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Old 09-28-2004, 04:38 PM   #1
rooman
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kernel sources compilation prob.


The nvidia installer claims that modversion.h is missing and that the kernel sources are not configured. So I installed them with the package manager and followed the official instructions:

make xconfig:
make dep:
make clean:
make bzimage stopped; no rules etc...

make modules.
make install:
make modules-install; stopped: no rules etc...

Also, no /lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdkcustom, skipping creation of inird,
and
defaulllt vmlinux version is not the same as initrd, you have a mdk kernel but not a mdk initrd.

What should I try in order to install the sources corrrectly?
 
Old 09-28-2004, 05:50 PM   #2
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make dep went out with the 2.4 kernel series. If you want to clean the kernel source use make mrproper not make clean. If I were you, I would put a copy of your old kernel .config in the source folder then

make menuconfig
make
make modules_install
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot
cp System.map /boot

Then update your bootloader so it boots the new kernel
 
Old 09-28-2004, 07:11 PM   #3
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If you copy an older .config file into a source directory make sure to run 'make oldconfig' also.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 07:57 AM   #4
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kernel build

Okay guys, it's done and working, new procedure noted, thanks a lot. Next post for nvidia installer prob!
 
Old 10-01-2004, 08:31 AM   #5
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nvidia install should be okay up to 2.6.9-rc2 with 6111 driver

need patched one for 2.6.9-rc3

Last edited by amosf; 10-01-2004 at 08:33 AM.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 04:34 PM   #6
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nv not ok!

The kernel sources seem to be installed ok as make and make_modules_install went through ok.
However, the nvidia 6111 installer doesn't like the rivafb as a module and stops before completion. Here's the installer log, or should I put this in another post?

How to stop the rivafb module loading? Do I need to make another kernel and install it?

Last edited by rooman; 10-01-2004 at 04:35 PM.
 
  


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