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Old 11-22-2004, 03:56 AM   #1
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Kernel recompilation question

Hi folks,


I tried a whole day unable to get my old scanner (SnapScan 310- connected to a ISA SCSI card) to work which has been working on this box while running RH8.0. It is still working on WinME on this box (a removable hard drive).

Now I want to recompile the kernel. Before doing so please advise;

# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.9-1.3_FC2 ( (gcc version 3.3.3 20040412 (Red Hat Linux 3.3.3-7)) #1 Mon Nov 15 14:46:43 EST 2004
# rpm -qa | grep kernel
I suppose to recompile "kernel-2.6.9-1.3_FC2". If I'm wrong please Tks.

Before recompiling kernel is it possible to check whether ISA support has been enabled.

Re /usr/src/KERNEL/Documentation/scsi/ directories

I could not locate them.

# find / -name KERNEL
find: /proc/2714/task: No such file or directory
# find / -name aha152.x.txt
find: /proc/2714/task: No such file or directory
# find / -name Documentation
find: /proc/2714/task: No such file or directory

I have not recompiled kernel for prolonged time. Can folks please give me some guide lines in brief on following steps;

cd /usr/src/linux
make config
make dep
make clean
make zlilo

whether I have to work on runlevel 3.

I'm running GRUB. Should I change the last step to "make grub" Any precaution to be taken?



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Old 11-22-2004, 04:08 AM   #2
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I'm not 100% sure but I think you have to install another rpm to get the kernel source. I'm pretty sure Fedora just installs the binary kernel with no source code. If you have apt-get check the repositories to see if the source code rpm is available.
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2) in /usr/src/<kernelversion>, there is a hidden text file called .config, which has the current kernel configuration.

3) note that /usr/src/KERNEL should be replaced with /usr/src/<kernelversion>, i.e. the version number of the kernel you're using. In your case, /usr/src/linux-2.6.9-1.3_FC2, or something similar.

4) check the /usr/share/docs area of your system for howto's. You probably have one relating to kernel compilation.
Old 11-22-2004, 04:59 AM   #4
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hi Crashed_Again,

Tks for your advice.

I'm not 100% sure but I think you have to install another rpm to get the kernel source.....
# yum search kernel

found follows;
Available package:
kernel-smp.i586 0:2.6.9-1.3_FC2
tux.i386 0:3.2.18-1
kernel-module-fglrx-2.6.8-1.521.i686 0:3.14.1-0.lvn.6.2
kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.8-1.521.i686 0:2.1.15-0.lvn.8.2
kernel-module-fglrx-2.6.8-1.521smp.i586 0:3.14.1-0.lvn.6.2
kernel-module-nvidia-2.6.8-1.521smp.i686 0:1.0.6111-0.lvn.2.2
kernel-module-nvidia-2.6.8-1.521.i686 0:1.0.6111-0.lvn.2.2
kernel-module-devel-2.6.8-1.521.i386 0:0.5-0.fdr.1
kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.8-1.521smp.i686 0:2.1.15-0.lvn.8.2
kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.8-1.521smp.i586 0:2.1.15-0.lvn.8.2
kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.8-1.521smp.i586 0:2.1.15-0.lvn.8.2
kernel-module-fglrx-2.6.8-1.521smp.i686 0:3.14.1-0.lvn.6.2
kernel-module-fglrx-2.6.8-1.521smp.i686 0:3.14.1-0.lvn.6.2 kernel-module-fglrx-2.6.8-1.521smp

kernel-source.i386 0:2.6.5-1.358 
kernel-doc.i386 0:2.6.5-1.358
kernel-doc.noarch 0:2.6.9-1.3_FC2

adjtimex.i386 0:1.13-12
kernel-sourcecode.noarch 0:2.6.9-1.3_FC2
kernel-smp.i686 0:2.6.9-1.3_FC2
netdump-server.i386 0:0.6.9-3.1
kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.8-1.521.i586 0:2.1.15-0.lvn.8.2
kernel-module-fglrx-2.6.8-1.521.i586 0:3.14.1-0.lvn.6.2
kernel.i586 0:2.6.9-1.3_FC2
Installed packages:
nfs-utils.i386 0:1.0.6-22
kernel.i686 0:2.6.5-1.358
syslinux.i386 0:2.08-3
netdump.i386 0:0.6.9-3.1
iptables.i386 0:1.2.9-2.3.1
glibc-kernheaders.i386 0:2.4-8.44
kernel.i686 0:2.6.8-1.521
sysklogd.i386 0:1.4.1-16
kernel-utils.i386 1:2.4-9.1.131
kernel.i686 0:2.6.9-1.3_FC2
I suppose to install follows;
kernel-source.i386 0:2.6.5-1.358 
kernel-doc.i386 0:2.6.5-1.358 OR  kernel-doc.noarch 0:2.6.9-1.3_FC2
I suppose to install following packages;
Kernel-source.i386 0:2.6.5-1.358
kernel-doc.i385 0:2.6.5-1.358 OR kernel-doc.noarch 0:2.6.9-1.3_FC2

If I'm wrong please correct me. TIA



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