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Distribution: Debian Sid, SourceMage 0.9.5, & To be Continued on a TP
Install Kernel Error
Hey y'all, I'm now a Slacker... ....I just installed 8.0 on my new home built system and so far everything is going pretty good.
There is a few problems though, I'm having problems using kernel 2.4.5 so I'm using 2.2.19.
I get this error message when using the 2.4.x kernel:
EXT2-FS: Unable to Read Superblock
Fat bread failed
isofs_read_super: bread failed, dev=03:08, iso_blknum=16, block=32
Read superblock: Unable to read superblock on dev 03:08
Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:08
So I will try compiling the 2.4.18 kernel next.
I need to get the Lucent modem configured and get the AC97 via chipset onboard sound going.
1) When I download it, where should I unpack the kernel to, /home/normal user folder?
Anywhere you want. It's your system.
By default, Slackware puts the kernel source in /usr/src/linux-x.y.z (/usr/src/linux-2.4.18, for example). There is a /usr/src/linux link which points to the current kernel source. If you untar the downloaded kernel source to /usr/src, you'll want to remove this link first, as it untars to /usr/src/linux, and will overwrite the existing source tree, which is probably not what you want. Once you've untarred it, simply rename it to linux-2.4.18, then recreate the link.
2) And if I'm using a boot floppy disk to boot Slackware, how do I put the new kernel on the floppy disk, so when I use the floppy to boot, it will boot using the new kernel?
The new kernels are to big to fit on a floppy, so you don't.
Instead you create a lilo boot disk which boot you current kernel from the hard drive. You can do this by running the Slackware setup utility and choosing the Configuration option, one step of which is to create a boot disk, or you can look at the /usr/lib/setup/SeTconfig script and see how Patrick does it, then try to do so yourself.