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Oh dear.

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caffeineaddict

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Well, we got our first project in Operating Systems, and that is to add a simple system call to our installation on Virtual PC.

First of all, installing to VPC is horrendous. From CD/DVD, it took some people ~4-5 hours to install the OS. I ripped my images to the HD and mounted them in a virtual CD Drive and the process went much, much quicker. Now I have a successfully installed version of Fedora Core 5 running on my laptop through VPC.

I'm downloading the kernel source through the VM right now so that I can set it all up. I've never done any of this before, so wish me luck! On the bright side though, doing all of this through VPC means (I hope) that even if I mess something up really bad it won't mess up my physical computer and all that I need to do is reinstall through the VM. Again, I hope.

Just finished downloading the source but when I follow the instructions on how to set it up:

rpm -ivh kernelname

I get an error and a warning:

error: cannot write to %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
warning: kernel-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.src.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4f2a6fd2.

Gah, just talking to a friend and I forgot to be under root privileges when doing that. I am not much of a Linux user yet, so this kind of stupid stuff is bound to crop up again. I'll record my stupidity here for the benefit of others though.
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