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Old 05-21-2005, 02:26 AM   #1
UBERSKiB
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kernel trouble


My current kernel seems to have 'issues' with my TV Tuner card.

I have some modifications to make that supposedly fix the problem. However I have absolutely no idea how I make these modifications

How do I change the linux kernel when i'm unable to boot into linux?

and how do I change the kernel and actually get linux to use it.

I'm using Mandriva 2005 LE
 
Old 05-21-2005, 03:11 AM   #2
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YOu could

Download a Live linux cd and boot it
Mount your hard drive.
chroot to the mounted hard drive so you are working in an environment inside your Mandriva
change/download any kernel fixes, and recompile.
copy the newly compiled kernel to /boot
edit either grub.conf or lilo.conf
reboot and remove the live CD.

Live CD Choices (there are many more)
--------------------
Knoppix
the gentoo CDs
BBC linux.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 10:52 AM   #3
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cheers

i downloaded the 9.3 SUSE Live DVD.

I can now run linux. However when I try to mount any drive it tells me "Mount: Error: device is not a valid block device"

any suggestions?

-Cheers
 
Old 05-21-2005, 05:53 PM   #4
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which device are you trying to mount and what was the command you entered?
 
Old 05-22-2005, 12:36 AM   #5
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error occurs when i mount any of my HDD's

eg mount -t ext3 /dev/hdh1 /mnt/hdh1
mount -t nfts /dev/hde1 /mnt/hde1

even if i change the folder to which i'm mounting eg /root/home/Desktop/folder it still gives the same error

with or without the -t also.
 
  


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