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Old 02-22-2008, 01:59 PM
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Can I build a custom kernel with PC-BSD, or should I just leave it alone/is it already customized for my hardware?
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:44 PM
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Can I build a custom kernel with PC-BSD, or should I just leave it alone/is it already customized for my hardware?
You can build a custom kernel, search the forum for the location of the kernel configuration file.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:15 PM
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Default Re: Custom Kernel?
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Can I build a custom kernel with PC-BSD, or should I just leave it alone/is it already customized for my hardware?
You can build a custom kernel, search the forum for the location of the kernel configuration file.
Thanks, DragnLord. Off to the handbook!
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:26 PM
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Be careful of using a GENERIC kernel as starting point. You should instead try to understand the options chosen for the custom PCBSD kernel and start tinkering from there.

The custom PCBSD kernels can be found at the following locations in your installation:
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/PCBSD/conf/PCBSD.i386 (for single core/chip)
/PCBSD/conf/PCBSD-SMP.i386 (for multi cores/chips)
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:06 PM
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Default Re: Custom Kernel?
Unless you need to compile a custom kernel with given options not already in the PCBSD*.i386 configs you probably don't need to worry about it.


I personally like compiling custom kernels under FreeBSD in so far as it does a bit of a stress test to compile it. The issue of boot speed etc resulting from one, well is a realm I butt my nose out of <_<

I would also recommend after you've read the handbook on the matter,

Code:
#cpu          I486_CPU
#cpu          I586_CPU
cpu          I686_CPU
unless you have a I586 or I486 based CPU which is probably unlikely.
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Someday I'll compile a custom kernel. For now, the defaults seem to be working fine. Thanks guys!
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