This page describes the first two steps. If you are not already familiar with building and installing kernels, you shouldn't try any of this until you're comfortable building the linux-1.2.13 kernels Red Hat Linux 3.0.3 uses.
Since the upgrade process involves compiling a kernel, we cannot offer technical support for systems which have been upgraded -- there are simply too many things over which we have no control. Please do not send questions involving the linux-2.0 kernel upgrade process or an upgraded system to Red Hat Technical Support.
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There are many experienced users on the mailing list who have upgraded
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The rm is necssary to remove files that may be left over from previous kernel builds done on your system.
The previous step will install the linux-2.0 kernel sources in /usr/src/linux. You should now be able to build a new kernel for your system.