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Win4Lin (the Windows emulator)

Netraverse no longer provides archive files to patch the kernels of SuSE or other `commercial' Linux distributions. The provided archive files are only usable on `vanilla' un-modified kernels. However, on the web-page where you can download the patches to `vanilla' kernels is a link to where you can download patches to the SuSE and other Linux distributions. The patches are provided in RPM format. To extract the patch files, type in the command...

rpm2cpio Kernel-Win4Lin3-SuSE8.2_2.4.20.01-01.src.rpm | cpio -idmuv '$\star$.patch'
(The filename of the patch RPM might differ from above). You can then use the patch file as instructed on the Netraverse website. Incidentally, when I first updated SuSE I was using version 4 of Win4Lin. I now use version 5. Both versions work very well.

When actually compiling the kernel, I needed to select POSIX ACLs and ReiserFS POSIX Access Control Lists (in the filesystems section). I also needed to turn off the SiS driver in the DRM 4.1 sub-section of the Character Devices section.


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David Fong 2011-01-25