how to add 'modules' without re-compiling the kernel
I need help with step 6 (edit make file). Here's the scenario.
This is EXACTLY what I need to do to get netfilter's u32 module added to my slack 10.1 bare kernel (2.4.26). I need this module to use dsl-qos and priority route outbound voip traffic. Ive put the module in /usr/src/linux/net/ipv4/netfilter/ipt_u32.c using netfilter's patch-o-matic tool (./runme newnat defining iptables and linux kernel sources). I see the file was added after p-o-m completed.
Ive probably messed up the .config file as Ive saved a cpl of times after a "make menuconfig" and also issued a "make mrproper" command.
NOTE: I checked for a .config file before starting..wasnt there. I open and saved as .config_before_pom and .config_after_mrproper, then verified three files were present (.config and the two saved)...they were there. I then attempted to load both of the saved configs and they errored, closed menuconfig without saving changes, files were GONE!
I could put the default sources from the slack cd back into /usr/src/linux-2.4.26/ and the run patch-o-matic again if necessary. Let me know.
** anyone have an explanation what the command "make mrproper" does?? **
How do I add the u32 module to the default slack 10.1 bare.i kernel without compiling the whole kernel?
thanks for the help! --justin