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Old 08-09-2004, 11:01 PM   #1
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How to install/create kernel source directory in RH


Pls. help me .....

How to install/create kernel source directory ....
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:22 PM   #2
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Please detail us with what you intend to do.

If you want to install a current kernel, you need to download it from kernel.org, untar it in /usr/src, and go about compiling it.

If you are planning to install a 2.6 kernel on a system running 2.4 kernel, there are certain things you need to take care of. you will need to download module-init-tools.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 12:00 AM   #3
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In the light of your other post at

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...06#post1099206

Look for the kernel-source rpms. They should be on the RH9 cds. Install the rpm using
Code:
 rpm -ivh kernel-source*
Once this is done, change directory to /usr/src. Create a softlink to your kernel directory
Code:
ln -sf /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-xxx linux
You may need to run a make dep from /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-xxx

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Old 08-10-2004, 12:41 AM   #4
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thank for your help, i will try ....

i should upgrade my rh 9 (v 2.4.20-8) to higher one and i also have to install exabyte exb 8700 tape dive .... both require me start from kernel source directory
 
Old 08-10-2004, 04:37 AM   #5
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suggest you download the upgraded kernel from RedHat/FedoraLegacy site. The current kernel on RH9 is 2.4.20-31.9.
 
  


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