Welcome to LQ,
As stated by kasperhans you should find a lot of info on the site about kernel building.
A quick run through of the basics..
Install the kernel-source package..
This will depend on the kernel you are using as to the direction to proceed with the install. There are rpm's, or tarballs. Installation of an rpm would go like this.
rpm -iv filename
A tarball installation goes like this.
tar zxvf /path/to/filename
tar jxvf /path/to/filename
Now you can cd into the folder
one of these should go next depends on how you want to start the configuration..
If your in X use `xconfig` if you want to start from scratch. Run `make oldconfig` first if you want to use the current config as a starting configuration. Use `make menuconfig` for non-X system. Use of `config` is for non-X experts.
Configure the system as needed in xconfig or menuconfig.
Exit and save.
Run this to complete the build and install..
make dep clean bzImage modules modules_install install
update your boot floppy once the kernel update is completed and working as needed using `mkbootdisk`
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Last edited by DavidPhillips; 11-14-2003 at 07:20 PM.