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Old 03-06-2006, 05:40 PM   #1
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Patching the kernel


Hi all,

ok i'm following a tutorial to install devicescape but the problem is that i don't know any of the commands on hot to do it. Here's what the tutorial says:

(p.s. i downloaded all the necessary files)

1-Patch your kernel with the patches from the patchset
??? how ???

2-Recompile your kernel with the new devicescape
??? how ???

Also when i unpacked the devicescape patchset i end up with a "patch-2.6.15-ds060113.diff" file is that ok ??

thanks for any help
 
Old 03-07-2006, 01:09 AM   #2
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generally you patch the kernel from within the kernel directory with
patch -Np1 -i ../nameofpatchfile.diff
or just
patch -p1 -i ../

see man patch

that is if the patchfile is one directory above the kernel top dir.

the file is made as a .diff cause it was made with the diff command

plenty of tutorials around on compiling kernel
 
  


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