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I have installed Madrake 9.0, but I now need to compile kernel 2.4.20 to replace my 2.4.19-16 in order for my Alcatel Speed Touch usb modem to work. I' m a newbie, but i managed to figure out how to do this using 'xconfig', but there does have something bothering me. I know that I can use 'menu oldconfig' to keep my actual kernel settings. Can i run 'x config' after that to do the changes i need to make? My first try with 'x config' did a compilation that went smoothly, but i couldnot boot cuz 'EBGA (something) was too big'. After a re-install and a second attempt, my FAT32 drives we not mounted. 3rd attempt, my mouse did not move. Somehow, i keep messing with the settingsand blowing up my system. I know that Linux is a gr8 learning tool, but if someone could help me to compile the new kernel with "my actual settings + a few changes" that would be gr8. The only reason i'm sticking to Winblows is that i do not have internet connection under Linux. And just like a Porsche without engine, my Linux without internet is lovely but dull. Pls, help me outta the "Gates' Windows".
Well, up to now, i haven't touched that kernel again. i'm hoping to get some advise before messing with it. i'd like to try the 'make oldconfig' and load my actual configuration (just like it said ) then 'make xconfig' to change only the settings i need to change, but i'm just a little afraid that it would not work and would only take the 'make config' into consideration. i would certainly have to reinstall Mandrake, and though it doesn't take much time... i'd rather have another option.
I did a try with 'make oldconfig' then 'make xconfig'. when i do 'make dep' there is an error about an "unappropriate pointing device type." then 'make bzImage' says that its too big. I stoped there as I do not want to mess it up again yet. I've been thinking about changing my Alcatel Speed Touch USB to a connection by hub, but the hardware only would cost me 2months of my salary, so, maybe i'll wait for a distribution including at least kernel 2.4.20. i must say that i got used to mandrake as my geforce4 and my tvtuner works well with it. i was just so close to drop windows.