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Old 06-21-2004, 10:30 PM   #1
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Question kernel compile while using floppy to boot?


ok, the next thing i wanna try is to compile my first kernel for slack...i've downloaded the 2.6.7.tar.bz2, but my question before i even attempt this is, will it work if i boot the system with a floppy? i don't use grub or lilo on slack, i boot it from the floppy...so...can i compile even though i use a floppy?
 
Old 06-22-2004, 12:26 AM   #2
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Do you have the kernel on the floppy or just a bootloader?
 
Old 06-22-2004, 12:54 AM   #3
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use syslinux to make a new boot floppy using the new kernel
Code:
makebootdisk /boot/vmlinuz
 
Old 06-22-2004, 02:18 AM   #4
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It doesn't make any difference where you boot from. You can compile just fine.
One suggestion for your first compile. use the standard bare.i config file without changing anything. This gives you a chance to see how the process goes with a successful compile. Then start playing with the config file and re-compile.
 
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thanks all! i'll let you know how well i do or how bad i mess up...
 
Old 06-22-2004, 12:35 PM   #6
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Do you have the kernel on the floppy or just a bootloader?
i'm pretty sure i just have the bootloader on the floppy...
 
Old 06-22-2004, 07:08 PM   #7
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Then you just need to update it to point at the new kernel.
 
  


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