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you can save it as anything and anywhere you want. i think it defaults to saving itself in the current directory as .config (moving whatever .config is there to .config.old), but i don't think it matters as long as you remember where you saved it for when you want to load it again to reconfigure.
doesn't moving vmlinuz to vmlinuz.old just rewrite the old kernel? i use DaOne's "change lilo first method" (with make/make install after make bzImage) but maybe that's why you can't boot the new one but only the old? what replaces vmlinuz after you move it?
(btw, you forgot to list make modules_install after make modules, but i'm guessing you did that.)
>edit: oh, the computer *reboots* when you select slackware.old? that is weird. can you boot any kernel at all? if you can, immediately rename it vmlinuz_safe, then add that to lilo. then no matter what you do, you'll always be able to boot vmlinuz_safe, at least. you won't have to worry about vmlinuz.old getting rewritten with bumped versions.
Last edited by synaptical; 09-05-2003 at 08:44 PM.
the first time i tried it, i rewrote my good kernel with a messed up one, and then had to recompile a bare.i kernel to start over. that might be your best option, though, if you can't get anything else to work. LMK and i'll try to help walk you through it. just don't give up, it's not really hard, it's just that the files get messed up sometime and you just have to get everything sorted out.
Ok I was doing what Skyline posted but I rebooted before trying to type lilo to update it and the new kernel loaded. I am going to finish what I was suppose to do and see if I get the same results. I will let you guys know
Ok it worked. One last question. I used swaret to get the kernel-source for the 2.4.22. Does anyone know the website. I went to kernel.org and downloaded that but when I unzip it it goes into home directory. How do I get it to unzip into /usr/src/