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Old 09-26-2002, 01:30 PM   #1
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Kernel compiling questions

I'm posting these on the newbie forum because I'm new to Linux, and this was my first real experience with messing around with the kernel.

I tried to install the SBLive! open source drivers in my system this morning, but I found they have a weird behaviour. I use Red Hat 7.3. The driver's Readme file said I should recompile the kernel with a few specific options before beginning the install, and so I did, by altering the necessary configurations in the KDE Control Panel, exiting X and typing "make install" in /usr/src/Linux-2.4/ .

However, when I proceeded to compile the driver (version 0.19a), it produced an error during the install ("make install") phase - something with not being able to find /usr/src/linux-2.4.18-10custom/modules.dep . I ended up reconfiguring the kernel to support EMU10K1 on its own.

Now, when I boot up the machine, GRUB shows several entries for Linux, one of which I'm used to [Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-10)]; the two mention kernel 2.4.18-10custom.

So, after boring you all with this long tale, here is my question: Is there a way to remove references to these custom entries and have the "standard" kernel be the one I last compiled?
Old 09-26-2002, 05:20 PM   #2
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Yes. he references are in /etc/lilo.conf. Every kernel is described by a "section" like
Look ath the "label" line and remove sercions with unwanted labels. Then run lilo to write changes to your Master Boot Record (or different place Lilo is installed to).


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