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Trying to compile custom kernel to ultimately setup wireless linux internet gateway, as per the O'Reilly recipe (I can't put up the URL as this is my first post, apparently)
I can compile the custom kernel version 2.4.25 dowlnloaded from kernel.org however I don't think everything is quite so...I ran the steps my book (sams redHat 7.2 unleashed) calls for and the resultant kernel will boot however I got modprobe errors complaining about missing modules in the /lib/modules/2.4.25 (I think, I'm not at my machine) directory. I forgot initially to run 'make modules_install' but after I did they appeared where they had been missing (I had a look inside the modules.dep file and It's empty which i expect as I compiled a monolithic kernel, right?). So I tought everything was ok but then I went to start adsl (rp-pppoe works fine under distro kernel) and it times out. Checking /var/log/messages yields the following: kernel does not support PPP or module missing. I got this the last time I compiled and It was my fault as I had not included PPP support at all. So I compiled this time with PPP supported by the kernel, not as a module and I'm still getting the same error? I've missed something haven't I?
That's where you guys come in to save the day!
What would be a great help would be to be able to generate a config file from the stock distro kernel (which works fine), then just remove the bits I need removed (pcmcia card services have to come out for my needs) and load this config to xconfig or whatever-I don't know if this is even possible as I'm so new to all of this.
I'll be at home later and can supply more details on request. I really want this Linux and me thing to workout-I just know we can be really happy together and nothing would give me greater pleasure than to remove MS OS's from my life.
Distribution: RedHat 9.0 / Slackware 9.0/ FreeBSD 4.8 / Solaris 8 x86 / Mandrake 9.0
I believe that after you upgrade your kernel some programs might become incompatible with the new kernel and so you have to upgrade some of the programs/libraries on which you got errors. I read this in a <shameless plug for BSD> BSD book extolling how great BSD kernel upgrades were</bsd plug> so don't hold me to it, as I haven't actually tried to fix the errors from my linux kernel compile, I just thought: "Oh great more work!". So you'll probably have to upgrade the libraries.