I've just got hold of Mandrake 10.0 you may remember that I gav up with MD 9.x after a series of problems, in the hope that when I got 10.0, the problems would be solved. The trouble is, in order to install the required drivr for my DSL modem, I need to run a patch (which I have instructions for), but then I need to recompile and install my kernel. Is this process the same as in the kernel installation thread (at which I failed miserably many times!), or is there an easier way of doing it. Is there anything I should miss out? Each time I tried to upgrade from 2.4.x to 2.6.x under MD 9.2, it left my linux unbootable.