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Old 04-14-2004, 03:43 PM   #1
fitzy85
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kernel install


hiya im a newbie and i have madrake 10.0 community edition..
it should have kernel 2.6.3 but when u type uname -r it comes up that it is
2.4.25 basically i need 2.6.3 for linuxant to run and enable me to use my wireless card
i have dowloaded kernel 2.6.3 from the internet however i do not understand the install instructions, i would be grateful if someone to could tell me what do in simple terms?
many thanks fitzy..
ps linux is great
 
Old 04-14-2004, 03:46 PM   #2
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The install instructions are pretty simple. You may want to look at this guide for a more explanatory version:
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Compiling_a_Kernel
 
Old 04-14-2004, 03:48 PM   #3
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copy your /usr/src/linx-2.4.25/.config to your new /usr/src/linux-2.6.3/ directory. change directory to /usr/src/linux-2.6.3/ and run "make menuconfig", look around, see if there's anything obviously wrong, then exit, "save" the kernel config, then run "make && make modules install". Then, with your boot partition mounted (if it doesn't mount by default), run "make install", make sure it installed to your /boot partition and to your grub/lilo.conf and reboot. If it didn't work, boot into your old kernel and try again.

Good luck.

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Old 04-14-2004, 04:10 PM   #4
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hm

ok usr/src has a 2.6.3 file in it....but when u run uname -r it still says its 2.4.25 i installed the kernal source code using rpm drake..and it all looked dandy but it appears not 2 have changed...is there something i need 2 run? i have the full kernal jobby in a tar from kernal.org but i am not proffiecient enough to go about installing it!..do i just need 2 reboot?
thanks fitzy
 
  


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