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Old 01-26-2005, 10:40 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Madison
Distribution: mdk 8.2, 9.0, 9.2, slack 9.1
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compile kernel when lilo.conf doesn't locate /etc...

Hi, I have 2 hardisk and 3 OS.

hda winxp
hdb1 mdk 9.2 with lilo.conf at /etc
hdb2 slack 10 without lilo

tonight i was trying to compile my slack 10 kernel, the steps were basically following:
1) make xconfig
2) make dep
3) make clean
4) make bzImage
5) make modules
6) make modules install

and while doing modules install, i got this error msg:

warning: kernel is too big for standalone boot from floppy
sh -x ./ 2.4.26 bzImage /usr/src/linux-2.4.26/ ""
+ '[' -x /root/bin/installkernel ']'
+ '[' -x /sbin/installkernel ']'
+ '[' -f /vmlinuz ']'
+ '[' -f / ']'
+ cat bzImage
+ cp /usr/src/linux-2.4.26/ /
+ '[' -x /sbin/lilo ']'
+ /sbin/lilo
/etc/lilo.conf: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.26/arch/i386/boot'
make: *** [install] Error 2

now... should i gnore that error msg, and copy the image to /etc/mdk/etc/lilo.conf, or should I re-do my kernel compile again, but with some kindda path points lilo.conf to /etc/mdk/etc ?
this is my first time compile secondary kernel at the same hardisk. and it gets quite interesting, heheh

thank you
Old 01-27-2005, 08:23 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Slackware
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Well make sure you have hdb1 mounted, first of all. And it looks like it was trying to install the kernel, not the modules. It's "make modules_install", not "make modules install", note the underscore.
Old 01-31-2005, 09:38 PM   #3
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: india
Distribution: slack
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you have to copy your kernel image to your /boot and add the required entries in lilo
Most probably lilo is not installed properly


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