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Old 02-25-2004, 03:43 PM   #1
Maximus2000
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Using make-kpkg


Ok I have been trying to get my Mepis system from 2.4.22 to 2.6.3. I am runing into some issues and was wondering if instead of doing
# make xconfig
# make
#make install
# make modules_install

should I use:

#make-kpkg

If so what are the steps in doing this any help would be great.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 03:57 PM   #2
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Re: Using make-kpkg

Hi,

Quote:
Originally posted by Maximus2000
Ok I have been trying to get my Mepis system from 2.4.22 to 2.6.3. I am runing into some issues and was wondering if instead of doing
# make xconfig
# make
#make install
# make modules_install

should I use:

#make-kpkg

If so what are the steps in doing this any help would be great.
first of all install the "kernel-package" - package.

after that do a make [menu|x]config in your kernel tree

after doing that, do a "make-kpkg kernel_image" there

This builds the kernel image with the kernel modules that are from the kernel. If you also want to build modules that are not from the kernel, f.e. the nvidia kernel module you have to to a "make module_image" in the kernel tree. This builds all modules that resid in /usr/src/modules.

Btw. make-kpkg --help helps (surprise ! ) and make-kpkg --targets shows all the targets you can build ...

cu
 
Old 02-25-2004, 04:03 PM   #3
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# make menuconfig [to configure your kernel]
# make-kpkg clean [ removes debian dirs, etc from previous builds ]
# make-kpkg --revision=1.0myNewKernel+SMP kernel_image
# make-kpkg modules_image [ just in case you have any addon modules in /usr/src/modules .. like openafs ]

You will have 2 debian packages (or just 1 if you don't have any external non-kernel modules - NOT kernel modules, they will be included in the kernel_image) under /usr/src

# dpkg -i kernel-image-xxxx-1.0myNewKernel+SMP_i386.deb

Your kernel is now in /boot/vmlinuz and the old kernel is moved to /boot/vmlinuz.old


Hope that helps,
Brian
 
Old 02-27-2004, 07:24 PM   #4
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A complete guide is here:

http://newbiedoc.sourceforge.net/system/kernel-pkg.html

The document includes some useful advice about which packages you should have installed to make this process work properly and some "advanced issues" towards the end.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 09:20 PM   #5
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Thanks all

Thanks all I read the --help page and veiwed the web site and know I am going to try it out. This seems to be easier which is scary. Thanks alll again
 
  


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