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Old 11-14-2003, 12:06 AM   #1
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i am new to linux. in which website i can get patches for linux free and please tell me how to install new kernal or update the current kernal to my current linux operating system. i am having redhat 9 in my system.
please give me full procedure to me .
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Old 11-14-2003, 12:25 AM   #2
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ok there is a kernel install how to avaible in this forum
patches depends on your os if you are using red hat then you should get them from redhat or fedora but joining the red hat update mailinglist may be interesting for you
Old 11-14-2003, 06:16 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ,

As stated by kasperhans you should find a lot of info on the site about kernel building.

A quick run through of the basics..

Install the kernel-source package..

This will depend on the kernel you are using as to the direction to proceed with the install. There are rpm's, or tarballs. Installation of an rpm would go like this.

rpm -iv filename

A tarball installation goes like this.

tar.gz file

cd /path/to/installfolder
tar zxvf /path/to/filename

tar.bz2 file

cd /path/to/installfolder
tar jxvf /path/to/filename

Now you can cd into the folder

cd /path/to/linux-???????

one of these should go next depends on how you want to start the configuration..

make xconfig
make menuconfig
make config
make oldconfig

If your in X use `xconfig` if you want to start from scratch. Run `make oldconfig` first if you want to use the current config as a starting configuration. Use `make menuconfig` for non-X system. Use of `config` is for non-X experts.

Configure the system as needed in xconfig or menuconfig.
Exit and save.

Run this to complete the build and install..

make dep clean bzImage modules modules_install install

update your boot floppy once the kernel update is completed and working as needed using `mkbootdisk`

One thing to remember in the future when posting is that a descriptive subject will get a response from someone who may have prepared an answer, or will be able to answer your question. The subject you have chosen for this thread will be likely to have it ignored by a lot of people that would normally be glad to help.

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