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Old 11-21-2004, 09:27 AM   #1
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recompiling new kernel in fedora 3


Does anyone know the steps to recompile a new kernel in fedora core 3?? I want to replace the 2.6.9.XXX kernel with the new 2.6.10-rc3 kernel. I follow my usual steps, edit the grub to find the new kernel, system.map, initrd, etc. but at reboot it gives me a error 15, file not found? Any suggestions??

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Old 11-21-2004, 09:38 AM   #2
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Did you got correct stuff in /etc/grub.conf? On FCx and RHEL you can use make install to do after all kernel compilation.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 09:52 AM   #3
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ok, here is the deal

I looked at grub.conf and noticed how the file was setup. I cp the files right out of /usr/src/linux/xxxx over to boot, and renamed them to reflect the kernel i was using, eg. vmlinux.2.6.9.10-rc3, etc. I followed the way fedora had grub looking and just copied it. Unlike Suse, where it just uses System.map, vmlinux, etc, my copy of fedora 3 uses System.map.2.6.9.xxx, and vmlinux.2.6.9.xxx. Should i just scratch the endings and have it just use the basics?? Let me know!!


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Old 11-21-2004, 10:00 AM   #4
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Do 'make install' will take care the grub.conf too.. you do not need to modify your grub.conf manually.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 11:30 AM   #5
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ok....

So basically, just do my make menuconfig, then make (which should take care of modules and modules_install), then make install and that should be it?? when i reboot, it should start up with the 2.6.10-rc3 kernel?? when i do reboot, how do i know what version of the kernel i am running?? is there a simple command line to type??
 
Old 11-21-2004, 01:59 PM   #6
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I usually do the following when compiling a new kernel

# make oldconfig
# make menuconfig (if needed)
# make
# make modules_install
# make install

During the reboot, I will choose the new kernel that I've just compiled from GRUB menu.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 03:38 PM   #7
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and if u're not sure which kernel u're using, just use uname -r and it'll display your kernel version
 
Old 11-21-2004, 03:42 PM   #8
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Just a question - I have no problem compiling kernels, I do it often on other distros, but where is the kernel source on Fedora Core 3? I want to recompile my kernel, but there is no source anywhere on my box, and I cant even seem to find the source rpm online.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 03:46 PM   #9
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I believe it's on one of the CD's.

But don't spend time on searching it, go to www.kernel.org and download the recent one.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 07:59 PM   #10
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ok, in need of more help

I did what everyone said, and it still wants to boot to the default 2.6.9 kernel. I need the 2.6.10 for the latest DVB drivers. When i read the grub conf file, it still shows the link to the vmlinuz-2.6.9.xxx file, nto the new one i just recompiled. Any more help??


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Old 11-22-2004, 03:47 PM   #11
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$ locate grub.conf
/boot/grub/grub.conf
/etc/grub.conf

Make sure you are editing the right one.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 05:09 PM   #12
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ok

I got the right one. when i edit it, it always comes up with a error 15:file not found when i reboot. any other suggestions?? Thed default kernel boots just fine.


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Old 02-14-2005, 07:36 AM   #13
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I really don't have your answer however perhaps this info means more to you than me

cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinux-2.6.x
cp System.map /boot/System.map-2.6.x

sorry if really means nothing to you got it from kernelnewbies.org
 
  


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