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I decided to move to slackware distro from debian (mandrake earlier). I made full install of Slackware 10, installed what I need and then made next step - compiling new kernel 188.8.131.52. It's worth to ment that the system didn't recover my parallel port so I wasn't able to use my printer. I did a few configs but in most cases I had problems inserting modules. At the end
I got something similar to this:
version magic '184.108.40.206 K7 gcc-3.3' should be '220.127.116.11-K7 preempt
K7 gcc-3.3' insmod: error inserting '/lib/xxxx.ko': -1 Invalid
Whats the problem ? When I was trying to insert realtek 8139 into kernel I got this error : FATAL 8139too modules not found or similar and thereof the network card didn't work.
After all when I tried to boot with kernel 18.104.22.168 today in the morning it can not boot from partition althought yesterday everything was ok. Could you please give me some advice on above problems.
"make modules" and then
Did you copy system-22.214.171.124 to /boot/system.map
and .config to /boot config?
I've compiled the same kernel and everything is "chiky baby";
I've even rebooted my laptop now just to see if everything is good.
It loads quite fast as i have compiled the few moduled i need
the most on the kernel.
My only problem is that I think a few problems ocurr during boot.
There is no hotplug start and no services run, and that is why is
loads in blistering speed.
Probably that is why the laptop doesn't power down...
Like most people here I'm not an expert on Slackware. However I have red a lot of articles about so I was able to compile kernel which was almost OK. The only thing I need to know is how to eliminate the errors mentioned on earlier post. I don't need your suggestions - if you're not going to help me do better say nothing.
I have made everything once again sticking install_path = /boot/ into Makefile as suggested by KMcD. Everything works just fine except i still encounter problems with parallel port - it doesn't want to load on the begining - I have put it as a module. I think that the problem described by me on the begining of the thread was connected with some mess I did between old and new kernel files. I find it important to do all the things carefully.
Originally posted by eyeliner I don't know why, I'm somewhat afraid that the auto install
feature overrides any previous one (and it did!!).
I know what you mean. My standard practise is to now create a new folder for each kernel I'm testing and install the test image to this new folder. For instance on my pc I have the default 2.4.26 kernel installed in /boot/, a test 2.4.27 kernel installed at /boot.27/ and a test 126.96.36.199 installed at /boot6.x/
Once I have the 188.8.131.52 kernel stable I'll install it to /boot/ and change the makefile to reflect this. You won't mess up your system as long as you backup the stable boot folder and it modules.