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Old 06-21-2005, 02:40 PM   #1
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First time Kernal comiling

Hello folks,

I hope this was not recenlty covered.

I have Core 3, kernal 2.6.9-1.667
All I'd like to do is recompile an "existing" kernal, not upgrade or patch.

First, both pieces of documentation tell me to go to the /usr/src/linux directory. However, I don't have one, but I do have a /usr/src/redhat directory, so I tried the following from there.
make menuconfig
and get this error
no rule to make target "menuconfig" . Stop

Also, there is nothing in this redhat directory, which leads me to think I need to get the source. But, where from?
I'd rather not download it as I have a dialup.
I have 4 CDs that came with this.
Again, I don't want to upgrade kernal, just recompile.

Old 06-21-2005, 03:30 PM   #2
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You will need the kernel-source and kernel-headers packages from your RedHat CD. What you have installed is the default precompiled kernel that the installer puts on your machine.
Old 06-21-2005, 03:56 PM   #3
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OK, thanks much. But, which CD?
What is the easiest way to get the source from the CD to the drive?
Meaning, how do I know what CD this stuff is one?



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