3.0.8 Intel Atom Netbook Zen Kernel compiled on Lubuntu 11.04

Posted: October 29, 2011 in Linux
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.config
kernel headers and image

To use:
1. Extract to any directory using 7-Zip
2. Open terminal window
3. cd {extracted directory}
4. sudo dpkg -i *3.0.8*zen*lnat*.deb
5. Reboot

To uninstall:
1. Boot into any other kernel
2. Open terminal window
3. sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.0.8-zen-lnat-cfq linux-headers-3.0.8-zen-lnat-cfq
4. Reboot

Patches:
http://downloads.zen-kernel.org/snapshots/v3.0_master.diff.gz (05 Nov 2011 04:37:04 snapshot)

Note:
Kernel defaults to using CFQ IO scheduler.
Add elevator=bfq in Kernel command line to use BFQ IO scheduler instead without recompiling.

Credits to:
Zen kernel developers & Pappy (Kernel Seeds) for initial .config seed; dieghen89 (kernel-netbook project) for BFQ tip.

Comments
  1. Victor says:

    Hi, thanks for your work, this kernel runs fast & rock solid on my Aspire One D255E. We’ll see about battery life and Tº, going to do some tests against Linux Mint’s stock kernel later. I use LM11 (based on Ubuntu 11.04) by the way.
    I had one serious gripe trying to install, tough: for some reason UUIDs on your kernels (tried all of the Zen 3.0.x ones) seem to be borked and don’t work _on boot_. The only way to make it work is turning off use of UUIDs in /etc/defaults/grub then run update-grub as root, to use /dev/sd* conventions. Otherwise it boots but panics with a “unable to mount root fs” error, and politely recommends changing entries on fstab to use 0000-000000-manymorezeroes UUIDs… BUT when it’s up and running they appear normally on /dev/disks/by-uuid for example. Strange.
    Also a tip: like the Liquorix ones, when installing these kernel .deb’s, the corresponding initrd is’nt auto-created on *buntu derivatives (11.04 and older it seems) leading to more panics. There’s some info on that in the ‘net, basically you need to update “module-init-tools” to a version that recognizes 3.x kernel series, because the stock package doesn’t play well with the newer ones. Bugs, bugs everywhere…
    Sorry the long text, only wanted to give you feedback, and a hand 🙂
    Greetings from CHILE

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