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Old 04-21-2004, 09:32 PM   #1
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How do I install kernel 2.4.9 on SuSe


Hey there,
I need to install kernel 2.4.9 but I am not very familiar with linux.
Could someone give me a detailed explanation of how to acheive this,
Thanks,
Stef
 
Old 04-21-2004, 09:48 PM   #2
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Well theres bit of a process installing a a kernel, firstly if u have downloaded the kernel source, then u need to confiugre the kernel and then compile it to create an image to run.

Are u trying to develop the kernel from source? or have u downloaded and image? and there are quite new kernels available now, like 2.4.26 is the latest of 2.4 series.

If you provide the details above, we can help u a bit more. Also check out www.kernel.org, u'll be able to find more details.

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Old 04-21-2004, 10:16 PM   #3
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I have download the source of 2.4.9 from www.kernel.org but I don't know how to set it up properly.
I know that I need to call
make menuconfig and
make dep
but how do I set it up for lilo etc
Really what I am looking for is step by step instructions,
Thanks
Stef
 
Old 04-21-2004, 10:19 PM   #4
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While it was downloading I tried compiling and setting 2.4.9 that came on one of the cds follow the instructions at http://www.linuxboxen.dk/howto_akt.php3?recnr=21 but I couldn't find the bzImage to copy for the boot part,
Any ideas,
Stef
 
Old 04-21-2004, 10:37 PM   #5
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If the compiling went well, the bzImage is in arch/i386/boot/ in the kernel source directory. If you type run below command line, the kernel should compile properly.

"make dep clean bzImage modules modules_install"

once its done, copy the bzImage to /boot/ and then edit the lilo.conf file in /etc to add the new kernel image. Make sure u give a proper name to the kernel image (ie vmlinuz-2.4.9) and call that image in lilo.

ie : image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9
label=Linux-2.4.9
read-only

Good luck
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Old 04-22-2004, 08:58 AM   #6
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Solved

I had overlooked the make bzImage part.
Works now!!
Brilliant,
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