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Old 07-22-2004, 09:31 AM   #1
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So, is this ok - succinct kernel build.

So -- this is what I've got:

I Installed the source to 2.6.3-15 through Mandrakes ?drak install GUI.

I logged out - back in, opening konsole.

su -
cd /usr/src/linux
make mrproper
make menuconfig
make bzImage -- I should do this step, ey?
make modules
make modules_install
make install

mkinitrd /boot/initrd---my version--img --myversion--
(mkinitrd -k vmlinux-VERSION -i initrd-VERSION)

$ cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/bzImage-KERNEL_VERSION
$ cp /boot/
$ ln -s /boot/ /boot/

Now -- I should be good to go, ey.

When I reboot from here, mandrake will configure lilo for me, the entry will be there when I reboot, I should be able to boot into the lean mean kernel I just built???

Must I run xf86config before I reboot?

Old 08-20-2004, 02:26 AM   #2
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total newb responce but ...

... I think you XF files only really controls your display. Hope (I'm right) that helps.

Old 08-20-2004, 04:18 AM   #3
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Erm, you MUST run /sbin/lilo before you reboot, so that lilo can figure out that there is a new bootable image and add it to the MBR. Otherwise you are looking at a nice little unbootalbe system (expect empty screen with LI in the corner).

xf86config has nothing to do with kernel, nothing at all.
Old 08-20-2004, 10:44 AM   #4
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