Help with patching kernel??
Thanks to everyone who helped with the soundcard query - got that sorted
now and no, I won't any of those nasty mp3s with it ;o)))
Maybe I'm being a bit ambitious for day twp, but I'm having some trouble
following the guides etc to rebuild my kernel with some patches. I need
to add support for Win4Lin, which requires two patches be applied.
I've got instructions and I've read the manuals and the user
guide....but...things don't quite tally and I'm scared ;o) I've been
told I can do it the standard way with the patch tools etc (like I do
with redhat systems) but I want to get to grips with using dpkg and kpkg
if I can....it looks a lot easier once you understand it...
Anyway, the problems that are confusing me are:
1. There's no /usr/src/linux directory. But I think thats normal because
I've got a /usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.18 directory with the kernel
source tree underneath it....
2. There's no .config file that I can find with my current kernel
configuration - I don't want to do this from scratch if I can help it....
So I've got the source tree. I've got the source tree for the nVidia
drivers and the two patches I need to apply. I've got instructions for
applying the two patches I need. If I have the .config file, I think I
can install those patches and then do:
make -kpkg clean
make -kpkg kernel_image modules_image
dpkg -i kernel_image modules_image
to build and install the kernel???
But like I said, I'm confused.......(and scared!!! lol) As a newbie to
Debian, should I just use the standard patch method until I'm more
comfortable with the new stuff, or is it quite easy to get into it and
do it the 'right' way??