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Old 01-19-2005, 09:26 PM   #1
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Smile Knoopix and newer kernel

This may be a weird question but. I installed knoppix to my hard drive. All that worked out great. Everything is running fine. But I want to upgrade the kernel. I built the new kernel and all that stuff. I installed it and it was successful. I even went as far as to edit lilo. Still boots of the default knoppix kernel. Does Knoppix look somewhere different??? Thanks for any help and sorry if my question or how I worded it sucks.
Old 01-19-2005, 10:11 PM   #2
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Did you re-run lilo after making changes to the lilo.conf ?
Old 01-20-2005, 05:19 AM   #3
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In lilo.conf you should see a stanza like this:
	append="ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off nomce quiet"
Change /boot/vmlinuz to the newer kernel image. ( /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27 or something )

/boot/vmlinuz is a symlink to the old kernel.
Old 01-20-2005, 11:42 AM   #4
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I would suggest leaving the old kernel and the lines for it in lilo just to have something to fall back onto in case you bork your running kernel.
Add lines for the new kernel after checking under /boot the name of wmlinuz. This is what I have at the moment:

        append="ramdisk_size=100000 lang=us hda=scsi hdb=scsi hdb=2434,255,63 nomce "

        append="ramdisk_size=100000 lang=us hda=scsi hdb=scsi hdb=2434,255,63 nomce "
Old 01-22-2005, 10:06 AM   #5
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Homey was on the right track. I didn't run lilo.

I ran lilo and it boots but then hangs. So something is screwed up.

thanks for your help though.


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