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Old 04-10-2003, 12:47 PM   #1
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Question Laptop kernel recompile, attempt #2. Guru advise needed please..


I am making a second attempt to recompile my 2.4.20-9 kernel to include acpi support, as well as the modules for my netgear prism2 card and my conexant Linmodem. My questions are...

1) It was recomended to me that I get the kernel from redhat, so I wouldn't lose RedHat specific drivers, so I did. The kernel is in two files
kernel-2.4.20-9.source.rpm
kernel-2.4.20-9.rpm

Question: How do I recompile an RPM based kernel package, or are these rpms only going to dump the needed files for me to compile?

Question #2: Which RPM to use??

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Old 04-10-2003, 12:59 PM   #2
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if you want to compile the source, install the .src.rpm, if you want the kernel binary,without compiling anything, install the .rpm.
 
Old 04-10-2003, 01:13 PM   #3
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Thanks, that is exactly the answer I needed.
Only one more question..

As I have a couple patches to install, ie ACPI etc, at what point in the make process does patching take place?

The last time I tried compiling, I didn't have patches, just different options..
 
Old 04-10-2003, 05:15 PM   #4
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you patch the kernel source before even configuring the options.
 
  


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