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Old 03-28-2001, 10:12 AM   #1
bfloeagle
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I am upgrading my Kernel to 2.4.2 and after I do make xconfig, configure the kernel, then do "make dep;make clean;make bzImage;make modules;make modules_install;make bzlilo" nothing happens. When I reboot, it uses my old kernel. I was told to make some changes to my lilo.conf file but my problem is I do not know what file to reference in there. The vmlinuz is still pointing to my 2.2.14-5.0 kernel and there is no mention of a 2.4.2 kernel in my /boot directory. That's why I dont know what to put in there.

The only thing that I can find out is if I run all the above using zImage and zlilo, it tells me the kernel is too big.

How can I get my system to use the new kernel????
Thanks!
 
Old 03-28-2001, 03:29 PM   #2
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Are you sure it's compiling, or are you getting an error?
If it compiled, the new kernel should be in the file /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage.
 
Old 03-28-2001, 05:42 PM   #3
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Talking I FIXED IT!!!! (kinda....)

Thanks for replying, Lowell, but I ACTUALLY FIXED SOMETHING MYSELF!!!!! Wow. That's amazing. ..... Anyway, bzlilo and all the other stuff put the new System.map and vmlinuz in the / directory instead of my boot directory. I moved them, reconfigured lilo, all set. It loaded the new kernel without any problems, except one. (I cant believe how much faster it is than 2.2.14 )

So now I have a new question for you Lowell (or anyone else). First off, I did not get any errors when I was compiling it. Second, the issue that I am having is now both of my ethernet cards (both Linksys LNE100TX) are giving "Delaying eth0/1 initialization" (or something similar - using old kernel that still works and does not give this error) for each card. Anyone know how to fix this? Are these cards supported by 2.4.2???

Thanx for your help!
 
Old 03-28-2001, 09:01 PM   #4
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Exclamation Mistake

I said I was using two Linksys LNE100TX cards. I WAS WRONG!!!! (I know LNE100tx cards have problems...) I am using two Netgear FA310tx cards. Still cannot get them working in 2.4.2 but they still work fine in 2.2.14-5.0.
 
Old 03-28-2001, 09:40 PM   #5
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ethernet

well.. I dont know how closely you checked the config part of the process.. but by default..almost all kernel options for different ethernet cards are turned off in the default 2.4 kernel config that i have

You might want to recompile and see if support for your card is included.
 
Old 03-29-2001, 09:18 AM   #6
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Talking Thats it!

With the help of bickford, we figured out what the problem was. It was exactly what you said, KevinJ. I had not compiled the tulip driver in the kernel. Recompiled and now my eth cards work fine. Thanks for your help guys!
 
  


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