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Old 08-20-2003, 05:13 PM   #1
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patch/kernel/what do i have to do?


hi, i really need urgent help on this one.
the problem is this.

i have to install 2.4.22pre6
i have 2.4.20 - 19.9.

what do i have to do? apply only the patch? or get the latest linux kernel,which is 2.4.21, and apply the patch to that, and then build that?

if i have to apply the patch :
1. do i need to get the 2.4.21 patch and apply it as well, or will the 2.4.22 be enuff?
2. do i have to compile the whole thing from scratch after applying the patch?

if someone could be kind enough to give a step-by-step of what i should be doing, i wud be most thankful.

im getting stuck even at where i should place the kernel, as i dont know what exactly i should be doing here.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:30 PM   #2
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also, if i am to hget 2.4.21, do i need to get the entire source bz?
or just patch-2.4.21.

i have the source for 2.4.20 already built.

thnx!
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:31 PM   #3
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yes, im ready to tear my hair out.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:35 PM   #4
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You posted 3 times in 15 minutes. Calm down.

A patch has to be applied to the version right before it. To apply a 2.4.22 patch, it has to be on the 2.4.21 kernel.

if you dont have that, just grab the complete 2.4.22 source.

For a kernel compiling guide, check the Slackware Forum.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:36 PM   #5
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You need the previous full release to add a prepatch.

So you need to down load 2.4.21 source complete.

and unpack it into /usr/src

You Then need to set a symlink in /usr/src/ called linux linking to your new directory. You then need to apply the patch to the source and compile the new kernel. Installl and run it.

The latest for 22 is 2.4.22-rc2 by the way pre6 has quite a few bugs.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:45 PM   #6
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aha thnx guys - i got the 2.4.21 source. and the rc2 patch
can u also tell me this -
since /usr/src has permissions for root only, and since i want to place everything in /usr/src, and only do a "make install" as root, how do i set permissions.
do i need to make a new group and add myself to it? and how would i do this (i havent set permissions b4)? or can/should i add myself under the "root" group for this? uhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

if u could tell me what and how to do it ...
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:47 PM   #7
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DON'T add your self to root group, you should su to root to do this.

Adding your self to root would ruin some of the security that prevents virii in linux.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:49 PM   #8
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right.
how do i go about making a new group, giving the grp permissions on /usr/src, and then adding my username to it?
 
Old 08-20-2003, 06:00 PM   #9
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Having you been doing any kernel compiling yourself or using the rpm's?

Just wondered if you ran up2date if it would do it all for you.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 06:04 PM   #10
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This will help with setting permissions and groups.

http://www.linuxpowered.com/html/editorials/file.html

Bookmark it I use it as a refrence all the time.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 06:13 PM   #11
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lookin_lost - yes, the 2.4.20 im runnin is via up2date. but i need to compile my own kernel - hence ...

leonscape - thnx for the link. im already saturated with reading on all this. i wanna take a break, but dammit, i have to get this thing done now - so, no break!

well, ill post back when im done with this.

thnx again.
 
  


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