Originally posted by kevinalm
That's a weird grub.conf/menu.lst. try:
title Linux 2.6.8
kernel (hd1,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8 root=/dev/hdb1 ro
and of course verify that the kernel is at hd(1,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8
well that did not work... Now as for as the portion and hd well I used the same setup that my old kernel was on like this
title------Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.4.27-1-386
now lets look at somthing: Notice what is in red /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.27-1-386
well that should be changed to /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.6
but I do not find it any where in that dir.
OK (so you will know what I have done thus far i am going to go through each step what is in red I did not do its just explanations)
turn on the terminal command line
#apt-cache search kernel-source | grep 2.6 <-'
#apt-get install kernel-source-2.6.8 <-' (now 2.6.8 was the latest ver)
#cd /usr/src <-'
#tar xvfj kernel-source-2.6.8.tar.bz2 <-'
#rm linux <-'
#ln -s /usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.6 /usr/src/linux <-'
the How to website that I get the info at suggested that I install a Boot Splash so here is what I did.. I also dl a patch which it suggested and set to /usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.8 so I did
#cd /usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.8 <-'
#patch -p1 bootsplash-3.1.6-2.6.8.diff <-'
now when I did that It just stayed^ there no # or any thing just a blank line and I could not quit or exit it so I tried this
#patch -p1 kernel-patch-bootsplash_3.1.4-3_i386.deb
same problem so I did not install the bootsplash
#cd /usr/src/linux <-'
#vi Makefile <-' here i put the date into the file as suggested by the How to page I als dl 2.6 kernel config and put it into /usr/src/linux:
#apt-get install libqt3-dev <-' I need to do this so the next thing I type in would work
#make xconfig <-'
no in here I edited what I needed to edit then saved it
#apt-cache search make-kpkg <-' [COLOR]I need to know the file name to install
#make-kpkg buildpackage -rev Custom.1 kernel_image <-'
#cd /usr/src <-'
#dpkg -i kernel-source-2.6.8-20041213_Custom.1_all.deb ok here in the How to web site it shows this (kernel-image-2.6.6_Custom.1_i386.deb <-') but all I could find was the file I entered which seemed to work
#cd /boot/grub/ <-'
after that I went into the menu.lst, and saw the older kernel boot there also that the files were in /boot so just to make sure I checked to see if the file that I was looking for (vmlinuz-2.6.8) was there. It was no. now here I am what did I do wrong and how do i fix it.