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Seth Rothenberg wrote:
> > 1) The stock kernel on RH 8.0 is 2.4.18.??
> > and one person said he needed to go to 2.4.20
> > to get CF stable  - Needed for direct copy to CF  
> Careful here:  Red Hat's (e.g.) "2.4.18" kernel is typically quite
> different from a stock Torvalds 2.4.18 kernel, with a lot of updates and
> fixes and arguably-beneficial changes.  It's usually a lot closer to the
> "latest and greatest" than you would think from the number. 
>                                                           Henry Spencer
>                                                        henry at spsystems.net
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