First a big thanks for a wonderful distro! Here's what I wrote in a comment in an article on PCLinuxOS at Linux Journal http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/spotlight-linux-pclinuxos-2010?page=1
I've been a full time linux user since 2000. I've tried most distos out there and settled on Red Hat/Fedora for the longest time.
I switched to PCLinuxOS in 2008 because I got tired of the flatten and re-install treadmill. With the exception of the flatten and re-install with the 2010 release I have greatly enjoyed the rolling release nature and out of the box quality of PCLinuxOS.
Even though I'm running a quad core 64 bit capable proc I'll be staying with PCLinuxOS. Hopefully they will eventually go 64 bit, but in the mean time my 8 gig of ram is recognized and fully available by using the pae kernel available through synaptic.
Keep up the great work folks!
Asus M3A76-CM Motherboard
AMD Phenom II x 4 965 Quad Core 3.4 ghz
8 gig Ram Crucial Ballistic DDR2 800mhz
5 x Seagate SATA II 500gb 7200 rpm Drive
1 x Lite-On SATA DVD RW DL
1 gig DDR3 Nvidia 9800 GT
With that said, I would now like to attempt a custom kernel build. I am currently running
kernel-126.96.36.199-pclos1.pae. Ive also installed the kernel-188.8.131.52-pclos1.a64.
The a64 kernel seem peppier (not very scientific I know) on my AMD proc. I would like to use the a64 kernel, but I would also still like to utilize all of my 8gb of ram.
I want to attempt a recompile to get the pae extension in the a64 kernel.
I've searched all over the forums with no specific tutorial or guide to kernel building.
I want to do this the PCLinuxOS way. I've started with the New packagers guide found in other post but would appreciate something more kernel related.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Thanks in advance