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As my first post ever, I will reqest insight into compiling the 2.6.6 kernel.
It probably doesn't matter, but my distro is Slackware Linux 9.1
I am a relative newbie, and I probably should have gotten more expierience building kernels before I took on 2.6, but I cannot regret the past.
I did everything that I was told to do.
I downloaded source and tarballed it in /usr/src/
I cd linux-2.6.6
I screw around in menuconfig, being shure to check "load modules at startup"
after a short while outputs
"blah blah bzImage is ready."
after about 10 seconds, outputs only 3 lines of text:
make: 'arch/i386/kernel/asm-offsets.s' is up to date.
Building modules, stage 2.
4 lines in 5 seconds this time:
if [ -r System.map ]; then /sbin/depmod -ae -F System.map 2.6.6; fi
everything after that goes smoothly so LILO actively boots my new kernel.
The Kicker here: 2.6.6 boots fine, but is pretty useless given that lsmod reveals no modules ever loaded.
You don't need to do make bzImage and make modules with a 2.6 kernel
cp /path/to/config .config # copy in an old .config to start from
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz #copy the new kernel where your bootloader can find it
cp System.map /boot
I tried everything that you said. There is no change. The kernel compiles fine. It is just that I don't think that my modules are compiling and here are my reasons:
1) Compiling all the modules, according to other references, should take far longer than 10 seconds
2) Whenever it boots up, it has loaded no modules unless I modprobe.