Thursday, 13 May 2010

Fedora kernel on Ubuntu Lucid 10.04

I had need of a Fedora Core 12 kernel lately. Testing the fun hardware of the previous post.

Turns out that running that kernel with Ubuntu 10.04 userspace is pretty easy. Alien + some dkms invocations are enough.
fakeroot alien kernel-
fakeroot alien kernel-devel-

dpkg -i kernel_2.6.31.5-128_amd64.deb
dpkg -i kernel-devel_2.6.31.5-128_amd64.deb

update-initramfs -c -k

dkms build -m nvidia-current -v 195.36.15 -k
dkms install -m nvidia-current -v 195.36.15 -k

update-initramfs -u -k


et voila:
knan@sarevok:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid
knan@sarevok:~$ uname -a
Linux sarevok #1 SMP Sat Nov 7 21:11:14 EST 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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