I recently had to switch from Debian to Fedora for several hardware-related reasons. The change was beneficial, namely because my new laptop works pretty fine with Fedora 13. However, I am having trouble using a vanilla/git kernel in Fedora, as I am pretty new to rpm/dracut/grubby/whatever.
What I am trying to do -- to get my wifi card working, which requires a kernel > version that is in Fedora 13 -- is to take some new-ish kernel from kernel.org, compile it using some custom .config (to, e.g., disable selinux, that I don't really care about, and other misc stuff).
In Debian it was just a matter of "download; untar; make config; make bzImage modules; make modules_install; cp arch/$FOO/bzImage /boot/$BAR; mkinitramfs; update-grub". In Fedora however I am lost...
Up to compiling and module_installing the thing I can get to. However, it Fedora doesn't seem to ship mkinitramfs, using dracut instead. I am not clear on the usage / constraints / preconditions / differences of dracut wrt mkinitramfs. Same goes for grubby.
I would be very grateful if somebody could tell me just the very few commands to perform the same task I was used to in Debian. I have no special needs, I just want to add a new vanilla kernel + grub entry to my laptop's boot screen :-)
Thanks in advance,