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Re: Proper way to install new kernel into Fedora Core 3

Rick Stevens wrote:
Antonio Olivares wrote:

Dear all,
   I was afraid to update to a newer kernel with all
the messages that the system won't boot but I am
taking a risk.  I have downloaded and
extracted it.  I read the README and have done the
make mrproper
make xconfig
make dep
make clean
make bzImage

What else do i need to do? I am still running
2.6.9-1.667. I need to manually edit /boot/grub.conf
to put the new kernel. What advice can you give me?

Do I need to do a modules install? or something like

I appreciate all the help that you can provide.

You don't need the "make dep" or "make clean" steps with 2.6 kernels.

    make mproper
    make xconfig
    make bzImage
    make modules
    make modules_install
    make install

That should do it all for you.  Double check your /boot/grub/grub.conf
file to verify that the new kernel got installed.

Of course, why don't you just "yum update kernel" and use the
precompiled binary 2.6.11 kernel for FC3 from the official repositories?

I can't speak for Antonio; maybe he has plunged into Fedora and hasn't mastered the rpm and yum commands. (/I/ still have trouble with them, sometimes.) But I have heard that compiling from source gives you an application, or a kernel, optimized for your machine in a way no binary can match. Is that true? If it is, then those instructions will prove very valuable.

Then, too, there's the matter of wanting to load into the kernel certain non-standard modules, and even to run the kernel in four-stack mode for some purposes. (NDISwrapper springs to mind.) I'd like a quick how-to on that alone, or at least a link to some clear instructions.


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