- You should be doing that now.
- Copy the patch file to the root directory of your kernel source (e.g. /usr/src/linux-2.4) and uncompress it.
- In the source directory type:
patch -p1 < linux-2.4.21-ext3cow-0.1.2.patch
- Check for conflicts. Most files files in this patch are new files, and the patched files have only a few lines changed. Conflicts are unlikely.
make menuconfig or make xconfig
- Turn on ext3cow in the "File systems" heading.
- make dep
- make bzImage
- Install kernel.