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Old 12-23-2003, 03:03 AM   #1
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Angry help in installing linux

Pls am using mandrake 9.2 and have installed the default mdk kernel. i want to recompile my kernel but learnt that i have to download and install the latest kernel because i need some new modules. i went to mandrake cooker mirrors to get the kernel. i d/loaded it and placed it in the /usr/src dircetory. its a src.rpm so i double clicked on it, it gave something "bad signature'. i dont know what this means. i then d/loaded a linux 2.4.23.tar.gz file and placed in the same folder and untar and ungzip-ed it but it didnt create a linux directory, therefore make menu config didnt run, what am i doing wrong and where do i go to get the correct kernel and what steps should i take. trying newbie here, any help pls.
Old 03-29-2004, 11:04 PM   #2
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I don't know why you downloaded the rpm and the tar file. When I made a custom kernel with drivers for TI-83+ cables, I installed the rpm from mandrake Install RPM thing and it made a nice folder in /usr/src/. Then, I put the driver in somehow, I don't remember how. Then, I followed the directions in except skipping the part about getting the kernel and using "make install" instead of what they tell you to do at the end. It automatically makes a lilo entry and everything when you run make install.

make xconfig is better.


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