I currently have redhat4.0, linux kernel 2.0.18 installed. I downloaded the 2.0.29 kernel and installed it to my /usr/src/linux directory. Next I ran make config, and compiled my kernel. Then I performed the following in this order..
make dep; make clean; make zlilo
after 20 min or so I was back at my prompt and typed
Then the system rebooted and I was back to my 2.0.18 login.
Why is this? It should read 2.0.29 right?
I then created a boot floppy by doing this
rdev -R zImage 1
cat zImage > /dev/fd0
Rebooted from floppy and there I was at a 2.0.29 prompt.
I have the new kernel source in my /usr/src/linux dir, Im not sure why it wont boot 2.0.29 from the hard drive. Do you know why? Im almost out of points here, please help!!!!
To sum all this up I dont want to boot from floppy, Id rather boot from my hard disk. I have the drive partitioned as follows.
/dev/hda1 main linux system
The drive is IDE type and Im very new to Linux. Can you reply in idiot type terms cause Im a newbie. : )