Author: Surendra Anne

Kernel Recompilation

Here I am giving some steps how to complie kernel? By default RedHat will not support the ntfs partitions mounting. So we will do kernel recompilation and get the job done. Step1 : Before Compiling the kernel the following packages should be installed in order to compile kernela. Glib-develb. Gccc. Ncurscs-develd. Binutilse. Kernel-sourcecode Step2 : Download the latest kernel from and copy the .tar.bz2 file to /usr/src folder#cd /usr/src #wget you have to see the downloaded file from the Step3 : Now unzip the compressed kernel in the same folder it self#tar xvfj linux- here you will find a folder with name linux- linux- Step4 : If you have compiled any kernels the previously first you have to clear any unwanted enteris in source kernel#make mrproper Step5 : Before recompiling the new kernel we have to take the backup of the old kernel in order to restore it. If in case you face any issues with the new kernel#make oldconfigThis backed up kernel configs are stored in /usr/src/kernel/.config Step6 : So now every thing is fine the left part is to compile kernel, to do that we have to execute the following command#make menuconfig About this command : Actually kernel have so many modules(like process management, memory management, network management, filesystem management, device managemn) etc, So this command will give a menu kind of list where...

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Configure and Install YUM Server In Redhat(RHEL5/6)

In Linux you can install packages through many ways like. 1. Through RPM, 2. Through shell script 3. Through source tar balls etc. YUM(Yellow-dog Updater and Modifier) is another and advanced way of installing the packages in Linux distro's such as Red-hat, Fedora and CenOS. In RHEL4 installing packages is a tedious process, some times it’s headache to install all the dependencies. So Red-hat come with a solution to overcome this dependencies problem in most situations, the solution for this is nothing but YUM implementation. This will resolve this dependency issue and other known issues. Here we are going...

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The Runlevels in Linux

Many Windows users are familiar with different modes of execution of their operating system: a. Safe mode b. Command prompt only c. Safe mode with network support d. Safe mode with vga   And other such options that are presented during the boot-up process. Similarly, Linux has different modes of executing as well, which are known as runlevels. But unlike Windows, we can change runlevels on a fly.   Definition for runlevel : The term runlevel refers to a mode of operation in one of the computer operating system that implement Unix System V-style initialization. This system replaces the traditional /etc/rc and /etc/rc.local scripts used in BSD UNIX. Conventionally,...

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My name is Surendra Kumar Anne. I hail from Vijayawada which is cultural capital of south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. I am a Linux evangelist who believes in Hard work, A down to earth person, Likes to share knowledge with others, Loves dogs, Likes photography. At present I work at Bank of America as Sr. Analyst Systems and Administration. You can contact me at surendra (@) linuxnix dot com.