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Re: Am I shooting for the stars asking for kernel 2.6.19 RC1 for FC5?



On Mon, 9 Oct 2006, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> On Mon, 9 Oct 2006, Gilbert Sebenste wrote:
>
> > On Mon, 9 Oct 2006, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >
> > > not really.  why not just download the source straight from
> > > kernel.org, configure, build and install?  seems to work fine for me.
> >
> > I've never tried it before, and I'm afraid of hosing something big
> > time. I wouldn't even fathom on where to begin. Besides downloading
> > it. :-) Besides, isn't Fedora's kernels tailored specifically to
> > Fedora, so some things might stop working?
>
> 1) download and untar source tree into personal (non-root) home
> directory
> 2) copy a recent FC config file from /boot into the top level of that
> source tree with the name ".config"
> 2a) [optional] "make menuconfig" to tweak config if you want
>
> (remaining steps to be done all from top level of kernel source tree)
>
> 3) $ yes '' | make oldconfig

crap.  you really should run step 3) to bring that older .config file
into line with the new tree, *then* run "make menuconfig" to add any
additional tweaking.

sorry.

rday


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