3.7.5 PF Kernel for Toshiba NB205 (Intel Atom N280) compiled on Manjaro 0.8.3

Posted: February 15, 2013 in Linux
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Custom unwarranted kernels are provided on an “as is basis” – use at your own risk. Steps below also assumes you know how to restore your kernel in case not working. Suggest to only use kernels compiled for your current distribution/version.

Note: this kernel is custom built/tailored for the Toshiba NB205 and will not work properly for any other PC’s/laptops (although it should work for machines with similar hardware)

kernel headers and image

To use/install
1. Extract to any directory using 7-Zip
2. Open terminal window
3. cd {extracted directory)
4. sudo pacman -U *linux-pf-head*3.7.5*.xz
5. sudo pacman -U *linux-pf-3.7.5*.xz
6. Edit kernel command line (either directly in /etc/default/grub or /etc/grub.d/40_custom assuming using Grub2) per below

Comment out the following lines i.e. add a “#” in front

#kernel /boot/vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/<boot drive id> loglevel=3 ro quiet resume=/dev/disk/by-uuid/<swap drive id>
#initrd /boot/initramfs-linux.img

Add following below commented line
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-linux-pf root=/dev/<boot drive partition> loglevel=3 ro quiet resume=/dev/<swap drive partition>

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-linux-pf root=/dev/sda3 loglevel=3 ro quiet resume=/dev/sda6

7. Rebuild your grub menu
8. Reboot and enjoy

If your system kernel panics / doesn’t boot
1. Assuming using GRUB2 – select the PF kernel boot entry at GRUB2 screen then press “E”. Scroll down to the “kernel…” line. Change the kernel name back to vmlinuz-linux and on the next line type initrd /boot/initramfs-linux.img then press “Ctrl-X” to reboot
2. Undo the changes made to /etc/default/grub or /etc/grub.d/40_custom and rebuild grub menu

To uninstall completely
1. Boot into any other kernel
2. Open terminal window
3. sudo pacman -R linux-pf-headers
4. sudo pacman -R linux-pf
5. Undo changes to /etc/default/grub or /etc/grub.d/40_custom, rebuild grub menu per above then reboot


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

Credits to:
natalenko from pf-kernel; Pappy (Kernel Seeds) for initial .config seed; dieghen89 (kernel-netbook project) for BFQ tip.

  1. P Y says:

    Great job , keep it on .

  2. P Y says:

    Since when do you have Manjaro installed , I have it installed on my other laptop .

    • pateo says:

      For about a month – experimenting …

      • P Y says:

        Cool man , same for me . Will you have an Intel version of this Kernel also ! I have Pear Linux 6.1 on another laptop .That would be great .

        I wasnt able to install it on my Manjaro Install . Too bad . Don t know how to do it with Arch-Based distros at all ! lol

        What s your name on Manjaro Forum if you re in there !

      • pateo says:

        Previous 2 links were for Intel Atom Processors that should work on other Arch based distros (not sure if they’ll work on other Intel Processors) – am not on Manjaro forums.

  3. PY says:

    Ok thanx for the reply . Keep it on .

  4. P Y says:

    Thanx for the comeback Pateos , keep up the good work .

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