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can anyone tell me how to install the kernel source, i have the full distro of slackware 9.0 and i understand it's on disk 2 /slackware/k. I mounted the cdrom (from kde) and opened this directory and sure enough it's there but when i click on the install icon nothing happens....i tried doing it from the command line but can't find the directory /slackware/k any advice will be appreciated...i am trying to build a "mosix"cluster....thanx again
Well, your not going to have just a /slackware/k, but more like wherever the cdrom is mounted, usually by default in /cdrom or /mnt/cdrom
Look at your /etc/fstab file to see where the cdrom automounts or mounts to by default. Then you should be able to mount and view the contents.. and then copy or install the package from the cd that way.
not sure what works now a days, but one will, I'm sure. Newest kernel source is in bzip2 or tar.gz format. it'll be somewhere similar to /pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ then have a list of all the 2.4 kernels. find the highest 3rd number and that's the latest linux kernel release.
Don't have time else I'd check for sure where it's at, but with 5 minutes, I'm convinced you'll find it.
Good to see you're interested in kernel source. That was one of my first steps to 'linux mastry'. =)
First thing I do is recompile with a "generic kernel" to ensure my system is running as streamlined as possible. I've never seen an advantage to slackware's hooks.
Speaking of hooks (segway!), SuSE 6.0 or 6.4? don't remember, anyway, I could not get a 'generic kernel' to install on it, AT ALL. Their kernel was (or still is?) so deep in hooks, it wouldn't install a real kernel on it.
As for packages, I get satisfaction out of watching the binaries compile on MY system. I like the feel that that's MY binary. ;)
Just for the record, the kernel included in Slackware is usually either the generic kernel, or the generic kernel with a couple of more significant patches that are available elsewhere from kernel contributors merged in. Patrick doesn't usually do any revision of his own, unlike most of the big distributions. Slackware has one of the most generic kernels of any distribution.