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Old 02-17-2005, 01:34 PM   #1
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Newbie Updating kernel


Hi,
I am really new to linux and have been having some issues getting my wireless USB working. I have done alot of research and found all the ndiswrapper info etc. that I need to get it to work. But it says everywhere that I need at least the 2.6.7 version of the kernel(I am running Fedora Core 2) and I have the 2.6.5 version. Is there anyway to load this kernel without having internet access on the linux side? I am running a dual boot, but I have no idea how to get files from the windows side over to the linux side. Where can I get the new kernel and how do I install it? Thanks in advance, Charles
 
Old 02-17-2005, 01:41 PM   #2
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You can download the full source for the 2.6.10 kernel, which is the current stable kernel, from kernel.org. burn it to cd and transport it to the linux box. There are multiple compile guides on LQ for stepping you through the compile process
 
Old 02-17-2005, 03:44 PM   #3
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I downloaded the newest kernel 2.6.10 and burned it onto a CD. I am a bit confused with the tutorials here on LQ because they are using 2.6.3. Do I need to download all the other stuff they are saying in the tutorial other than the kernel upgrade I got? What commands do I use to get the data off my CD onto my hard drive and how do I start the kernel upgrade?
 
Old 02-17-2005, 04:29 PM   #4
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I can't believe that fedora doesn't automount CDs by now, but here we go again

Code:
mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom
assuming that hdc is your cdrom
Code:
cp /mnt/cdrom/*.tar.gz /usr/src
cd /usr/src
tar xjvf linux-2.6.10.tar.bz
cd linux-2.6.10
make clean
make mrproper
make menuconfig
Here you will need to make all the changes to your kernel. Adding support for your hardware, filesystems, cryptography, devices, etc.
Code:
make bzImage
cp /arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/bzImage
Now, I don't know which bootloader fedora uses, so you'll have to edit either lilo or grub to allow you to boot bzImage
 
  


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