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Old 06-23-2004, 08:21 AM   #1
uvone
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kernel recompiled?? a little confused


hi,
i think i just finished recompiling my kernel according to the recompile for newbies instructions at the top of this forum. the thing is i made a mistake, instead of copying the new entry into my lilo.conf i misread the instructions and renamed the original entry.

when i rebooted it said it was loading "slack.old" when it came to loading X it failed, seems my nvidia drivers needed to be reloaded coz it works now after doing so and im online on the machine now. it seems to be working fine

my question is did i actually recompile my original kernel without backing it up and renamed it?

or possibly did it not recompile at all?

i feel like i was lucky this time that i was able to boot the machine.

let me knwo if you need more info

thanks
 
Old 06-23-2004, 08:31 AM   #2
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if you were compiling the same version of the kernel, the modules may have been overwritten. it depnds on the naming scheme of the distro. look in /lib/modules, and see if there is more than one directory correcsponding to kernel names.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 08:42 AM   #3
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ok i hopped into /lib/modules and there was just one kernel dir 2.4.22

i am running slackware-current

not sure if you need any other info.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 09:44 AM   #4
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if you overwrote your old modules, then the old kernel wouldn't really work right anyway. adding the newly compiled kernel to lilo with the old one is really just for safety anyway. if the new one doesn't boot, then you have the old one to boot, even if the modules are gone.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 09:58 AM   #5
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ok cool,
thanks heaps much appreciated :-)
 
  


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