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Old 03-12-2004, 09:39 AM   #1
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'make bzImage' doesn't seem to work


Hi, I am compiling the 2.4.25 kernel. Everything went well until I hit make bzImage. It didn't make a bzImage. vmlinux was there and this is 'too big to boot from floppy'. I ran make and the make install, following DaOne's howto. I ran make modules and make modules_install. Both these worked correctly. I updated lilo to boot from the new vmlinuz file in /boot/ but when I restarted and booted from this new kernel, the screen went blank.

I compiled the kernel in exactly the same was last weekend and there was not problem then. I cannot figure this out. If anyone can think of anything I am over looking please let me know.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 10:07 AM   #2
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The screen is blank probably because you need to compile in frame buffer support... to do that you need the Code maturity level options ---> enabled for Prompt for development and/or incomplete code/drivers... then under Console Drivers & Frame-buffer support ---> You should have enabled the frame buffer support as follows...

Console Drivers:[*] VGA text console [*] Video mode selection support

Frame-buffer support:[*] Support for frame buffer devices (EXPERIMENTAL) (NEW)[*] VESA VGA graphics console (NEW)[*] Select compiled-in fonts (NEW) [*] VGA 8x8 font [*] VGA 8x16 font

This is as far as I know all you need and works for me.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 10:18 AM   #3
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aarrrrgghhh.

I ran the thing again BEFORE i spotted your post. I removed some things from the kernel, compiled and rebooted without updating lilo to back up my old 2.4.20 kernel. I know where I backed it up, is there anyway I can boot from this by passin a command to lilo?
 
Old 03-12-2004, 10:37 AM   #4
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Well you can always mount your drive with the boot CD and go recompile from there?
 
Old 03-12-2004, 11:39 AM   #5
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thanks to you both for your help, my system is back up and running again.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 11:50 AM   #6
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Both of us? I must have an alter ego somewhere I cannot see :-P
 
Old 03-12-2004, 11:58 AM   #7
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sorry about, for some reason I though there were two different ppl responding to my posts.
So I've thanked twice over. Isn't that nice.
 
  


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