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Old 06-07-03, 03:50 PM   #6
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Originally posted by MidnightWatcher
That's just a patch. Is there anywhere that I can download the full kernel source to compile my own? I tried to use the patch but don't know if I'm doing it properly. I do have, however, instructions on compiling a full kernel.
Get the 2.4.20 kernel source from here:
and the 2.4.21rc7 plus the 2.4.21rc7-ac1 patch from

We'll assume you downloaded the kernel and patches to /home/joey/downloads, ok? And also, I assume you know how to compile a kernel (eg. what options needs to be included and which not).

1) cd /usr/src
2) tar xvfj /home/joey/downloads/linux-2.4.20.tar.bz2
3) cd linux-2.4.20
4) bzip2 -d /home/joey/downloads/patch-2.4.21*
5) patch -p1 < /home/joey/downloads/patch-2.4.21-rc7
6) patch -p1 < /home/joey/downloads/patch-2.4.21-rc7-ac1
7) make menuconfig (or xconfig if you prefer)
8) include in Character devices /dev/agpgart -> Nvidia NForce/NForce2 support
9) make dep && make bzImage modules modules_install
10) cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/bzImage-nforce-agp
11) Alter your bootmanager configuration files to accept your newly compiled kernel. (On redhat, you can do make install on step 10)
12) Boot, cross your fingers and pray

Last edited by remu; 06-07-03 at 04:01 PM.
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