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Old 02-12-2004, 08:40 PM   #1
reiggin
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I've got "patch-2.6.2.bz2"... now what?


Newbie question: I've got the file from kernel.org: patch-2.6.2.bz2 but what do I do now to upgrade from my 2.4.20 kernel on RedHat 9.1? I have never successfully compiled a kernel and I'd really need some good directions. The HOW-TO on kernels on LinuxOnline is now gone so I'm really feeling like I'm up a creek without a paddle. How come there is no real good step-by-step for upgrading a kernel? Especially with 2.6 out. I expected more. Oh well. So what do I do with this mysterious file now that I've so easily downloaded it from kernel.org? Also, would I be better off with a "2.6 ready" distro like Fedora Core 1? If so, how can I upgrade RH 9.1 to Fedora Core 1?
 
Old 02-12-2004, 09:11 PM   #2
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Check out the slackware forum, its got a thread on compiling a kernel.

What you downloaded was a patch, which is only the changed files in the kernel source code. You would apply that to a 2.6.1 source tree.

You are using 2.4 though, so you have to download the full (40MB) source code and compile that.

There are lots of tutorials out there, so there isn't much else I can tell you. Is there a reason you want to get 2.6? Its better to wait for the distros if you are having trouble.
 
  


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