Didn't used to be a newbie...I've been away from Linux long enough that I qualify as one yet again.
Using Slackware 10.2. Recompiling kernel, and I get the following error after the kernel fails to load, well, anything. It happens immediately after detecting the basic devices (HDD, CD drives, etc.).
ds: no socket drivers installed (or maybe it's loaded)
When I try to boot with the old vmlinuz, my sound no longer works. I tried the following sequence:
(copy old config file from /root where I saved it into /usr/src/linux/)
make xconfig (to test, I only changed the processor type from Pentium IV to AMD Duron/Athlon/K7...it still crashes)
make dep && make clean
(cp the bzImage and System.map into /boot and redirect the links to the new files)
make modules && make modules_install
utter various curses when it doesn't work
I'm running on an AMD Duron-850. It's a multi-boot computer with Win2k (with plenty of HD space). I have an nVIDIA GeForce Ti 200, onboard sound, Linksys USB wireless, standard monitor, onboard NIC.
At least windoze still works after installing Slack...
I'd appreciate any help anyone can give. Let me know if you need more info...