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3. Install the packages

Your first task is to install Red Hat Linux 9 on the desktop computer that will be running TimeSys Linux. If you already have a computer with RHL9 on it (or even just a boot partition that has it), you can skip this step, but a clean installation is always best. Be sure to choose the Workstation installation option so that all of the development packages get installed.

Next, make sure that the kernel-source package is installed. You can do this by typing:


        # rpm -q kernel-source

If it's not installed, retrieve it by whatever means you prefer, such as downloading the binary RPM from Red Hat's FTP site, then install it with:


        # rpm -Uvh kernel-source-2.4.20-8.i386.rpm

Copy the TimeSys Linux distribution archive to the computer running RHL9 and extract it. Switch to the TimeSys-x86bsp directory that was created and run ./install as root. This will put all of the TimeSys Linux files into /opt/timesys.