On Sat, Mar 27, 1999 at 09:19:08PM +0000, Mark Page mentioned:
> I was looking for something other than windoze and John Looney did me a
> great favour with a copy of Red Hat 5.2.
> Trouble is I'm a complete novice and still can't configure printer or
> sound card.
Is it a "plug and play" one ? If so, that's a different matter.
> Further problem is that I'm sat here with the latest kernel on CDROM
> which would probably solve my dilemma but I've not a clue how to
> 'extract' from CD and then run.
First, read the "Kernel-HOWTO", for a general overview.
Well, 'cd' into /usr/src
do a "rm -rf" on anything beginning with "linux"
Mount the CD I gave you with "mount /mnt/cdrom"
Then, eXtract Verbosely a compreZsed File:
tar xzvf /mnt/cdrom/linux-2.*
type "cd linux*"
then "make xconfig"
click on each box, to enable the feature it mentions, and press "save and
exit". Where possible, make stuff as modules (.dll type things) - except
"IDE support" and "ext2fs" support" - whereever possible.
type "make dep ; make bzlilo ; make modules ; make modules_install".
This makes a file called /vmlinuz (the kernel). Move this into
/boot/vmlinux-2.2 and have a look at your /etc/lilo.conf file. It's a
description of "what file used as a kernel when I type stuff at a lilo
prompt". When you work out what it does, make a new entry with a lable of
"newlinux", using this new kernel. Run "lilo" to make use of the new
kernel file, and bang. You are running 2.2. Oh, you need to install the
RPM files in the "updates" directory of that CD to run 2.2 properly. 'cd'
into the directory, and run "rpm --upgrade *.rpm".
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they change the addressing modes, or wordsize of their architechture"'
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