Kernel possibly Hacked

Posted on 2005-05-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-22

I was going about procedures to upgrade my kernel in debian to 2.6.8. Now got to the point where I was going to do ./configure and it did not do it and in one line above from some other information it said Kernel hacked now I am not sure if it has been as there are nothing wrong with the computer as of yet. Also i cannot do ./configure for any file like bz2, gz etc. Cannot remember the problem it came back with but when i searched in ggogle could not find solution. Dont have problem going through a reinstall but would like help nonetheles.

I have upgraded a kernel before and never came accross this problem.

Also if my kernel is hacked will it affect the ntfs partition?

Sorry for low points but it is all i have left, I also do not remember having any so not sure where they came from.

Question by:JakalX
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    Expert Comment

    The Linux kernel does not use autoconf, last I checked.

    Try starting with...

    make   xconfig

    And also read the documentation that comes with the kernel..

    I believe there is a section of the configuration for building
    a kernel that deals with options related to what they might
    call 'kernel hacking'

    It is also good to know what bootloader your system is using, i.e.
    how you plan on installing the kernel

    whether you will use a bootdisk, or you have Lilo setup

    (then you will need to re-run lilo after the kernel is installed
    in /vmlinuz, /boot/vmlinuz, or wherever)

    or if you are using Grub as your bootloader...
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    Accepted Solution

    To build a kernel follow the stpes below:

    make menuconfig
    make modules
    make modules_install
    make install

    Expert Comment

     if it is that you cannot do ./configure at all, reinstall autoconf  tools.
      >>Also if my kernel is hacked will it affect the ntfs partition?
      it can be affected. i have a friend who has an experience of deleting an ntfs drive (which was the c drive of windows xp (:  ) from linux and got to reinstall wndows making a whole reinstallation of the linux system again.

    Author Comment

    hey ppl,

    Looks like kernel aint hacked. I probably just rushed through instructions without reading them properly.


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