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Topic: Compiled My Frist Module/Driver, or Noob Guide to Compiling from Source< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Posted: Jan. 31 2006,11:05 QUOTE

I Did It!!! I know! I know! big deal, but for me it was. I finally figured out all my errors, learned how to install kernel source with package i downloaded from and well I'm guessin other noobs will want to know how as well.
Heres how I did it:

Using the MyDSL Package Manager Desktop Link I downloaded and installed:


also grabbed any libraries i may have needed for my particular project.

Then I downloaded my full kernel source (2.4.26) from:

other kernels found here:

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root@box:~$ cd /usr/src
root@box:/usr/src$ tar -xjvf /some/path/to/linux-2.4.26.tar.bz2

Now I have a complete kernel source install not sure if the kernelsource.dsl thing is needed will modify this post when i know for sure

Now I download and extract my source from its respective project nightly cvs.

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root@box:~$ cd /some/path/to/your/project/source

open and read any README files or other instructions

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root@box:/some/path/to/your/project/source$ make

Thats pretty much it, thats the basics. I'm sure that there is a whole world to explore from here, but I am still an egg, and only wrote this post as I noted there were no real walk throughs for us newbs out there just trying to get our first module or whatever compiled. So this should cover getting a first timer up and running, least it did for me.

Hope that helps get some other first time compilers that were struggling like myself started a bit easier.


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