I am using mdk 9.2
I know that may have been a slightly vague question, but I wasn't sure how to address it.
My situation is this; I appear to have actually been successful with compiling a a kernel. The instructions I used tell me that I must change the boot and such in grub or lilo. Since I use grub, I looked for the grub.config and there isn't one.
Upon further research I discovered that grub uses what looks like menu.lst or menu.Ist. As you should be able to see they both look the same but the first one is a short L and the second one is a capital i. So I am not sure which is correct.
Before I state my last question I want you to see the instruction I have for grub and it is as follows;
title New Kernel
kernel /vmlinuz-x.x.x ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
look at the previous parameters in the grub.conf file and note what "root=" and use what is existing.
Exit and Save grub.conf
Now I put the following into the menu.lst;
kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-21mm.1gsw devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi
acpi=ht splash=silent vga=788 root=/dev/hda5
BUT when I tried to do the "/sbin/grub-install" I get the following error;
[root@localhost linux]# /usr/sbin/grub-install
install_device not specified.
Usage: grub-install [OPTION] install_device
Install GRUB on your drive.
-h, --help print this message and exit
-v, --version print the version information and exit
--root-directory=DIR install GRUB images under the directory DIR
instead of the root directory
--grub-shell=FILE use FILE as the grub shell
--force-lba force GRUB to use LBA mode even for a buggy
--recheck probe a device map even if it already exists
INSTALL_DEVICE can be a GRUB device name or a system device filename.
So now I have absolutely no idea of what to do. Can someone please help me? I have so far not shut down my computer or rebooted for fear of a this kernel screwing up the boot. PLEASE HELP!