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Old 09-01-2002, 11:42 AM   #1
BHanrahan
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Compiling kernel effects in Mandrake 8.2 and one other thing


My question is when I compile 2.4.19 in Mandrake which is using a 2.4.18 variant I think, will I loose all of the support for my hardware, what effect does compiling a kernel have on Mandrake? Also the reason that I am compiling this kernel is that when Mandrake installs it leaves the usr/src/linux file structure empty, as in there is not a linux folder. I need these files because I have the linux drivers from linksys for the wireless usb, w-lan something or another, and to install these it needs all of the files in the linux folder that is not there.
Thanks in advance,
Ben
 
Old 09-01-2002, 12:08 PM   #2
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well if you do it correctly then you will not notice a single difference, normally you can just use the older kernels config file, which will typically be in /boot/config-2.4.18-6mdk or something similar. the reason you have nothing in /usr/src/linux is that you have only installed the kernel binaries, not the kernel-source package, install that rpm and BEHOLD!!!!
 
Old 09-01-2002, 12:12 PM   #3
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Ahhh, thank you. I knew there had to be a way to get that source in there.
Thanks Ben
 
  


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