From: Randy Page <randy.page@ua...> - 2001-01-13 04:38:28
On Saturday 13 January 2001 02:40, you wrote:
> yes, I've got it working, but not against the kernel shipped with
> RH 7.0.
To avoid problems when using a new kernel you should always start with a
_clean_ source tree d\l'd from kernel.org (or a mirror).
Distro source tree's always have some sort of wierdness to them. For
example, Mandrake includes the supermount patch (which is wonderful BTW). To
have the best chance of compiling software use a 'real' kernel.
>also, it's not a good idea to build your own kernels under
Why not? I do it all the time, and have done so for years.... Just make
/usr/src/linux a symlink to the real source. It's not as if a 'make install'
will wipe the old kernel from the face of the earth. You may need to edit
lilo.conf to get the old one back, but hey, not a big deal.