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Old 08-25-2004, 07:05 PM   #1
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Assigning "unique name" to "Extraversion" when upgrading Kernal


Hey gang,

I am upgrading my kernal to 2.6.8.1 and I am following a "How To" manual I found The Link, How to Upgrade Kernal As one of the preliminary steps, it instructs to assign in the "Makefile" of the new linux kernal a new unique name for the field of "Extraversion." I have no idea what this means, but if you scroll down on the link I gave you, you will be able to see what I mean. Can anyone explain this and tell me what to do? Am I just reading to much into this?

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Old 08-25-2004, 07:17 PM   #2
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just put in the kernel version........IE
2.6.8.1

when you are done compiling new kernel, just go to /lib/modules
the new module directory will be named............
2.6.8.1
 
Old 08-25-2004, 07:22 PM   #3
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Not going to follow the link, but if you makemodifications
to a running kernel the extra-version is a splendid idea.
Assume that you need some particular driver... now, if
you compile the new kernel without it but use the same
name a preserving the driver won't work even if you
keep the original vmlinuz if the driver was a module.

Modules are stored under
/lib/module/<kernel-version>
which is where the extra version comes into the
picture.
If you start with a
2.4.26 and make an extraversion of matthew you'll
have
/lib/module/2.4.26
and
/lib/module/2.4.26-matthew


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Old 08-25-2004, 10:44 PM   #4
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New Problem: Need to Edit GrUB but SuSE will not let me

As you are all well aware (or maybe you do it another way) after the long compile and module install, I need to modify GrUB to load the new kernel by default. SuSE 9.0, however, will not allow me to so manually, and will not allow me do so via its Yast2 interface. It seems they have locked the "menu.1st" file so that I can not manually edit the file, and frankly I could not navigate Yast2 if my life depended on it (user friendly my *cough*). Any ideas?

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Old 08-25-2004, 10:49 PM   #5
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Tried as root?


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Old 08-26-2004, 08:31 AM   #6
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Tried as root?


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Yeah I was in root, Yast2 just hangs up when it tries to save changes, as for manually editing the menu.1st file, which program do you suggest? Do you suggest doing it from terminal?

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