Compiling new kernel.
From: Wedge (wedge_at_bluemarble.net)
Date: 8 Jan 2004 09:36:32 -0800
I've searched and just can't seem to find the answers here on Google.
I'm running RH9 and would like to "test" the new 2.6.0 kernel.
I've dl'd new source and untar'd it under /usr/src/linux-2.6.0.
If I type make xconfig I get an error about not being able to find QT.
eventually I installed qt-devel and I could then get make xconfig to
run. The problem is it is NOT xconfig!!! Is xconfig dead or is there
something else I'm missing to get it to run.
Ok fine no xconfig lets use menuconfig.
I do the standard make menuconfig and set up the kernel. It looks like
most are being installed as modules. (remember this because this is an
I edit the Makefile and add GAW at the end of extraversion.
copy bzImage to /boot/vmliuz-2.6.0GAW
copy the System.map file to /boot/System.map-2.6.0GAW
I added the following lines to the grub.conf
title RH (2.6.0 with NTFS)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.0GAW ro root=LABEL=/
I reboot the machine and choose the new kernel..
The system boots but has many errors along the way..
I'm thinking it can find the modules that are suppose be loaded
because one of the modules is for my network card and networking
Is there a way configure grub so that I can seemless boot from one
kernel to another without having to rename map files and such??
Any help here would be appreciated..
V/R Greg Wejrowski