Discussion in 'Open Source' started by romeo_8693, Jan 1, 2007.
well the pic is al selfexplainatory....pls help!
"su -" including that dash
"su" without dash
d problem is with "menuconfig"!any ways wat wud the above thing change?
That will give you full root environment...
You should be in /usr/src/linux directory.
And also you can use xconfig
It will give you a GUI environment.
hey techie the first thing u told me doesnt work.strange it might seem,i dnt have the above /src/linux directory...ill try the 2nd one though!!
p.s. do i have to update my installation?its a bare-bone fc5!!!
Give me the output of
Did you download kernel sources or a vanilla kernel to compile?
You don't have Linux sources installed. None of the RPM distros install them by-default (afaik?).
None of the binary distros do AFAIK. Ubuntu, FC, Mandriva and Suse doesn't as long as I remember.
so wat do i do to make a custom kernel?
install linux-sources or kernel-sources whatever it is called from your package manager, for the version of the kernel you are using.
Or otherwise if you want a totally new kernel. Get a fresh one from www.kernel.org
What exactly do you want to compile a kernel for?
Though wrote for fedora 4,this hw2 is as good as for fc6 may also.
You may also try these links...
How To Compile A Kernel - The Fedora Way
Various Fedora resources
well i did get 5cd's for fc5!dnt they have sources?if yes then re-installing will solve the prob?
Reinstalling will not solve the problem as none of the binary distros install Kernel sources by default. If you have all the 5 CDs then 4th and 5th CDs most probably will be having the sources. Look for linux-kernel-xxxxx.src.rpm on one of the two CDs. Here xxxxx means version number of the kernel that came with your distro. Locate the file and then double click it...your distros package manager will take over and install the sources for you.
thnx guys....ill try that eddie!
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