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Old 11-07-2004, 03:19 AM   #1
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Kernel Version Issue


Hello I have sucessfully recompiled my kernel. I was running 2.6.8 provided by Yoper but K3B Doesn't work so I downloaded and compiled the 2.6.7. Now everything seems fine just that in the kde control the kernel is reading as 2.6.8.1-3. Now this seems really funny to me. I used the guide from http://www.thelinuxbox420.com/kernelguide.html. This worked well on my older machine today so I know how to compile etc. Just something that comes to my attention in the lilo.conf is the folllowing

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.7
label=YOS-2.6.7
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root=/dev/hda5
append = "splash=silent "
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.8.1-3.img

**take note at the last line, what is this telling me? It wasn't explained to me anywhere. Should I remove that ? I do beleive I am running 2.6.7 but I am not sure can somebody help me out? thanks again.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 11:40 AM   #2
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The initrd (initial ram disk image) doesn't match the kernel you compiled. Just make a new one and put it in /boot, then edit the lilo.conf to point to it. Google up some instructions.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 12:19 PM   #3
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How would I do that? I have the kernel source still in /usr/src. what would I have to do to make the new image?
 
Old 11-07-2004, 12:30 PM   #4
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The command to use would be mkinitrd , but you shouldn't really even need it unless you're running RAID or SCSI.

rm -rf /boot/initrd-2.6.8.1-3.img

/sbin/mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.6.7.img 2.6.7

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Old 11-07-2004, 12:32 PM   #5
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Don't know in Yoper, but in SuSE it works like this:

once the kernel and System.map have been copied to /boot do

cd /boot
mkinitrd -k vmlinuz-2.6.7 -i initrd-2.6.7.img

You may need to specify the modules you want to include (filesystem, driver etc.) with option -m <modules>.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 12:58 PM   #6
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alright, thanks alot guys, I will let you know as soon as I get home
 
Old 11-08-2004, 12:47 AM   #7
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I am still getting the same kernel read in the kde center. This makes no sense to me. I followed the same steps to recompile my kernel on my other yoper based machine and that works well in every regard I am only having issues on my primary machine. If the kernel did no sucessfully compile and install I don't believe I would be talk to you right now. Are there any thoughts or suggestions?

By the way I did a:

cat /proc/version

and I get the following

Linux version 2.6.8.1-3 (root@yos) (gcc version 3.4.1) #1 SMP Wed Aug 25 11:18:30 Pacific/Auckland 2004


how can this be? lol and ideas besides the lack of my knowlege.

Last edited by inescapeableus; 11-08-2004 at 12:57 AM.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 07:25 AM   #8
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Try to review your lilo.conf! It seems like you still load the wrong kernel. Unfortunately, I don't know much about lilo, so I can't help.

Be sure that you have copied the correct kernel binary into the /boot directory and give it a unique version number. Create a initrd with the same versin number and copy also the System.map from the kernel-build directory to /boot.

Then be sure that you have two options in lilo.conf that point to the respective kernels. And run lilo to install the bootloader after you've made the changes!
 
Old 11-08-2004, 11:15 PM   #9
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Alright I will give that a try, man I really want to burn my tunes lol
 
  


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