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Old 02-01-2005, 09:19 PM   #1
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Possible to fresh install w/ different kernel??

Please help!!

Can I install linux (fresh install) using a different kernel than what is on the install cd's????

Im trying to install fedora 3, it installs fine but I need a modified kernel in order to get my wireless card working.

Ive tried installing first then, dl and install the other kernel, but it acts funny, so I was hoping to try to do a clean install using the modified kernel from the start. but I dont know how.

Is this possible and if so how???

Old 02-01-2005, 09:27 PM   #2
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First of all, you need to know a little bit about the kernel. Here's a link to where you can find all the info you want about a kernel.

What you want to probably do is startout by installing the distro's kernel source. So install a package called "kernel-source" (usually something like that). It'll put the source code in the /usr/src/linux directory (linux is a soft-link to a directory named after the kernel you're installing). If it's kernel 2.6, then you want to do either
# make menuconfig
# make gconfig
or something like that, then change what you need to change.

I won't explain the whole process. But that's where to start. Don't be surprised if you have to compile it a few times before you get it right.

-- the dudeman


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