I've just compiled a custom 2.6.7 kernel, and eventually it worked after installing libqt and about a dozen other things to get xconfig to work. The only problem is that when the kernel was installed using debian:~# dpkg -r kernel-image-18.104.22.168.7_10.00.Custom_i386.deb it all installs except I get this message
Setting up kernel-image-22.214.171.124.7 (10.00.Custom) ...
cpio: /etc/modprobe.conf: No such file or directory
cpio: /lib/modules/modprobe.conf: No such file or directory
I've looked and its right, I dont have a modprobe file in either spot. I do however have a modules.conf and a modules file in /etc and nothing in /lib/modules, except for two folders for my kernels. I'm also getting this error from the kernel log when it starts.
Aug 21 11:09:42 debian kernel: klogd 1.4.1#15, log source = /proc/kmsg started.
Aug 21 11:09:42 debian kernel: Inspecting /boot/System.map-126.96.36.199.7
Aug 21 11:09:43 debian kernel: Symbol table has incorrect version number.
Aug 21 11:09:43 debian kernel: Cannot find map file.
Aug 21 11:09:43 debian kernel: No module symbols loaded - kernel modules not enabled.
Aug 21 11:09:43 debian kernel: Linux version 188.8.131.52.7 (email@example.com) (gcc version 3.3.4 (Debian 1:3.3.4-6sarge1)) #1 Sat Aug 21 10:08:13 WST 2004
Aug 21 11:09:43 debian kernel: BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
I've googled about the system map thing and couldnt seem to actually find any answers. So here I am asking for help again.
By the way, I made the .deb file with this command
debian:/usr/src# make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=2.6.7 kernel-image,
which I read about in a post somewhere, because I wasnt getting an initrd image when I was just using the make-kpkg command without the initrd bit.