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Old 05-30-2004, 06:12 PM   #16
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Re secret manual


Well. I defenetly compiled something....... Guh time to reinstall.

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Old 05-31-2004, 12:37 PM   #17
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I've read the kernel compiling tutorial, which is really the best Linux tutorial I've ever read.
My question is: This one is for Slackware, does it also work for Mandrake 9.2?
 
Old 05-31-2004, 01:44 PM   #18
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There will be no real differences between distros when it comes to compiling a kernel. Getting the hardware support is the most important.

The only difference I can think of is likely to be that you are using a different bootloader.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 02:10 PM   #19
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Thanks for your reply, david_ross. Now I'm feeling a bit more safer.
I'm compiling the 2.6.6 kernel bzImage at the moment, and it seems like everything is going fine. If something goes wrong, at least I'll know it's because I did something wrong and that it's not because of Mandrake.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 05:53 AM   #20
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I've got a problem !

In my lilo.conf file, the boot image points to vmlinuz instead of vmlinuz-2.4.4 (which is bad according to the tutorial).
So I pointed the new 2.6.6 boot image to vmlinuz-2.6.6 (so it wouldn't overwrite vmlinuz, which is used for 2.4.4, like I mentioned above) but it gives a black screen when I boot from it.

In the tutorial stood there was a problem when you had a situation like this, but there isn't any clear solution given.
Can somebody tell me what to do now?
 
Old 06-01-2004, 05:23 PM   #21
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did you run # /sbin/lilo after changing lilo.conf? and you did copy vmlinuz-2.6.6 to /boot, right?

you should really start a new thread for new topics. post your lilo.conf there, too.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 05:33 AM   #22
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I did what you suggest, but it doesn't work. However, I think I'll format and install Slackware. Seems a very good (and hard, but I really wanna learn it) distribution according to what I've read on the forum.

Anyway, thanks to everyone for helping me. I've learned a lot.
 
  


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