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Could someone post a good working Kernel 2.6.4 config file on this thread. I would appreciate it as I'm having problems with booting up my compiled Kernel because of the "couldn't find console, try to specify with init=" error. It has to be something with file types in the kernel or with dev pts.
I with you I am trying to compile the new 2.6.5 kerenl and am following the guide for newbies and I have edited the lilo.conf and then saved it but I am stuck with where I need to add the make menuconfig, make dep, make clean, make bzImage, make, make install, make modules, and the make modules_install. Does all that go into the Makefile and if so where does it go at in there, does it go at the end or the beginning? Any help would be great.
1. download the source (kernel.org)
2. untar the source
3. remove the old symlinks
3a. make new ones
4. make mrproper
5. make menuconfig
6. make bzImage
6a. make modules
6b. make modules_install
7 copy files (kernel and map) to /boot
8. make the links for vmlinuz and System.map
9. Then config lilo
10. run lilo
Search for 2.6 Kernel Guide for Newbies here at LQ.
great thanks, I have found a couple of articles on doing this also after I posted this. I am not very patiant so I was doing a ton of reading and research on the topic so I could get it done. I am still doing more to make sure I have it right so thanks.
ok, when you say sources tree, do you mean the kernel tree or the slackware tree? i think you mean the slackware tree, which i didn't realize had a .config with it. what i downloaded was a stock vanilla kernel, which had no .config with it.
right, only that the .config in the slack-stable tree is for 2.4 I was hoping for a 2.6 config somewhere......
running a 'make oldconfig' against a 2.4 version scares me, i would rather start with a working 2.6 one and tweak it. I actually compiled a kernel the other night and it worked, but I am still unsure of some of the settings.