I am working with a Redhat 9 PC and I am trying to have a "straight" 2.4 kernel. I do it to be able to execute some special patches that doesn't work on customised Redhat 2.4 kernels.
I have currently a 2.4.20-8 kernel and I do not succed in compiling any vanilla 2.4 kernel from www.kernel.org.
To compile a 2.4.20-8, I go in /usr/src/linux-2.4 an I simply execute :
make dep clean bzImage
make modules install
then I install properly the kernel and everything is allright
To compile the 2.4.20 kernel, I do exactly the same thing. Every thing looks good untill make modules. At make modules, I only have "nothing to do" messages and modules are not compliled ! I tryed with 2.4.22 and 2.4.28 kernels and the same problem happens. I also try to execute commands from a symbolic link /usr/src/linux with linux->linuw-2.4.20, but it didn't change anything.
What is wrong in what I do ?
Is there any trick to compile a vanilla 2.4 kernel on redhat 9 ?
Should I use another distribution to have a 2.4 vanilla kernel on my PC ?