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Old 01-22-2004, 02:36 PM   #1
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Question New Kernel Install?

Ok guys.... Im getting a little frustated but I wont give up that wireless nic and my ati card will work....

what I need install at least a 2.4.23 kernel..

What I have... Suse 9.0 Kernel 2.4.21
Asus A7N8X
AMD Barton 2500
ATI Radeon 9500
Wireless G card

What I have done so far:

Downloaded kernel 2.6.1.
- Installed kernel sources and all packages needed to build a new kernel..
- copied the contents to /usr/src/kernel-2.6.1
- removed previous linux simlink
- made new simlink to kernel-2.6.1 as linux
- make oldconfig ----> I'll get more details below.
- make clean bzImage modules modules_install
- copied the new bzImage /boot as bzImage-2.6.1
- copied /boot (xxx dont remember right now the ext name)
- renamed old system.xxxold
- made symlink
- edit /etc/lilo.conf, added the /boot/bzImage-2.6.1 (and the other stuff, vga = normal)
- lilo
- rebooted
- Got stuck when it was mounting ext2 filesystem.....

what i did wrong, and what do i need to do to fix it?

Anyone kwows a guide of the options available on the kernel?
Old 01-22-2004, 03:31 PM   #2
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What error messages do you get ? Please post them.
Are you using a kernel with initrd support?
If yes, did you create an initrd image ?
Did you have an old .config lying around for the 2.6 kernel?
Dont do make oldconfig unless you have a running config file.
Old 01-22-2004, 03:49 PM   #3
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There are way too many things that are different from 2.4.21 to 2.6.1 that I wouldn't suggest the copy/make old.config approach. I think you will be alot better off doing make menuconfig and going from there.



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