I am a Newbie & I have probably bitten off more than I can chew but I am trying to complete your 'How To Compile A Kernel - The Fedora Way' and I have got to the section where I vi kernel-2.6.specs. When I do this I get an empty file. I enter the text as per your 'Howto' but then I get the below message : - Code: [[email protected][email protected] Where have I gone wrong? My aim is to install a LAMP server on a machine for which I have built a good 'foundation'. That is why I decided to undertake this task and not just use the DVD from my LXF Magazine! Your assistance is highly appreciated.