I've been messing around recompiling the kernel but I'm still missing a piece in my understanding so if anyone could enlighten:
At first if I download the source and recompile on a clean install and then do make modules, modules_install part, alot of the modules are missing and can't be loaded, where did they go? Were they even there ?
If I rename
this seems to help.
If I recompile more than once everything goes belly-up and when I reboot the poor fellow has a panic and refuses to go on.
Message is something like "kernel Panic VFS can't find (0300) add the line root=/ " or something like that (not very specific I know
) At first I thought it was cos I left out VFS in the file systems but it does the same with it in and lilo seems to be updated okay by make install.
What is the exact relation to modules and where they end up/fit in location wise when you're compiling the kernel?
It's the everything going pear-shaped if I recompile more than once that's bugging me more as I am obviously missing out something that's related. I've been doing the normal compile routine from the up the top of this forum
make mrproper (depending)
I need enlightenment as I really want to understand what's going wrong as I consider it quite fundamental to my understanding of the bigger picture, so if I'm making any sense let me know what you think.