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SubjectRe: Cannot compile my kernel due to unpredictible situations:
On Thu, 11 Jan 2001, Gregg Lloyd wrote:

>I have downloaded linux kernel 2.4.
>In /usr/src, I did untar the file:
>gzip -cd linux-2.4.0.tar.gz | tar xvf -
>I see several files being copied to several locations (/linux/Documentation,
>/linux/arch/..etc..). The problem is that there's no linux 2.4 directory created
>under /usr/src or anywhere else on my system! Anyway, there's nothing new
>under /usr/src!!!

I guess it has overwrite the files in /usr/src/linux which is the link to
your linux-2.2.5. this is why you did not see any new file/dir created.

>how can I make sure that I am re-compiling my kernel (currently kernel 2.2.5) with
>the right 2.4 kernel?? (Kernel howto talks about going to /usr/src/linux and
>start compiling..but current /usr/src/linux is a link to my current 2.2.5
> kernel !!!)

but the files in /usr/src/linux has probably being overwritten by files
from 2.4.0.

you should always remove the link /usr/src/linux before you untar the
kernel under /use/src or untar it in some other directory and rename it
and then move it under /usr/src.

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