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Old 08-21-2003, 03:00 PM   #1
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when compiling my kernel.......


Hi,

I'm using RedHat 8 on a A7V8X-X mobo, 512MB DDR, with onboard network (via-rhine).

I'm trying to convert over to linux completely and i'm slowly building up RedHat 8 on my system on a separate drive... I keep winxp on another.

I still think i'm a beginner in lnux but I've been exploring it for about a year now... and i'm still learning alot, there is so much.

I just started to compile my first kernel and understanding how it works.

The thing i'm having a problem with is this error when I try to create my bootdisk (no I don't use LILO or anything yet).

"no module via-rhine found for kernel 2.4.21"

My old kernel 2.4.18-14 works with my network card. Is there a way to find out what its using to make it work.. so I can select it in the xconfig of my new kernel?

I just need a lil nudge in the right direction.

Thanks!!

- figgy
 
Old 08-21-2003, 04:41 PM   #2
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safest bet is to use a default redhat config for the newer kernel...they come with nearly EVERYTHING loaded as a module...

from there you can recompile what you're SURE you dont need.

at least that's what i do
 
Old 08-21-2003, 06:33 PM   #3
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oh, how do i go about doing that? just starting over?
 
Old 08-21-2003, 06:53 PM   #4
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check /usr/src/whateverkernelsource/configs/

then copy the config matching your system (the filenames are self-explanatory), to /usr/src/whateverkernelsource/.config
 
Old 08-21-2003, 10:36 PM   #5
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thanks that worked great

i just gotta iron out what i dont need now
 
Old 08-21-2003, 11:34 PM   #6
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glad i could help
 
  


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