Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I've read a lot about this and I think i've been including the support for ext3 fs. Here's the fs block from config file you requested:
# File systems
# CONFIG_JBD_DEBUG is not set
# CONFIG_JFS_FS is not set
# CONFIG_XFS_FS is not set
# CONFIG_MINIX_FS is not set
# CONFIG_QFMT_V1 is not set
Also do I need to make initrd (i.e include support for ram disk during kernel compile). I didnt opt for that option in the current config. Also as Demonbane suggest thomer's link. I've been following that link from start. I'm getting disheartened that this RH 9 has something that wont let me compile my own kernel. I also have slackware 10 and i compiled (was success the first time) kernel on that it was a breeze. Do you think i should use slack's config file to compile kernel for RH 9?
Anyways, thanks for replying. Appreciate all your help.
was the result different when i compiled using slackware's config file??? NO.......I got the same error again that I got before.
Checking root filesystem
The superblock couldnot be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid & it really contains an ext2 fs (and not swap or nfs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock.
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
:No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/hdb3
Well that make easy since I am giving up on RH 9 altogether. I have wasted awful lot of time compiling kernel and its not worth doing?
I guess i'll be happy with FC2 and slackware.
I have one more question, I have slackware on hdb5. Can i shift the whole OS on a different partition like hdb3 or something?
Got rid of RH9. I was really getting tired of doing nothing than to compile a kernel. I installed fedora and slack 10 again and even did a new kernel compile for slackware. It was a breeze in slackware. Anyway, I want to thank all you guys who replied to my questions.
i can understand ur frustation,but i think u should have given it a try once more.that would\have added to ur confidence a lot and we learn things here the hard way.
i think in fedora 2 u won't be facing a we have precompiled 2.6 kernel here.
get the 2.6 config file from /boot and use that to get ur first kernel and then if it is successfull get the kernel according to ur needs