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Old 08-26-2004, 08:43 AM   #1
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Help with kernel compiling under Mandrake Linux 8.1


How can I make sure I have the right kernel headers?
I'm afraid that the dreaded unresolved symbol problem may be caused proprietary kernel headers . I want to recompile Linux kernel 2.4.8, which comes with Mandrake Linux 8.1 and thus downloaded the kernel sources of Linux kernel 2.4.8 from Kernel.org under Windows. Am I required to download the kernel source from Mandrake?

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Old 08-26-2004, 01:57 PM   #2
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hi there
u need a kernel source
source from the kernel.org a good option

u just need to configure according to ur needs,will give u hard time to identify the things there
but will be good learning experince
also u can try is to
copy ur present kernel config file and copy that to the kernel source and run "make oldconfig"
it will take the present configration and ask u only about new options

this too has a problem, there has abeen a lot of changes from 2.4 kernel to 2.6 kernel so u might be prompted many times
so it is upto to chooes a method acordingly

regards
gaurav

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Old 08-26-2004, 02:51 PM   #3
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I have the kernel sources!!! I just wanted to make sure the kernel headers are compatible with the kernel sources from Kernel.org.

I had recompiled the kernel before, but still have the dreaded unresolved symbol problem!!!
 
Old 08-26-2004, 02:56 PM   #4
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i have been using kernel sources from kernel.org and have ben facing no problems on various linux distributions

also get urself the latest modutils,iniscripts packages to work with kernel upgrade(a must if upgrading from 2.4 to 2.6)
regards

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Old 08-27-2004, 02:06 PM   #5
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i have been using kernel sources from kernel.org and have ben facing no problems on various linux distributions

also get urself the latest modutils,iniscripts packages to work with kernel upgrade(a must if upgrading from 2.4 to 2.6)
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Were the kernel sources from Kernel.org working properly with Mandrake Linux?
 
Old 08-27-2004, 02:32 PM   #6
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hi
i have done this on redhat ,fedora, peanut linux

and i do not think it matters which linux u r using because kernel sources from kernel.org is system independent

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