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I Thought I Was Pretty Versed In Linux


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So I have used linux for many years, very familiar with many aspects of its use and care, but I guess I have a long way yet to go....

I downloaded the AVG rescue cd (usb) which is based on a linux live cd. I found that the kernel had been compiled with broadcom wireless built-in and it would cause a hang on boot for the netbook I was trying to scan. I want to recompile the kernel but I am unsure of where to start.

Now I have compiled many kernels and it is not that part that gives me pause, but AVG doesn't offer any insight into what they based their cd on. Should I just find the matching kernel version sources from kernel.org and use that? Am I looking at breaking lots of things? Maybe this is a simple problem and I'm just looking at it too hard.

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Depending on how they've made it (I'll check later cause I'm not near a good enough connection for downloading) what you can do is extract the zip/iso and then unsquash the filesystem. Chroot into the filesystem and then compile a new kernel. Then squash the filesystem, generate an iso and you should be ready to go.

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Probably the easiest way to keep it from trying might be to disable the network devices on the laptop while you are recovering. It should not load the modules (assuming modules as it is most likely) if it cannot find the devices.

We like the trk (trinity rescue kit) does more than antivirus.

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We like the trk (trinity rescue kit) does more than antivirus.

Yeah I like the Mclone feature, pretty handy if you know what i mean.

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