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js72 09-22-2005 02:55 PM

Suse 9.2 and multimedia kernel
 
My problem is: from www.jacklab.net i have installed kernel-2.6.11.12jad2-1.i386.rpm
I try to follow the instructions on linuxclub.de but it was in german. At least in synaptic i can see the kernel is installed. In /boot folder i have vmlinuz-2.6.11.12jad2 and initrd-2.6.11.12jad2
So i think that i should somehow tell in /boot/grub/menu.lst to system to boot this kernel, but howto do that.
Anyone else using this kernel and how do you did it. Im confused.

abisko00 09-23-2005 10:48 AM

Quote:

So i think that i should somehow tell in /boot/grub/menu.lst to system to boot this kernel, but howto do that.
This is quite easy (once you know how ;) ): You should have an entry similar to this in /boot/grub/menu.lst:
Code:

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title Linux
    kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz some options
    initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd

This loads the standard kernel. To load your specific kernel, duplicate these lines and simply add the full filenames:
Code:

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title Linux
    kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz some options
    initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title Multimedia
    kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11.12jad2 some options
    initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd-2.6.11.12jad2

On the next reboot, you can choose between old and new kernel.

broch 09-23-2005 10:54 AM

there is a lot (and much better) patches that include RT and all notes are in english.


simply edit GRUB menu.lst (use YAST or any editor you like)
After boot you should see a menu with list of available kernels to boot

js72 09-24-2005 01:18 AM

Thanks for your replys. I edited the menu.lst like above, rebooted and i get error 15 file not found when i boot. So im missing also
something else. One thing is that when i look at /boot i noticed that i have this vmlinuz-2.6.xx-default and also just vmlinuz
And in the menu.lst the original default kernel points to only this vmlinuz, not to the vmlinuz-2.6.x-default. Im totally lost now.

What other RT kernels or patches there are and where can i found them.

abisko00 09-24-2005 09:21 AM

/boot/vmlinuz is a link to the Linux standard kernel, which is named vmlinuz-2.6.xx-default. In menu.lst, you can either address the kernel directly (using the full name of the binary), or via the link. The later option allows to keep menu.lst untouched after a kernel update (only the link needs to be changed).

When you edited you menu.lst, did you keep the (hdx,y) setting? If you copied my settings, the kernel may not be found on your system.


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