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Old 08-21-2003, 09:00 PM   #1
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System.map and vmlinuz compiling question


i've been trying to compile a new kernel, and i notice that System.map and vmlinuz files keep ending up in the / directory. i'm also getting another vmlinuz in /boot that's newer. i delete them out of / each time, and each time they keep coming back. what is going on?
 
Old 08-21-2003, 09:19 PM   #2
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The vmlinuz in / maybe just a symlink to the one in /boot, I have thoose as well. I think its there for older progs.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 09:48 PM   #3
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hmm, it's not a symlink, and it was never there before i started compiling. but i can delete it with no bad effects, so i'm not going to worry about it, thanks.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 10:37 PM   #4
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be sure the new kernel is being used.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 11:11 PM   #5
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sure enough, this time the latest vmlinuz is in / ! (along with system.old and vmlinuz.old). each freaking time something's different.

i'm about ready to give up on compiling a kernel. i am pretty tenacious, but this one is a b*tch! i've been at it for days, and i'm still booting bare.i from the CD! though i've almost got it... one more time... d@mn! didn't work. okay, let me try....
 
Old 08-21-2003, 11:16 PM   #6
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Loading Debian?

Code:
make-kpkg --append_to_version -myversion kernel_image
cd ..
dpkg -i kernel-image-2.4.20-myversion_custom_i386.deb
Then a quite edit of grub and I'm done.
 
  


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