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recomplie kernel redhat linux 7.2

i am trying to recomplie linux kernel of redhat linux 7.2
but when i axecute this line
rpm -i kernel-source-2.4.7-10.rpm

it gives error

gcc >= 2.98* file is needed for kernel-source

how can i solve it
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qatil
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MFCRichCommented:
Install gcc. It is on your CDs or grab it from a RedHat mirror.
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qatilAuthor Commented:
i want to recompile kernel of redhat linux 7.2
any one knows how to do that
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psimationCommented:
Do what MFCRich seggested, first rpm -i gccxxxxx.rpm ( will also be on your installation cd's), AFTER that and AFTER you have successfully installed the kernel source, you can begin to re-compile the kernel.
There are several ways to re-compile the kernel, my favourite way is via X, so, while in X, I open a console, cd to /usr/src/linux[xxx] where [xxx] is the version of the kernel you currently have there...
Then, type
make xconfig
This will bring up a nice menu driven config util where you can make all the changes etc. When done, save & exit. Now, from the same console type:
make dep
make clean
make modules
make modules_install
make bzImage

Then, cd arch/i386/boot
cp bzImage /boot
Now edit your /etc/lilo.conf (or /boot/grub/grub.conf)file to inlcude the new kernel ( note, I always keep my old kernel in tact for incase some of the options I have chosen was bull...) so I normally add my new kernel image (bzImage) to the existing stuff in /etc/lilo.conf  (or grub); save and exit. Commit the changes by typing
lilo ( no need if you use grub)
Now ;
reboot and select the new kernel from the menu ( remember to call it something else in your bootloader's conf file.

Voila!


 
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