can a custom kernel be used on any linux distro?

I am wondering if I made a custom updated kernel could I use that kernel on any distro of Linux just as long as it is on the same computer?

On Tue, 23 Sep 2008 18:36:01 +0000, Shadowmeph wrote:

> I am wondering if I made a custom updated kernel could I use that kernel
> on any distro of Linux just as long as it is on the same computer?

The kernel is distribution-agnostic. There might be implications about
supportability, though, with some distributions.

Jim

I agree with hendersj. The SuSE kernel has between 2,200 to 2,400 patches as I understand it.

You can find Kernel:/Vanilla for your SuSE version @ Index of /repositories/Kernel:/Vanilla

The latest factory version is usually @ Index of /repositories/Kernel:/HEAD/openSUSE_Factory

Then, many of the Devs @ Index of /repositories/home: build their own kernels; have a look.