Go Back   TechArena Community > Software > Operating Systems
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Register Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Sponsored Links



Need some information on Linux Kernel

Operating Systems


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 15-10-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 25
Need some information on Linux Kernel
  

Hi,
I am currently studying Linux. In my project work I have some doubts related to Linux Kernel. The questions which I am listing below will help out to get more general overview of the application. First I want to know that which platform does Linux kernel supports. Then in the same what hardware is better for it. Then does it supports removable media like USB drives. And can I use more than 3 serial ports on it. Thanks in advance for any suggestion.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15-10-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,516
Re: Need some information on Linux Kernel

The best thing about the Linux is that it runs on every type of computer which is made in the last decade. So here you does not need a dedicated hardware system for using Linux. It also run on small PDA and on large servers. It is originally written for Intel based pc but now due to vast usage there are common hardware for it. But as compare to other operating system there are some limitations.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15-10-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,289
Re: Need some information on Linux Kernel

It is not necessary that you have to buy any additional hardware for Linux Kernel. It works on 2MB of RAM with single floppy drive support. So here you can understand that on all machines you can work with Linux. Linux need minimum system requirements. Today new version of Linux works in GUI mode too. See Linux documentation for more information.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 15-10-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,022
Re: Need some information on Linux Kernel

In the case of USB Linux has some limitations. Linux supports only few types of USB device. It is better to get proper device drivers. Otherwise the hardware will not work. The list of supported hardware can be get on the official site. You can use more than 3 serial ports but you cannot use simultaneously two ports which share an interrupt. This is actually limitation of the ISA bus architecture.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Software > Operating Systems
Tags: , , , ,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "Need some information on Linux Kernel"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Information about the kernel and security of Linux Siketan Operating Systems 4 29-03-2011 08:08 AM
want some information about Linux 2.6 Kernel for project purpose Alfanumeric Operating Systems 4 28-12-2010 11:02 AM
Want to know about 2.6 Kernel in Linux mewlyo Operating Systems 4 26-12-2010 08:53 AM
Information related to the Virtualization in Linux Kernel Edwards Operating Systems 5 23-02-2010 05:32 AM
Download Linux kernel 2.6.28 Calvin K Operating Systems 2 26-12-2008 07:12 PM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 07:35 PM.