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Old 08-06-2003, 12:03 PM   #1
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AMD Athlon 2000+ MP RH8 Kernel Compile

Ok, I've never compiled my kernel before and I want to install RH8 on my new BOXX workstation. Can someone tell me the general process for doing this? Also, what special steps do I need to take to accomodate all the special features of my system (i.e. dual processor, etc..) I have a Tyan motherboard with dual onboard ethernet, an Nvidia Quadro4 gfx card, 4 USB ports, DVD-ROM/CD-R/RW Combo drive, and a firewire card. I also need to compile in the appropriate modules for external usb drives (usb-storage, etc..). Oh, and since I'm killing window$ for good, I'll need to setup nfs networking between my two linux machines, so any tips for that would be appreciated as well. Thanks a ton in advance!

Old 08-06-2003, 01:12 PM   #2
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Check out the Kernel-HOWTO:
You'll need to include smp support for your daul processors, and support for your other things. You probably won't have to do anything for your video card (while compiling) and DVD/CDRW combo drive. Note that if you are using the nvidia drivers for X, they may stop working and you'll have to reinstall them.
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here you go, very simple step by step
and its not a matter of you may have to re-install your nvidia drivers, you will have to.
and just like previously stated you will have to include smp support for your dualies, and just make sure you include ohci1394 for firewire,scsi-emulation for optical drive, and of course the suupport for usb...
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so...quick question before I dive in. Will the setup prompt me for all the available modules or do I have to know ahead of time which ones I want to compile? And what's this I read about patches? Are there patches out there that will make my kernel faster, etc. that I should install?

Curious about patches,



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