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Old 03-31-2005, 04:35 AM   #1
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Kernel half-install?

Hi there!

I am interested in using openMosix, from time to time.

I am curently running kernel 2.4.29 but kernelpatches are only avail. up to 2.4.26.

Is it possible to compile that 2.4.26 kernel and not corrupt my current installation (NVIDIA, alsa....).?

When I do "make modules modules_install" the actual ones are overwritten, right?

Can I compile, and use!, the kernel 2.4.26 by just making bzImage and putting everything I need into it? So, that there would not be a nedd for modules in any way?

I hope you got my point ... and please don't tell me about the precopiled kernels from openmosix oder clusterknoppix... I know that stuff :-) and I want a more general solution ...

Thanks a lot!

Greetings, Sascha
Old 03-31-2005, 04:52 AM   #2
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you'll be ok. when you compile the 2.4.26 and do "make modules_install", your modules will be installed to /lib/modules/2.4.26 and will not touch your current modules in /lib/modules/2.4.29.

The only time you have to worry about this is when your building a kernel of the same version, say for instance there was a patch for 2.4.29 and you wanted to use that. in this case, you edit the Makefile in the kernel source directory ( the very top level of the source directory ), at the very top of the makefile there are four lines in capital letters. add whatever you want to the EXTRAVERSION line, something like:


or whatever you want. then when you build and install your modules, they will be installed into /lib/modules/2.4.29-openmosix

don't forget to leave the entry for 2.4.29 in your bootloader config
Old 03-31-2005, 07:17 AM   #3
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Ok, thanks... I'll give that a try!!! :-)

Greetings, Sascha


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