Originally Posted by aus9
sorry to sound rude but I need to be re-phrase to be clearer...
Yes you are right.I have not written it correctly in my question. The web search shows compiling a kernel and I think that is different from updating.
I have read doc on compiling and updating, both seem similar. So the confusion.
Do you know how to search your repo using a web browser?
here is mine assuming you have opensuse 11.0
I have not come across such mirrors, so that means I dont know how to do it.
So how do I find a mirror for the UK?
you could try downloading the kernel-default-18.104.22.168.0-5.i586.rpm
and clicking on it in your file manager that may call up the root rpm manager?
I found kernel 2.6.31 on http://kernel.org/
I used make , make install commands . does not work. I will wait for an answer on the network forum.
Here is the output.
scripts/kconfig/conf -s arch/x86/Kconfig
*** You have not yet configured your kernel!
*** (missing kernel config file ".config")
*** Please run some configurator (e.g. "make oldconfig" or
*** "make menuconfig" or "make xconfig"
I think you are using a vanilla kernel. Can you confirm pls?
It should be . It is downloaded from suse site. It is 22.214.171.124.1 default.
3) leaping ahead.....the way I compile a vanilla kernel may not be the Suse way but since you may be asking for any kind of help, forgive me for my input.
It is tough to compile a kernel.The documents I read , show a lot of commands to run.
altho some parts can be done without root powers assume all below do pls
Your distro should have dox on what dependencies your system need before compile can occur...eg gcc
Are you talking about these
They are the dependencies before compiling. Yes I tried downloading them
use root powers to make directory (if not there)
i) downloading your distro's kernel source files may be enough to get those dependencies?
I will check this.
suggest you rephrase your question if downloading the rpm file from the link I pointed to does not work....at the other link in novell forum
If 2.6.31 does not work , then I will use 126.96.36.199 as you suggested.
Thank you very much.