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hello world. this is my 1st post for this forum & since I didn`t find the `recompile-kernel` forum I am posting here.
apologies if this is the wrong place.
In general, I am trying to recompile the kernel on my redhat 9 laptop IBM because I need sound, & I chose the most recent kernel for testing 2.6 features... because it includes sound, doesn`t contain the many vulnerabilities of the 2.4 kernel, and its new & exciting. why not...you should too ( for non production systems )
So my problem is that after I perform the required software tool upgrades mentioned in the /new-kernel/ Doc/Changes file;
I then make xconfig, make clean, make bzImage, make modules & when I make modules_install; ** I see many Unresolved Dependencies, next after running /boot/mkinitrd for the new kernel to boot, the init file is only 1/2 the size of the working kernel, and also the new kernel freezes upon reboot.
Has anyone in this forum successfully recompiled the most recent kernel 2.6.0-test2 ???
here are the gory details...
steps for recompile...
new install on red Crap 9.0 2.4.21 kernel.
bunzip2 & tar -xvf linux-2.6.0-test2 in /opt/...
/opt/linux-2.6.0-test2/Documentation/Changes lists mimimum reqs for `tools`
9.0 requires upgrade to :
************ these all meet the minimum
I upgraded software packages except oprofile needs to wait until after new kernel for support. I think.....
module-init-tools-0.9.12 is a bit confusing(for me). the /INSTALL section seems
to indicate that .configure make make install, can be executed per usual; but
the README file seems to indicate that the above will torch your modules.conf
This seems to be the source of confusion.
..anyway at /opt/modules-init-tools-0.9.12 I ./configure Looks ok except for WARNING message about missing script. next I do make links which takes care of the ln -s ( for f in * ), next I run make, & make install. looks good.
Now on to step 3) I do .generate-modprobe.conf /etc/modprobe.conf & see
Warning: not translating * messages on every line. So, obviously I would like to know if this is the desired output. (any feedback?___________.
5) depmod linux-2.6.0-test2 seems to work ok
now time to config the kernel & with the upgraded mkinit, hopefully will boot ;
FAQ: in the /FAQ section it makes mention of setting up an alias for sound but
doesn`t state how this is done. for instance, alias sound-slot-0, is this right?
While compiling kernel I see a MODPOST message:
Warning: "ip_vs_tcp_conn_listen" undefined [net/ipv4/ipvs/ip_vs.ko]
make modules_install complains about Unresolved symbols
depmod: ***Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.6.0-test2/kernel/drivers
block/paride/pcd.ko /pd.ko /pg.ko /
media/radio* (i didn`t install any radio options) ???
net/ipv4/ipvs/ip_vs.ko /ip_vs_dh.ko /ip_vs_ftp.ko
so then, cp System.map & bzImage to /boot. run mkinitrd..
this time it is a bit larger than previously but not much ~90000 vs
14000 working initrd-2.4.20
And after updating lilo....; reboot & kernel predictably chokes.
loading 2.6-test, Uncompressing...Ok, booting the kernel...freeze
Where did you find the kernel version 2.4.20-6.rpm ??
ask me something else. laugh. just kidding, but not really.
2.4.20-6 is the default kernel shipped with Redhat 9.
More importantly, I am wondering why you would like to know where I found " the kernel version 2.4.20-6.rpm"
I suppose the point is that unless you are are running redcrap 9 you have no use for it & also; that if you are running 9 you also have no use for it, as a recompile with something like 2.4.22 or in my case 2.4.22-ac will result in a much more harmonious computing experience. ; )
I doubt this is of any help to you, but your question is sort of vague.