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Re: Request of procedure to complie the kernel...

Wong Kwok-hon wrote:

> I read from a magazine as
> ------------------------------------------------
> 1. Unpack sources into /usr/src/
> 2. make xconfig
> 3. make menuconfig
> 4. make
> 5. make modules_install
> 6. make install
> 7. reboot the machine

This seems to me a reasonably accurate description,
except that 2 and 3 are alternatives -
they do the same thing in different ways.
It make be a tiny bit safer to say "make oldconfig; make xconfig"
or "make oldconfig; make menuconfig".

Most of the advice you have been given is too complicated, IMHO.
Compiling the kernel is not very difficult,
though going through the options after make xconfig/menuconfig
is a little tedious.
Save your configuration (there is an option to do this)
if you intend repeating the exercise.

I would get the "vanilla" source from http://www.kernel.org/
rather than using sources distributed with Fedora.

Timothy Murphy  
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