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Im attempting to compile a kernel 'properly' having only used genkernel in gentoo and changing a few options and re-compilng. I have downloaded 2.6.10 from kenernel.org and am left with ...
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    n00b help compliling kernel "patch-2.6.10"??


    Im attempting to compile a kernel 'properly' having only used genkernel in gentoo and changing a few options and re-compilng.

    I have downloaded 2.6.10 from kenernel.org and am left with patch-2.6.10.bz2. I th bunzip2 it. Im left with patch-2.6.10. Reading through kernel guides before i do anything i need to change my symlink to point at the new kernel image. I was expecting, after deleting /usr/src/linux to do:

    ln -s linux-2.6.10 linux

    not

    ln-s patch-2.6.10 linux

    Im confused.

    Any light shed on this n00b confusion would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks much

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    You downloaded a patch, not a full kernel source. At kernel.org, click the 'F' link to get the full kernel.
    -lakerdonald

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    here's a direct link: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v...2.6.10.tar.bz2.
    Hope it help...

    If this is the first time, you are compiling/making a new kernel, this guide might help you: http://www.digitalhermit.com/linux/K...ild-HOWTO.html

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