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Hello, I am using Slack 10.1 and I am bored today so I decided to overhaul it's oldish kernel. I went to kernel.org and tried to download their latest stable ...
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    /usr/src not writable?


    Hello, I am using Slack 10.1 and I am bored today so I decided to overhaul it's oldish kernel. I went to kernel.org and tried to download their latest stable 2.6 kernel, when I went to save it to /usr/src it says "/usr/src is not writable" I don't get it.. how can I change permissions to /usr/src? It's not a specific file. Thanks for the help.
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    You are aware that /usr/src is not writable to users, and you have to be as root?

    If not, just download the copy into $HOME as a user and then root can copy it in /usr/src and play with it
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    ohh.. ok, thanks.

    Well I'm off to try the new kernel, thanks again.
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