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6th September 2011, 06:20 PM
hi there..

Im a beginner....i hav installed fedora 15 with gnome 3 and got KDE and also LXDE as different DE's:dance: but ma question is lik i hav tried compiling linux- using following help link but after 50 long minutes at documentation itz said compilation error...suggest me plz

7th September 2011, 12:52 AM
more information will be required
What you fallowed ?
what you did ?
what the error was ?
Did you install ALL the required software ?

and WHY an old version of the fedora 15 kernel
kernel- is in the updates

7th September 2011, 02:29 PM
this is the link where i have got procedure and followed the same..

i did evrythn except sudo yum update command..coz updates size was 370+MB ...it took 50 min after tat it said no VMLINUZ directory and threw copilation error...

i had installed GCC ,ncurses development package as per document says...

Compiling and configuring an Kernel was a part of ma curriculum...

7th September 2011, 07:31 PM
so you are using instructions for the 3.0 kernnel on an OLD kernel when the CURRENT kernel for 15 is

the VERY VERY VERY first rule is update

su -
yum update
install the kernel source but for the very different version3 dowwnload it
( i do NOT even come close to recommending you do this)
I advise you NOT to do this very strongly - it is unadvisable to build and install the 3 kernel or a OLD kernel
if you want to build the CURRENT kernel ( with ALL the security patches installed )
you can start with this old fedora 6 guide( transposing it to fedora15 should woirk )

updates size was 370+MB .
that is TINNY a very small update .
A 2+ gig would be normal

you are aware that once you use a NOT SUPPORTED kernel you will have to BLACKLIST any and EVERYTHING related to a kernel from ever updating and getting bug fixes in "yum "

7th September 2011, 08:20 PM
you are aware that once you use a NOT SUPPORTED kernel you will have to BLACKLIST any and EVERYTHING related to a kernel from ever updating and getting bug fixes in "yum "

No you don't.

You can use pretty much any of the recent kernels without problems. Updates are also not a problem as the initrd associated with the kernel is also updated with the kernel.

Very rarely will things have a problem, unless you are doing a REALLY old kernel (~2.6.32 and earlier).

But you do have to tell us what the errors are. Some of the directions will be different depending on where the error occurs.

8th September 2011, 02:25 PM
thanks for the reply.. i ll re-iterate the procedure once gain and i ll do what john siad to update also.. let me see..if it occurs again ll let u knw the details along with error screen shots

8th September 2011, 04:53 PM

Plz find the attachments...

awaiting for solution

thank you..

8th September 2011, 07:41 PM
Normally you would not use root to compile the kernel, only install it.

And /usr/src/linux is not used for building the kernel, but to contain headers when building drivers outside the kernel.

The directions for building the kernel are in the Documentation/README file.

8th September 2011, 09:01 PM
normally on fedora you DO NOT install gcc by it's self
you end up missing A LOT of things

su -
yum groupinstall " Development Tools" Development Librarys "

chaeck the spelling with

su -
yum grouplist
and WHY an OLD kenenl
and why use the instructions for the testing 3.0 kernel on a OLD version of the 2.6 kernel
and an old kernel WITHOUT the updated security patches and bugfix patches

also WHY are you ( acoriding to the screen shot)
going to your Desktop THEN to /use/src / ???
makes no seance
that is not the folder you build a NEW ( or different kernel in )
that is one that IS installed .

WHAT it is you want to do ?????\

install the 3.0 or the 3.1 version of the kernel on fedora 15
install a OLD and not used any more kernel on fedora 15 when there is a NEWER version in the fedora repos

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