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qst: i have debian unstable, with the kernel 2.4.18 bf 24, and i compiled the 2.4.24, made both files System.map-$version and bzImage, put them in their right places, and modified lilo, and reboot and all OK (all seems the same), but initrd is still 2.4.18-bf2.4, could it make any problem?
prblm: in that linux, i've installed amsn (with apt and from source) and i can use it by 5 minutes, and screens turns black, and then apears garbage and then the whole system hangs (i can't change the console) and i got to reboot. Also i close amsn and log out, and gdm blinks 3 times after it appears. All this is executed by a simple user.
it's the nvidia graphic driver, simply randomly hangs, with the 2.4.18 kernel i installed the drivers and they ran ok, with the 2.4.24, i had to reinstall them (gcc 3.3.3), and now they randomly hangs(after a firts startx). Right now i'm with the nv driver only.
for the first question, i made an initrd for the 2.4.24 and reboot and i got a kernel panic.
i don't know why may i need an initrd, i think it's to jump to the "/" partition, a program that says umount and mount /dev/hd?, so an initrd could work for 2.2 , 2.4 , 2.6 ... Also i think it must content modules for filesystems that wasn't built in the kernel... who knows?
### my lilo.conf ###
root=/dev/hda7 # many partitions...
map=/boot/map # it's the System.map like in RH?
# the kernel compilation also create a System.map-$version
# and i don't put it here ...
# if enabled => kernel panic ....
# it's the only mention about any initrd in this file