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Old 02-16-2001, 11:47 PM   #1
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Mistakenly posted in Distributions. Should be in General, which is where I posted it, but I cannot delete this one.


After fighting to get my system to recognize my US Robotics Linmodem, I decided to read the fine print. It states that the modem is supported with Kernel 2.3 and beyond.

I checked my system and I'm currently running 2.2.16 (straight off the RH disks). I searched the CDs and found beta versions of 2.4.0 packaged as RPMs.

I've read the man pages and several other articles on RPM and have followed the directions, e.g.:

#rpm -ivh kernel.2.4.0-0.xx.i386.rpm

and all of the files were unpacked and put in /lib/modules/2.4.0/ .

At this point I cannot do anything with the data. I have followed the standard procedures to compile a kernel and have found afterwards that the bzImage does not exist.

My understanding is that the RPMs are packages that either update, patch, or install a program. Does this not work with a kernel?

If that's the case, then that brings up other questions. I've just finished reading about using kgcc instead of gcc. How can I make sure that kgcc is being used when I compile the kernel? Would I delete gcc and then symbolically link gcc to kgcc? Or what would be the best way to go about doing this?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

[Edited by billsabub on 02-17-2001 at 01:50 AM]
 
Old 02-17-2001, 11:21 AM   #2
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Thanks for putting the thread in the appropriate place.

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