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Question: Patching problems

Forum: The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 19:27:17 GMT
From: Maryam <>

Hi Every one
 I currently have kernel v2.0.27  running in my computer and would like to
 patch the rtlinux and do some experience on it.
 So what I have done so far is I downloaded the patches from this page,
 unzipped it and stored it in a disk.
 While listing the files in windows I got these directory names: rtinux-0.5
 and underneath this directory was kernel_patch and etc...

 For mounting the files I used the following command in Linux:
 mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt
 But after the mounting in /mnt I had different garbled file names such as
 rtlinu~1 & kernel~1. As Michael said I should use exts filesystems which
 now I am using the msdos ones.
 But the problem is how? Is there anyway I can convert the files from msdos
 to ext2 in Linux? Which command should I use? 
 "Please, I am stuck here :)"

 Another problem was, I tried to patch those files to the kernel and it
 started asking me the question : File patch to,
  which files should i mention, or is it another problem because of the
 original problem?

 Have a great day

 Thanks in advance,

 Maryam Moghaddas
 Tel/ Fax : (604) 925-4683

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