SUSE / openSUSEThis Forum is for the discussion of Suse Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
As per subject, I'm running openSuSE 11.1 and as far as I was aware installed the 64 bit verion, I'm running it on an HP Compaq Centrino due number.
I've been trying to recompile my kernel, change some features and run into some boot problems, which have been attributed to "trying to load a 32bit kernel onto a 64 bit OS". For the time being, I dont have the exact messages showen, but was told that they basically meant this, anyway...
I'm trying to find out if I do indeed have a 64 bit version running, so far:
unmae -a = Linux nemesis 220.127.116.11-0.1-default #1 SMP 2009-07-01 15:37:09 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
In my semi-limited experience, yours looks like a 32bit kernel, therefore it would be running on a 32bit SuSE. I'm not sure EVERY kernel that is 64bit shows in `uname -a` the 'x86_64' piece, but I believe they do (I'm open for correction on this).
As an example:
sh-3.1# uname -a
Linux reactor 2.6.30-2630G #5 SMP PREEMPT Wed Jul 15 20:19:51 ADT 2009 x86_64
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2160 @ 1.80GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
(I broke the line for sane-ness) but note the bold text. My 32bit kernels output of the uname -a command looked much like yours.
Hope this helps -- though again, I'm open for correction on this.
Distribution: Mandriva 2009 X86_64 suse 11.3 X86_64 Centos X86_64 Debian X86_64 Linux MInt 86_64 OS X
Originally Posted by plisken
The errors are basically, it fails to find modules in /lib/modules
The result of youŕe uname - a is that youŕe running 32 bits version of opensuse.
A other indication is that if you are running 64 bits version you mostly
have lib and lib64
In lib you will find a lot .
So we really needs to know what is missing ?
This is starting to confuse me even more now, think I'll take a step back and explain things more or less as they happened.
I had a working SuSE install running, which I bgelieved to be a 64 bit version, the results of the uname -a are shown above, this unfortunately is no longer runnable, since on my last kernel install attempt, it got over written, I do hawever still have a working xen kernel which I can still boot into, however when I run the uname -a command from there, I am shown as being 64 bit. /etc/SuSE-release shows openSuSE 11.1 (x86_64), I also have /lib and a /lib64 folders.
So I guess we can assume that I have a 64 bit release installed, so my question should possibly now be, how can I compile a kernel and install it so that it boots properly?
I normally do the following (albeit on slackware)
download the kernel from kernel.org and place it along side the others in /usr/src
I enter the folder in this case: /usr/src/linux-18.104.22.168
I run make menuconfig, use the .config file located in /boot and modify to suit, then
Now the make install, I have never really used before, I normally copied my kernel from /usr/src/linuxkernel/arch/i386orx86/boot/newkernel to /boot/newkernel and then modify grub or lilo but i now understand that make install does this for me.
This is basically where I got to and when trying to boot the new kernel, it would not read the modules and would hang, I was advised that this was down to loading a 32bit kernel on a 64bit OS
All help is appreciated, I don't really want to do a clean install with this but would rather successfully make a new kernel with the options i need from the current working xen one. I was only recompiling to add in RTC and something else which for now escapes me, but it was so I could run vmware.