Jay Cliburn wrote:
On Tue, Aug 15, 2006 at 07:17:30PM -0800, Kam Leo wrote:
On 8/15/06, Jay Cliburn <[email protected]> wrote:
Can someone point me to the FM/howto/tutorial that describes how to
install a vanilla kernel in a Fedora system, preferably without using
rpm? I've built the kernel, but I'd like to learn where everything goes
and how it's created, especially the compressed stuff in /boot, but the
rest of it as well (such as what pieces go into /lib/modules,
Have you tried the FAQ at http://kernel.org?
Yes. The FAQ points to kernelnewbies.org, which points to a dead link
at UCSD, and another link at osnews.com circa 2001 that is not redhat-
Easy recipe follows
 make a directory (in your home directory) to hold the sources, I
called mine "kernel".
> mkdir kernel
 put the kernel tarfile, the latest patch file, and a kernel
configuration file in the "kernel" directory. You can start with the
configuration file in /boot.
 run this script (change the version to match your kernel source).
tar --bzip -xf linux-2.6.17.tar.bz2
cp ../patch* .
patch -p1 < patch*
# skip this if you don't have an old config file
cp ../configuration .config
 If you don't have a kernel configuration file, or you need to make
> make menuconfig (or one of the other menu options)
 Build the new kernel
I use the following, but there are other options to make an rpm if
you're into pain.
> make modules_install
> make install
 Your new kernel has been installed in /boot and /lib/modules, and
grub has been updated.
 Edit /boot/grub/grub.conf if you want to make the new kernel the
 Say prayer to Linus and Reboot