i feel good to hear that i am in the right path. i have compiled the 2.6.5 kernel 4 times since yesterday and each one of them has been different than others. i guess i am just practicing. i think if i only don't mess up my old kernel images and the system.map and config file and can keep my lilo untangeable, i can keep on compiling new ones till i get what i want. i have space in my harddrive, lots of time in hand and a great system to work upon. one thing though, i cannot make my network card work on any of the 4 kernels. i am not sure why. i choose the correct option in the network setup menu and still the problem. this nic works fine under my default 2.4.31 but under 2.6.5 it just doesn't works. it doesnot even detects the nic. i am trying few more times with the kernel to make it work, also now the 'make mproper' returns "make:*** no rule to blah blah.." and ditto with 'make bzimage. i think i messed up my kernel source tree or something like that. now i am just doing straight'make menuconfig' and 'make' to make the bzimage.it works but is this the right way. meanwhile any relative suggestions would be nice to keep in mind if you guys may so please..
Last edited by prozac; 04-13-2006 at 02:08 AM.