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fedora core 2 kernel 2.4.22-1.2115, i downloaded 2.6.7 kernel compiled with no problem, vmlinuz-2.6.7 is at /boot grub.conf is automatically changed as well. but when i start the system on new kernel, the screen truns into pitch black nothing else, no error, nothing.
I then made a new soft link System.map to System.map-2.6.7, tried , still same problem.
I thoguht the make install after all these make modules, make modules_install will give me dual boot, but sth went wrong, i compiled again still same result.
anyone done dual boot kernels on fedora can give me some instructions please
I to was having trouble compiling the 2.6.7 kernel in fedora core 2. I went to do make xconfig picked what i wanted and didnt want. I than compiled using the rest of the commands and when i went to boot the new kernel it would freeze and not go any further than saying loading swap partition. So i than recompiled the kernel with the default selected and just changed my processor type and added firewire support. I than did the rest of the commands and rebooted the machine to load the new kernel. Everything worked with the defualts, only issue is that my module folder is a whopping 310 megs and not 39 megs as my reg. kernel was. If anyone has any suggestions please help us out.
I've messed around compiling and recomiling the kernel a bunch of times. My suggestion, for what it's worth, is to get the latest FEDORA kernel from Red Hat (source too). They are in RPM format, and all you have to do is install them like this:
RPM -ivh [kernel name].rpm
I would recommend you do not use:
The "U" means "Upgrade" as opposed to the "i" which means "install". You want to keep your old kernel in case there are problems with the new one. Generally speaking though, if you use kernel upgrades from Red Hat as opposed to vanilla kernels built and compiled by you, then you won't have any problems.
If you're just wanting to tinker and learn, then by all means do what you're doing. It is very "trial and error" type work though, and you will likely break things.
Are you guys remembering to "/sbin/mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.6.7.img 2.6.7"?
Secondly, make sure you're doing stuff in the right order, etc. Here is a good guide for that.
Finally (and most likely), those of you not being able to boot have deselected some important option in the configuration for your kernel. Do like garretwp and start with the default fedora configurations (found in "/usr/src/linux-kernel-version/configs/"). Copy one of these to your new kernel source directory as .config, then when you go through the configuration the first time, only change a few things that you're *sure* about. If it works, go through a second compile and select less. And so on. Good luck.