Originally Posted by duryodhan
ok I will try out what you said but I still dont understand how only by installing the kernel and modules a new kernel will be loaded whereas there is a looong guide on how to do it in Shilo's Guide.
that's why i choose slackware now:
on mdk [mandriva] it's all tippy toes:
install source; headers; a bunch of devel (if not all); cd to /usr/src/linux* ...
and in the 2.4 era (I consider the 2.6 era as of 2.6.8)
you had to make depmod and so on,
and even then, if you did go trough kernel-building to add something you discover that not only it won't patch but the kernel is already 'overpatched' by far...
i drop the tarball's contet in /usr/src/linux*
go there and make patches if needed (bootsplash I miss)
menuconfig my favorite options on a vanilla kernell and build it...
make the modules otside of the tree.
install them in /lib/modules/...
nad run the vanilla-unpatched (except bootsplash) with add-on modules.
1. patching works out of the box
2. building works out of the box
3. new kernel works (*) out of the box
4. modules don't spoil the vanilla kernel (not even nvidia)
(*) first one makes:
4.b check /etc/lilo.conf
5. run lilo (twice at least)
6. check if you did run lilo