Everything about UNIX kernels: development, configuration, compilation, design, etc.

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removing kernel modules not working for some modules [closed]

unfortunately i couldnt install a machine with minimal installation as a virtual machine ,so i am trying to prevent loading of unwanted modules from kernel using blacklist file. Added following to ...
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Upgrading the kernel in Redhat Linux 6.0

How do you upgrade the kernel in Redhat Linux 6.0? And how can I confirm whether it is updated or not?
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Set Kernel Root to Same Partition as Boot

Running GRUB, I want to set the kernel root parameter to the same partition (or more generically, to a partition on the same device) as the disk with the bootloader. Initially, the install set the ...
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Remove branding from custom kernel

I have an assignment to build a custom kernel which removes all the drivers/plugins that are not needed and also remove any traces that it is Ubuntu's. Basically, my teacher wants us to strip it down ...
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Loading a kernel driver to a specific memory address

How can I load a kernel driver at a specific memory address? How could it be done with the following methods? commands/scripts like insmod or modprobe using C code (not sure if there may exist ...
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How to create a custom Linux distribution? [closed]

Can any one tell me the easiest way to create a system with live cd with installing function. Which can install backtrack all tools?? I need to create a custom boot animation and everything!
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Best method for testing android kernel

I would like to test some of the features of android kernel like inserting a module and collecting certain parameters for research purpose. What would you think the best method for that?
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Is it neccessary for me to update my kernel? And how? [closed]

I'm trying to install Kubuntu on a VM in order to do some deep learning following this guide: https://github.com/BVLC/caffe/wiki/Ubuntu-14.04-VirtualBox-VM I'm stuck in the step of the guide that ...
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when update kernels do they close bugs?

I'm not an expert in linux but when I upgrade my kernel to latest stable one which is 3.12.2, does it close all security bugs? How linux security bugs be closed? by installing newer kernel or how ...
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Find Linux kernel build date/time?

In a Linux distro, let's say Ubuntu 14.04, how can one find the time and date when this particular Linux Kernel was compiled/built?
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Why is the UNIX kernel so crucial? [closed]

More specifically, how is the UNIX kernel treated differently from other parts of the Operating System?