Can not compile kernel: fedora 31

Mo matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to compile a custom kernel.

The reason this is a current issue is that I have a Linux machine that could benefit from a USB wireless adapter.

The manufacturer included directions for compiling their module. That involved putting theit driver coe into a special directory. where the “make” command is to be given.

The problem is, that make command immediately goes to the latest kernel directory and starts to compile the kernel. The module to be compiled is a kernel module, I believe.

I have had this problem with not being able to compile a custom kernel, even just the same kernel with my initials on the “EXTRA VERSION” parameter, but copying /boot/config-$(uname -r) to the kernel directory of the same release. Inevitably it bombs out after the first few instructions.

If there is anyone out there with advice, please enlighten me.