2.6.2 kernal a must?

Steven Pasternak stevenp500 at bellsouth.net
Wed Feb 23 13:30:34 PST 2005


On Wednesday 23 February 2005 01:40 pm, jetfirespam wrote:
> At chapter 5.2, as directed, I compared the Host
> System Requirements against what my computer actually
> has. The results were as follows:
>
> Linux version 2.4.18-14
> (bhcompile at stripples.devel.redhat.com) (gcc version
> 3.2.20020903 (Red Hat Linux 8.0 3.2-7)) #1 Wed Sep 4
> 13:35:50 EDT 2002
>
> Now, the LFS book says the 2.6.2 kernel is required,
> whereas I seem to be running 2.4.x. Unfortunately, I'm
> not exactly clear on what the book wants me to do
> about this.
>
> Am I to compile and install a new kernel at this exact
> point, or does it not become necessary until Chapter
> 8, where the instructions for such a procedure are
> located? Because the emphasis seems to be on having
> gcc be version 3.x.x rather than having the newer
> kernel.
>
> Any assistance would be appreciated.
>
>
>
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I see that you run redhat 8. You can download fedora (the free/up-to-date 
version of redhat) at fedora.redhat.com. If you have a slow internet 
connection or just don't wan't to download 4 cds, go to LinuxCD.org and buy 
the cheap cds really cheap. You need at LEAST core 2 because it has a 2.6 
kernel. Core 1 only has a 2.4.xx (2.4.22 I think). Core 2 also has gcc 3.3.3 
and glibc 2.3.3 which is definately adequate for lfs.



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