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I've been looking for a while now for the source code for slackware, I've found several files that have source off of ftp.slackware.com, but I have yet to find the kernel. Could someone point me in the right direction? Thanks, I've never compiled my own kernel before so I'm not sure what I'm looking for in the way of the kernel source.
Thanks, I have the kernel 2.4.21.tar.gz now.
I know I'm suppost to do a $tar zxvf 2.4.21.blah blah
will this put the source into my /usr/src/linux directory? or will I need to do something else to it. This is my first kernel compile so I'm not exactly sure on what to do, I've read through the kernel compile in the first thread so I have an idea of what to do, but any suggessions you have would be great, thanks.
Yep, you have to download the whole 'k' folder from a mirror FTP site, then cd into the k folder, and run pkgtool. Then again, by downloading a kernel from www.kernel.org, you'll end up with an optimized kernel for your machine after all is said and done.