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Old 07-15-2002, 01:43 AM   #1
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Kernel Compile problems with Slack 8.1

Has anyone here tried compiling the kernel-source that comes with Slackware 8.1. Every time I do a make modules_install, I seem to always get errors, like:
depmod: Unresolved symbols in xxxx
depmod: Unresolved symbols in xxxx
These errors seem to come up even on two very different machines, one a laptop and one a desktop.

I've also noticed that after trying doing a kernel conpile, it messes up some of the modules installed on the system. eg. iptables suddenly doesn't work

I've tried using modprobe and insmod to load to modules for iptables to work.

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, any ideas

Thanks a LOT
Old 07-15-2002, 05:52 AM   #2
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I've neverd had any 8.1 specific problems.

Post the steps that you are going through during you compilation (make menuconfig, make bla-bla-bla). You might be missing something obvious (always the hardest thing to spot yourself). On all of the default slack kernels I've always done a make mrproper first to remove the default config as otherwise I'll spend more time unselecting options that it take me to select the one I want from a blank config.


Old 07-15-2002, 09:00 AM   #3
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Rename /lib/modules/2.4.18 directory then make modules_install again

That should work...
Old 07-16-2002, 04:04 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, I'll get back to you's guys ASAP on the situation.
Old 07-17-2002, 08:10 AM   #5
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Sweet, thanks I've compiled several kernels now successfully. Thanks again guys.


Here's the steps that I basically did:

1. Change to where the kernel source is installed in this case: cd /usr/src/linux/
2. Type make mrproper
3. Type make menuconfig
4. Select all the right options for the computer I'm building it for.
5. Exit and save the options in menuconfig
6. Type make dep
7. Type make clean
8. Type make bzImage
9. Type make modules
10. Type make modules_install

Then I moved the bzImage file from the directory /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/ to the directory /boot.

Updated the file lilo.conf in the /etc directory (I couldn't be bother typing the what added to the file).

Type lilo at the console

Last edited by X11; 07-17-2002 at 08:24 AM.


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