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Old 10-15-2003, 09:27 PM   #1
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a few 2.6 compile problems on mdk 9.2

I am a relative newbie to linux but I am trying desperately to get it working on my laptop properly. Right now my list of problems is long but I just want to get a working 2.6 test kernel on my system.
ok, I found a nice howto on a web site and this is what I have done

1. log in as root. ok
2. get kernel, unpack to /usr/src ok
3. make mrproper ok
4. make clean ok
5. make xconfig ok
I really like this feature and I am confident I know what to turn on and off. but this is where my problem starts. I clicked save, then exit but I am not sure if this is the config file used by the kernel or not.
6. moving along to #make bzimage.
This gives an error and ever does anything. but I continue anyway.
7. make modules
This also gave an error and never did anything
8. make modules_install, ok
9.lilo, ok
10. reboot
11. select new kernel in lilo and boot up.
I can actually get into kde and everything seems to work except for when I boot it gives a few errors with loading modules.

Does anyone have any sugestions? I know I am probably making new typical newbie mistake.
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6. moving along to #make bzimage.
This gives an error and ever does anything. but I continue anyway.
7. make modules
This also gave an error and never did anything
You've got a contradiction in your post. You say that you've got errors from make bzImage and make modules, but you can still boot. Since make bzImage is the command that actually compiles the kernel, if that doesn't work, you don't have a new kernel. Same with make modules. If it doesn't work, you don't have modules. Post the errors you're seeing any hopefully something will pop out. The other thing to do is run uname -a and make sure the running kernel is the same version as you compiled. The one thing that is missing from your protocol is copying the new kernel and modules to the appropriate places. If you modified your Makefile, then it may have copied stuff automatically. If you didn't, then you may not be installing a new kernel.

When you save from make xconfig, you should see a message saying that the config file is saved and you can proceed to the next step. One way to test if your config file is saved is to open make xconfig again and the changes you saved should still be there.


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