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Old 08-25-2004, 01:29 PM   #1
kallan
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Post Kernel Compilation and Installation help for 2.6.8


i have fc2 installed in my system and i have downloaded kernel 2.6.8 full.

Please help me compile it and install it in my system which has 2.6.5 installed.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 01:32 PM   #2
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There's plenty of guides on compiling the kernel out there, look around.
If all you want is to try the latest kernel but not to learn how to compile it, these RPMs should make your life easier:
http://people.redhat.com/arjanv/2.6/RPMS.kernel/
 
Old 08-25-2004, 01:39 PM   #3
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I assume you want to compile your custom kernel. If not, you can use yum or up2date to get upgrade to the new kernel. As for the steps to kernel compile.

unzip and untar the kernel in your /usr/src/ (you can also use your home directory)

# make menuconfig
or
# make xconfig (this might give errors if you dont have qt, qt-devel)
or
# make oldconfig (if you have old kernel config file)

# make bzImage

# make modules

# make modules_install

# make install
 
Old 08-25-2004, 01:46 PM   #4
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The link given above gives a selection of precompiled kernels isnt it???

also, my pc config is p3 1ghz with 384 mb ram and 815 motherboard
should i go for i586 or i686???


Also

why is that 3 choices of menuconfig, old config and xconfig???

Last edited by kallan; 08-25-2004 at 01:49 PM.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 01:47 PM   #5
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And how much time will it take to compile and install it.........???
 
Old 08-25-2004, 01:57 PM   #6
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Yea the link has precompiled kernels, go for i686.

On my p3 1.13g it takes around 20-30 minutes, but it'll depend on how many modules you've selected.

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why is that 3 choices of menuconfig, old config and xconfig???

They're just different options you can use for configuring the kernel, menuconfig is a ncurses based interface, old config automatically detects your previous configuration then gives you options on new features, xconfig an X GUI frontend.
IIRC there's also a GTK (gconfig) and a QT one.
Personally I recommend menuconfig, I find it easier to use.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 02:26 PM   #7
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Thanks a lot demonbane..... i wud be following ur instructions
 
  


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