LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Password
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-27-2004, 10:01 AM   #1
Junior41180
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 157

Rep: Reputation: 30
Downloaded the new kernel Source from Mandrake update, now what do i do?


Downloaded the kernel source from mandrake update (kernel-source-2.6.3-16mdk)
Followed the instructions on the kernelupdate.ph page, and it says it's already installed. Do i need to do anything else? I tried to do what it said to lilo, and didn't see any new kernel enteries in there.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 10:03 AM   #2
PenguinPwrdBox
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 568

Rep: Reputation: 31
You have to add the kernel to lilo, if indeed one does exist.
Do us a favor, and post an ls of the following dir:

/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot
 
Old 08-27-2004, 10:06 AM   #3
Junior41180
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 157

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
[junior@88 junior]$ ls /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot
bootsect.S compressed/ install.sh Makefile mtools.conf.in setup.S tools/ video.S
[junior@88 junior]$


silly n00b question, do i need to restart first??
 
Old 08-27-2004, 12:40 PM   #4
nafan
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: /dev/bed
Distribution: Mandriva 2009.0 Powerpack
Posts: 172

Rep: Reputation: 30
You installed the source code files used to make a kernel. Look for the same package, but without the word source in the filename and install that instead.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 02:02 PM   #5
Junior41180
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 157

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by nafan
You installed the source code files used to make a kernel. Look for the same package, but without the word source in the filename and install that instead.
If you are refering to the 2.6.3-16 kernel, all that was available via mandrake update, was the kernel source, and I have yet to see anywhere the other file, such as the kernel-2.6.3-15 that was available sometime last week.

So how would I go about doing so with the source? after all i need the kernel that supports up 4 gigs of ram because i have 1280 Megs of ram. I've never actually compiled/recompiled a kernel, so I'm not very familiar on how to do this.

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 02:20 PM   #6
otish1000c
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Distribution: dual boot.... Mandrake 10.0OE/10.xcooker
Posts: 611

Rep: Reputation: 30
mandrake update doesn't offer updates for the kernel itself, only the source. go to the "install" software module & type kernel in the search. pick the kernel to match the source you downloaded, let it install, reboot. you should then have a new boot option in lilo showing the kernel version. boot from that. if all seems well (give it a day or 2 to make sure) you can safely remove the old kernel by going to MCC->remove software, typing kernel in the search & choosing the old kernel for removal. again, reboot for changes to take effect. you can then also edit lilo.conf to remove the kernel version line & just boot from the "linux" default entry (or whatever it is named in your lilo). remember to run lilo -v from terminal as root, then reboot for the change to take effect.

otis
 
Old 08-27-2004, 02:30 PM   #7
Junior41180
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 157

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by otish1000c
mandrake update doesn't offer updates for the kernel itself, only the source. go to the "install" software module & type kernel in the search. pick the kernel to match the source you downloaded, let it install, reboot. you should then have a new boot option in lilo showing the kernel version. boot from that. if all seems well (give it a day or 2 to make sure) you can safely remove the old kernel by going to MCC->remove software, typing kernel in the search & choosing the old kernel for removal. again, reboot for changes to take effect. you can then also edit lilo.conf to remove the kernel version line & just boot from the "linux" default entry (or whatever it is named in your lilo). remember to run lilo -v from terminal as root, then reboot for the change to take effect.

otis
thank you.

will I have to set anything up again? or does it automatically import settings and stuff?

Last edited by Junior41180; 08-27-2004 at 03:13 PM.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 07:00 PM   #8
nafan
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: /dev/bed
Distribution: Mandriva 2009.0 Powerpack
Posts: 172

Rep: Reputation: 30
Check your local mnadrake mirror as Mandrake release all their packages as both source rpms and compiled rpms. In the updates folder for 10.0 there is a pre-compiled package.... kernel-i686-up-4GB-2.6.3.16mdk-1-1mdk.i586.rpm would be the one you're looking for. The Mandrake Control Centre sees this as an install, not an upgrade/update so you would have to have the FTP server added to urpmi. The server I use (in Ireland) is quite well up-to date. The Update RPMS are in ftp://ftp.esat.net/pub/linux/mandrak...ates/10.0/RPMS and the standard install RPMs are in ftp://ftp.esat.net/pub/linux/mandrak...Mandrake/RPMS.

If you open the update url in your favourite browser and download the file, double-clicking on it should start it off installing, and you will be asked for your root password, if you're not logged in as root.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to update 2.4.20-8 kernel source to 2.4.20-31.9? michael.rice Red Hat 2 02-13-2005 05:40 AM
Kernel source update edgefield Linux - Newbie 15 09-03-2004 04:02 PM
update source for mandrake ach1lles Linux - Newbie 3 03-03-2004 06:11 AM
Mandrake update, Can't install the Kernel Source.. SiZaint Linux - Newbie 2 12-30-2003 07:02 AM
Mandrake Update and Kernel Source Files Campy19 Mandriva 2 12-24-2003 03:59 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:37 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration