I'm not exactly sure where this question belongs, but I think this might be the best place. I also searched forums and newsgroups with little luck.
I've been dabbling in Linux for several years, but now I'm trying to get into the meat of it. So, I figured I'd install an old verson of Red Hat (6.1) and upgrade it (that alone might be a bad idea... I'm not sure).
The first issue I encountered was upgrading the kernel. 2.2.12 is what Red Hat 6.1 installed. 18.104.22.168 is what I'm trying to upgrade to.
The exact file I downloaded is ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kerne....6.17.1.tar.gz
I saved it to /tmp/linux-2.6.17/linux-22.214.171.124.tar.gz
I then did a:
# gzip -d linux-126.96.36.199.tar.gz
I then went to /usr/src and did a:
# mkdir linux-2.6.17
# cd linux-2.6.17
# tar -xvf /tmp/linux-2.6.17/linux-188.8.131.52.tar
After it finished unarchiving, here's what happens:
# cd linux-184.108.40.206
# make menuconfig
Makefile:266: /scripts/Kbuild.include: no such file or directory
Makefile:403: /arch/$(SUBARCH)/Makefile: no such file or directory
make: *** No rule to make target '/arch/$(SUBARCH)/Makefile'. Stop.
Same thing happens with # make config
Any help would be appreciated. Especially if I shouldn't even be attempting this.