Finding it difficult to find someone with the patience to help with this
so thought I would try local talent:
In the past, whenever I wanted to compile a `new` kernel, I would first
# urpmi kernel-source-2.6-n
# urpmi kernel
The kernels were not the latest release and of course rpm's were available.
Because of my usb concerns I thought I would `install` kernel-2.6-10 -
knowing I would have to compile from linux-2.6.10.tar.bz2.
So first thing, read the README at least, and straight off I'm lost,
though later it looks like my usual one step at a time approach will get
Here's were I'm lost:
"- If you install the full sources, put the kernel tarball in a
directory where you have permissions (eg. your home directory) and
OK - no prob with that.
"Do NOT use the /usr/src/linux area! "
Again, no prob, sort of covered that, I thought.
"- Make sure you have no stale .o files and dependencies lying around:
You should now have the sources correctly installed."
Huh! But I've only unpacked the bz2 file into my home directory - how
can anything be installed at this point?
Just in case I'm having a braindead week :
"BUILD directory for the kernel:
When compiling the kernel all output files will per default be
stored together with the kernel source code.
**[ Fair enough ]**
Using the option "make O=output/dir" allow you to specify an alternate
place for the output files (including .config).
kernel source code: /usr/src/linux-2.6.N
build directory: /home/name/build/kernel
** [ Possibly not something I might require but better remember, just in
case ] **
To configure and build the kernel use:
** WOAH - WAIT UP- where in blue blazes did the directory
/usr/src/linux-2.6.N come from - yes. I have directories for previous
versions here but certainly not this one yet.
So right now I have the bz2 file in my /home/frank/src/ directory, have
it unpacked and I thought ready to go?????
So I go back and re-read things and find:
" If you install the full sources..... "
Right back at the beginning. The only file I have found is the bz2 file,
how can I have already installed the full sources. I thought they were
part and parcel of the bz2 file and as yet had to be installed.
Lost - braindead - BOTH. Any one want to do the rear seat kicking here?
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