This is yet another post about kernel (2.4.20) compilation under Slackware 9.0. I have been scratching my head
about this for days now and have read LARGE amounts of docs, forums and helpfiles with no result. I have seen several similar posts in this forum, but still no solution!! I am a reasonably new newbie so your patience is appreciated.
I have recently installed Slackware 9.0 on my box and need to compile a new kernel to support my Cmedia sound chip. I have gone through the usual process, editing lilo.conf and moving the original kernel, make menuconfig, make bzImage, make install, make modules etc........ When booting with this new kernel, I get the message: decompressing kernel.......... Then the screen goes blank, I suspect that it continues to boot as it's still hitting the hard drive and the keyboard is not locked.
I am positive that it is not down to the compilation options as I have never had this problem with linux2.4.20 compilation on other distributions (Mandrake, Debian). Is there anywhere the config details for bare.i are posted so I can compare and contrast???
What's going on? Any pointers will earn you a substantial reward in the afterlife (afterlife not guaranteed)