Wanted to get my CD-RW working. So I recompiled my kernel, adding SCSI support, etc.
In order to get the process started, I had to have the kernel source on my HD. So I copied "kernel-source-2.4.2-2.i386.rpm" from the 2nd install CD to my /home/ directory. This is where it gets fuzzy. I either
- Clicked on the icon for this rpm file and let the install proceed or
- CD'd to /home/ and typed
rpm -Fvh /home/kernel-source-2.2.4-2.i386.rpm
After that, I successfully did
- make menuconfig (Set all the parameters in the list)
- make dep
- make bzImage
- make modules
- make modules_install
- copied the new bzImage to /boot as "mykernel"
- Edited lilo.conf to reflect new kernel
- ran lilo
However, when it was all done, I lacked a printer and ppp support. May have chosen "modules". I don't think that was correct, since these are two often used resources.
So I attempted another compile, and have not been successful.
Here's what happens:
When I click on the appropriate icon, the process starts, but I get a cryptic error message :
Error - Package Manager -- kernel-source-2.4.2-2
After I click on "ok" the install appears to proceed to completion.
If I type
rpm -Fvvh home/kernel-source-2.4.2-2.i386.rpm
I get more cryptic messages:
[root@localhost /root]# rpm -Fvvh /home/kernel-source-2.4.2-2.i386.rpm
D: counting packages to install
D: found 1 packages
D: looking for packages to download
D: retrieved 0 packages
D: Expected size: 21541821 = lead(96)+sigs(149)+pad(3)+data(21541573)
D: Actual size: 21541821
D: opening db index /var/lib/rpm/Packages create mode=0x42
D: locked db index /var/lib/rpm/Packages
D: opening db index /var/lib/rpm/Name create mode=0x42
D: found 0 source and 0 binary packages
D: closed db index /var/lib/rpm/Name
D: closed db index /var/lib/rpm/Packages
So I am stuck again.
Questions:[list=1][*]Where do I go within the configuration menu to set up my printer?[*]Where do I go to set up my ppp support?[*]Did I really get the kernel source installed somewhere?[*]Where in the heck do I go after I have rpm'd the kernel so that I can issue the command "make menuconfig"[*]When should I and when should I not install something as a module?[/list=1]