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Old 11-25-2003, 02:26 PM   #1
sirbaconyy
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Lightbulb Recompile qusestion. Redhat 8.0 kernel 2.4.14


I need to recompile my kernel to add usb and scsi support for a digital camera and a cd-burner.

The howto that came with my distro is muddled and useless. The howto on The Linux Documentation Project's site has been "Removed for Review"

Can anyone point me towards a howto that is clear, concise, and actually works?

Thanks so much in advance for your help.

 
Old 11-25-2003, 06:20 PM   #2
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Right here. I've followed it religously and it has never, ever, failed me. Unless I've made the mistakes. Yes, I know it's in the Slackware forum, but the advice will almost certainly apply to RH. About the only change you'll need to investigate is how to update GRUB since I think RH uses it by default instead of LILO.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 08:36 PM   #3
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If you're using the kernel source provided by redhat then "make install" will work for grub, if I'm not mistaken it also creates an initrd for you as well.
so basically you just do:

make menuconfig (or xconfig)
make dep && make bzImage && make modules && make modules_install && make install

and that's it you've successfully recompiled the kernel.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 09:13 PM   #4
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if you are going through all the effort of recompiling a kernel, why not compile the new one ? 2.4.22 from kernel.org
 
Old 11-25-2003, 09:51 PM   #5
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Of couse there is always living a touch closer to the edge.....

2.6.0-test10 is out. Just be sure to have a good kernel set aside and ready to boot in case of trouble.


I'm running 2.6.0-test7 and loving it.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 07:41 PM   #6
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After recompiling, are there any files I can delete? other than the source?

How do I delete a kernel that I don't need anymore?

Last edited by vincebs; 11-26-2003 at 07:56 PM.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 09:06 PM   #7
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rm as root will work just fine, it will be in the same /boot/ directory as the new one.
alo, you may want to edit /boot/grub/grub.conf (assuming ur using grub)
 
  


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