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Old 10-17-2002
Need to rebuild and install the kernel.

Trying to install some ide raid drivers (to add some more hdds) and the instrcutions have toled me to modify some code in the kernel folder in usr/src (this is mandrake linux 9 btw). I need to then rebuild the kernel, how do I do this? Is there some file that I bring up for a whole c project (the kernel source code) so then I command it to compile? I am kinda new to Linux (but learning it well enough) so don't give me too much grief Smilie. I think I just need to run "Makefile" ...
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Old 10-17-2002
I think I just need to run "Makefile" ...
Unfortunately there's a little bit more involved in recompiling a kernel. I've not recompile a linux kernel, I use FreeBSD, but you should have look here as well as here for some documentation.

Hope this helps. Smilie
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Old 10-21-2002
First hint:
Read the file called README!
Run through it on a test machine before trying this with something important. It's very common to try to have to recompile several times before you get a good clean kernel the way you want it - if you really screw up, you can't boot the kernel at all (I once inadventantly left out support for my hard drive! Do'h!).

My favorite way is:
cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig
make dep
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install
cp the kernel to it's final location, reconfigure LILO or GRUB or whatever, and reboot.

Make sure to leave a few hours open if this is a slower machine.
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