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Linux Crash HOWTO

Norman Patten



Revision History
Revision 1.02002-01-30Revised by: NM
Initial release.

This document describes the installation and usage of the LKCD (Linux Kernel Crash Dump) package.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Copyright and License
2. How LKCD Works
2.1. What You Need
3. Installation of lkcd
3.1. Installing From Source Code
3.2. Building and Installing LKCD Utilities
3.3. What Gets Installed
3.4. Installing LKCD Utilities From RPM
3.5. Patching the Kernel
3.6. Build and Install the Kernel
4. Setup, Test, and Running crash
4.1. Setting up crash dump
4.2. Testing crash
4.3. Running crash