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ok, yet another question/problem. i feel like a total idiot, too damn pampered with the ease of windows, should have started linux sooner. im still a newbie on this so please no shortcuts on anything. im looking in on recompiling the updated 2.3.20-8.9 for Red Hat 9. after i install it, and try to install video card drivers it can't do it cause i need to recompile the kernel. also when i try to play a screensavers it gives me an error with some program haveing to do with deamon... i can't remember. i've tried googling but failed at attemting to recompile. i've reinstalled Linux cause i hate the feeling something is screwed up with it.
plz i need a good step-by-step on recompiling the kernel after i update it. and also after i recompile, how do i get rid of the other kernel in the GRUB boot loader.
Originally posted by win13 i have another question about compiling kernels. i'm always seeing "edit lilo.config," i'm using GRUB does that mean i have to use LILO now, or is there a way to edit GRUB as well?
I find GRUB easier to configure than Lilo. You're using RedHat 9, right? Then just edit the /boot/grub.conf file and then you're done. No need to run a "grub" command to write to the MBR like you have to do with LILO.
And one word of advice:
After you've added your new kernel to GRUB, don't delete the old one. Cuz it took me a dozen times to get a 2.6 kernel running. If I deleted my old 2.4 kernel, I would not have been able to boot my computer.