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mr_mandrill 10-10-2002 04:14 AM

Compiling kernel for remote machine
 
OK, Having some problems with a remote server I'm trying to install.

The crux of the problem is the complete lack of storage only 500mb machine. I installed what i thought was the smallest install i could, I need to recompile the kernel tho. Installed the kernel sources and set about configuring. Mid-compile it ran out of space.... :(

once I've got the kernel compiled it's a non-issue as the sources can be removed and free up enough space for the rest of the work I need to do.

My two questions are....
A) What is the bare minimum I need installed in order to recompile the kernel?

B) I'm ssh-ing into this box from another linux box.. Can i do the kernel compilation on this machine or somehow compile from it's sources?

pesho_p 10-10-2002 04:36 AM

I've never done such thing before but maybe following link will be helpful for you (hopefully): http://web.archive.org/web/200008230...g_kernels.html

jtshaw 10-10-2002 08:07 AM

Why don't you compile the kernel on another machine and just copy it over? As long as they are both x86's it doesn't cause a problem as long as you compile the kernel with the correct options for the machine it will be running on.

John

whaase 10-11-2002 07:56 PM

Re: Compiling kernel for remote machine
 
Quote:

Originally posted by mr_mandrill
OK, Having some problems with a remote server I'm trying to install.

The crux of the problem is the complete lack of storage only 500mb machine. I installed what i thought was the smallest install i could, I need to recompile the kernel tho. Installed the kernel sources and set about configuring. Mid-compile it ran out of space.... :(

once I've got the kernel compiled it's a non-issue as the sources can be removed and free up enough space for the rest of the work I need to do.

My two questions are....
A) What is the bare minimum I need installed in order to recompile the kernel?

B) I'm ssh-ing into this box from another linux box.. Can i do the kernel compilation on this machine or somehow compile from it's sources?

I'm not sure about minimums, but I have compiled remotly with ssh

Walter

mr_mandrill 10-12-2002 07:18 AM

I've Followed the guide suggested by pesho_p.

I now have a remote box with 2 kernels
/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18
/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-1

I've copied the 2.4.18-1 directory to /lib/modules/2.4.18-1
and System.map now points to System.map-2.4.18-1

Lilo is configured to boot either kernel...
However the old kernel still works but the new one is buggered..

On selecting the new (vmlinuz-2.4.18-1) kernel the machine reboots!?!? I'm sure I've seen this happen before but i can't remember why?

What am I doing wrong?


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