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Re: compiling a kernel



hey joris,

here's the first three steps i recommend:

# apt-get install kernel-source-2.4.20
# apt-get install kernel-package
$ cd /usr/share/doc/kernel-package

(if you're running woody, you want kernel-source-2.4.18 i believe)

debian really treats you well with kernel-compiling utilities and
documentation.  search back in this mailing list for make-kpkg, there've
been several howto's (and good kernel newbie doc links) posted...


good luck
	sean

On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 11:35:10PM -0800, Joris Huizer wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> 
> As I want scsi emulation, and I'm missing the sr_mod
> module, I think I'll have to compile a new kernel.
> 
> What do I need to do for this, exactly? I'll have to
> get the source, ofcourse, but next to that ?
> 
> I know allready before the compiling many hardware
> issues are going to asked. 
> 
> I tried compiling the kernel once before, but I gave
> up then as I had the feeling I new much too little to
> answer everything correctly
> 
> As I don't know that much on the hardware details, how
> can I get a more or less complete list of hardware
> features ?
> 
> For example, I do know 'uname -a' will get me some
> info on the debian kernel version (currently that's
> 2.2.20)
> 
> Could you please tell me some more commands like this
> one which will give more info about other issues, like
> mouse, keyboard, etc - the more the better I imagine,
> as the prog will ask loads of things
> 
> Thanks for any help,
> 
> Joris Huizer
> 
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