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Hi all, i have installed RH 9 on my desktop having kernel 2.4..... i want to upgrade to 2.6 i have downloaded 2.6.30.tar.bz2 and patch 2.6.30.3 and started compling the ...
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    error in compiling 2.6.30.3 kernel


    Hi all,

    i have installed RH 9 on my desktop having kernel 2.4.....
    i want to upgrade to 2.6
    i have downloaded 2.6.30.tar.bz2 and patch 2.6.30.3 and started compling the kernel after kernel configuration.
    After some point of time, i am getting the error as given below

    " make[1]: *** No rule to make target `|', needed by `firmware/keyspan/usa19qi.fw.gen.S'. Stop.
    make: *** [firmware] Error 2"

    can anybody help me in resolving the issue

    OR

    can anybody suggest me the stable 2.6 kernel which gets compiled and can be installed without any issues

    thanx

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    Sorry for not answering your question right now. I have a question for you: Why did you install such an old and outdated Linux? This system is too old to run latest kernel.

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    You cannot install a 2.6 kernel on Red Hat 9 - certainly not to a 2.6.30 one without a LOT of system changes - all libraries, applications, tools... Effectively, you need to upgrade your system to FC 10 or 11 to do this. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.3 (current stable release) is only at 2.6.18 and I wouldn't try to upgrade to 2.6.30 without a lot of time to waste.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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