Originally posted by ironwalker
vanilla sources are the basic debian kernel source files.
what do you mean ? that,having an ubuntu or debian distr, i can avoid to compile a new kernel if the only thing i want is to have a vanilla kernel
running on my desktop?
Anyway, i succeeded in compiling: my error was stupid: i built my initrd image typing:
'mkinitrd -o initrd.img-126.96.36.199' instead of 'mkinitrd -o initrd.img-188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206'
if the version parameter is omitted, mkinitrd automatically take the running kernel's one as the parameter.
i apologize sayng that 'mkinitrd -h' does not talk about the optional version parameter at all.
Anyway tring to boot the new kernel with my Debian root (well i have both a 2.6 kernel Ubuntu and a 2.4 kernel debian distribution)
filesystem i had another kernel panic:
umount: devfs: not mounted
mount: unknown file system type 'devfs'
pivot_root no such file or directory
/sbin/init cannot open dev/console
Kernel panic not syncing: kill init
it should be due to the difference between the two kernels: 2.4 uses devfs and 2.6 udev.