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Linux Firewalls by Michael Rash

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Kernel Compilation and Installation

Now that our kernel is configured, we'll move on to the compilation and installation. As previously mentioned, we assume that all other necessary kernel options (such as processor architecture) have been selected for the proper support of the hardware on which the new kernel will run.

To compile and install the new 2.6.20.1 kernel within the /boot partition, execute the following commands:

$ make
$ su -
Password:
# mount /boot
# cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.20.1
# make install && make modules_install

The successful conclusion of the above commands heralds the need to configure the bootloader and finally to boot into the new 2.6.20.1 kernel. Assuming that you're using the GRUB bootloader and that the mount point for ...

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