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gjoellee
November 23rd, 2008, 03:08 PM
Hey there I downloaded kernel 2.6.28-rc6 lately but I could not find out how to install it. I downloaded the tar.bz2 file from here: http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload/Linux-Kernel-Development-Download-8069.html

However I have read the read me, but I just got confused of it. Does anyone know how to install a linux kernel for source?

drs305
November 23rd, 2008, 03:14 PM
Here are some links to get you started. The first few are for kernel compliation, the last for general compiling of apps:

HOWTO: Kernel Compilation for Newbies (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=56835)

Master Kernel Thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=311158)

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingEasyHowTo

You also might want to take a look at KernelCheck, which is a kernel compilation 'assistant':
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=618563

Paqman
November 23rd, 2008, 03:28 PM
It's not really what i'd describe as a task suitable for "Absolute Beginners". Is there some specific reason you'd like to recompile your kernel, or is it just as an academic exercise?

gjoellee
November 23rd, 2008, 04:53 PM
It's not really what i'd describe as a task suitable for "Absolute Beginners". Is there some specific reason you'd like to recompile your kernel, or is it just as an academic exercise?
I did not know where to put the topic so I added it to Absolute beginner Talk, I know I get feedback very fast then