9. Download and Unpack the New Kernel

9.1. Required packages

The following is a list of packages required to patch a 2.4.x series kernel. I am still working on the notes for a 2.6.x series install.

2.4.x series kernels

9.2. Unpack

We need to unpack the bz2 file (bzip2) and shuffle the directories around a bit. /usr/src/linux probably points to your current kernel. We need it to point to the new kernel, so we'll do that as well.

If your kernel needs to be patched, do so now. Instructions are available from Appendix A.