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Supermount for Redhat

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I have just installed Redhat 7.1 on a 486 PC.

I am used to the convenience of Mandrake which uses 'supermount' for removable media (floppy, cd-rom's, dvd, zip's etc). It is so much easier than the mount/umount garbage.

I was wondering if anyone knows how to install/setup supermount for RH?

I tried to go to http://www.rpmfind.net but for some reason it's down.

I found the home page of supermount but the only thing I could download was a .diff file. What the hell do I do with that, I am spoiled by RPM packages.
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Supermount is a re-written version of the device drivers, not just a utility, so to install it you'd need to recompile the linux sources. Hence no RPMs for it.

A diff file contains differences between one set of files and another - in this case, between the linux kernel sources and the linux kernel sources with supermount added.

If you want to get supermount, you'd have to get the kernel sources (should be on your RedHat cds as RPMs), install them, also install the gcc compiler and various other development rpms such as binutils and make. Then you'd download one of the supermount diff files, apply it to your sources using patch, and then compile the patched sources. There's a howto on the linuxdoc site:

http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO.html

Recompiling the kernel is not easy, but it's an adventure...

Vijay
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I didn't recompile the kernel, it was too much trouble. Instead I put together an old pentium out of pieces and went back Mandrake.
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