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For the sake i installed the new kervel version 2.6.26..i will tell the steps which i done here..
step 1)tar -xzvf linux-2.6.26.tar.gz
step 2)cd linux-2.6.26
step 3)make menuconfig
(I didnt do any changes)
step 5)make modules_install
step 6)make install
After i typed this i got the following things
sh /home/sharief/Desktop/linux/linux-2.6.26/arch/x86/boot/install.sh 2.6.26 arch/x86/boot/bzImage System.map "/boot"
In order to use the new kernel image you have just installed, you
will need to reboot the machine. First, however, you will need to
either make a bootable floppy diskette, re-run LILO, or have GRUB
Checking for ELILO...No
GRUB is installed. To automatically switch to new kernels, point your
default entry in menu.lst to /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26
Ok, you can probably make the boot work without the initrd line as in your previous entries. However you need to make some changes in the kernel config.
Run "make menuconfig" from the kernel source folder. In the file system section, compile in ext2 and ext3 support (mark them with * and NOT 'M'). I presume you use ext3 for root. That should be enough.
After the kernel is compiled, you most likely need to remove those UUIDs from the new menu.lst entry and replace it with root=/dev/hdax
You should have the same in /etc/fstab. I presume you have a single HD on this machine? If you boot with one of the entries that has an initrd, your harddrive is probably called /dev/sda. So run "fdisk -l /dev/sda" from root. It will list partitions. Find the one that is root and in menu.lst and /etc/fstab use the same number (after the sda part) there. The drive will most likely be renamed from sda to hda when you boot without initrd, but the number will be the same. I have root on the second partion on my machine. With initrd running it was called /dev/sda2, without it is called /dev/hda2.
I think the UUID stuff only works with initrd. So alternatively you could build a new initrd.img file, but I'm not sure how to do that on your system.