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is the module dependency file automatically created or is it something i have to acquire....because on boot up it says it can't open it and when i check in lib/modules i don't see a corresponding file for the kernel version i'm running, i see the previous one like 2.4.2-2...how do i remedy this? and does make bzImage automatically drop you to the config status?
the modules are created automatically. bzImage makes the compressed kernel image. what bzlilo does with one command is:
cp /boot/vmlinuz /boot/vmlinuz.old (moves old kernel to prevent it being overwritten)
cp /arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz(copys new kernel to default location)
lilo (runs lilo so that it knows about the new kernel)
you can actually do this unattended by inserting a double && between processes.(if you have a slow machine or something better to do)
make dep && make bzImage && make modules && make modules_install && make bzlilo
the double && means start the next process only if the preceeding one exited properly.
That would come in very handy......but what do i do about the missing module.dep file, apparently the new Kernel i have won't can't find it or write to it because it doesn't exist. i'm really appreciating the info you're giving me here, i can't express thanks enough.