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Old 03-16-2004, 10:07 PM   #1
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Question Can I get a little help with my 2.6.3 kernel?


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Motherboard: Giga-byte 7VRX
On-board sound: VIA AC'97
Linux Distribution: Mandrake 9.2 PowerPack
Kernel: 2.6.3-4mdkcustom

I downloaded the kernel source from Mandrake and configured it, compiled it, and it runs, even X loads, but I have some issues with it. If anyone can help me figure out what I need to do to fix the problems it would be very helpful. I am going to take this one error at a time as fixing errors may correct other errors. First thing, why do I get the following in my syslog?

Mar 16 22:33:47 wslyhbb kernel: Inspecting /boot/System.map-2.6.3-4mdk
Mar 16 22:33:47 wslyhbb partmon: Checking if partitions have enough free diskspace:
Mar 16 22:33:47 wslyhbb kernel: Loaded 35206 symbols from /boot/System.map-2.6.3-4mdk.
Mar 16 22:33:47 wslyhbb kernel: Symbols match kernel version 2.6.3.
Mar 16 22:33:47 wslyhbb kernel: No module symbols loaded - kernel modules not enabled.
Mar 16 22:33:47 wslyhbb kernel: Linux version 2.6.3-4mdk (root@wslyhbb) (gcc version 3.3.1 (Mandrake Linux 9.2 3.3.1-2mdk)) #1 Tue Mar 16 10:29:25 EST 2004
Mar 16 22:33:47 wslyhbb kernel: BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 
Old 03-17-2004, 03:04 AM   #2
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in what order did you compile it?

btw, you coulda just grabbed the rpm's 2.3.4-4mdk, module-init-tools, mkintrd, kernel-source and it woulda done it all for you on 9.2, i've tested this
 
Old 03-17-2004, 07:05 AM   #3
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Well, but I wanted to configure my kernel to be specific to my processor and get rid of a few unnecessary things.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 02:07 PM   #4
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in what order did you compile it?
u gonna answer me?
 
Old 03-17-2004, 02:14 PM   #5
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Oh, sorry. In what order? I did ./configure, then make bzImage, then make modules, make modules_install, then I copied the bzImage to /boot, renamed it to vmlinuz-2.6.3-4mdk, copied the System.map file to /boot as well. Renamed System.map to System.map-2.6.3-4mdk, made an entry in lilo, and rebooted.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 02:19 PM   #6
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Actually, one thing I have against installing RPM kernels, is they set themselves as the default kernel and if they do not work I am afraid of that. That is also why I do not run make install, but instead move it myself and make the lilo entry. I had one problem on an old computer with Mandrake 9.2 and 2.6.0 kernel I got out of Cooker at Christmas time when it first came out, I installed the RPM and it booted, with many errors as it was, and because 2.6 handles peripherals differently, it configured my mouse on that computer somehow wrong or something to the fact that it did not work. The mouse just displayed in the center of the screen and would not move. And actually it completely got rid of my old 2.4 kernel so I could not just boot with my old kernel, so I ended up reformatting it to get it back to a working state.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 07:16 PM   #7
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Ok, so I installed 2.6.3-4mdk from the RPM, and I am booted up in it right now. Then I configured the kernel to be for my AMD Athlon XP, and a couple other changes, not very many. Anyhow, I compiled the kernel, then the modules, and then tried to install the modules using make modules_install but got the following error:
if [ -r System.map ]; then /sbin/depmod -ae -F System.map 2.6.3-4mdkcustom; fi
WARNING: /lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdkcustom/kernel/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_smb_intf.ko needs unknown symbol i2c_set_spin_delay
make: *** [_modinst_post] Error 1

What is wrong? and What can I do to fix it?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 05:11 PM   #8
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Regarding your first post, please read:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...602#post850602

or

http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/1753
 
  


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