Originally Posted by nick021
hi there ,
i want to know that is it necessary to download kernel image for kernel compilation??
can't one can compile his current kernel that is installed in his system???
What if you are about to upgrade the kernel from 2.4.x to 2.6.x ???
since you are using Slackware 10.0, so the kernel is 2.4.x. If you like to only compile it then there is no need to download the kernel image if the source is already present in /usr/src.
But if source is not there then download it from www.kernel.org/mirrors
Moreover if you like to upgrade from 2.4.x to 2.6.x then definitely you will have to download it.