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Old 11-03-2004, 08:51 PM   #1
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installing kernel 2.6.9


i just installed redhat 9 on my box and my wireless network adapter isnt working. so im going to upgrade the kernel. i just downloaded the linux kernel v 2.6.9 and im wondering how to install it?


- its a bz2 file extension




-thanks in advance
 
Old 11-03-2004, 09:27 PM   #2
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Please refer to this , it is written by one the members of LQ

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=170
 
Old 11-04-2004, 05:51 PM   #3
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Although I can recommend installing your own kernel since it is good for your health, I would also make certain that you absolutely need a new kernel. Are you sure your WLAN card is supported natively with 2.6.9? If it is not, then you may want to look at other options: ndiswrapper (allows you to use some Windows drivers for WLAN cards)?
 
Old 11-04-2004, 07:54 PM   #4
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thanks but im using mandrake 10.1 beta now and i had to config it but my wireless connection works beautifuly now!
 
Old 11-05-2004, 12:29 AM   #5
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hi,
i have a solution.
first go to /usr/src/linux directory
in this directory, do the following commands in sequence
1.make diskclean/clean
2.make menuconfig/config
3 2.6.9 make dep
4.make
5 2.6.9 make bzImage
6. 2.6.9 make drivers
7. make modules
8. make modules _install
9.make install
 
Old 11-07-2004, 06:40 PM   #6
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Thank you for that remarkably brief breakdown of installing a new kernel, but the most important step seems to have been brushed over a bit to quickly... the actual configuring! Where's the mention of the WLAN devices part of the kernel configuration? Surely there should be a few extra steps between 2 and 3?
 
  


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