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Old 07-21-2004, 04:07 AM   #1
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Question How to move a compiled kernel to productive linux server ??


Hi all,

I have compiled a new 2.6.7 kernel and worked in a 2.4G linux server. Now, i want to transfer this new kernel to a slow debian linux server which is using 2.4.18 kernel. ( My 2.4G linux server is running RedHat 7.2 )
What kind of things do I need to concern ??
What package do i need to install ??
 
Old 07-21-2004, 05:23 AM   #2
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copy it over to the new box, alter the lilo.conf to accomodate the new kernel. that should be all you need to do.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 08:02 PM   #3
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From the machine you compiled the kernel from, use
Code:
make-kpkg kernel_image
to create a debianized package of your compiled kernel. make-kpkg is part of kernel-package. If you have already removed the sources, then do as Frustin suggested.
 
Old 07-22-2004, 09:16 AM   #4
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Take a look at this: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/suriy...migration.html

It provides information on some issues when upgrading from the 2.4.x kernel to the 2.6.x kernel.

In my case, the PS/2 mouse would not work and X failed to load (but maybe you don't need X?). You have to add the lines "psmouse" and "mousedev" to /etc/modules to make sure the PS/2 mouse works.

You also need to make sure you created an initrd for the kernel and add an initrd line to your bootloader. The initrd is created with the command: "make-kpkg --initrd kernel_image" The resulting .deb file can be copied to your other machine and installed with dpkg -i.

I wrote a summary of my experiences upgrading here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=206992

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Old 07-26-2004, 03:25 AM   #5
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Thanks for your repy !

I just copy the kernel to /boot and change the lilo.conf in production server. The new kernel works but the modules can't load.

Then, i install "modules_init_tools" to upgrade "depmod, insmod..." but the situation is still the same. I just manually type "insmod 8139too", it replies some error message to me !! :-(

"ismod : error inserting modules "8139too" : -1 invalid module format

Please help to fix this problem.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 09:52 AM   #6
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Don't copy the kernel image to /boot. Copy the .deb file and install it with "dpkg -i <filename>.deb" The installation will create modules for the kernel.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 11:18 PM   #7
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Oh !! I do that for red hat which works for me. Why does debian need to install package rather than installing individual file or tar ball ??

I just ".configure" for modules_init_tools by using tar ball. It works !!
 
  


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