3rd [Techtalk] kernel What have i done

Mandi mandi at linuxchick.org
Thu Aug 8 22:39:45 EST 2002

Andrew -

You can go ahead and compile the kernel.

Use the packages that are compiled for 8.0.  I'm not sure which CD these
will be on; 1 or 2.  Using the packages for 8.2 may or may not work, and
isn't worth trying.  :)

kernel-headers is about 1MB, and if you don't already have it, glibc-devel
is about 10MB.  they'll take a few minutes to install.

try going for kernel-headers first, using "rpm -i".  rpm will tell you if
there are any dependencies.  Just mount the first CD, cd into the
Mandrake/RPMS directory on it, and "rpm -i kernel-headers...<whatever the
version is>"

As for cutting and pasting, usually highlighting the text you want, moving
the mouse to the target window, and clicking both mouse buttons at the
same time works.  if you have a wheel mouse, try clicking down on the
wheel if clicking both buttons doesn't work.



On Thu, 8 Aug 2002, Andrew wrote:

> Hi All,
> Mandi,
> My problem has a handle!! It is not such a mystery now. Thank you
> 	Still need to know if there is a simple way to copy text from
> the Konsole/terininal window.... and then put it in a text editor,,
> it eludes me.
> 	If I simply download the 8.2 rpm's (it's now Mndrk 8.0)and
> give up this quest for a custom kernel (for now), will it be a
> problem about missing "linux/limits.h": ??
> 	I have the 8.0 CD's. In KDE Rpmdrake is so slow it almost
> runs backward in my P150. Urpmi is something I have read about, any
> suggestions, good how to's or alternatives.
> 	Thank You,
> 	Andrew
> >(warning.  this got a bit long, and probably isn't interesting to
> >people not running mandrake...  :) )
> >
> >At 08 August 2002, Beth Johnson <linux.chick at verizon.net> wrote:
> >
> >>On Thu, 2002-08-08 at 04:10, Andrew wrote:
> >>
> >>>	I began this by getting the 2.4.19 source from kernel.org.
> >>>  (Actually this has been an ongoing hurdle, started at 2.4.18 weeks
> >>>  ago.)
> >>>	Because 2.4.3 is such a big jump to 2.4.19 I thought it good
> >>>  to simply compile a new kernel. This may be where it went wrong.
> >>
> >>Hmm, could the problem be that you're updating a Mandrake kernel with a
> >>generic one?  Could the Mandrake distro be putting something in a
> >>different directory than where the generic kernel source expects?  It's
> >>for that reason that I stick with Red Hat updates for my Red Hat
> >>machines, never a generic.  I don't know if that matters or not, but
> >>I've read that it can.
> >>
> >
> >Mandrake won't care if you want to replace an mdk kernel with a custom-
> >built kernel.
> >
> >Going back to your message about missing "linux/limits.h":
> >
> >you won't be able to build a kernel without all the appropriate rpms
> >installed.  Mandrake pulls the .h files needed to build the kernel
> >out of the glibc packages, and puts them into a package called kernel-
> >headers.  You'll need this package to build kernels.  ibilio.org
> >is probably the best place to get packages for old versions if you
> >don't have the cds handy.  don't try to add a package from 8.1 or
> >8.2, there are versioning differences, etc.
> >
> >You can use the utility rpmdrake to see which packages you have installed
> >on your machine.  or, you can rpm from the command line.  for example:
> >
> >
> >[root at erinyes linux-2.4.19]# rpm -qa | grep kernel
> >kernel-smp-
> >kernel-headers-2.4.18-25mdk
> >kernel-
> >kernel-source-2.4.18-8.1mdk
> >
> >My machine is running 8.2, and i installed the full complement of
> >mandrake's development tools, so i have kernel-headers already.
> >If you have kernel-headers already, run MandrakeUpdate against a
> >good mirror to make sure you have the latest fixes for any of the
> >libraries.
> >
> >if you don't have kernel-headers (and it sounds like you don't),
> >fire up rpmdrake (it's slow....).  There are two tabs, "installed"
> >and "installable".  Click on "installable", then select "All" from
> >the dropdown menu right under the tabs.  you can scroll through the
> >list, or type "kernel-headers" in the search box.  when it finishes
> >searching, you can click on the kernel-headers listing in the box
> >(it will get a gold checkmark), and then click the "Install/Remove"
> >button at the top of the window.
> >
> >rpmdrake will take care of dependencies, and it will ask you to make
> >sure they're all okay.  It will also ask you for the cd-roms that
> >the files are on.  if you don't have the cdroms, that's another message,
> >as it's a bit of a process as well.  :)
> >
> >HTH.  Please post more info if you're still having trouble!
> >
> >--mandi
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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