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Compiling a Kernel. Benefits / Risks / Tips & Tricks ?

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – You do realize, you don't have to replace the stock kernel when you compile a new one.  You can install multiple kernels and their support files are in /lib/modules in directories defined by the kernel name.My system has 3 kernels installed.  The standard Arch kernel, the -ck kernel from AUR, and (Because you can take the boy away from Gentoo, but you can't take Gentoo out of the boy) a kernel that has been downloaded from kernel.org and custom built for this laptop.  All three kernels are on my boot partition and are selected by name in my grub entries.When you screw (HowTos)