Bug 7531 - Reference manual kernel build instructions incorrect
Reference manual kernel build instructions incorrect
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5347
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-ig-x86 (Show other bugs)
6.1
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Assigned To: Sandra Moore
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Reported: 1999-12-03 01:30 EST by Daniel Senie
Modified: 2014-08-04 18:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-12-03 01:50:25 EST
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Description Daniel Senie 1999-12-03 01:30:42 EST
The instructions in the RHL 6.1 reference manual still are incorrect for
building a working kernel. We've argued this point back in bug 860. I still
contend that RedHat's instructions SHOULD produce a working kernel. Telling
users to use "make boot" when "make boot" will ALWAYS fail (make bzImage
perhaps is more appropriate) seems like a documentation bug to me.

Let's look at it this way. A user reading these instructions, after
installing the kernel source RPM, should be able to produce a functioning
kernel using the instructions in the RedHat documentation.

Anyone agree with me now?
Comment 1 Daniel Senie 1999-12-03 01:50:59 EST
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5347 ***

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