[NBLUG/Announce] General Meeting Announcement: Intro to building a Kernel

dugan at passwall.com dugan at passwall.com
Tue May 27 22:06:01 PDT 2003

WHAT:    NBLUG General Meeting
TOPIC:   Introduction to building a Linux Kernel
SPEAKER: M.E. (http://mike.passwall.com/)
WHERE:   O'Reilly and Associates, Sebastopol
WHEN:    Tuesday, June 10, 2003 @ 7:30PM

This is our normal monthly meeting at the normal scheduled time and place.
NBLUG meetings are open to all and are free of charge.

The "Acting President of NBLUG" will jabber on about installing
and upgrading a kernel by building it from source. "Why?" will be
covered, and general procedures to make the process easier will be included.

He hopes to make this an intermediate level presentation. If you are new
to Linux, this might be nice to see -- even if you do not plan to build a
custom kernel, as you can see what is available to you if you should ever
decide to build one later.

If you have built your own kernel, applied diff-patches, and/or modified
your kernel, you will likely not gain much benefit from this introduction/
(I will not be covering the actual source code, or internal workings of
the kernel.)

M.E. is the acting president of NBLUG while we are in transition to having
elected officers. (Expect new bylaws and constitution to be posted soon.)
He is an active member on the list, and is sometimes helpful. ;-)

Having been a member of NBLUG since the first meeting, and a user of Linux
for nearly a decade, M.E. has really enjoyed the Linux lifestyle.

Wrote majority of RFP for 3 story tall book robotic system, was project
coordinator for its integration, and acceptance director.

Reverse engineered Apple's NetBooting protocols from Mac OS X Server, and
ported the system over to Linux after modifying the source code to ISC's
DHCP Server (proof of concept) to permit Apple machines to NetBoot Mac OS
from a Linux Box.

Work-in-progress "Introduction to networking" pages that describe some
things such as the ISO OSI 7 Layer model:
and links to other "stuff" like breaking down the contents of a TCP header
and IP header:

And "Useless Trivia" like computer passwords  found in movies and computer
security too:

Plus other "stuff" ;-)

July      8 : How to deal with spam (panel review)
August    12: Not Disclosed
September 9 : Using the GIMP (tentative)

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